Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Daniel
Alves (Piqué 77'), Puyol, Márquez, Abidal; Keita, Xavi, Iniesta;
Pedro (Touré Yayá 61'), Etoo, Henry (Hleb 84'). 4-3-3.
Wisla: Pawelek; Baszczynski, Cléber, Junior Diaz, Piotr Brozek; Lobodzinski (Rado 84'), Cantoro, Sobolewski, Jirsak (Dawidovski 46'); Boguski (Niedzielan 67'), Pawel Brozek. 4-4-2.
1-0. 18. Eto'o. Picked up Márquez through ball and clipped shot wide of keeper.
2-0. 25. Xavi. Picked up Henry square pass and fired long shot in off post.
3-0. 50. Henry. Beat defender and chipped keeper after Eto'o put him through.
4-0. 82. Eto'o. Ran on to Iniesta pass and struck shot on turn inside near post.
Barcelona had no problems seeing off Wisla Krakow in their Champions League qualifier, and with four goals under their belts they can already consider that they are through to the league stage. Pep Guardiola stuck to a Rijkaard-like formation in his first official game in charge, with the redeemed Eto'o starting up front and youngster Pedro being rewarded for his good pre-season form with a place in the starting line up.
The Catalans dominated right from the start, Pawelek pulling off a point blank range from Henry's header before Eto'o ran on to Márquez's long pass to outstrip his defender and beat the keeper with an angled shot. And a few minutes later Xavi made it two with a powerful shot from outside of the area which went in off the post.
Xavi missed a sitter and Eto'o got through only to be halted by Pawelek as the first half came to a close, but five minutes after the restart Iniesta and Eto'o combined to set up Henry for a coolly-taken third goal. The Polish side did manage a shot or two at goal after that, but Iniesta went close two or three times before he finally slipped the ball through for Eto'o to make it four. A good start for Guardiola, and Messi wasn't even missed!