Carles Perez was Barcelona's hero for Barcelona against Vissel Kobe. The winger was the man who scored the two goals against the Japanese side in the second half.
Barcelona played in their change strip of yellow for the first time in the match against Vissel Kobe.
The youngster scored both goals in Barcelona's 0-2 victory over Vissel Kobe in the Rakuten Cup at the Noevir Stadium in Kobe.
Join us for live coverage of the Rakuten Cup match between Vissel Kobe and Barcelona from the Noevir stadium in Kobe. Andres Iniesta will be reunited with ex-Barca teammates and it is the Spanish club's final match in Japan.
With Junior Firpo reportedly close to arriving, Ernesto Valverde provided an update on Barcelona's transfer intentions. Sergio Busquets and Ernesto Valverde spoke about the team's current happenings ahead of their match with Vissel Kobe. The player spoke about the team's recent signings, while his coach confirmed Barça could still be looking to add another left-back to the team before the transfer window ends.
Via an official medical report, Barcelona confirmed the absence of Gerard Pique against Vissel Kobe this Saturday. The Catalan central defender has got a muscle problem and Ernesto Valverde has decided not to force him as a precaution.
Ernesto Valverde knows it is early days in Antoine Griezmann's Barcelona career but he expects the France striker to be a huge asset.
Chelsea end their tour of Japan on a high thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley in a fairly comfortable 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Rakuten Cup match at the Saitama Stadium. Ivan Rakitic gave Chelsea a scare late on with an absolute screamer.
Join us for live coverage of the Rakuten Cup clash between Barcelona and Chelsea from the Saitama Stadium in Saitama, Japan in the opening game of Barcelona's pre-season tour of Japan. Chelsea will be hoping to bounce back from the weekend defeat to Kawasaki Frontale.
Antoine Griezmann spoke, in his first press conference, of his departure from Atletico Madrid. The Frenchman explained that he wanted to do things in the best way possible to leave his old club in a positive light.
Ivan Rakitic was in the press conference to analyse his future at Barcelona. The Croat, who wants to continue wearing the Barca shirt, although he does not rule out a departure.