Barça kicks off pre-season 2009July 25, 2009
Last night Barça played their first match of the pre-season, with an appearance at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur.
With Spurs having won all their previous three pre-season encounters, it was never going to be a walkover for Barcelona, but instead of a display of two teams at the top of their game, what emerged was a rather dreary game of uninspired football, which was somewhat enlivened in minute 32 when Bojan scored. Spurs immediately began the counterattack, with two close attempts on goal – the first was deflected by the cross bar, while Jorquera just got his fingertips to the second.
11 substitutions were made at half time, allowing all 22 members of the squad a chance to play, many of them for their first time in the main squad. After the break the game continued much as before until Livermore scored an equaliser for Spurs in minute 82.
All in all, pretty unexciting, but as the first of Barça’s pre-season matches, about what could be expected.
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