SPORT: Messi-less Barcelona crush Ronaldo-led Juventus

  Barcelona, without Lionel Messi have kicked off their 2021/22 campaign in style by comfortably defeating Ronaldo-led Juventus 3-0. × × Bo...


Barcelona, without Lionel Messi have kicked off their 2021/22 campaign in style by comfortably defeating Ronaldo-led Juventus 3-0.


Both teams met in their annual Joan Gamper Trophy match.

The match took place at the Estadi Johan Cruyff in front of 3,000 fans, and was the club’s first outing since the departure of Lionel Messi.

The night started with chants of Messi’s name, and whistles for some of the current squad, but fans were quickly given something to cheer about. 

According to the match report by Marca, Barcelona got off to the perfect start on three minutes as Memphis Depay scored with a powerful shot past Wojciech Szczesny after a cross from Yusuf Demir.

It was Depay’s fourth goals in pre-season for his new club,

Barcelona came out with intent and there was some good linking play between the front three of Demir, Antoine Griezmann and Depay.  

Massimiliano Allegri’s side did threaten at points, however, as Cristiano Ronaldo tested Neto in goals on 15 minutes and again just before half time from a freekick.

Mattia De Sciglio, Mattijs de Ligt and Alavaro Morata also had attempts on goal, but the Brazilian stood firm.

Barcelona extended their lead in the second half despite being slightly under the cosh as Martin Braithwaite finished from a Depay cross on 57 minutes.

Ronald Koeman rang the changes in the second period, bringing on Emerson Royal for his debut, as well as Samuel Umtiti, who was given a hostile reception. 

Barcelona wrapped up the win with a fine left-footed strike from Riqui Puig in the 92th minute.

Griezmann was applauded as he left the field with five minutes remaining, and could be an important player for the azulgrana if he is to stay as he’s already linking up well with Depay going forward.

The post-Messi era has started well. 






#BBNAIJA,53,#KANORERUN,7,#Ultimatelove,2,AFRICA,2,Articles,46,AVIATION,4,BIRTHDAY'S,3,boxing,1,BUSINESS NEWS,29,CAMPUS GIST,37,CELEBRITY GIST,33,Coronavirus,56,Easther,5,Editorial,3,EDUCATION,12,EDUCATIONS,32,Eid,1,Eid El Fitr,8,EID EL KABIR,7,ELD-EL-FITR,2,Entertainment,96,FINANCE,2,Football,106,GIST,19,HEALTH,1,HEALTHS,37,INTERNATIONAL NEWS,13,jamb,1,JambResults,1,KOGI DECIDE 2019,134,LATEST KOGI GIST,681,MARKETS,1,METRO,27,News,1536,NEWS AFRICA,33,Nigerian Idol,1,NYSC MOBILIZATION,2,OPINION,122,Politics,347,Ramadan,10,RERUN ELECTION,7,Senates,9,SKILLS,3,SMART TIPS,4,Sports,224,Technology,7,Top,1574,Topics,3,WELLNESS,1,WORLD,50,
ANYIGBALEFT: SPORT: Messi-less Barcelona crush Ronaldo-led Juventus
SPORT: Messi-less Barcelona crush Ronaldo-led Juventus
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy