Barcelona 3 Juventus 0 Depay and Braithwaite score as Barca wins the Joan Gamper
Barcelona 3 Juventus 0 Depay and Braithwaite score
BARCELONA defeated a tough Juventus team in their last pre-season friendly before the start of the La Liga season.
With the Lionel Messi incident still fresh in supporters’ thoughts, Memphis Depay and Martin Braithwaite scored either side of half-time to give them something to shout about.
Riqui Puig scored a spectacular late goal from the outside of the area to seal the victory.
Barcelona defeated Juventus 3-0 in the final.
FROM CATALONIA, THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.
Barcelona won the Joan Gamper trophy with a 3-0 victory against Juventus at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in their first post-Lionel Messi encounter.
Barca had a tough evening as they said their goodbyes to the great Messi, but the team gave the supporters something to cheer about.
Throughout the game, the home fans shouted Messi’s name, but they appeared pleased with what they witnessed on the field against a feeble Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo, who was replaced at halftime.
After only three minutes, the Blaugrana took the lead on a counter-attack when Yusuf Demir put Memphis Depay up in front of Wojciech Szczesny, whom the Netherlands international easily beat.
On 57 minutes, Barcelona increased their advantage when Martin Braithwaite was found unmarked inside the box by Memphis, and the Danish international beat Mattia Perin with a precise header.
Riqui Puig, 21, channeled his inner Messi and unleashed a beautiful curling ball from the outside of the box that gave Perin no chance in the second minute of stoppage time to make it three for the Catalan giants.
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Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is happy with his team’s performance but believes there is still more work to be done.
“We played a fantastic game,” Koeman remarked.
“Having the best is always essential, but we will not alter our views.”
“We must continue to work.”
This has been a “tough day” for Barcelona, according to Gerard Pique.
Pique also seems to have taken a go at Barcelona’s previous administrations, saying they were “not the greatest.”
“It’s been a tough day, but we’re starting with a lot of enthusiasm,” the defender added.
“In recent years, the management has not been the greatest, and we have been penalized.”
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Barcelona has won the Joan Gamper Trophy for the 44th time after defeating Juventus 3-0.
The trophy was presented to Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets in front of a raucous home crowd at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.
This is the Blaugrana’s first trophy since Lionel Messi’s departure!
That’s not a terrible way to round off a dreary day…
WHERE WOULD BARCA BE WITHOUT MESSI?
Tonight against Juventus, Barcelona clearly lacked Lionel Messi’s impact, creativity, movement, and skill.
Despite the absence of Messi and other important players such as Sergio Aguero, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Eric Garcia, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Clement Lenglet, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, and Oscar Mingueza, Barca held their own well.
With some exquisite passing play, excellent placement, and aggressive pressing, the Blaugrana defeated a tough Juventus team convincingly.
Throughout the centuries, however, the Catalans have had great players to depend on, like Johan Cruyff, Hagi, Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, and Messi.
There is a power vacuum that has to fill, and there are several strong candidates, including Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay, and Frenkie de Jong.
FINISH IN THE STYLE OF MESSI
Riqui Puig of Barcelona turned back the years in front of a receptive home crowd at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.
On the outside of the box, Puig received a ball from Nico Gonzalez and spun around well before unleashing a fantastic curling shot.
The ball landed in Mattia Perin’s bottom left corner, where he was totally unable to react.
Barcelona had 69 percent of the ball throughout the whole encounter against Juventus.
Barca had 13 shots in all, six of which were on target.
Juve had the same result, but it didn’t give Neto anything to be concerned about.
Massimiliano Allegri, the manager of the Bianconeri, has a lot to think about heading into the new season.
FT: BARCELONA 3-0 JUVENTUS
After a convincing victory against Juventus at the Johan Cruyff Stadium, Barcelona was awarded the Joan Gamper trophy.
Barca had a tough day as they said their goodbyes to Lionel Messi, but the team gave the supporters something to cheer about.
Throughout the game, the home crowd chanted Messi’s name, but they seemed pleased with what they saw on the pitch against a toothless Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo, who was substituted at halftime.
After just three minutes, the Blaugrana took the lead on a counter-attack when Yusuf Demir put Memphis Depay up in front of Wojciech Szczesny, whom the Netherlands international easily beat.
On 57 minutes, Martin Braithwaite was left unmarked inside the box by Memphis’s precise corner, and the Denmark international beat Mattia Perin with a stunning header.
Riqui Puig, 21, channeled his inner Messi and blasted a beautiful curling ball from the outside of the box that gave Perin no chance during the second minute of stoppage time to make it three for the Catalans.
JUVENTUS 0-3 BARCELONA
90+2 Puig, a Barcelona kid, scored a fantastic goal!
The 21-year-old receives the ball on the outside of the box, spins around, and fires a fantastic left-footed shot into Juventus’ bottom right corner, leaving Perin helpless.