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Messi scores and Barcelona defeats 2-0 to Getafe

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Saturday, 12 September 2009 21:49

Messi scores and Barcelona defeats - BSN SportsLionel Messi's entry change the face of Barcelona when he scored a goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over Getafe in the Spanish league, while Real Madrid won 3-0 at Espanyol.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the other goal of Barzan, along with Madrid have six units and top the standings.

Coach Pep Guardiola started with Messi on the bench after the striker played two games for Argentina. However, the Catalans looked irrelevant to the entrance of the "Flea" at 57 minutes, power play and gave him the Blaugrana attack.

At 66, Frenchman Eric Abidal went down the left flank into Swedish Ibrahimovic, who with the tip advanced to the Catalans.

Messi doubled the lead by scoring in the 79th head after an attendance of Ibrahimovic.

Espanyol opened its new stadium RCDE with a tribute to Captain Daniel Jarque, who died suddenly in August.

A point was the team of Argentine coach Marcelo Pochettino to get ahead in the 20th on a play test in the area that goalkeeper Iker Casillas merengue prevented from becoming a goal.

At 40, midfielder Esteban Granero, who received the ball back who played with Kaka, took advantage for Madrid.

The Brazilian distribute the game in midfield generating almost all chances.

At 78, he went into the area, dribbled to defense to get to the line and went to Jose Maria Gutierrez "Guti" with a ball in the center of the area for the second goal.

Madrid's Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini left on the bench to start the gunners Raul Gonzalez, Ruud Van Nistelrooy just recovered and Cristiano Ronaldo, to keep them rested ahead to duel against Zurich for the Champions League.

However, Christian entered the match in the French 66 in place of Karim Benzema and Raul made by Gonzalo Higuain in the 75th.

In discounts, Christian, who received a through ball from Guti, went down the sideline and sent the ball between the legs of goalkeeper Carlos Kameni to kill off the game.

At the last minute, Sevilla hosts Zaragoza.

In another early departure, Atletico Madrid, in numerical advantage, could only 1-1 draw with Racing Santander.

In the Vicente Calderon, Atletico pulled ahead of the 43 tested in a move that started in Portugal's Simao corner kick sent the ball to Jose Manuel Jurado, who from outside the area clipped the ball to shoot the archer.

The joy lasted only three minutes, which took Oscar Serrano level the match.

Atletico failed to settle the match despite playing from the 47 with an extra man for the expulsion of Racing defender Jose Angel Crespo.

Atletico fans parted with whistles to show their indignation team.

On Sunday they completed the second day of the league with shocks: Deportivo la Coruna Malaga, Villarreal, Mallorca, Tenerife-Osasuna, Sporting de Gijón - Almeria-Valencia and Valladolid Xerez-Athletic de Bilbao.

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