Araújo and Gavi celebrate their goal against Madrid with Raphinha

THE '11', THE BEST OF THE CULÉS

Win in Vegas! Barça beat Madrid with a great goal from Raphinha (0-1)

Published:24/07/2022 - 07:01h

Updated:24/07/2022 - 09:59h

Raphinha shone again in his second game with FC Barcelona. A powerful shot from the Brazilian in the 27th minute was enough for Xavi Hernández's men to beat Real Madrid (0-1) in a very balanced Clasico in Las Vegas

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The FC Barcelona and the Real Madrid contested an entertained crash of pre-season in The Vegas, second edition of the Classical Spanish in State Joined after the party contested in 2017. To the equal that five years ago, the culés remained with the victory, this time by the minimum (0-1) thanks to a golazo of Raphinha, the one who wetted by second consecutive party with the ones of Xavi Hernández. This time, the technician egarense himself could be in the bench.

The party was entertained from beginning to end. The Barça suffocated from the beginning the exit of a Madrid that, faithful to his habit, did not have problems in replegarse in own field and expect the opportunity to launch to the against. Ansu And Raphinha drowned the exit of Lucas and Rüdiger, whereas Pedri and Gavi followed suit avoiding the clean exit of Camavinga and Tchouaméni. However, the first big occasion of the party was for the 'merengues' with a bombazo to the crossbar of Fede Valverde in the 17', after a bad clear of Jordi Alba.

Camavinga Gave back the courtesy with a horror trying go out of the area and Ansu failed hand manually in front of Courtois in the 20'. Seven minutes later, another error in exit of Militao left the balloon in the feet of Raphinha. Without losing time, the Brazilian took out a zurdazo imparable to open the marker. An authentic golazo. The same Raphinha enabled of big way to Lewandowski in a confined by right, but Militao reached to block the finish of the Pole to avoid the second blaugrana. With the 0-1 left to the rest, previous conato of tángana after a fault of Alba to Vinícius that finish with yellow for the side.

The Madrid balanced the scales after the rest

Unlike the two friendly previous in where the Barça changed all his eleven after the rest, andn the Classical Xavi Hernández entered five variants for the second half. Balde, Frenkie, Kessié, Dembélé and Aubameyang by Alba, Christensen, Gavi, Aunsu and Lewandowski. Carlo Ancelotti followed suit with six changes. After 10 minutes of balance, the Madrid adueñó of the balloon and Asensio fallló a very clear occasion in the minute 60 after a big combination with Lucas Vásquez.

The trident Casemiro-Modrić-Kroos did the difference for the 'merengues', but the occasion of Asensio woke up to the Barça. Nico González, ingresado in the 63' by Busquets, assumed 'chevrons' in the centre of the field and gave him back the control of the balloon to the ones of Xavi, together with a Frenkie of Jong that could desligarse of the defensive works after the entry of Hammered. Ancelotti, by his part, dió oprtunidad to Dani Ceballos, Odriozola and Mariano, three 'descartes' safe for the next season.

Courtois, figure in the closing

Kessié Had the 2-0 in the 72' after a big assistance of Sergi Roberto, but did not attain to finish with firmness thanks to the bale out of Nacho. After this occasion, the last chamber of hour was of a lot of vertigo. Both teams freed the marks in the centre of the field and exchanged arrivals, although with little clarity in the areas. In the 76', a centre of Balde touched in the hand of Odriozola, but the referee Baboucarr Jallow (Gambia) left to follow.

On the end, a fast exit blaugrana was taken advantage of by Kessié to assist to Dembélé. The Frenchman defined with a powerful derechazo, but Courtois threw of reflections to avoid the fall of his arch, an action that would repeat a pair of minutes later. Two atajadones of the Belgian in the best of the complement. Finally, the 0-1 kept to the end. Segundo Classical in United States. Second triumph culé in North American floor.

Technical index card of the party: Real Madrid 0-1 FC Barcelona

  • Real Madrid: Courtois; Lucas Vásquez (min.70, Odriozola), Militao (min. 62, Vallejo), Praises (min. 45, Nacho), Rüdiger (min. 45, Mendy); Camavinga (min. 45, Casemiro), Tchouaméni (min. 45, Kroos), Fede Varverde (min. 45, Modrić); Rodrygo (min. 70, Dani Ceballos), Vinícius (min. 70, Mariano) and Hazard (min. 45, Asensio).
  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen (min. 63, Iñaki Crag); Araújo (min. 63, Dest), Andreas Christensen (min. 45, Of Jong), Eric García (min. 63, Hammered); Jordi Alba (min.45, Álex Balde); Busquets (min. 63, Nico Gonzáleze), Gavi (min. 45, Kessié), Pedri (min. 63, Sergi Roberto); Raphinha (min. 63, Memphis), Lewandowski (min. 45, Aubameyang) and Ansu Fati (min. 45, Dembélé).
  • Referee: Mark Allatin (USA)
  • Incidences: friendly Party of the pre-season 2022-2023
  • Goals of the party: 0-1, Raphinha (min. 27);

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