The friendly encounter between Arsenal and Barcelona featured a “rain of goals,” with the eventual triumph going to coach Mikel Arteta’s troops.
Despite not starting pricey rookie Delan Rice, Arsenal played with several of the pillars that helped the “Gunners” become runners-up in the Premier League previous season before facing Barcelona in a friendly match. on the morning of July 27 (Vietnamese time).
Despite controlling the first several minutes, the Emirates Stadium squad conceded first.Ezzalzouli snatched the ball in the seventh minute and raced up the left side of the field before extending for Raphinha to finish close to the wall, but the Ramsdale goalie still managed to block.However, striker Lewandowski was in the right place at the right time to comfortably kick back into an empty net.
Lewandowski opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 7th minute of the match (Image: Getty).
Only 6 minutes after the goal, Arsenal had a 1-1 tie thanks to a mistake by centre-back Christensen, who allowed Bukayo Saka to grab the ball and finish off goalkeeper Stegen in the face-to-face phase.
Saka celebrates scoring 1-1 for Arsenal (Image: Getty).
Arsenal were awarded a penalty in the 21st minute when Barcelona’s Araujo used his hand to play the ball in the penalty area.Bukayo Saka’s finishing phase sent the ball out at the 11m mark, surprising his teammates.
Saka was disappointed when she missed the penalty in the 21st minute of the match (Image: AP).
Barcelona regained the lead over Arsenal in the 34th minute.Raphinha struck a right-hand free-kick that impacted Odegaard and diverted the trajectory of goalkeeper Ramsdale.
Bukayo Saka made a tricky move on the right side before crossing for Odegaard to head for Kai Havertz to quickly kick the goal of Stergen’s net for the second time in the 43rd minute of the contest.
Kai Havert helped Arsenal equalize 2-2 before entering halftime (Image: Getty).
Before the end of the first half, Arsenal’s lead would have been 3-2 if goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen had not saved Barcelona after a header from Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal controllead the ball better in the second half and built an imposing game against Barcelona.Leandro Trossard assisted Arsenal’s first goal in the 56th minute, finishing diagonally to throw the ball into the far corner, leaving goalie Stergen powerless.
Trossard shined with a brace against Barcelona in the second half (Image: AP).
Dembele, who came on as a substitute in the second half, scored with his right foot in the penalty area in the 75th minute, but the ball bounced off the Arsenal post.After missing an opportunity to equalize, Dembele was left fuming as the home team continued to surrender just three minutes later when Trossard blasted at random to complete his personal double.
Dembele went towards the heart of the pitch and made a beautiful slot for Torres to finish off the corner in the 88th minute, cutting the score for Barcelona.
Arsenal won the final 5-3 against Barcelona (Image: Getty).
But, only one minute later, Fabio Vieira killed the defending La Liga champion’s aspirations with a stunning cut, giving Arsenal a 5-3 upstream triumph.
Arsenal : Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Timber, Partey, Havertz, Odegaard, Saka, Trossard, Jesus.
Barcelona : Ter Stegen, Dest, Araujo, Pedri, Lewandowski, Gundogan, Christensen, Ez Abde, Marcos A., Oriol Romeu, Raphinha.