Deportivo La Coruña vs. Barcelona: Blaugrana Score 5 to Win Match of the Season
What: Deportivo La Coruña vs. Barcelona
When: Saturday, 4 p.m. ET
Final Score: Deportivo 4-5 Barcelona
Earned by Riki
Jordi Alba (OG)—78'
Red Card: Mascherano—48'
Barcelona: Valdes; Montoya, Mascherano, Song, Alba; Busquets, Cesc, Iniesta; Villa, Messi, Tello
Bench: Pinto, Bartra, Adriano, Dos Santos, Xavi, Alexis, Pedro
Deportivo: Aranzubia; Laure, Marchena, Ze Castro, Ayoze; Alex Bergantiños, Abel Aguilar, Bruno Gama, Valerón, Pizzi, Riki
Match Review Later
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It's over. Final score is 5-4 to Barcelona, but the hosts were perhaps deserving of more.
The Depor fans have erupted in cheers for support for their team. This is why we love Spanish football, folks!
90'—Depor with great chance
We are now into extra time and three minutes have been added.
Deportivo are awarded a corner that sends Cules into a fright, but nothing comes of it.
Riazor stadium looks bouncing, what a fantastic match!— Gary (@AlbaEspana) October 20, 2012
OH boy! 4-5 Barcelona now. Wow!— Xoel Cárdenas (@XoelCardenas) October 20, 2012
That must be the slickest own goal ever. What a finish by Alba!— La Masia (@Youngcules) October 20, 2012
More on the goal
Deportivo just will not go away.
Riki causes more trouble in the box as he forces Alba into a panic before the left back misplaces the ball past his own keeper.
This match is now officially the best we've seen this season.
77'—Own goal Jordi Alba!!
More on the goal
Messi has his hat trick and his 11th league goal of the season.
He took the ball in the final third and took on three defenders by himself before slotting the ball home.
Inside Spanish Football's Tom Conn is unhappy with the ref tonight.
To add to my point Depor's Valeron (363) & Barça's Iniesta (276), are the active players w/ most Liga games w/o a red, both received yellows— Tom Conn (@TomConnISF) October 20, 2012
72'—Xavi the closer
The match has taken on a new mood since Xavi has come on for Barcelona.
The Catalan legend has totally taken over and is controlling the entire midfield to try and put the game away with a weakened back-line.
70'—How many more?
We're 20 minutes from extra time and more goals seem inevitable.
Barcelona looks the side more likely to score, but playing a man down makes things more difficult.
The visitors look very stretched on counters.
No goals are being scored right now, but some great football continues. Barcelona still keeping possession, but Depor are undoubtedly still in this one against 10 men.
Don't turn away now!
Yellow cards, red cards, woodwork, 4 goals for one team, 3 for the other. Subs used, players rested. WHAT.A.GAME— Gary (@AlbaEspana) October 20, 2012
Pizzi always causing problems for Barcelona, he's had a fantastic game so far tonight!— Gary (@AlbaEspana) October 20, 2012
An hour has gone by and Barcelona's midfield master comes on for Cesc Fabregas who put in a man of the match performance.
Game of the season this!— Ben Crump (@BenCrump84) October 20, 2012
Villa, who had done little, is off, Adriano takes his place. 54 minutes.— AS English (@English_AS) October 20, 2012
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