Live Soccer TV

Live Soccer TV App for iOS
Live Soccer TV App for Android

Osasuna vs Barcelona Report

January 12, 2012 By Isaac Asante
A second choice side was more than enough for Barcelona to triumph on aggregate and reach the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, at the expense of Osasuna.
Ballon d’Or 2011 winner Lionel Messi and nominee Xavi were excluded from the starting XI – while Puyol, Busquets and Fabregas also had a chance to rest their feet. The visitors’ only aim was to maintain their first leg advantage, and they did so in style.

It wasn’t until the 41st minute that spectators witnessed the first goal of the match - not for Barca though, but rather for the hosts. Dejan Lekic stroke the ball past Pinto after Raoul stole the ball from Sergi Roberto, giving Osasuna the possibility to get back into the game.

But things happened to turn back in the full favour of the Catalans early in the second half. Forward Alexis Sanchez nicely converted a low cross from Adriano to level the score line on 49 minutes.

The Chilean striker was however substituted before the hour mark to make way for Messi, who did not take long to assist Barcelona’s second goal. A great pass to Sergi Roberto was just what the 19-year-old needed to redeem himself, and close a positive night at the Estadio Reyno de Navarra.

Newsletter Signup »

Email: Why Signup?

Upcoming Top Matches »

Borussia DortmundApr 14
Manchester City
LiverpoolApr 14
Real Madrid
Manchester UnitedApr 15
Slavia PrahaApr 15
Borussia M'gladbachApr 17
Eintracht Frankfurt
WolfsburgApr 17
Bayern München
Bayer LeverkusenApr 17
ArsenalApr 18
Borussia DortmundApr 18
Werder Bremen
Manchester UnitedApr 18
TV Schedules and Live Streaming Listings
Live Soccer TV App
Download the Live Soccer TV App for
iPhone and Android
Live Soccer TV App for iOSLive Soccer TV App for Android