Santos vs. Barcelona: 5 Things We Learned

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Santos vs. Barcelona: 5 Things We Learned
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An inspired Barcelona beat Santos 8-0 in the Joan Gamper trophy match at the Camp Nou on Friday night, with Cesc Fabregas scoring a brace for the Blaugrana.

The match, one of two friendly fixtures agreed as part of Neymar's transfer, was supposed to be a test of Barcelona's strength against a Santos side in the middle of their season. However, it turned out to be a one-sided affair.

Neymar himself made an appearance for his new club in the second half and, although unable to get on the scoresheet, was lively throughout.

What then can we learn from the encounter?

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