Arsenal starts with a line of confrontation at the back of the circle.
What did I say about Walcott, a good chance on the counter for Ars
Chance 1 for VP is a no!
Ars midfield line in the def 1/3 is not as tight as Inter's last year, a bit messy
Ars has changed it up to a highline with mids in front of the circle when not in possession
Big marking/tracking mistake on Messi's forward run by Koscielny almost gives up the first goal.
Messi misses the chip from 10 yards. The defenders are losing him often while his in their line, looks like it's only a matter of time b4 Messi gets one today...
1-0 Barca, that's what happens when you watch Messi too closely, Villa scores.
We are seeing the good/great Barca play today...
VP misses his second big chance
Nasri slow to pressure/exchange positions and is on the wrong side of the ball near the entrance of his def 1/3 for the second time in five minutes. Both plays end up near the goal??
Barca is defending well today, no desperate/lucky plays yet, and Arsenal is being forced to go outside around the well organized lines entering their attacking 1/3.
*After looking at the goal I would blame #20 Johan Djourou he was facing the play and was the defender that could see that Villa had moved into a central position and was starting a run. It's his job to make his CD partner aware of the run being made behind him. It did not look like Koscielny acknowledge the position of Villa, and never turned to take a look (ball watching). Both share in blame.
First 10 a snore...
Too long of a time not hearing Walcott's/Nasri's names while on attack in this important game!
Why does the game Cat & Mouse come to mind?
Barca needs to score again soon, or they risk giving up a game they've totally dominated... 1-0 is not a safe game.
By no means was it a good game for Walcott, or Nasri...
Third time is the charm for VP 1-1! Now we got a game again.
WEEEEEEEEEE WEEEEEEEE LOL.... LOL
*Great finish by Arshavin (sub:68) from just inside the box!
A quick counter taken wide and deep by Nasri who got a look out front and then pulled back a beautiful pass right through the middle of the defenders to the top of the box where Arshavin was arriving alone unmarked. A classic goal.
How many times have you heard the words "Barcelona Blew It"
Well it's not over yet, but...
Now it is! Another great game!!