The 1-1 Draw with Espanyol demeaned Barcelona’s performance and as a result Barcelona’s dream of returning to La Liga little has almost been shattered. The last match that has been played by Barcelona and Espanyol brings no winning for any of the team, but it affected the status of the team Barcelona more than the Espanyol, because due to this unsatisfactory performance of Barcelona, the team went behind Real Madrid with the difference of five points.
Considerably the overall performance of the team was not remarkable; but the last minute lead by Barcelona was exciting and can be termed as a good football. The header by the club’s most favorite Cesc Fabregas ignited the field for a few minutes and the club also found a ray of hope, but it was not enough to secure winning. However, this goal turned important for the club in the regard that it was the club’s 100th goal in all contests of this football season. Another important and remarkable point of the match was the low header by another strong player of the team Alvaro Vazquez. This equliser during the 86th minute of the match simply rocked the performance of club Barcelona.
The team Espanyol has en exciting young brigade who enhance confidence of the coach Mauricio and he said that the team would continue with this attacking spirit in rest of the matches as well.
Loan Verdu has been denied for two times during the match, once by Pique and again by the keeper- Victor Valdes.
When Fabregas of Barcelona headed home within the penalty area just after the 16th minute of the match, Barca took the lead. Instantly the keeper went slow to counter as the ball passed underneath the keepers dive.
The game plan changed rapidly during the restart as Gonzalo Higuin fought back along with Benzema. It was his 21st match of the league session and he succeeded to wrap the scoring just a minute before the match ended.
The assistant coach of the Real club, Mr. Aitor karanka commented that after the break the motion of the match started changing at it was the third goal that brought turned the match to Espanyol’s favor more than that of Barcelona.
Almost all of the stars of club Espanyol were happy and satisfied and Molina commented that they are happy because they have achieved it in exchange of hard work of all the players and due to a perfect team effort. The players of Espanyol are satisfied with their game plan. They are also expecting that they will be able to higher –up the table very soon.