Barcelona returns from the tour of the United States with a smile from ear to ear

The Barcelona has finished the tour for United States with a record of three wins and a draw, with 11 goals in favor and 2 against, but above all leaving good feelings on the pitch and getting excited about the new signings, led by Raphinha waiting for Robert Lewandowski to make his debut as a Barcelona goalscorer. Xavi Hernández’s team started the tour winning 0-6 inInter Miami a Fort Lauderdale (Florida), won 0-1 at Real Madrid in Las Vegas (Nevada), drew 2-2 against the Tori’s Juventus a Dallas (Texas) and ended his stay in the United States winning by 0-2 the New York Red Bulls a Harrison (New Jersey).

Raphinha and a reborn Ousmane Dembélé were the most outstanding Barça players on the tour. Thus, the two ends, which in principle started as direct competition for a place in the starting eleven, ended up winning the opportunity for Xavi Hernández to live together on the pitch. In fact, the two were starters against the New York Red Bulls (Dembélé on the right and Raphinha on the left) and between the two of them they produced the first goal of the match, the work of the Frenchman, who finished the tour as the best Barça’s top scorer with four goals in the 168 minutes he played (one every 42 minutes).

Another signing that played a leading role was the centre-back Andreas Christensenwho played all four games as a starter, which they only did as well Marc-André Ter Stegen (the most used footballer in the tour with 224 minutes) and Eric Garcia, the Dane’s partner in the axis of defense. Although all the focus was on Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker was very involved, but he was unable to convert any of the multiple opportunities he had.

Instead, in addition to Dembélé (4), they scored goals in the United States Raphinha (2), Memphis Depay (2), Aubameyang (1), Ansu Fati (1) i Gavi (1). Among the players who played less prominently, Gerard Piqué stands out, who with 101 minutes was the twenty-second most used footballer. His physical ailments, the great competition in the defensive axis and his personal problems are not helping him when it comes to showing his best level.

Dembélé and Memphis sign Barça’s latest triumph in New York (0-2)

The Barça closed the tour in the United States with a placid victory against the Red Bull of New York (0-2), which were harmless. Dembele’s i Memphis they were the scorers in a frustrated duel for Lewandowski.


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