PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 17 - 22 Dec 2012 (17.00 UK)
1 - 3 Barcelona
Estadio Nuevo Jose Zorrilla

Xavi Hernandez dedicated the win to Coach Tito Vilanova, whilst Miroslav Djukic thought his men did well despite defeat.

The Blaugrana boss underwent surgery during the week to remove a tumour in his parotid gland, and the 32-year-old has claimed that the three points were devoted to the manager.

“I've heard that Tito has gone back home, and that is great news.” he told reporters.

“It was important to dedicate the victory to Tito. We wanted this win to keep up our good streak and we worked hard to get it.”

The Serbian Coach meanwhile was upbeat even after the loss.

 “We can draw many positives,” he told a Press conference. “We competed against the best team in the world.

“It is the perfect game in which to learn. We gave everything, but just lacked some courage up front.

“But that is normal because they press very well when they lose the ball.”


Football Italia website