Barcelona fans chant Lionel Messi’s name in 10th minute of 3-0 win over Juventus in Joan Gamper Trophy clash as Ronald Koeman’s side sweep aside Italian giants despite distraction of talisman’s departure
- Barcelona fans chanted Lionel Messi’s name in the 10th minute versus Juventus
- Ronald Koeman’s side secured 3-0 win against Juventus in Joan Gamper Trophy
- Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite and Riqui Puig were all on the scoresheet
Barcelona fans chanted Lionel Messi’s name in the tenth minute of their victory against Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Sunday night.
It was Barcelona’s first game since the departure of their legendary No 10.
Ronald Koeman’s side ran out 3-0 winners at the Estadi Johan Cruyff, with Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite and Riqui Puig all scoring.
Barcelona fans chanted Lionel Messi’s name in the tenth minute of their win against Juventus
Memphis Depay scored the opening goal as Barcelona managed to secure a 3-0 victory
Martin Braithwaite is congratulated by his team-mates after making it 2-0 to Barcelona
Although he may no longer be a Barcelona player, the Argentina international’s incredible impact on the club was evident, with some supporters at the game holding Messi shirts aloft.
It was an encouraging performance from Barcelona as they prepared for the new LaLiga campaign, which gets under way next weekend.
Midfielder Riqui Puig completed the scoring for Barcelona with an impressive finish late on
Cristiano Ronaldo, who played 45 minutes for Juventus, was unable to get on the scoresheet
Barcelona took the lead in the third minute, with youngster Yusuf Demir playing in Depay, who finished past Wojciech Szczesny.
Neto made a save to deny Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona proceeded to make it 2-0 in the 57th minute, with Braithwaite scoring with a header.
Riqui Puig rounded off the scoring with an excellent finish in stoppage time.
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