BARCELONA -- Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets expect Barcelona to bounce back quickly after their 29-game unbeaten streak was brought to an end by rivals Espanyol in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Oscar Melendo scored the only goal of a game of few chances after Lionel Messi had seen his second-half penalty brilliantly saved by Diego Lopez at Cornella-El Prat. Ernesto Valverde's side had last tasted defeat in August, when they were beaten by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.
BARCELONA -- Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Barcelona's 29-game unbeaten streak was ended by rivals Espanyol 1-0 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Substitute Oscar Melendo scored the only goal of the game, firing past Jasper Cillessen in the 87th minute to give Quique Sanchez Flores' side the advantage going into next week's quarterfinal second leg at Camp Nou. There were few real pluses for Barcelona on a cold, damp night on the outskirts of the Catalan city.
Now it's official: Ronaldinho will not play any more competitive football. His older brother and agent, Assis, has announced that farewell matches and events will take place after the World Cup, but one of the most gifted players the game has ever seen will not be kicking any more balls in anger. In truth, this only makes official what everyone already knew. Ronaldinho has not been seen in competitive action for more than two years.
@petervitoria which is why I retweeted and posed the ? - do you think this applies more broadly. To which your answer is - emphatically yes.
So it seems here we have a case of agreement between you and her
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