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Luis Suarez leads Barcelona past LA Galaxy in USA Tour | Ratings, Video Highlights

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Barcelona achieved a 2-1 victory against LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in the first match of the International Champions Cup friendly tournament. Luis Suarez and Sergi Roberto scored the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 74 percent of possession, created 19 goalscoring chances and attempted 14 shots, six of them on target and one to the post.

Player Ratings:

Starting XI: Masip (7); Douglas (7), Bartra (8), Mathieu (6), Adriano (6); Sergio Busquets (8), Ivan Rakitic (8, Man of the Match), Sergi Roberto (8); Rafinha (6), Luis Suárez (8), Pedro (7)

Subs: José Aurelio Suárez (6), Gerard Piqué (6), Andres Iniesta (6), Munir (7), Jordi Alba (6), Sandro (7), Thomas Vermaelen (7), Sergi Samper (7), Alex Gumbau (6), Alen Halilovic (6)

Here are the video highlights!



Barcelona manager Luis Enrique explained after the match: “We have shown what we can do. I liked the team a lot. We were intense on the field as I expected. The work from training has come off, above all the work in divided spaces. We played 45 minutes at a good pace. For being the first game of the season, after seven days of training with a few double sessions – I am confident. I have seen my players looking good, a good tempo and I am very happy with what I have seen.”

“Where can we improve? Everywhere. Pressure, moving the ball around. There are things that change every day and we have to work out how to deal with them. I liked the team because we have been intense and we did not commit any serious errors, but we can improve in all areas. Furthermore, it’s the only way for us. Without any doubt, we will be the team to beat and we have to keep so we have to improve on the field. Today we did well but we have to do that again and better. That’s where we are.”

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Despite Lionel Messi, Neymar and other South American internationals having been granted extra holidays, it is clear that their Barcelona teammates started the preseason with plenty of determination, and an undeniable desire to prove their manager their worth.

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