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Barcelona fantastically team wins 2011 UEFA Super Cup after beating nine-man FC Porto 2-0 on Friday in Monaco. It was a night to remember for both substitute Cesc Fabregas as he scored his first goal for Barcelona and Lionel Messi collected the second goal from a misplaced backpass from Porto’s Freddy Guarin. Especially, Messi was recently honored the Best Player in Europe on Thursday. The trophy brings back coach Pep Guardiola the title as the most decorated coach in Barcelona’s history with 12 trophies in just his fourth season. The European champions FC Barcelona also makes the eighth appearance in the UEFA Super Cup this year.
The Portuguese Porto first put pressure on Barcelona in all over the field on the first leg. Their compact style keeps Lionel Messi apart of other players. However, an individual mistake led to the opening goal for Barcelona just before half-time. In addition, the absence of the now transferred Falcao became the most seriously trouble for Porto when the game went on. Porto defender Rolando unluckily got the second yellow card for bringing down Messi just before the 88th minute.
Barcelona celebrates the 2011 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco
Messi scores the first goal for Barcelona at the 39th minute due to an individual mistake of Porto’s Guarin
FC Barcelona 2-0 FC Porto – Messi 39′ 26 08 2011 UEFA Super Cup
Before the match, it was hard to figure out how Barcelona would play without captain Puyol and striker Pique who were replaced by Mascherano and Abidal. Meanwhile, Porto team gathers the best players who previously won Europe League 2011.
FC Barcelona lineup (4-3-3): Valdes; Daniel Alves, Mascherano, Abidal, Adriano; Xavi Iniesta Keita; Pedro, Messi, David Villa
Barcelona substitute Cesc Fábregas scores the second goal against Porto in Monaco
It was a night to remember for both Cesc Fàbregas (left) and Lionel Messi
Head coach Josep Guardiola of FC Barcelona says after the Azulgrana’s 12th honour of his tenure that “I never tire of praising them”
Barcelona vs Porto 2-0 Full Match Highlights & All Goals – UEFA Super Cup 2011
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