MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GAVE THE FACE
Comeback of Leo Messi in the friendly grey of the Barça (1-3)
Published:16/05/2018 - 23:38h
Updated:17/05/2018 - 01:48h
It was the one who less played against Mamelodi Sundowns, but with his comeback Leo Messi was the big protagonist of the victory of the FC Barcelona in the friendly contested in South Africa (1-3), thanks to the goals of Dembélé, Luis Suárez and André Gomes
Pure formality the one who surpassed the FC Barcelona this Wednesday against Mamelodi Sundowns, in South Africa, a party that served for homenajear to Nelson Mandela. The players culés were received with a big expectancy by part of the South African public, that filled the Soccer City waiting for seeing goals, show and a good football match.
It saw the two first things, but no the third. And it is that the imprecisions of both teams, although especially of Mamelodi, allowed the arrival of the three goals of the FC Barcelona and, to fault of few minutes for the end, also the one of the venues. Ousmane Dembélé Advanced to the Barça in the minute three of party, signing a shot crossed to the square after an error 'no forced' of a contrary defender.
It would not take the Barça in expanding the differences, since Luis Suárez duplicated the advantage in the minute 18 after receiving a big pass to the interior of the area of his mate Denis. The Galician left him only, and the Uruguayan defined underneath of the legs of the goalkeeper, in which it would be his more stood out action of his intervention along the first-half.
There was not much more history in the first act, although Mamelodi Sundowns approached dangerously to the goal of Ter Stegen and was about to recortar differences in several occasions, mainly thanks to the individual actions of Tau. Ter Stegen Kept firm, and between him and the stick avoided the goal of the South African.
The second part served so that Ernesto Valverde changed radically the eleven headline and gave gone in to all the remaining players of the announcement to exception of Leo Messi, the one who did not go in until the minute 75 surrounded of a big expectancy and of a griterío ensordecedor.
André Gomes expanded the differences after a new defensive error of the venues in the exit of balloon, whereas Vilakazi was able to mark the goal of the honour for Mamelodi Sundowns, after collecting a refuse in the interior of the area and command it at the end of the goal of Cillessen.
Formality surpassed for the FC Barcelona
The guardameta Dutch, by the way, made also several stops of merit and was demanded to the end, since Mamelodi took advantage of the eases of a Barcelona that was not at all fine in the defensive section.
In any case, victory of formality (1-3) for the culés in the penultimate party of the season 2017-18, before finalising LaLiga Santander this Sunday against the Real Sociedad in the Camp Nou. The best news, definitely, went the return of Messi for acallar the rumours of injury.