Thailand XI vs. Barcelona: Preseason Friendly Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterAugust 6, 2013

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - AUGUST 04:  (ISRAEL OUT) FC Barcelona player Neymar waves to the crowd during a training session  on August 4, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Members of the FC Barcelona squad have travelled to the Middle East to visit Israel and the West Bank as part of a two-day 'peace tour'.  (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
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Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand XI 1-7 Barcelona

Barcelona thrashed an enthusiastic, but ultimately sub-par, Thailand XI 7-1 as they stepped up their preseason preparations.

Neymar scored his first Blaugrana goal with a simple tap-in in the 13th minute, and from there the floodgates opened: Messi (2), Pedro (3) and Alexis Sanchez notched as the Spaniards raced into a commanding lead, with Thailand's only reply coming from Dangda converting a penalty just before halftime.

The second half was all about possession, and Barca flexed their strength in depth with a flurry of substitutions. Samuel Eto'o academy products Frank Bagnack and Jean Marie Dongou, along with Sergio Roberto, were all given significant game time.

Barca have one final stop in Malaysia before taking on Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana on August 21.

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