Copenhagen: Wiland; Pospech, Zanka Jorgensen,
Antonsson, Wendt; Bolaños (Delaney 92'), Kvist, Claudemir, Vingaard
(Ottesen 89'); N'Doye, Gronkjaer. 4-4-2.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Keita; Messi, David Villa (Pedro 79'), Iniesta. 4-3-3.
0-1. 31. Messi. Controlled loose ball with left foot and shot past Wilard with right.
1-1. 33. Claudemir. Whipped ball in to net after Valdés pushed out Gronkjaer cross
Barcelona had problems once again with Copenhagen, albeit that a 1-1 draw kept them in first place in their group. The Danish side are top of their league by miles and are one of the revelation teams in the tournament this year, and they gave Guardiola's side a run around in the Nou Camp before finally falling to a 2-0 defeat. And with a bit more luck they could have taken the advantage early on, a long shot from Claudemir bouncing off the bar and Valdés lucky to escape a red card when he came out of his area and caught N'Doye on the side of the head with his knee.
Barça are always dangerous though, and out of nowhere David Villa hit the post with a shot from a wide angle. And soon afterwards Messi (who else?) put them ahead, controlling a loose ball with his left foot and immediately poking a shot past Wiland with his right.
However the lead lasted just over a minute, Valdés pushing out Gronkjaer's cross as far as Claudemir, who drove the ball back in to goal for the equaliser. After that a disciplined local defence hardly gave their opponents a chance up until the last minute, when substitute Pedro hit the post. Not what Barça expected, but with the other group game between Panathinaikos and Ruben Kazan ending in a 0-0 draw they are virtually qualified.