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Penalty Barca

2-1 Messi slots it home

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Ridiculous from Ramos to be sliding in there. Think the referee was hesitant at first, saw it was Iniesta and figured it would probably be legit. Would have been interesting to see if it had been Alexis had he made the same decision as he's gone down soft in pretty much that same area of the box twice already and been remanded for diving.

Come on Barca, 1 more and I'll have some money. Glad the second half has been worthwhile though. Was a little disappointed with the first half, was pretty poor by all accounts.

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What a goal, Iniesta magic and Xavi puts it away. Brilliant. 3-1.

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Come on Barca, 1 more and I'll have some money. Glad the second half has been worthwhile though. Was a little disappointed with the first half, was pretty poor by all accounts.

Ta lads. Just hold it now. :)

Did anyone see Bambi on ice out there in the Camp Nou just then because that was some slip.. :)

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The 50th Bundesliga is under way now at Signal Iduna Park. Marco Reus marks his league debut for Dortmund with an early goal against Werder Bremen. No Akpala in the squad for Bremen, recently signed from Club Brugge. Kevin De Bruyne, on loan from Chelsea, is also playing for Bremen.

Didn't see the goal, just got in but I'm hoping for more.

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Was pretty good actualy, after we lost against a third league club in the german cup i was prepared to get raped by dortmund. A draw would have been fine.

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Malaga v Real Mallorca at 10pm tonight, should be an interesting match. Malaga fans apparently turning up in pyjamas to protest the 11pm kick off time.

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11pm is a ridiculous time to kick-off, mind. I mean, I get the idea of the later games because of the afternoon temperatures in Spain, but this is taking it a bit far.

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Why has the season kicked off earlier this year? My friend is in Malaga at the moment and says it's getting as high as 40 in the day and mid to low 30s at night which is insane! I found trying to live in high 20s low 30s difficult in Barcelona, I would never have wanted to play football in that heat!

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The season normally has 10pm kickoffs, so I don't see the fuss of a 11pm kickoff, it's not like anybody in Spain gose to bed before 2am :shifty:

And low 30's at night is still relatively low compared to when I lived there, it used to never drop below 36 in August.

EDIT: Although I lived a bit further down the coast where it was always a couple of degrees warmer.

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The season normally has 10pm kickoffs, so I don't see the fuss of a 11pm kickoff, it's not like anybody in Spain gose to bed before 2am :shifty:

And low 30's at night is still relatively low compared to when I lived there, it used to never drop below 36 in August.

EDIT: Although I lived a bit further down the coast where it was always a couple of degrees warmer.

Ha too true, especially on a Saturday would be having dinner normally around 11.

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Yeah I'm surprised it seems to be an issue, unless Malaga has a reasonably big ex-pat contingent? Can't say I'd like to be playing at eleven, but watching it at eleven on a satdy night just after me tea? Very Mediterranean.

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Yeah I'm surprised it seems to be an issue, unless Malaga has a reasonably big ex-pat contingent? Can't say I'd like to be playing at eleven, but watching it at eleven on a satdy night just after me tea? Very Mediterranean.

Yeah, I'd probably say Malaga has one of the biggest ex-pat communities .. anywhere really.

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Malaga are missing a player like Rondon it seems, a lot of possession but seemingly no one with that final piece to the move.

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'cause Rondon was such an impressive finisher with 11 goals last season (the same amount as Cazorla, a winger)

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That's just made me think, it's Spain, it's 30-40 degrees at night, I don't know many people who had pyjamas, most people slept naked/in boxers.

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They mentioned during the match that not many people really followed through with it, although it was planned.

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Can't really think of a shop that even sells pjs in Spain to be honest and yeh Malaga is pretty darn ex pat as is the whole of the costa del sol, hate going around there because I love the Spanish so much and there's not as much banter around there.

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