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Sunday, 12 September 2010 12:17

“We want to enjoy this” - Hercules’ Tiago Gomes

Midfielder delighted with victory

Newly promoted Hercules provided one of the biggest shocks likely to occur in the Spanish league this season last night when they beat champions Barcelona 2-0 at Camp Nou.

A goal in either half from Paraguay striker Nelson Valdez gave the Alicante side an unlikely victory over Pep Guardiola’s men, and securing their first points of the season in the process. At the heart of the action as Portuguese midfielder Tiago Gomes, who provided an assist for the second goal, perfectly picking out Valdez with a cutback to the edge of the area just before the hour mark.

“I am happy we won, happy to have set up a goal and to have played well,” said former Estrela Amadora man Gomes, who helped Hercules achieve promotion last season.

“When we went out on the pitch, we did so to win, as we do in all games. Of course we know that the chances of winning were small, perhaps only 10% versus 90% in Barca’s favour. But we knew we were excellently prepared tactically and could take advantage of any mistakes they made.

“It is not every day you beat Barcelona, and we want to enjoy this.”

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (3)
Hercules are great
3 Monday, 13 September 2010 00:02
I agree with mateus.

Even before this win i knew Hercules were strong team with a good attitude. They may not make the top 4, but mark my words they will not be relegated this year.
Re: bryan
2 Sunday, 12 September 2010 15:04
Shut up already! How many times do you have to repeat yourself? Just because he gets an assist in la liga doesn't mean he should be playing for Benfica or anyone else in Portugal. All of the regulars on this site read the comments so stop repeating yourself. We get your point!
Yet another youth product
1 Sunday, 12 September 2010 14:05
abandoned by Benfica. This guy could be better than Martins or Gaitan too.

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