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  • Date:20 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Camp Nou
  • Messi (18) Messi (90)
Goal!

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91:33 +1.33

A goal is scored by Lionel Messi from close range low into the middle of the goal. Barcelona 2-0 FC Copenhagen.Eric Abidal provided the assist for the goal.

90:58 +0.58

Short corner worked by da Silva Dani Alves.

89:55

Dame Ndoye is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jose Pinto.

88:42

Peter Larsson replaces Oscar Wendt. Seydou Keita comes on in place of Andres Iniesta. Da Silva Dani Alves challenges Oscar Wendt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Oscar Wendt takes the direct free kick.

88:42

Peter Larsson on for Oscar Wendt. Andres Iniesta leaves the field to be replaced by Seydou Keita. Da Silva Dani Alves challenges Oscar Wendt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Oscar Wendt takes the free kick.

88:18

Effort from just inside the area by da Silva Dani Alves hits the post.

87:55

Dame Ndoye handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Hernandez Xavi takes the free kick.

87:08

Unfair challenge on Javier Mascherano by Mathias Zanka Jorgensen results in a free kick. Eric Abidal takes the free kick.

86:23

William Kvist takes a shot. Jose Pinto makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Cristian Bolanos from the left by-line, Sergio Busquets makes a clearance.

83:25

Domingues Claudemir fouled by Rodriguez Pedro, the ref awards a free kick. Mathias Zanka Jorgensen restarts play with the free kick.

81:17

Hernandez Xavi is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

81:17

Caution for Andres Iniesta.

80:35

The offside flag is raised against Andres Iniesta. Johan Wiland takes the indirect free kick.

79:38

Andres Iniesta concedes a free kick for a foul on William Kvist. Johan Wiland takes the direct free kick.

76:09

Da Silva Dani Alves crosses the ball, save made by Johan Wiland.

74:25

Left-footed shot by Zdenek Pospech missed to the right of the net.

73:47

Kenneth Zohore on for Cesar Santin. Corner taken by Cristian Bolanos from the left by-line, save made by Jose Pinto.

72:28

Rodriguez Pedro on for Scherer Andrade Maxwell. David Villa leaves the field to be replaced by Hernandez Xavi.

72:09

David Villa takes a shot. Johan Wiland makes a save.

71:51

Andres Iniesta takes a shot. Blocked by Mathias Zanka Jorgensen.

70:39

Foul by Jesper Gronkjaer on da Silva Dani Alves, free kick awarded. Da Silva Dani Alves takes the direct free kick.

67:30

Zdenek Pospech receives a caution. Shot from 30 yards from Dame Ndoye. Cesar Santin takes a shot. Jose Pinto makes a save. The official flags Cesar Santin offside. Jose Pinto takes the indirect free kick. Unfair challenge on Scherer Andrade Maxwell by Zdenek Pospech results in a free kick. Eric Abidal takes the free kick.

65:54

Dame Ndoye has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

65:13

Unfair challenge on David Villa by Mathias Zanka Jorgensen results in a free kick. Eric Abidal takes the direct free kick.

63:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carles Puyol by Dame Ndoye. Free kick taken by Carles Puyol.

62:17

Corner taken by Cristian Bolanos from the left by-line, Jose Pinto makes a save.

61:57

Cristian Bolanos is brought on as a substitute for Martin Vingaard.

60:25

Dame Ndoye receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Dame Ndoye on Javier Mascherano, free kick awarded. Eric Abidal takes the direct free kick.

58:53

The ball is swung over by da Silva Dani Alves, save by Johan Wiland.

57:33

Dame Ndoye is caught offside. Gerard Pique restarts play with the free kick.

57:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dame Ndoye. Gerard Pique takes the free kick.

56:49

Lionel Messi has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

43:08

Foul by Domingues Claudemir on Lionel Messi, free kick awarded. Lionel Messi takes the direct free kick.

41:45

Andres Iniesta produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

41:30

Sergio Busquets fouled by Oscar Wendt, the ref awards a free kick. Sergio Busquets takes the direct free kick.

40:58

Da Silva Dani Alves takes a shot. Save made by Johan Wiland.

39:27

Mathias Zanka Jorgensen handles the ball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Lionel Messi, clearance by Mikael Antonsson.

37:48

Dame Ndoye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Javier Mascherano. Carles Puyol takes the direct free kick.

37:16

The official flags Lionel Messi offside. Indirect free kick taken by Johan Wiland.

36:58

Corner taken short by Scherer Andrade Maxwell.

36:30

Eric Abidal takes a shot. Mikael Antonsson gets a block in.

33:04

Eric Abidal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jesper Gronkjaer. Free kick crossed by Zdenek Pospech.

32:18

Andres Iniesta takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Mikael Antonsson.

31:52

David Villa takes a shot. Save made by Johan Wiland.

31:18

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by da Silva Dani Alves.

30:36

David Villa is ruled offside. Johan Wiland takes the free kick.

27:10

Martin Vingaard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Javier Mascherano. Javier Mascherano restarts play with the free kick.

23:39

Effort from deep inside the area by Scherer Andrade Maxwell misses to the right of the target.

21:32

Da Silva Dani Alves sends in a cross.

21:01

Short corner taken by Andres Iniesta from the left by-line.

20:43

Javier Mascherano sends in a cross.

18:50

Lionel Messi grabs a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Barcelona 1-0 FC Copenhagen.The assist for the goal came from Andres Iniesta.

16:28

Lionel Messi takes a shot. Save by Johan Wiland.

15:05

The ball is sent over by Domingues Claudemir, save made by Martin Vingaard.

13:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by da Silva Dani Alves on Cesar Santin. Oscar Wendt restarts play with the free kick.

13:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by da Silva Dani Alves on Cesar Santin. Oscar Wendt takes the free kick.

13:20

Outswinging corner taken by Andres Iniesta from the right by-line, clearance made by Mathias Zanka Jorgensen.

11:38

Martin Vingaard is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Carles Puyol.

10:15

The referee blows for offside against Lionel Messi. Johan Wiland restarts play with the free kick.

9:37

Da Silva Dani Alves sends in a cross, Oscar Wendt gets a block in. Short corner taken by Andres Iniesta from the right by-line.

6:47

Handball by Martin Vingaard. Eric Abidal takes the free kick.

6:06

The referee penalises Jesper Gronkjaer for handball. Free kick taken by Eric Abidal.

5:48

Short corner worked by Andres Iniesta.

5:36

David Villa is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Johan Wiland takes the free kick.

4:14

David Villa takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

4:14

Lionel Messi takes a shot.

3:26

Unfair challenge on Carles Puyol by Dame Ndoye results in a free kick. Andres Iniesta restarts play with the free kick.

2:21

The referee blows for offside. Johan Wiland restarts play with the free kick.

1:02

Domingues Claudemir takes a shot. Jose Pinto makes a save.

The referee starts the match.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half has started.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Pique: Treat Copenhagen with respect Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admits in-form FC Copenhagen's flying start to their Champions League campaign demands his side treat the Danish outfit with plenty of respect when the two clash at the Nou Camp. Few would have predicted that FC Copenhagen, who finished bottom of their group in their only previous venture at this stage of the competition, would boast a two-point lead at the top of Group D after the opening two rounds of matches. However, that is the case with Stale Solbakken's men having beaten Rubin Kazan and Panathinaikos without conceding a goal, leaving them clear of second-placed Barca and a massive five points above third-placed Rubin. It is a great position for the Danes to be in and Pique knows 2009 champions Barca, who have not been in the greatest of form at home this season but downed previously unbeaten Primera Division leaders Valencia 2-1 at the Nou Camp on Saturday, cannot afford to be complacent. When asked if the match is as vital as the Valencia one was, Pique told Sport: "Our opponents are not as well known, but the points are just the same or even more important. "In the league an error can be rectified because the season is long, but it's difficult to turn around a slip-up at home in the Champions League. "Copenhagen have won both their games and this tells you everything. It may seem that they aren't as strong as Valencia, but if they've beaten opponents such as Rubin and Panathinaikos, we cannot be over-confident." Barca, who began their Group D campaign with a 5-1 mauling of Panathinaikos before drawing 1-1 at Rubin in their second match, are hoping history repeats itself in this year's competition as they look to win a fourth European Cup title in next May's final at Wembley stadium. The Catalan giants won their first European Cup at the old Wembley in 1992 and Pique admits it world be "nice" to repeat that success this season. He added: "We will give it everything to get to Wembley, but we need to take it step by step. First we must win the group." Barca's victory over Valencia, which saw them recover from a half-time deficit, lifted Pep Guardiola's side up to third in the Primera Division standings, a point behind leaders Real Madrid. In Denmark, FC Copenhagen are running away with their domestic league, where they have enjoyed a record-breaking start to the campaign. Sunday's 5-0 mauling of Europa League participants Odense BK - who started the match in third place in the standings - was FC Copenhagen's 10th win in their last 11 competitive games. That win, inspired by a hat-trick from Cesar Santin, left Solbakken's outfit with 32 points from their 12 Super League games and a massive 12-point lead over second-placed FC Midtjylland.

Formation:451Manager: Josep Guardiola

Barcelona

Formation: 442Manager: Staale Solbakken

FC Copenhagen

  • Jose Pinto
  • da Silva Dani Alves
  • Gerard Pique
  • Carles Puyol
  • Eric Abidal
  • Lionel Messi
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Javier Mascherano
  • Scherer Andrade Maxwell
  • Andres Iniesta
  • David Villa
  • SUBS
  • Ruben Mino
  • Hernandez Xavi
  • Krkic Bojan
  • Suarez Jeffren
  • Seydou Keita
  • Rodriguez Pedro
  • Claro Adriano Correia

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Match Report

Magic Messi at the double Lionel Messi struck two hugely contrasting goals as Barcelona climbed to the top of Group D after squeezing past erstwhile leaders FC Copenhagen 2-0 at the Nou Camp. Messi broke the deadlock with a thunderous effort in the 19th minute to cap a fine opening from Barca, but the hosts struggled to finish off their in-form opponents and survived a number of second-half scares before the Argentinian ace tapped home from close range in stoppage time to secure the points. The victory lifts Barca onto seven points, one above Copenhagen and six clear of third-placed Rubin Kazan. Barca suffered a setback earlier in the day when goalkeeper Victor Valdes was ruled out through injury while influential playmaker Xavi, who has been nursing an Achilles tendon problem, started the game on the bench. However, neither of those absentees looked like affecting Barca as they were quickly in control against an Copenhagen side who, as well as winning both of their opening Group D matches, are enjoying a record-breaking start to their domestic campaign and boast a massive 12-point lead at the summit after only 12 rounds. Barca came within inches of taking a fourth-minute lead when David Villa`s measured shot came back off the crossbar, and soon after that Maxwell saw a shot saved by the legs of visiting goalkeeper Johan Wiland. Wiland then saved a header from Messi as Barca continued to push forward. Messi was not to be denied two minutes after that, though, as he left Wiland with no chance to save as Barca took a deserved lead. Spanish World Cup winners Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta combined before feeding the ball into Messi 25 yards out from goal, and the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year took one touch before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net. Villa drew another save from Wiland with a well-struck effort in the 32nd minute as Barca, who beat Panathinaikos 5-1 in their previous home match in the Champions League before drawing 1-1 away to Rubin Kazan, looked to increase their advantage before the break. However, Pep Guardiola`s side struggled to get that second goal to settle them down, and FC Copenhagen started to make life increasingly uncomfortable for them in the second half. The closest Stale Solbakken's men would come was in the 66th minute when Dame Ndoye`s brilliant dipping effort from the edge of the box came back off the bar with Valdes` replacement Jose Pinto beaten. The rebound then looked set to be headed in by Cesar Santin but the striker, who scored a hat-trick in Saturday`s 5-0 league mauling of Odense BK, contrived to nod wide with an open goal at his mercy. That was a huge let-off for Barca, but there were still some more nervy moments to come for the Catalan giants. After Villa had been thwarted at point-blank range by Wiland, Barca needed a last-ditch tackle from Dani Alves to deny Cristian Bolanos before FC Copenhagen captain William Kvist almost scored with an audacious lob from inside the centre-circle, Pinto racing back to palm it away. That was in the 87th minute and Barca fans must have been bracing themselves for a tense final few minutes. However, it was the 2009 European champions who finished the stronger, Alves seeing a low shot come back off the far post before Messi sealed the win when Eric Abidal`s mis-hit cross landed kindly for him six yards out and he rolled in his 29th Champions League goal.

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