Barcelona did not take long to take the lead against Elche in the Gamper Trophy clash and they did so through an Antoine Griezmann goal. He just had to finish off a lovely pass by Jordi Alba.
There are few surprises in Ronald Koeman's squad for the Gamper Trophy match with Elche this Saturday at the Camp Nou. Pjanic and Ansu Fati have been called up at the expense of Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal who are both on the way out of the club.
Leo Messi scored his first Barca goal after his almost exit from the club this summer in the friendly against Girona. He received it at the edge of the area, and after putting it on to his right foot, hit the ball off the post and in.
Barcelona player Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in Wednesday's friendly match against Girona. The Brazilian put the icing on the cake of a great combined passage of play with Francisco Trincao, Leo Messi, and Antoine Griezmann starring.
Juventus triumphed 5-0 against Novara in their opening pre-season game.
Sporting Lisbon have announced that three footballers from the first team have tested positive for COVID-19 so the friendly with Napoli has been cancelled.
Juventus thrashed Novara 5-0 in the first friendly of the 2020-21 season. Cristiano scored the first goal of the Pirlo era. Ramsey, Pjaca and two for Portanova completed the victory.
Barcelona made official on Sunday morning that Elche will be their opponent in the Trofeo Joan Gamper. This will be played on 19th September at 19:00 (CET) at the Camp Nou.