(Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loco Photography, Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved)
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2011 TexSport Publications
ARLINGTON, TEXAS (August 6, 2011) In a soccer match, it is necessary to control the ball to win, and that is exactly what FC Barcelona did in the final match of the 2011 World Football Challenge.
FCB stunned Club America, winning the match 2-0 on goals by David Villa and Seydou Keita in front of 60,807 fans at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Barcelona controlled the ball more than 70% of the game, and it appeared that “Águilas” never got into the match.
Villa put Barcelona on the scoreboard in the 24th minute on a nice shot from the front of the goal. He received the ball from Adriano Correia to get his first goal of the tournament.
Barcelona picked up their second goal of the match in the 90th minute when Keita receive a short pass from Gerard Deulofeo inside the box and slid it in for the score.
The match was virtually all Barcelona with the Spaniards having the advantage on shots (15-9), shots on goal (7-4), and corner kicks (8-4).
Barcelona finished the tournament with a 1-2-0 record (3 points) while Club America ends up without a win or tie.