Barcelona welcomed Mexican side Pumas to Camp Nou on Saturday evening in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
The Catalan giants will their 2022-23 La Liga campaign at home to Rayo Vallecano on August 13, while Pumas are already six matches into their Opening Championship season, sitting ninth on eight points.
The ended 6 goals to nill in favour of Barcelona with 5 goals in the first half of the game, here is the match highlights
FT: Barcelona 6:0 Pumas; Watch highlights as Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and Aubameyang score fastest goal on football history
Barcelona 6:0 Pumas
Barcelona won the friendly Joan Gamper Trophy with a resounding 6-0 win over Liga MX side Pumas UNAM on Sunday evening.
The match marked Dani Alves’ return to Camp Nou just months after leaving Catalonia for Mexico. He was given a roaring ovation by a crowd of over 80,000 prior to kick-off and presented with a commemorative shirt and shield.
Barcelona have won the Joan Gamper Trophy on 44 occasions in their history, including last year, when they recorded a 3-0 victory over Italian giants Juventus, while they have also overcome the likes of Arsenal, Boca Juniors, Roma and Santos in the competition over the last 10 years.
The Catalan giants had been due to take on Roma in the fixture, but the Italian side pulled out of the contest and have now been replaced by Pumas, who have already started their domestic season.
Robert Lewandowski scored his first home goal for the Blaugrana after just three minutes when he ran onto the end of Pedri’s clever dink, rounded goalkeeper Julio Gonzalez and found the top of the net from a tight angle.
The lead was doubled shortly after with Lewandowski this time turning provider for Pedri, picking out his darting run into the penalty area and scoring in almost identical circumstances to the Pole, skipping past Gonzalez and tucking away.
Ousmane Dembele also found the back of the net as Barca deservedly led 4-0 at halftime against a disorganized and shell-shocked Mexican club.
In the second half, after Xavi made wholesale changes, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong put the cherry on top in a brilliant performance that will give Blaugrana fans plenty of optimism for the coming season.
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