18 March 2012

The bench-sausage was not a charm for Sevilla

The curious benches that excelled in the Sánchez-Pizjuán were some of the anecdotes that marked the visit of Barça to Sevilla Coliseum.

Cuenca, the discarded

The young end of Reus was dismissed by the coaching staff for the match at the Sánchez Pizjuan. Guardiola opted for other alternatives on the bench as Alexis or Tello.

Basra black bracelet

The Barça players wore black armbands in mourning for the death of Estanislau Basora, myth as a member of FC Barcelona's famous remembered 'Barça of them Cinc Copes'.

Problems with the minute of silence

The Barça players complained when there was an uncomfortable confusion shortly before kick when the referee José Luis González González seemed not to grant permission to carry out the minute of silence in memory of Basora. Finally, it was carried out with total commitment of both clubs and the stands.

Bench-sausage

The Sánchez Pizjuán against Barça offered a curious picture in one of the least exploited infrastructure of stadiums: the bench. From the second tier of the arena Sevilla could witness that the benches were shaped sausage, responding to a known trademark.

Santi Salvat, in the stands

The ex candidate for the presidency of Barcelona in the summer of 2010, Santi Salvat, was present in the stands of Sánchez Pizjuán.

Spahic passes the test

Sevilla gave a statement in the previous meeting which indicated the starting lineup and he warned that Spahic would be tested to see if he had passed some discomfort. Finally, the center was a starter, but was substituted 66 minutes from Cala.

Messi, 150 league goals, surpassing Raúl

Leo Messi became the second top scorer in the history of Barça reach 150 goals. But a more significant fact is that Messi became the youngest NBA history to reach that figure, beating Raúl, who did 25 years and 247 days, for 24 years and 267 days of the crash of Barça; almost a year younger, according to data provided by @ 2010MisterChip.

Applause for Keita

The Sánchez Pizjuán was a nice gesture to Seydou Keita received with warm applause when the Malian replaced Cesc to twenty minutes to go, thus recalling his career with all Sevilla.

Keita and Cala, immediate impact

Keita's performance at his worst exafición could not start because azulgrana midfielder suffered a setback when his first action in his head collided with Cala, who had just replaced a couple of minutes early Spahic.

Three exsevillistas agreed on the lawn

The entry into the field of Keita allowed Alves, Adriano and Keita himself-all exsevillistas-overlap on the grass, until Puyol replaced Adriano five minutes from time. (via SPORT)