Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Another Barcelona collapse imminent?
by Paul Kennedy, March 2nd, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[SPAIN] Barcelona's lead over Real Madrid, which was 12 points two weeks ago, is down to four points after Atletico Madrid twice came from behind and beat Barca, 4-3, on Sunday.

In the last minute of regulation, Argentine Sergio Aguero broke the 3-3 tie when he beat Barcelona defender Carles Puyol and finished off a wonderful goal with a shot past goalie Victor Valdes into the bottom corner. The goal was the second of the game for Aguero. Diego Forlan also had two goals for Atletico, which trailed 2-0 and 3-2 before winning.

Thierry Henry had two goals for Barca was ruled to have fouled fellow Frenchman Florent Sinama Pongolle on for the penalty kick that Forlan converted to make the score 3-3 in the 80th minute.

"We'll pick ourselves up, try to correct what is going wrong and carry on working," Barca coach Pep Guardiola said. "I have a great deal of faith in my players."

Meanwhile, surging Real's 2-0 win at Espanyol on Saturday was its 10th straight victory.

Two years ago, Barcelona gifted Real La Liga title in David Beckham's last season in Madrid.

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Joe Greenspan    
"Luckily, the higher ups in the Navy and the government made the decision to say we ...
Orlando City: Kaka has no plans of leaving    
Kaka says offseason reports out of Brazil that he'll leave Orlando City at the end of ...
Canada: Ten MLS players named for Bermuda friendly    
Toronto FC teammates Jonathan Osorio and Tosiant Ricketts lead a Canada squad that includes younger players ...
MLS Expansion: Tuesday is key day for stadium projects    
MLS expansion bidders are rushing to garner support for their stadium plans before the league's Jan. ...
MLS Business: MNUFC hits Target with jersey sponsor    
That famous bulls-eye known to shoppers around the country will be prominently displayed on an MLS ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"Offside is what makes the team be together. It's a big quality of a team sport. ...
MLS Moves: Galaxy uses TAM again on Joao Pedro    
In the space of just a few days, the Galaxy has completely revamped its midfield. After ...
Datebook: MLS preseason schedules    
MLS players will begin returning to their clubs as soon as Saturday. The first preseason friendly ...
Video Pick: Coaches make fools of themselves    
Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto and his Panama counterpart Bolillo Gomez fail the role-model test when ...
What They're Saying: Ryan Hollingshead    
"Originally when I hit the concrete I was like, 'I'm going to be out for years ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives