as FC Barcelona dominated from start to finish.
The team’s good run of form continued on Saturday night,
Xavi’s men won the battle for possession, reaching 70% for the game. The blaugranes had over 600 passes,
almost tripling the passing output of the hosts, and managed 14 shots,
seven of which were on target. The Red Bulls,
meanwhile, managed seven total shots, none of which were on target.
Barça had a bevy of excellent chances in the opening half hour,
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but the scoreboard didn’t budge until the 40th, when Dembéle got things started.
Raphinha left a perfect pass for the Frenchman, who fired a bullet past Red Bull keeper Carlos Coronel.
Memphis capitalised on a defensive lapse in the 87th minute to put an end to the game and send FC Barcelona back
to the Catalan capital with a 2-0 triumph.
The game had been scoreless up until that point.
The Trofeu Joan Gamper matchup between Barça and Pumas is scheduled for next Sunday night at Spotify Camp Nou.
Soccer. New York Red Bulls vs. FC Barcelona: Complete results and highlights
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missed more than a few opportunities on goal in a victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday at Red Bull Arena, failing to score in any of FC Barcelona’s preseason matches in the United States.
Lewandowski was relentlessly sought out by every FC Barcelona
player so that he could get his first goal for the Catalan club.
Many of his attempts were blocked by the Red Bulls goalkeeper,
while others sailed past the crossbar.
So, In the 40th minute, Ousmane Dembele scored the game’s first goal with an outstanding finish on a play he began.
Before every player was replaced to begin the last 45 minutes, the Red Bulls gave a strong effort in the first half.
In the second half,
FC Barcelona’s substitutes included Pedri, Sergi Roberto,
and Gerard Pique.
Depay only required a few shots on goal to accomplish what Lewandowski was unable to.
Depay scored in minute 87 by taking advantage of a defender and goalkeeper miscommunication.
FC Barcelona defeated New York Red Bulls 2-0 despite Robert Lewandowski’s inability to score.
Robert Lewandowski, a new forward for Barcelona,
has made three starts and has yet to score despite having numerous chances in his team’s 2-0 friendly victory over the New York Red Bulls in front of a pro-Barcelona
sellout crowd at Red Bull Arena.
The first half was dominated by the New York Red Bulls,
who nearly managed a goalless tie going into the break.
Goalkeeper Carlos Coronel made a number of outstanding saves to keep the game close,
but Dembele broke through right before halftime.
Lewandowski received several of Barcelona’s finest opportunities,
but he either fired the ball straight at the goalkeeper or missed the mark. Lewandowski flashed a wry smile at his good fortune on the evening as RBNY’s backup ‘keeper Ryan Meara made the most recent in the string of saves.
After four games in the United States, Barcelona returned to Spain with three victories and one tie. Prior to facing Rayo Vallecano in the opening game of the La Liga season in mid-August, they will play Mexican team Pumas UNAM in their home stadium,
Camp Nou. The Red Bulls are still making an effort to qualify for the MLS playoffs in October and win their first MLS Cup.
MVPs of the USA Tour: Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele
Barcelona fans will have a tonne of fun this year if the recent matches in the USA are anything to go by. Over the course of the 10 days,
wings Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele each had numerous magical moments, but against the Red Bulls, they collaborated for one.
When both of them are on the field at once, opposition defences will find it difficult to stop them due to the quick chemistry they’ve displayed and their ability to switch flanks so easily.
Particularly Dembele seems to be in midseason form already,
so Barcelona would be wise to just give him the ball and let him cause mayhem. He is able to overcome defences on his own thanks to his slalom runs.
The re-signing of Dembele may have been the most crucial decision made in terms of personnel throughout the offseason. He can unleash the attack’s full ability at Barcelona.
Why is Robert Lewandowski unable to score?
So what happened to the goal-scoring forward that Barcelona believed it had secured in the Polish player? He is notorious for blowing opportunities,
yet despite having several against the Red Bulls, he still failed to score. There is still one more friendly for him to try to break his duck, failing which the pressure for the La Liga debut against Rayo Vallecano will definitely increase.
Lewandowski appears to be having trouble scoring during this brief three-game sample due to a combination of unfavourable luck,
solid defending, and some misplaced shots. The truth is that the penalty area will be congested considering how opponents choose to sit back and frustrate Barcelona. Lewandowski wants to be clinical every time he gets the chance in the box.
Lewandowski might benefit from occasionally being a little more creative and unpredictable with his finishing attempts.
Daniel Edelman of RBNY is dismissed in the 82nd minute! The referee made a hard choice there. Pablo Torre of Barcelona was collided with by Edelman, although no studs were visible. Although it was late, it is debatable if the player’s safety was in jeopardy. The Red Bulls will play the remaining time with 10 men.
77th minute: After Ansu Fati came close to scoring and Pablo Torre took over for Pedri,
RBNY goalkeeper Ryan Meara makes a spectacular finger-tip save on a Barcelona cross that was diverted by his own defender. The corner has no effect.
72nd minute: Robert Lewandowski hasn’t scored in three games. He exits the stage for Memphis Depay. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is replaced by Inaki Pena in goal for Barcelona.
Zach Ryan replaces Curtis Ofori for the Red Bulls after he has played over 30 minutes.
Ansu Fati’s scissor volley in the 68th minute goes well over the bar, and judging on his look, he feels he could have done better.
The Red Bull Arena was completely full for the friendly match between the New York Red Bulls and FC Barcelona on July 30.
Barça won the game 2-0, scoring one goal in each half.
Against the La Liga team, the Red Bulls’ entire roster saw action. Each goalie played for 45 minutes, with Carlos Coronel making three saves and Ryan Meara contributing two of his own.
For FC Barcelona, Ousmane Dembélé scored in the opening period, and Memphis Depay added a second.
Daniel Edelman was sent off late in the second half, and New York concluded the game with 10 men.
Five minutes after Daniel Edelman had been dismissed from the Red Bulls for a reckless sliding tackle on Pablo Torre, Depay scored it 2-0 in the 87th minute.
Barcelona returns to Spain with three wins and a draw from four friendly, with Saturday’s victory coming after victories over Inter Miami by scores of 6-0, 1-0, and 2-2, as well as a draw with Juventus. Newly acquired striker Robert Lewandowski is still waiting for his first goal for Barcelona.
Barcelona defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday to complete an undefeated run through their four-match friendly tour of the United States thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembele and Memphis Depay.