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Messi On Target As Barca Edge Real In Five-Goal Thriller

International Champions Cup Report: Real Madrid v FC Barcelona 30 July 2017

By SL International - Jul 30, 2017 08:16 AM

International Champions Cup

Result: Real Madrid 2-3 FC Barcelona

Date: 30 July 2017

Venue: Hard Rock Stadium 

Lionel Messi was among the scorers for FC Barcelona, as the Catalan giants recorded a 3-2 win over rivals Real Madrid in a thrilling encounter at the Hard Rock Stadium.

Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were named in the attack, while Los Blancos were still without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Barca broke the deadlock after just three minutes as Messi broke into the box firing home via a deflection off Raphael Varane.

The lead was doubled five minutes later as Ivan Rakitic pounced on a loose ball and fired home from the edge of the box.

Los Blancos reduced the deficit in the 14th minute Mateo Kovacic found the top corner from the edge of the area leaving Jasper Cillessen with no chance.

The sides were level after 36 minutes when Kovacic turned provider to release Marco Asensio, who slotted into the bottom corner.

The score remained 2-2 as the sides entered the halftime break.

It didn't take long for Barca to restore their lead, as Gerard Pique turned home Neymar' free-kick with an impressive finish, 2-3.

Real pushed for a way back into the encounter and went close on the hour mark, but Cillessen produced two good saves to deny Marcelo and Isco in quick succession.

Zinedine Zidane then introduced new signings Dani Ceballos and Theo Hernandez after 75 minutes as they pushed for an equaliser.

Ceballos nearly made the perfect impact, but his close range effort sailed inches wide of the upright as Barca held on for the win.

 


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Brian Ngwenya Ngwenya Joined: 19 Feb 2017
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Brian Ngwenya Ngwenya Jul 31, 2017 03:05 PM
Barcelona
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PHEMBESHIYA Joined: 06 Jun 2011
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PHEMBESHIYA Jul 31, 2017 12:35 PM
madrid madrid
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Khosification Amu86 Joined: 11 Aug 2015
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Khosification Amu86 Jul 31, 2017 11:05 AM
Fact: Real Midrad won 33 La Liga, 12 Champions League =45 ..Barcelona won 24 La Liga, 5 Champions League =29 Difference 16 in infavour of Madrid...This is unbealivable.....These are the two most important cups in any football continet.
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Khosification Amu86 Jul 31, 2017 10:44 AM
Messi On Target As Barca Edge " RONALDOLESS" Real In Five-Goal Thriller
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Maphisane-wako-Tambo-KBY Jul 31, 2017 05:40 AM
awu awu awu tha's my team and my player Messi well done even on the league you must do that.
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 30, 2017 11:33 PM
Messi is the beast hahahaha hala barca
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ReggyMc Joined: 03 Dec 2012
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ReggyMc Jul 30, 2017 10:46 PM
This huy he is headless chicken. He is too much now haii. Let him hgo. Barca its not Neymar.
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nicco14_k4l Jul 30, 2017 10:38 PM
If Madrid played Barca for their 12 UCL finals,Barca could have had 17 UCL cups by now.That's a fact
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mphomm12 Jul 30, 2017 07:11 PM
Without cr7 Madrid won't go far
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Truth12345 Joined: 30 Jul 2017
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Truth12345 Jul 30, 2017 06:28 PM
@k hanyi emg 1 la liga in 5 years lmao and you act like they are regulars.
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k hanyi emg Jul 30, 2017 06:02 PM
No stress dey can win friendly games n al classico,while Madrid win la Liga n champions league hala
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Gusheshe92 Jul 30, 2017 01:44 PM
@Shepherd Mtetwa hy my brother is not like that Neymar is about money two day ago the where praising him after scoring agnist juventus
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La'Quintah Jul 30, 2017 12:53 PM
3 games 3 losses they'll learn not to give cr7 so much holidays
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Shepherd Mtetwa Joined: 31 Mar 2016
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Shepherd Mtetwa Jul 30, 2017 12:26 PM
Even if Neymar plays well u always talk about Massesi. Thus why the boy want to Go
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Schweinstriker_31 Jul 30, 2017 12:08 PM
even on friendlies he can't stop mesmerizing madridiots. #Hail the GOAT
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Shepherd Mtetwa Jul 30, 2017 12:06 PM
Wll see Supper Cup is coming
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Truth12345 Jul 30, 2017 12:05 PM
Well in the last 20 years, since I started following European football: La Liga titles: R Madrid 6, FC Barcelona 10 Champions League: R Madrid 6, FC Barcelona 4 Copa Del Rey: R Madrid 2, FC Barcelona 6 So much for Madrid winning when it matters most hey
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Faysal Jul 30, 2017 11:51 AM
Keep losing 3 games in row forza barca
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RealManUchiefz Jul 30, 2017 11:49 AM
Pre season or not its personal lol its not ok to lose to your enemy maan chiefs won so my mood is well balanced#jst a reminder UEFA kampions Laliga Kings
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Soni_JX Jul 30, 2017 11:44 AM
MXM

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