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Bara finish unbeaten in pre-season with 2-0 win over Red Bulls in Memphis

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Jul-31 02:56 first published at 02:56 AM


Barcelona completed their 2022 United States tour and remained unbeaten in preseason play with a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. The Blaugrana dominated the entire game and could have easily scored six or seven goals on another night, but had to settle for a two-goal victory to continue their good run in preseason.
THE FIRST HALF
The first 45 minutes were completely dominated by Barça, who had all of the possession and found it relatively easy to find spaces even against the hosts’ five-man defense. As a front three, Ousmane Dembélé, Raphinha, and Robert Lewandowski were unplayable, and yet Barça couldn’t score.
Lewandowski was clearly eager to score his first goal as a Blaugrana player, and he fired shots at will, but they either missed the target or were stopped by goalkeeper Carlos Miguel. Dembélé and Raphinha also had chances, but the Red Bulls defense was able to keep the ball out time and again.
It took 40 minutes for Dembélé to break the deadlock, which he did in spectacular fashion: a well-constructed counter-attack finished with a perfect assist from Raphinha and a great finish.
At halftime, a dominant Barcelona deserved to be up by three or four goals, but the score was only 1-0, and there was still work to be done in the second half.
THE SECOND HALF
The final period followed a similar script to the first, with Barça completely dominating and creating chance after chance but failing to find the back of the net. Lewandowski, Aubameyang, Ansu Fati, and others all had chances, but it was just one of those nights when the ball didn’t go in.
We entered the final ten minutes with Barça still holding a narrow lead, and the game appeared to be heading for a quiet conclusion. However, after a bad challenge on Pablo Torre by Daniel Edelman, the Red Bulls were reduced to ten men. That left the home team wide open, and Barça finally scored a second goal when Memphis Depay took advantage of a defensive blunder by the Red Bulls and finished with a tap-in.
On a night when the score could have easily been 7-0 with better finishing and a little more luck in front of goal, the final whistle came to keep Barça unbeaten in preseason. The team performed admirably once more, and the newcomers appear to be settling in. There are many encouraging signs as we begin the new season.

Miguel; Reyes, Nealis, Long; Harper, Yearwood, Cásseres, Tolkin; Luquinhas, Klimala, Morgan; Luquinhas, Klimala, Morgan
Meara; Edelman, Ndam, Nealis; Cummings, Sserwada, Amaya, Ofori (Ryan 72′); Barlow, Clark, Fernandez (RBNY 2nd Half).
There are no objectives.
Edelman receives a red card (82′).
Barcelona: Ter Stegen (Peña 72’); Araujo (Roberto 46’), Christensen (Piqué 46’), Eric (Nico 61’), Alba (Balde 61’); De Jong (Kessie 46’), Busquets (Pjanic 61’), Gavi (Pedri 46’ (Casadó 77’); Dembélé (Fati 46’), Lewandowski (Memphis 72’), Raphinha (Aubameyang 61’)
Dembélé (40′), Memphis (87′) scored.

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