FC Barcelona and Manchester City met this Wednesday in a friendly duel at the Camp Nou. Charity match that turned from you to you on the field, and ended even (3-3). In the end, everyone seems to have left happy, especially Xavi Hernández and Pep Guardiola, “old acquaintances” of Barcelona.
It was minute 21 when Julian Alvarez took advantage of a false start by goalkeeper Iñaki Peña and sent it to the bottom. Center that the young Spanish goalkeeper did not control and let escape, to his bad luck with the Argentine very close. Thus came the 0-1.
Barely eight minutes passed when Pierre Emerick Aubameyang got the 1-1 after the assistance of Sergio Busquets. Everything happened after a free kick from Raphinha that the midfielder combed, leaving the ball alive for the Frenchman, who appeared at the far post and connected first with a superb right hand. With the 1-1 they went to rest.
In the complement, after a “roll” in the payrolls of both teams, the second came from Barcelona taking advantage of a bad start. Memphis Depay enabled Frenkie de Jong, after a stolen ball, to define with goalkeeper Stefan Ortega defeated. Thus came the 2-1 at 66 minutes.
The happiness did not last long. Manchester City reacted and weaved a great collective play to find equality through Cole Palmer, at 70 minutes. Center from the right of Joao Cancelo and in the background.
Barely nine minutes passed when Barcelona sang a goal to the English cast again. annotation of Memphis Depay after a good incursion that surprised the defense, with a previous cross from Sergi Roberto.
When it seemed that the Barça victory was signed at the Camp Nou, in the 9th minute of addition came the equalizer (3-3). goal of Riyad Mahrezpenalty kick.