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

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