Barcelona were defeated by Fiorentina 2-1 (watch goals and highlights here) in their third match of the International Champions Cup at the weekend. Luis Suarez scored the Blaugrana's only goal, despite La Liga's champions attempting 13 shots with eight on target.
Luis Enrique cannot be too impressed after leading his team to only one victory in four matches. Although results don't matter in preseason, conceding an average of two goals per match is never a good sign.
Barcelona based their success last term on their effectiveness up front and their ability to contain their opponents whenever they found a way to break on the counter. The mediocre results during the summer break are the direct result of lacking in two crucial aspects.
READ the full "Luis Suarez isolated and Barca defenders toil in difficult preseason" column by Francesc Tomas for ESPN here.
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