Monday, October 5, 2009
Barcelona seized undisputed top spot in La Liga with an uncharacteristically lacklustre 1-0 home win over Almeria, thanks to Real Madrid's 1-2 defeat away to Sevilla.
Pedro scored a fantastic goal on the half hour mark to give Barcelona the win. It was not a good game however. Xavi and Iniesta were shackled well by Ortiz and Chico, and Almeria made sure that Barcelona were made to work very hard.
Birthday-boy Ibrahimovic was unable to score his sixth goal in as many games, being denied by a fantastic save late in the game.
Carles Puyol, meanwhile, celebrated his 10th season as a Barcelona player with a solid performance. He was absolutely immense in defense.
Posted by Anurag at 8:44 PM