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06.02.2009 11:44

Five outstanding cup players

Edgar Fornós

Thierry Henry, Bojan Krkic, José Manuel Pinto, Sylvinho and Eidur Gudjohnsen all stood out for different reasons when FC Barcelona beat Real Mallorca in the Copa del Rey semi final first leg on Thursday evening in Camp Nou.

The opening goal from Henry meant that Frenchman has now scored in all three competitions this season for the Blaugrana this term. Pep Guardiola started the forward against Mallorca and in the 34th minute he scored his first Copa del Rey goal of the campaign to add to his 12 goals in la Primera and his effort against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.

fcb-val1_x21x.jpgBojan and Henry formed a successful partnership as three of the last four assists from the Catalan youngster have concluded in goals for the French international. The first came against Atlético de Madrid in week six of the season and eight games later the pair combined to score against Valencia. On Thursday, Bojan picked out Henry with a cross from the right and the forward nodded in the opener.

QM3D0348.jpgPinto and Sylvinho are key players in the cup this term as they are the only two to have played in every game. In all seven matches that the Blaugrana have played in the competition, the goalkeeper and the defender have started in every one, completing a total of 655 minutes played.
Five outstanding cup players
Gudjohnsen’s centenary
Eidur Gudjohnsen played in his 100th game for FC Barcelona when he appeared against Real Mallorca on Thursday. The Icelandic international arrived at Camp Nou from Chelsea in the summer of 2006 and has since scored 18 goals in the league, cup and Europe.

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