11 Aug 2022


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Five-time European champions Barcelona have failed to win a preseason friendly game for the first time this summer after they were forced to a 2-2 draw by Juventus. The two teams are presently on tour of the US (United States) and they faced off with each other on Tuesday night with the game ending in a four-goal thriller.

Frenchman Ousmane Dembele was the star of the show after he scored two superb goals in the first half though former Everton FC of England striker Moise Kean was able to match him in terms of goals after he scored a brace either side of the half-time break. Italian international Kean scored an equaliser for the Old Lady in the first half after Dembele had given Barcelona the lead. Dembele then scored again in the first half to ensure that his team went into the break with a 2-1 lead. Kean then scored the only goal in the second half to ensure that the game ended in a draw.

Barcelona had won all their two pre-season friendly games this summer before they took on Maximiliano Allegri and his Juventus players. In their first pre-season game, the Catalan giants thumped hosts Inter Miami 6-0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, new signing Raphinha and Ansu Fati scored for Barcelona in the first half, while substitutes Ousmane Dembele, Gavi and Memphis Depay scored for the Catalans in the second half to make it a comprehensive win.
For their second game, Brazil international Raphinha pounced on a mistake from compatriot Eder Militao for the game's only goal in the first half. Raphinha is a new signing from Leeds United in England. Barcelona won the race to sign the attacker ahead of two teams in England namely the London duo of Chelsea and Arsenal. His preference had always been Barcelona and that helped the Catalans to complete the transfer ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea.