Monday, November 28, 2011

While I was Away...

While I was away on my recent trip to South Korea, a great deal has happened with our supreme Jedi Soccer icons, FC Barcelona.  On Sunday November 20, Barca took on Zaragoza at camp Nou and crushed their opponents, 4 - 0, with goals by Pique, Messi, Puyol and Villa.

Then, on Wednesday November 23, FC Barcelona played AC Milan on the road in Champions League play, winning a thrilling 3-2 decision over their italian rivals.  Milan's Mark Van Bommel played in an own-goal to give Barca the lead, but former Barca star Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalized later on against his former club.  Then, Messi Wan Kenobi put Barca ahead, before Kevin Prince-Boatang drew Milan level once again.  A final goal by Xavi but Barca up for good, giving the Catalan's the clear advantage in their Champions League group. 

Riding their winning streak of 27 games in a row, FC Barcelona was perahps overconfiodent coming into their match against Getafe last week.  To everyone's great surprise, Getafe upset Barca 1 - 0 on the strength of Juan Valera's 67th mionute goal.  this shocking outcome ended Barcelona's historic 27 game winning streak, and has allowe arch rivals Real madrid to open a six point lead in La Liga competition.

That brings us up to date with Barca.  Let's hope they can now re-focus after the Getafe disaster, and gain some ground on Real.