FC Barcelona kicked off their 2019 US preseason tour in our own city of Miami with a 2-1 victory over Napoli. Barça midfielders Busquets and Rakitic in each half to ensure victory over 57,000 fans in attendance at the Hard Rock Stadium. Busquets gave the Blaugrana the lead in the 38th minute but Napoli managed to equalize five minutes later courtesy of an Umtiti own-goal. Raktici scored in the 79th minute in what turned out to be the game winning goal, much to the delight of the majority of the Blaugrana fans. These two sides will meet again on Saturday when they face each other in the University of Michigan’s stadium.
Match Info (From Sport):
FC Barcelona: Neto, Wagué (Semedo, 65′), Todibo (Piqué, 65′), Umtiti, Junior, Busquets, Rakitic, Riqui Puig (De Jong 65′), Griezmann (Rafinha, 46′), Suárez (Abel Ruiz, 46′) & Carles Perez (Dembélé, 65′).
Napoli: Meret, Di Lorenzo, Manolas (Ghoulam, 57′), Maksimovic, Mario Rui (Milik, 57′), Zielinski, Elmas (Verdi, 57′), Callejon, Fabian (Gaetano, 57′), Insigne, & Mertens (Luperto, 57′).
Goals: 1-0, Busquets (m.38); 1-1, Umtiti (own-goal, m.42); 2-1 Rakitic (m.79).
Referee: Ted Unkel (USA).
Cautions: Wagué (47′), Milik (71′), Junior (76′) & Hysaj (81′).