Overcome Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal
Barcelona – Barcelona capital gain victory in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final round. Entertaining Villarreal, Thursday (12/02/2015) pm dawn, the Blaugrana won 3-1.
In the match at the Nou Cap, Thursday (12/02/2015) pm dawn, a new dominant Barca appeared to open the scoring four minutes before the break by kicking Lionel Messi. But Manuel Trigueros brought Villarreal equalized early in the second half.
Score draw did not last long. Andres Iniesta scored a direct reply header Trigueros and Gerard Pique complete Barca victory.
These results provide an advantage for Barca in the second leg staring at the headquarters of Villarreal. The second leg will be held at El Madrigal on 4th March.
In the early minutes, Barcelona dominated the game. The home side got the first chance in the 12th minute through Lionel Messi shot from outside the box. Had hit Villarreal, Messi kick the ball can be caught by Sergio Asenjo.
Messi had another chance in the 24th minute. But this time volley shot from outside the penalty area welcomed crossing Jordi Alba on the left side of the goal still sideways.
Five minutes later, Messi again efforts have not met the target. His shot from Andres Iniesta continued feedback widen again.
Jeremy Mathieu had Villarreal goalkeeper in the 32nd minute through a penalty kick from inside the box after receiving a through pass from Rafinha. But the goal was disallowed because Mathieu French defender was first to be in an offside position.
Barca finally broke the deadlock four minutes before halftime. After stealing the ball from Mateo Musacchio, Suarez then surged into the penalty box Villarreal. Suarez then handed the ball to Messi who finish into goals.
Winning one goal, Barca increasingly eager to increase the advantage. Shortly after becoming creators Messi goal, Suarez almost scored a goal itself. But his shot from the right side just rolling in front of goal.
Coming to the end of the first half, Villarreal to spread threats against Barca. Luciano Vietto kick the ball forward from Denis Cheryshev forcing Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to perform rescue.
Opportunities Vietto it be the last chance in the first half. Barca entered the break with a 1-0 advantage over visitors.
Entering the second half, Villarreal immediately responded with a quick goal. Three minutes after the restart, Villarreal equalized with goals from Manuel Trigueros.
This goal came from Suarez who lost the ball in his own defense area. Trigueros who stole the ball after a hard kick from outside the penalty box and was able to be driven by Ter Stegen.
Conceded, Barca immediately reply. Only one minute from Villarreal goal, Iniesta scored to restore Barca’s lead. He completed the work at one of them and Suarez with a kick from inside the penalty box.
Increased Barca’s lead in the 64th minute. Messi corner kick toward the far post header greeted by Gerard Pique to change the score to 3-1.
In the 70th minute, Barca got a golden opportunity to further leave Villarreal. The home side were awarded a penalty after a handball in the box Musacchio forbidden. Neymar ran as an executor. But his shot was blocked by Asenjo.
Villarreal is not without opportunities. Giovani Dos Santos who exploit the poor Ter Stegen clears the corner kick almost Barca goalkeeper. But his header was sideways from the goal.
Opportunities come back Villarreal, this time from a counterattack from the left side. After receiving the ball from Luciano Vetto, Moi Gomes then search space to fire. But his efforts could still be blocked by Mathieu.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Rafinha (Rakitic 68), Mascherano, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Villarreal: Asenjo; Mario, Musacchio, Ruiz, Costa; Jonathan (Rukavina 50), Pina, Bruno (Trigueros 33), Cheryshev (Gomez 73); Giovani, Vietto