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16.10.2011 18:30

Barça Alusport stay top after memorable duel (5-5)

Llorenç Tarrés

Barcelona and El Pozo de Múrcia have drawn an intense game at the Palau which means that despite the result, the Catalans stay top of the table.

Barça Alusport stay top after memorable duel (5-5)

Match stats

FC Barcelona Alusport (1+4):
Cristian, Jordi Torras, Sergio Lozano (3), Wilde, Igor -starting five-, Fernandão (1), Gabriel, Ari Santos, Javi Rodríguez (1), Marc Tolrà, Roger Serrano and Chema Mella (gk).

El Pozo Múrcia (2+3): Rafa, Kike, Esquerdinha (1), Dani Salgado, Miguelín - starting five -, Bebe, Saúl (2), De Bail (1), Álex (1), Gréllo and Chico (gk).

Goals: 0-1, Álex, min 9; 0-2, Saúl, min 18; 1-2, Sergio Lozano, min 19; 1-3, Esquerdinha, min 23; 2-3, Javi Rodríguez, de penal, min 24; 2-4, De Bail, min 29; 3-4, Sergio Lozano, min 33; 4-4, Sergio Lozano, min 34; 4-5, Saúl, min 38, i 5-5, Fernandão, min 40.

Referees: Gutiérrez Lumbreras and Lope Díaz (Madrid). Yellows for home players Lozano and Torras and visitors Kike, Esquerdinha and Dani Salgado.

Venue: Palau Blaugrana. 2,814 spectators
Barça Alusport were up against a vastly improved El Pozo side that came close to winning at the Palau but can also feel lucky to have got a point after Barça outplayed them towards the end. Lozano scored a hat trick in one of the best games we are likely to see in the competition.

Difficult opponent

Barça Alusport are a pleasure to behold, even more so against a team like El Pozo, a fixture that attracted a large crowd of 3000 to the Palau. Esquerdinha, Miguelín, Dani Salgado, a brilliant Rafa… El Pozo is not any old team and were keen to avenge heavy defeat to FCB in the Supercup. Things got off to a hectic start with chances going begging at either end before the visitors finally converted a set piece through Álex.

The goal left Barça stunned, and an injury to Igor didn’t help matters either, with Lin and Saad already unfit, and Saúl soon added to the damage by making it 2-0 to the Murcians, who missed a ridiculously easy chance to make it three before Lozano finally got Barcelona off the mark. It was still 2-1 to El Pozo at the break.

The best of Lozano

Barça started the second half well, but then Esquerdinha scored El Pozo’s third, although the goal probably should not have stood due to an earlier infringement. But then a Kike handball gave Barça a lifeline penalty, which was converted expertly by Javi Rodríguez to make it 3-2.

That hope seemed to have been lost when De Bail extended the visitors’ lead, but Barça Alusport never gave up and a double penalty forced by Javi Rodríguez allowed Lozano to get his side back to within just one goal. The same player was on target just one minute later to bring the game all square at 4-4.

The final moments of the match were gripping, with El Pozo failing to make anything of a 3 against 1 situation before Saúl put them back ahead. Carmona opted to go for a rush goalies in a desperate bid to avoid home defeat and the tactic paid off when Fernandão snatched an equaliser. In the final seconds, Barça squandered two point blank chances to win the match, but given the circumstances, both teams were probably relieved that this one ended in a draw.

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