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20.02.2010 21:46

Iniesta back on target


Andrés Iniesta marked his 300th appearance in the best possible way – with a goal, his first since THAT strike at Stamford Bridge, nearly 10 months ago.

The game against Racing at the Nou Camp on Saturday was Iniesta’s 300th official game for the club and he marked the occasion in style by opening the scoring and getting his first goal of the season.

Early goal

2010-02-20_PARTIDO_02.JPGIniesta got his goal after just 7 minutes, latching onto a long ball out from Marquez and taking full advantage of Crespo’s indecision as Henry drew defenders wide to fire past the keeper, Unusually for Iniesta, he scored with his left foot

End of a ten month wait

chelsea-fcb_x20x.jpgIt was Iniesta’s first goal since his last minute strike against Chelsea in the Champions League semi final at Stamford Bridge on May 5th last year, which saw the team through to their successful final in Rome.

Talent in midfield

With Zavi out injured, it fell to Iniesta to lead Barca’s creative options against Racing. Ably supported by Busquets and Touré, back from his injury against Getafe, the Spanish midfielder stepped up to the mark and gave Barca the spark in the middle to see off the visitors.
Iniesta back on target
Puyol picks up bang on cheek
Carles Puyol came off against Racing after receiving a nasty nbang on his right cheek bone. The captain handed over his armband to Valdes and was replaced by Jeffren, who again found himself playing at right back.

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