4/25/11

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Madrid pays homage Kaka, Barca with injury worries

After the spectacular Gala of Real's 6-3 second guard in Valencia, the outstanding Kaka is showered with praise. The Brazilian forces thus also for the Champions League games against Barca. In Catalonia, one has, however, quite different concerns: the Personalnot in defense threatens to become bigger and bigger. And Messi makes time again for records.
Valencia - Real Madrid 3:6 (0:4)
Goals: 0-1 Benzema (20), 0:2, 0:3, 0:5 Higuain (31, 42, 53), 0:4, 1:6 Kaka (39, 62), 1:5 Soldado (60), 2-6 Jonas (81), 3-6 Jordi Alba (85)

The Return of Real Madrid in the Mestalla Stadium was still standing in the shadow of the cup victory and the upcoming Champions League duel with Barcelona. Coach Jose Mourinho sent because of the second guard on the field.

From the glorious winning starting line-up of the Copa del Rey remained only Iker Casillas and Ricardo Carvalho. Mesut Özil was like Cristiano Ronaldo and many other stars indulged in a break on the bench.
And the king played from the start, uncompromising forward. Only the killer pass or consistent statements were made for the time being. 20 minutes it was done so, the rest of through just one was more spectacular.
Spectacular first half

Results of a latte Karim Benzema (20) was followed three minutes later it 1-0 for the people of Madrid. Lassana Diarra sent Gonzalo Higuain on the right. Whose square pass was by roll Valencia copyright Vicente Guaita Benzema and thanked him with the opening goal.

Suddenly, it went back and forth. On the other hand, Pablo Hernandez missed the great chance to level, virtually conceded in return for the Valencia 0-2. A through pass to Higuain Jeremy Mathieu had actually already under control. But the Bandit Higuain was just waiting for the misunderstanding between Mathieu and his keeper and the ball spitzelte cheeky between the two opponents over the line (31).

Next in time, because it was a crazy first half: Again Hernandez missed a promising opportunity in the real box, and again it rang just then in her box. A counter score was played perfectly to the end, Higuain square ball to Kaka, the Brazilian headed into the goal on undisturbed - admired by the totally overwhelmed Valencia-defense (39th).
Kaka and Higuain overtop

And how should it be different: On the other hand, Valencia failed again - this time on Casillas. The Real-keeper parried a shot from distance by Ever Banega with both fists. Just before the break, then the humiliation of a copy of 3-0. Only Higuain and Kaka exchanged roles as preparers and scorer.

In the second round was finally really silly. On presentation of Kaka, the other player left of the penalty area dizzy Miguel dribbled, Higuain scored the 5-0 (53). The consolation goal by Roberto Soldado from the 60th Minutes was followed two minutes later the next blow to the neck. Kaka with his leg shot against Marius Stankevicius and the cold end in the right corner.

Toward the end, calmed the match, Madrid turned right back a few turns. Valencia, however, was ready to say goodbye to yet with a little decency. Jonas and Jordi Alba met yet for the hosts. Eventually, it would once again become interesting, had Jonas in with his 86th double of the opportunity Eingenetzt minutes to 4:6.

A deep analysis of the game by itself is not necessary to Valencia's defense earned only one attribute: Wild bird. Especially left-back Mathieu stood for 90 minutes completely beside him. On the edge should be mentioned that the new motley Real-defense with Garay, Raul Albiol, Ricardo Carvalho and Nacho Fernandez had major shortcomings, Valencia and especially in the first half to negligently handled the certainly given chances.

Man of the match: Gonzalo Higuain. Three goals, a template. Any more questions? His second application from the start, long after the break (spine surgery) proves Higuain is again the old man. Also outstanding: Kaka (two goals, two assists).
Kaka outstanding imposes itself

After the game, Kaka was particularly in focus. The Brazilian was the winner in Valencia for the first time after his long injury break and misery has been submitted on time before the Champions League games against Barcelona a form suitable starting line application.

"He has done an absolutely fantastic game," Mourinho enthused afterwards. "This is great for his Selbstverstrauen. And we have six or seven games in which we need Kaka in top form," said Real coach continued.

Mourinho wants to write off so completely himself not the championship, "Even if the mathematicians say the opposite, we will fight to the end in the league," said his announcement.

FC Barcelona - CA Osasuna 2-0 (1-0)

Goals: 1-0 Villa (24), 2-0 Messi (87)

A must win for Barca. As Jose Mourinho also sent Pep Guardiola his second guard on the field. During took Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique, girlfriend Shakira in the gallery, sat Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Pedro on the bench.

Nevertheless, the game ran in the initial phase so as a game of Barca in the Nou Camp is almost always. The Catalans tied Osasuna in their penalty area.
David Villa: 1 Goal since 26 February

This dominance was, however, only ten minutes then shifted the guest his game a few yards forward and disturbed Barca earlier. It developed into an open game with little scoring chances.

With the first good attack scored Barca the lead. Jeffren played a wonderful ball from the left into the box, where David Villa grätschte the ball into the goal from seven meters.

Villa, thus ending his goal-alignment and scored his first goal since 26 February. It should Barca remain single shot on goal in the first half.

Osasuna was also the gate rather harmless. Just before half the guests had their best chance when goalkeeper Victor Valdes Barca's shot deflected off the post Damia.
Iniesta, Xavi and Messi off the bench

In the second half Guardiola brought by and by its stars Iniesta (46), Messi (58) and Xavi (66) into play. Barca controlled the ball and opponents for long stretches and played the game confidently home.

Osasuna was dangerous, if at all, even in standard situations. Overall, however, enough for a point in the Camp Nou.

So it came as it had come. Dani Alves sent Messi on the trip, which pushed a key from eight yards for 2-0. His 50th Competitive international matches in this season, so it surpasses the record set by Real legend Ferenc Puskas, which lasted for over 60 years. Barca also defended his eight-point lead in the table at Real Madrid.
The Man of the match: Javier Mascherano. Barcelona has a total in a difficult position, is usually only a backup for Busquets and is often used in central defense. Made alongside Milito a great job, won important battles and ironed out many errors of his front men by good positional play.
Injury problems before Clasico III

Barcelona has to pay the victory but with two other ailing players. Gabriel Milito pulled to a slight ligament strain, Maxwell was one of them pubic bone inflammation. Their use on Wednesday in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League is in danger. One must wait for further development, it said.

Maxwell should fail, it will be close, especially on the position of the left-back, as Eric Abidal and Adriano have fit anyway. The use of Carles Puyol, who injured in the Clasico leg of the Primera Division, is still not safe.