SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: JOAN GAMPER TROPHY 2010 | FC BARCELONA 1 (3) DEFEATS AC MILAN 1 (1)

JOAN GAMPER TROPHY 2010 | FC BARCELONA 1 (3) DEFEATS AC MILAN 1 (1)

FC BARCELONA has defeated AC MILAN 3-1 on penalties AFTER the match finished in a 1-1 draw, to take the "JOAN GAMPER TROPHY" which traditionally showcases to all the Barça members the new season squad.

FC Barcelona took the opportunity to thank its appreciated ex-player & star
RONALDINHO who returned to the ground, City & Club that made him the World Nº1 & gave him so many titles, as he did to Barça. The Brazilian circled the "Camp Nou" to a standing ovation where he received the thanks & the warmth of the Barça fans who haven´t forgotten his contribution to the Clubs history.

His ex-team-mates wanted to thank Ronaldinho as well & they invited the AC Milan player to join them in the pre-match FC BARCELONA starting line-up team photo

As you can see ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC started after both Barça & AC Milan spent most of the day negotiating the possibility of the Swede moving to Milan. The final outcome is that discussions will continue tomorrow were a LOAN & NOT a transfer buy is the viable option.
A very complex situation that may or may not come to a good port & that we all need to wait & see how things develop tomorrow.

The 1ºst half finished in a 0-0 score with an offside Ibrahimovic goal included, plus a slow yet well organized Milan. Barça who played their traditional touch-ball game also showed lack of "spring in their heels" as many players are still working to find their top form.


The 2ºhalf saw changes with Ibrahimovic taking a "break" & stars like Pique, Alves, Busquets, Pique, Pedro, Messi & Bojan came on to get a run. This gave Barça some freshness early & in the 48th min DAVID VILLA scored his first goal for Barça after he nicked in a ball from another signing Adriano. However, while Barça missed some chances two AC Milan veterans showed their magic in the 68th min when INZAGHI volleyed a superb goal from a Seedrof pass that was just like the old days. The match finished in a 1 - 1 draw & both sides went to the penalty shoot-out stage.

Here Barça keeper PINTO was the man of the moment as he made 3 great saves to finally give his team the victory 3-1 on penalties. An entertaining game full of emotions for Ronaldinho & uncertainty as the future of Ibrahimovic is currently being "played" out.

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