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FC Barcelona 1-0 Manchester United :ICC North America Match Report

FC Barcelona 1-0 Manchester United :ICC North America Match Report

FC Barcelona gave Manchester United their first defeat of the pre-season at the FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on Wednesday Courtesy of the PSG Target Neymar, scoring his third goal in two matches and becoming the Man of the Match for the second time this week. 

Manchester United saw their defense made Vulnerable by the trio Suarez, Neymar and Messi but got lucky to have a world class goalkeeper David De'Gea in goal.

The first minutes of the game were filled with Chances for Barcelona - - Neymar drew the first of six first half saves from De Gea in the fourth minute, with Messi testing the Spaniard again two minutes later. Less than 60 seconds later it was Luis Suarez's turn, the Uruguayan's drive turned wide by De Gea.

Manchester United made 8 changes to the Men in the penalty shootout against Madrid bringing in David de Gea, Daley Blind, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku while Ander Herrera and Juan Mata are recovering from Injuries sustained during the preseason.

Valverde brought in Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Nelson Semedo, Sergio Busquets and 19-year-old midfielder Carles Arena into the starting line up.

After the early saves by David De'Gea, Neymar capitalized on a mistake by Valencia, to give Barcelona a lead in the 31st minute, scoring from close range. After then, Manchester United chased for an equalizer throughout the remaining minutes of the game but failed either buy some good goalkeeping or wasted opportunities ..

10 substitutions were made by Barcelona after the first 45 while United made five changes but the best effort for an equalizer came from Anthony Martial through a curling effort which went wide.

Jose Mourinho side will now face Valerenga IF on July 30th in Oslo, then finish up their pre-season against Sampdoria in Dublin on August 2 before facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on August 8.
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