In the other high-profile friendly game on Sunday, Real Madrid and AC Milan fought to a 0-0 draw.
Barcelona’s Riqui Puig celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal in the Joan Gamper Trophy football match against Juventus. AP
Barcelona started on Sunday without Lionel Messi with a 3-0 win against Juventus in the Gamper Trophy in the preseason.
Messi had said goodbye to the club on Sunday at a tearful press conference He had served for years.
Memphis Depay opened the goal for Barcelona after just three minutes, Martin Braithwaite scored a second goal just an hour ago from a corner.
Young talent Riqui Puig scored in stoppage time with one fine left kick a third goal.
Spain’s La Liga season starts on Friday, while Italy’s Serie A starts on August 22.
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Widely considered the most gifted player in the game’s history, Messi won 35 trophies at Barcelona he joined at the age of 13 – including four Champions League and 10 league titles, while his 672 goals are a record for all five European leagues.
Messi, who has won ten Spanish league titles, four Champions League titles and three club world championships during his 17-year senior career at Barcelona, is leaving after scoring 672 goals for the club.
City boss Guardiola was Messi’s manager at Barcelona for four successful years and the Premier League champion was instantly linked to the striker following Thursday’s bombing news.
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