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26.11.2008 23:52

Bojan: “The penalty gesture was really great"


Bojan scored Barça’s fifth goal from the penalty spot in the impressive win against Sportinhg Clube after Xavi and Gudjohnsen told him to take it. “The gesture was really good and it shows that they are really great people,” he said after the match.

After not finding much space against Getafe at the weekend, Bojan enjoyed the game in Portugal and explained that “the other day things did not go that well for me, but on Wednesday I showed that I can play well and score goals”.

Below is what some of the other players had to say after the victory:


sporting-fcb_x13x.jpg“The most important thing is that we win and that the team has done well despite certain things like the long grass, which did not help us when we wanted to move the ball around quickly.”

“It all happened very quickly. The game looked to be decided, but in two moves it was opened back up. Fortunately we came back.”

“I do not think that the team depends on me. We have enough players and we all work together. It is not important who is on the pitch.”

“I had a slight knock during the week, but I am fine. I will play, if all goes well, in the next few games and they will be difficult because now we are facing the top teams and it will be important to win to stay in first place.”

Sergio Busquets

“To win the group was our objective from the start and we have done that. We also now want to finish by beating Shakhtar.”

“They were out of it but then came back with two goals, although we knew that if we continued working hard then we would score again.”

“In the Last 16 every team will be difficult to play. The most important thing is to have home advantage second.”


“We controlled the whole game, although things were a bit tricky when it went to 2-3, but with the own goal from them we able to relax again and we continued to dominate.”

“There is not doubt. What happened against Getafe can be like that sometimes, but we did not lose the game and we did not play badly.”

“This was a game in a different competition. We wanted to be first and we did just that.”


sportingc-fcb.jpg“They caught us unprepared and pulled themselves back into the game, but when it went to 2-4 it was all over.”

“Now we have to prepare for the next league games against the top teams and we have to take as many points as possible. Of course, we are also going to go out and try to win the last Champions League group game too.”

“We have not doubts that the victory has been good for the confidence of the team, but what happened against Getafe happened. We have shown that we can still play at a very high level.”

“I am pleased with the goal, despite the fact that it was a bit strange.”


“We came away with what we deserved after a good first half and a great start to the second half. We have ended up topping the group, which is what we wanted to do, and we are all pleased.”

“We have no doubts about ourselves because games like the one against Getafe can be difficult, but the team has shown that nothing has changed and we have gone out with a positive dynamic again.”
Bojan: “The penalty gesture was really great“
1,099 fans in the stands
More than 1,000 Barça supporters were present in the José Alvalade to watch the team win against Sporting Clube in Lisbon on Wednesday evening. There were 1,099, to be precise, with 724 coming from 33 different supporters’ clubs, mainly in Catalunya, Andalucia and Extremadura.
Many of the fans travelled up from Huelva, where Martín Cáceres played for Recreativo last season, and he was greeted by the fans. The Uruguayan central defender made his Champions League debut in the unusual position of left-back.

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