Barcelona defeated Italian outfit AS Roma in the traditional season opening Joan Gamper Trophy as Neymar, Messi and Rakitic scored goal a piece to complete a wonderfull 3-0 win before Barcelona start their competitive campaign next week against Sevilla in the European Super Cup.
FC Barcelona 3-0 AS Roma – Match Highlights
[ Joan Gamper Trophy ]
26′ 1 – 0 Neymar
41′ 2 – 0 Lionel Messi
66′ 3 – 0 Ivan Rakitic
- Neymar opened the scoring in 26th minute when Lionel Messi sent Mathiew through down the left flank with a great ball who squared the ball into the box where Neymar rounded the keeper to score Barcelona’s first goal of the game.
- Barcelona scored their second and this time it was home favourite Lionel Messi who with a neat drilled shot into the bottom corner after some nice work on the right side by Suarez and Dani Alvez.
- The game was 2-0 for Barcelona at the break and they were cruising where Jose Enrique made a five changes but it was Ivan Rakitic who made it 3-0 with a absolute peach of a strike from atleast 30 yards out.
Overall it was a very convincing 3-0 win for Barcelona and if that is the sign of things to come it will be very hard for Real madrid to catch them in the league and Barcelona will be hot favourites to win back to back champions league and become the first team ever to achieve such fate. Barcelona will start their 2015-16 campaign against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on 11 August 2015