FC Barcelona settled with New York Red Bulls in the night from Saturday to Sunday, partly thanks to a goal from Memphis Depay. It was 2-0 for the Catalans.
Frenkie de Jong was in the starting lineup at FC Barcelona. The 25-year-old midfielder has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United for weeks.
Top purchase Robert Lewandowski also appeared at the kick-off in the Red Bull Arena. The Pole left the necessary opportunities unused, but saw just before half-time that Ousmane Dembélé had his sights on sharp. The Frenchman opened the score with a diagonal shot into the far corner.
After the resumption, FC Barcelona had a chance to increase the margin, but the decision was made via Memphis only three minutes before the end. The Orange international, who came in for Lewandowski, took advantage of weak defense at New York Red Bulls. At that time, the American club played with one man less due to a red card from Daniel Edelman after 82 minutes.
FC Barcelona now returns to Spain, where Mexican Pumas UNAM awaits on August 7 in the battle for the Trofeu Joan Gamper. On August 13, Rayo Vallecano will be the first opponent in the new La Liga season at Camp Nou.
Robert Lewandowski missed the necessary opportunities against New York Red Bulls.
Real Madrid also records practice win
Real Madrid, like FC Barcelona, is working towards the start of La Liga and the Champions League winner tanked confidence on the night from Saturday to Sunday by beating Juventus 2-0 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena American.
Karim Benzema broke the spell after 17 minutes by using a penalty, which was awarded after Danilo’s foul on Vinicius Júnior. Real Madrid was dominant before half-time and Juventus was hardly involved in the second company either. Via substitute Marco Asensio the final score was determined in the 69th minute.
Real Madrid will duel Eintracht Frankfurt for the European Super Cup on August 10 for the first round of competition (a match against Almería on August 14).