Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Barcelona sets La Liga record
by Paul Kennedy, January 19th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ


[SPAIN] Barcelona became the first team to reach 50 points at the halfway point of La Liga season when it beat Deportivo Coruna, 5-0, on Saturday. Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi combined for all five goals to give them 41 of Barcelona's 59 goals through 19 games.

Barcelona, which leads Real Madrid and Sevilla by 12 points, hasn't lost since falling to Numancia on the opening day of the season.

"We've managed to take a lot of points, but there are still things we can achieve and there remains a lot of the season," Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said. "What comforts me is this [team] spirit. The day we lose that, it will lead to defeat."

Eto'o scored two goals to give him 18 goals, the most in La Liga. Messi beat three defenders and scored with a rolling shot off the right side for his 12th goal of the season. Henry scored on a header and rebound to give him 11 goals.

New Madrid president Vicente Boluda was at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday and watched the Merengues struggle to put away last-place Osasuna, 3-1, after trailing at the half.

Osasuna led on an early goal by Iranian international Javad Nekounam. Sergio Ramos, Gonzalo Higuain and Arjen Robben scored in the second half to give Madrid the win in its first game since the resignation of Ramon Calderon in a vote-rigging scandal.

"We scored three goals and got three points which is what we wanted," said Real coach Juande Ramos. "Barcelona is playing magnificent soccer and that is why they are getting good results. We are not playing so well but are getting good results and wins give you confidence and the ability to play better."

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Cruz Azul and Toluca draw in first leg    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The first leg of the 2014 Concacaf Champions final between Cruz Azul and ...
Full slate of Saturday games follows first midweek game    
[MLS: Week 7] A full slate of games Saturday follows the first midweek match of the ...
Union building to be successful for long term    
[MLS: Week 7] An extensive schedule of 36 Wednesday games begins this week with Philadelphia visiting ...
U.S. under-15 girls national team roster    
[NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER CAMP] U.S. under-15 girls national team coach B.J. Snow has called up 36 ...
Mexico pulls out win with pair of stoppage-time goals    
[USA UNDER-18 MEN] The U.S. under-18 men's national team suffered to a 4-3 defeat to Mexico ...
FC Dallas forward Span on USL PRO team of the week    
[DOWN ON THE FARM] In his debut since joining Orlando City from FC Dallas, Brian Span ...
What They're Saying    
"Anyone who messes around will stay at home, because it will mean that they can't handle ...
Sub invades field to stop goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A sub warming up near the goal runs onto the field ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw the devastation firsthand. So anyone who's saying they're not thinking about [the World Cup] ...
Cruz Azul's Corona has suspension extended    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul's Mexican national team goalkeeper, Jesus Corona, already suspended from Tuesday night's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives