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Deportivo La Coruña
May 19, 2013
• Camp Nou, Barcelona
Referee: Ignacio Iglesias
• Attendance: 56055
Marc Valiente 42' (own goal)
Víctor Pérez 89'
Full time in Camp Nou. Barcelona celebrate their presentation of the Spanish Primera Divsion trophy with a narrow 2-1 win over Valladolid. It was an exhibition match to be fair, but a strike from Pedro and an own goal from Marc Valiente saw the Catalan side on their way to a comfortable win, despite Victor Perez's late penalty. It's party time in Camp Nou now as the players receive their medals and the title on the pitch. I'm Martin Macdonald, thank you for joining us on Goal.com! See you next time!
90' + 1'
Good defending from Valladolid as a unit. Pedro whips the ball out to Tello who drives inside and place the ball out to Villa. He looks to find a yard of space to get a shot away but is crowded out and forced to go back to Montoya.
Penalty GoalVíctor Pérez
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL FOR REAL VALLADOLID!! Victor Perez steps up and drills the penalty into the top right corner! That's as good a spotkick as you will see! 2-1!
Penalty to Valladolid!!! Dos Santos loses possession in a dangerous area and the visitors counterattack through the middle. The ball comes to Manucho who takes the ball beyond Mascherano but is hacked down by the Barca man!
Barcelona maintaining the pressure here as we enter the latter stages. A succession of corner kicks has seen Valladolid come under the cosh, but they are remaining solid for the moment.
Last switch of the match from Vilanova. Cristian Tello is given a run out for the remaining few minutes and he'll come on for Cesc Fabregas.
What a miss from Pedro!!! Villa forces Jaime into another wonderful save and the ball falls to his team-mate, who passes into the side-netting despite having a whole goal to aim at! Half the ground thought it was in, and it should have been!
FABREGAS!! SO UNLUCKY!! Villa shows superb skill to flick the ball round the corner and the former Arsenal captain jinks inside on his right foot before whipping a shot towards the top right corner, but it just goes over the bar!!
Good save again from Jaime!! Montoya drives into the box and cuts inside from the ring wing before curling a strike towards the far corner, but the Valladolid goalkeeper stretches out a hand to beat the ball away.
Miroslav Djukic makes a substitution of his own. Javi Guerra, who has put in a thankless shift up front, is replaced by former Manchester United striker, Manucho.
Barcelona make their second change of the match. Jonathan dos Santos is given some rare playing time and he'll come on for Andres Iniesta, who receives a rapturous applause from the Catalan faithful
Andrés Iniesta Luján
Jonathan Dos Santos
In all fairness though, the crowd has indeed managed to create a much better atmosphere. Mexican waves all round then! Will Barca respond to the ambience?
Oh God, it's not god this bad has it? The Camp Nou crowd has resorted to doing Mexican waves in the stand in order to buck up the atmosphere. Come on Barca, up the tempo!
Dodgy defending from Pena! Valladolid's right-back looks to run down the right in his own half but is dispossessed by Iniesta, who glides into the box. However, his final ball is poor and goes out for a goal kick. Not like him.
Great work from Thiago! The substitute twists and turns is way out of three challenges before galloping forward and sliding a ball out to the right for Montoya. That's the kind of stuff the game has been missing tonight!
Valladolid follow suit and make a switch of their own. Oscar is the man going off and he'll be replaced by Alberto Bueno. 22 minutes to make an impact at Camp Nou for the former Derby County man.
Valdes wants to entertain the fans here! The Barca 'keeper runs out to intercept before doing a keepy uppy and volleying the ball high into the air. He receives an appreciative clap from the Camp Nou crowd; they liked that one!
First change of the match from Tito Vilanova. Thiago Alcantara replaces Sergio Busquets in the middle of midfield.
PEDROOOO! It should be 3-0!! Cesc drives down the inside left channel and reverses the ball back in to the 25-year-old, who shifts on to his right foot but blasts a strike over the bar from 12 yards! Valladolid let off the hook!
He is called into action now though!! Valdes needs to get out to the byline and block a shot from Guerra. Valladolid get the corner kick and really need to look to threaten from this.
Barca being contained at the moment. There's plenty of grit being showed by Valladolid at the back, but they don't seem able or willing to burst out of the box and mount a counterattack. Valdes is the least taxed man in Cataluyna tonight.
Good defending from Larsson. Alba looks to bulldoze his way down the left-hand side but it well marshaled by the Swede, who manages to ease the ball out of play for a throw in.
This is the definition of a training match at the moment. Attack versus defence, and at the moment. Valladolid are camped in their own half and Barca are happy to keep possession in the opposition half.
XAVI!!! What a great save from Jaime!! The Barcelona captain picks up the ball on the edge of the box and rifles a strike towards the bottom left corner, but the Valladolid 'keeper gets across his goal to expertly palm the shot out for a corner!
Now we're talking. The Barcelona fans begin of 'Campeones' as we start to get some atmosphere in the stands!
Barcelona continue the trend from the first half as they patiently knock the ball around at the back and through the middle. They should probably give the fans something to cheer about to warm them up!
The second half has started a couple of minutes early here. The referee is clearly trying to spare the fans of having to stay out in the torrential rain for too long!
We are back under way at Camp Nou!
Half time in Camp Nou. A strike from Pedro and an unlucky own goal from Marc Valiente sees Barcelona enter the break with a 2-0 lead over Valladolid. The poor weather has played a part in what has been a very reserved game so far. Join us in 15 minutes for the second period!
Good goalkeeping from Valdes there. The ball is played through to Larsson who looks to nudge the ball beyond the Barca 'keeper, who just manages to stretch out a hand and beat the ball away. Half-hearted penalty appeal from Valladolid, but the ref waves play on.
Own GoalMarc Valiente
GOOOOOOAAAAAAAL FOR BARCELONA!!! Calamity from Marc Valiente!! Xavi whips in a corner kick and the ball unluckily bounces off the leg of the former Barcelona graduate! 2-0 Barca!
Valladolid just knocking the ball around nicely at the moment. Rubio and Perez are seeing a lot more of the possession and are patiently passing along the midfield. No real intensity, though.
Fair play to Valladolid though, they are not being passed into submission as of yet. As an attacking force they have been totally non-existent, however.
Barca have kept the ball for a good two minutes now on the edge of the Valladolid box. Alba and Fabregas keep the ball between themselves for five or six passes before bringing the play back into the centre.
INIESTA!! Ohh just over!! The maestro bursts forward and drops the shoulder to get beyond a couple of challenges before having a crack at goal. The ball takes a slight deflection and goes just over the bar! Corner to Barca.
Lovely from Pedro! The 25-year-old bursts a gut to claim back the ball down the right-hand side before shuffling his feet brilliantly to weave between the challenges of Guerra and Larsson! He receives a round of applause from the Camp Nou crowd.
Good covering from Pena. Alba whips a cracking cross to the back post and the ball looks destined to be smashed home by Pedro, but the Valladolid defender was on hand to turn the ball out for a corner kick.
What a wasted opportunity from Oscar!! The Valladolid man is handed a give as the ball comes to him 25 yards out with a clear path to goal, but he attempts to go for the first time shot instead of taking it forward! Valdes easily claims the poor strike.
A lot of creativity on show at the moment. With the pressure already off Barca, they are pulling out the party tricks. However, the Camp Nou has been strangely subdued so far.
Guerra does well to intercept the ball in the Barcelona half, but finds himself totally isolated as he looks to pass to a team-mate. Busquets eventually reclaims possession and Barca move forward.
Well, that was coming, there's only been one team who has turned up so far!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAL FOR BARCELONA!!! The hosts take the lead!! Xavi steals possession in a dangerous area and drives forward before slipping a pass to the right for Pedro, who squeezes a strike underneath Jaime!! 1-0 Barca!
Xavi bursts forward and looks to play the ball through to Villa, but El Guaje was offside. It was marginal, but looked to be the right decision.
Very poor challenge from Javi Guerra. Valladolid's No.9 leaves the studs up and catches Busquets on the top of the foot, but manages to escape a yellow card. Lucky boy.
The resulting corner kick is floated in and Pique powers a header at goal which goes just over the bar. He's getting in amongst the action at the moment!
What a sensational pass from Pique!! The former Manchester United man now shows his other qualities as he floats a pass over the top of the defence for Villa, who looks poised to volley at goal but is foiled by Pena, who makes the tackle!
Two great blocks by Pique!! Omar drives forward down the middle and unleashes a powerful left-footed strike at goal, which is blocked by the Barca man, who manages to quickly get up and make a secondary block from the same player!
Crunching challenge from Mascherano!! The former Liverpool man goes in slightly two-footed on Guerra down the right-hand side. He escaped without a booking, though, and Valladolid get their first corner of the match.
It's going to be a really hard shift up top for Javi Guerra tonight. The Valladolid man is playing the lone striker role and it's not looking likely he'll see much of the ball. The visitors have barely got out of their own half!
Iniesta receives the ball inside and looks to clip a pass over the top of the defence for Xavi, who managed to get in behind. Valiente was in the right place at the right time to head the ball out of the box to safety.
The horrendous weather in Barcelona tonight has certainly added some some zip to the pitch at Camp Nou. You have to feel this will favour the hosts, who flourish on such surfaces.
Slick start to the match from Barca. Most of the play is going down the left-hand side through Alba, Iniesta, and Villa. No real penetration into the box as of yet, though.
Xavi looks to pull off his signature ball over the top of the defence to the right-hand side, but Martin Montoya fails to read the pass and Valladolid get the throw in.
The celebratory mood in the Camp Nou is not just provided by Barcelona tonight. Valladolid will be buoyant after securing their La Liga status for next season thanks to last weekend's win over Deportivo.
Unlucky from David Villa. The former Valencia man cuts in from the left-hand side and looks to whip a shot into the top right corner, but his attempt floats over the bar. He'll be really eager to put in a performance tonight, who knows how much longer he'll be a Barca player?
There have been weather warnings in the city of Barcelona tonight, and as a result, the Camp Nou is not at full capacity. Quite odd to see!
We are under way at Camp Nou!
The Valladolid players provide a guard of honour for the champions on the pitch, and we are almost ready for kick off!
The Catalan side will need to win their final three games of the campaign to equal Real Madrid's Liga record tally of 100 points set in last season. First up, is Miroslav Dukic's outfit.
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However, there is a game to be won before that! And they'll have to do it without Lionel Messi, who misses out due to a hamstring injury.
There's a celebratory mood in Camp Nou this evening as the Catalan side will be presented with the Spanish Primera Division trophy after the match.
Valladolid (4-3-3): Jaime; Pena, Rueda, Valiente, Balenziaga; Rubio, Perez; Omar, Oscar, Larsson; Guerra
Barcelona (4-3-3): Valdes; Montoya, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Fabregas, Pedro, Villa.
I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action this evening!
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