Like most of the European clubs, the Spanish la Liga champion Barcelona has come to the end of the pre-season schedule. As their last two pre-season matches, the La Liga champion is visiting the United States where they are playing the very inaugural season of the La Liga-Serie A Cup. As the 2nd team, Italian club Napoli has taken part there also. The tournament 2019 La Liga-Serie A Cup consists of two matches tournament which is referred to the first leg and 2nd leg. The Catalan club Barcelona won the first leg. Now, Serie A club Napoli is looking forward to the 2nd leg!
Based on the score of Busquets and Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona beat Napoli in the 2019 La Liga-Serie A Cup. The inaugural match between them took place yesterday at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami where more than 57,000 peoples enjoyed the game. The La Liga champion Barcelona won by a 2 – 1 goal. Lionel Messi who is the top forward and the captain of the team Barcelona could not travel with the Catalan club due to injury. But, excluding the skipper of the team, Barcelona could not face any difficulty to win the game. Now, they have the 2nd leg ahead and by winning the game, Barcelona wants to end the pre-season so well. Besides, they also want to win the very inaugural season of the 2019 La Liga-Serie A Cup also.
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Barcelona, the Spanish club started he match quite aggressively and in the 38th minute, they got their first goal. Busquets who took the shot just outside of the box and found the net. But only four minutes later, due to their own fault, Barcelona conceded their first goal. Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti made a suicidal goal and the Italian club returned to the game. The first half ended with a 1 – 1 goal.
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However, in the 2nd half, Barcelona was desperate to find the net and in the 79th minute, their waiting was ended. Croat midfielder Ivan Rakitic scored the match-winning goal. The ball came to him by touching the opponent defender and his strong shot found the net.
In the upcoming 10th August 2019, the 2nd leg of the La Liga-Serie A Cup 2019 will take place at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor. The last match against Napoli was the 3rd consecutive pre-season victory of the Catalan club. However, Barcelona started their pre-season competition by facing defeat against the Premier League club Chelsea by a 2 – 1 goal.
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