Barcelona was about to get embarrassed at home to Sporting Gijon. Luckily, Barca have David Villa.
In the match at Estadio El Molinón, Sunday early morning local time, February 13, 2011, from Gijon Barcelona behind 0-1 in round I. David Barral vibrating mesh Barca who escorted Victor Valdes in minute 16.
In phase II, entrenador Pep Guardiola instructs the players run out Barca demolish Gijon. Pep also include Pedro Rodriguez replaces Ibrahim Afellay is not effective in phase I.
The attack started by maneuvering wavy Barca's Lionel Messi on 52 minutes. Unfortunately, half-volley kick Mesi is still widening.
Minute 54, the turn kick Daniel Alves after the cooperation of the two with Xavi could still be saved goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar. Two minutes later, Cuellar also save kick Messi.
The players grew frustrated Barca never scored. In fact, goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto to get a yellow card after protesting the referee off the bench in minute 66. Pedro also get a yellow card on 72 minutes.
Barca finally equalized in the 80th minute. David Villa is overshadowed by one player on the right side Gijon successfully utilize the position of goalkeeper Cuellar who already stepped forward. Break Villa's goal-kick lob Gijon.
Gol Villa did not relax the Barca attack. In fact, Guardiola enter an additional striker Bojan Krkic replaced Iniesta in minute 81. Since the minutes of 81, playing with four strikers Barca: Messi, Pedro, Villa and Bojan.
Messi bait from the right side almost became a goal in minute 87. Unfortunately, late Pedor welcome and only widened his touch thin on the right side of goal Gijon.
Barca keeper Victor Valdes to get a yellow card after breaking goalscorer Gijon, David Barral thin outside the penalty box on 90 minutes. Unfortunately, this free kick failed to be utilized Gijon.
Barca still kept pounding the defense Gijon. But, up to an additional 5 minutes, drew 1-1 position has not changed.
With this result, Barca are still firmly on top of La Liga standings with 62 points from 23 matches. The draw Barca Real Madrid opened the opportunity for close distances. Madrid pack 54 points from 22 matches. Gijon while still in the middle of the board with 23 points from 23 matches.
COMPOSITION OF THE PLAYERS
Sporting Gijon : Cuellar; Sastre, Botia, Ivan Hernandez, Canella; De las Cuevas (R Canella 60 '), Nacho Cases, Andre Casto (Bilic 88'), Diego Castro, Nacho Novo (Carmelo 66 '), Barral.
Barcelona : Valdes, Alves, Pique, Milito (Keita 66 '), Maxwell; Mascherano, Iniesta (Bojan 81'), Xavi; Afellay (Pedro 46 '), Messi, Villa.