FT: Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona; Watch full match highlights as Raphinha hit best summer goal
Barcelona officially sign the Raphinha from Leeds United after a complicated transfer saga involving Chelsea.
The Brazilian winger was the target for several top clubs across the continent, with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur also pursuing his signature early on. However, it boiled down to Chelsea and Barça during the last fortnight.
He had wanted to come to Barcelona as he tagged the transfer as dream comes true after snubbing other interested clubs
The Brazilian has proven to be committed to his Barcelona future after giving them the winning goal against Real Madrid
Barcelona remain undefeated in preseason and won their second straight game in the United States tour thanks to a narrow 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in Las Vegas. The Blaugrana played a very good first half and came away with the victory thanks to a fantastic goal by Raphinha, and the crowd at Allegiant Stadium was treated to an intense, physical and sometimes feisty El Clásico.
On the balance of play Barça were the better team, using possession more efficiently and moving the ball very fast from side to side. Raphinha was once again involved in everything good Barça did, and despite going one-on-one against one of the best defenders in the world in Antonio Rüdiger the Brazilian showed no fear and was a constant danger.
He also scored the lone goal of the half in sensational fashion after Éder Militão made a bad pass and gifted the Brazilian the ball in a great position, and Raphinha fired a rocket into the top corner to fire Barça ahead. The Blaugrana had more chances throughout the half, with Ansu Fati and Robert Lewandowski each missing a golden chance in front of goal.
The pre season performance solidly tells that Raphinha is not ready for joke but business and to meet up his dream work the La Liga giant