Barcelona kept their pre-season undefeated and won their second consecutive game on the US Tour thanks to their narrow 1-0 win over Real Madrid in Las Vegas. The Blaugrana He played a very good first half and came out with the victory thanks to a wonderful goal from Ravenha, and the fans at the Allegent Stadium were exposed to strong, physical and sometimes contentious confrontations. classico.
The first half was played at a very good pace, with both teams showing great strength and fighting for every inch on the field. It was top level football for a friendly match in sweltering weather, and the first 45 minutes saw a minor brawl near the end after some really physical play from both sides.
In balancing the play, Barcelona were the better team, using possession more efficiently and moving the ball very quickly from side to side. Ravenha was once again involved in all the good that Barcelona did, and despite facing one of the world’s best defenders in Antonio Rudiger, the Brazilian showed no fear and was always a threat.
He also scored the only goal of the half in an exciting way after Eder Militao provided a poor pass and put the Brazilian ball in a great position, and Rafinha fired a missile into the top corner to send Barcelona in front. The Blaugrana He had more chances during the half, with Ansu Fati and Robert Lewandowski both missing a golden opportunity in front of goal.
In the first half Barcelona had a very good game ahead and promised a fun second half – albeit with vastly different teams.
the other half
The second half in friendlies is usually a tough watch, and this was no exception: both teams made a lot of changes throughout the period, and the normal pace of the first half quickly got lost.
Neither team managed to create a real chance until Frank Casey missed a one-on-one match with Thibaut Courtois in the 70th minute, the most fun moment being when Gerard Pique touched the ball and the crowd chanted Shakira’s name.
The most noteworthy aspect of the half from Barcelona’s perspective is Frenkie de Jong playing once again as central defender, in a clear message from Xavi Hernandez and the people above them when it comes to the Dutchman’s future. A fantastic player, Frenkie still manages to be a producer away from his position and proves he can find a way to be good even if the club doesn’t want him anymore.
The final minutes of the match were very interesting as Real Madrid scrambled to equalize but left themselves wide open to Barcelona counter-attacks, and Blaugrana Wasted at least three good chances to kill the match in the second half.
No more goals were scored and the final whistle came to give Barcelona a hard-fought victory in fun Classico In Sin City. The first half is what really matters and Barcelona looked impressive for the most part, and the new signings are already starting to look very comfortable.
This team could be really good.
Real Madrid: Courtois. Vasquez (Odriozola 70′), Militao (Valejo 62′), Alaba (Nacho 46′), Rudiger (Mendy 46′); Valverde (Modric, 46 minutes), Chuamini (Casemiro, 46 minutes), Camavinga (Kroos, 46 minutes); Rodrygo (Ceballos 70) Hazard (Asensio 46 minutes) Vinicius (Mariano 70)
Objectives: no one
Barcelona: Ter Stegen (Peña 62′); Araujo (Dest 62′), Christensen (De Jong 46′), Eric (Piqué 62′), Alba (Balde 46′); Jaffe (Casey 46′) Busquets (Nico 62′) Pedri (Roberto 62′); Rafinha (Memphis 62′), Lewandowski (Aubameyang 46′), Fati (Dembele 46′)
Goal: Ravenha (27 minutes)