Barcelona enjoyed their first victory “after Lionel Messi”, who may finish a football transfer to PSG, by beating Juventus 3:0. So, the Joan Gamper pre-season friendly saw Barcelona win their first match after Messi left the club (transfer news football).
In this match, Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo spent 45 minutes on the pitch but he could not score a goal. Eventually, therefore, he left the pitch as a substitute filled in his position.
So, in Sunday’s match, the first one that Barcelona played without their own superstar, they beat superstar Ronaldo’s Italian club.
Barcelona Win Their First Match After Messi
In this pre-season friendly, Barcelona’s newcomer (the football news) Memphis Depay opened the score just 3 minutes into the game.
Later in this face-off, referees chalked off goals from Barcelona B’s Yusuf Demir and Antoine Griezmann because both were offside.
On the other hand, Juve also had chances to score. However, Neto, the goalkeeper defending the Barça goal, made several important saves to deny the Italians any equalizers. Indeed, Neto managed to keep clean sheets throughout the match.
Martin Braithwaite powered a header past Perin and this goal extended Barcelona’s lead to 2-0.
Then, Riqui Puig added another goal for Barca in the final minutes.