Video: Barcelona 2 – 1 Napoli [Club Friendlies] Highlights 2019
After Arkadiusz Milik’s embarrassing miss, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic scored with an unstoppable 79th-minute half-volley on Wednesday.
Ivan Rakitic scored the winner as LaLiga champions Barcelona overcame Napoli 2-1 in the first of two friendlies in the United States.
After Arkadiusz Milik’s embarrassing miss for Napoli, Barca midfielder Rakitic found the back of the net with an unstoppable 79th-minute half-volley in Miami Gardens on Wednesday.
Barca – who will face Napoli again in Michigan on Saturday – saw Sergio Busquets’ opener cancelled out by Samuel Umtiti’s own goal three minutes prior to half-time.
Barcelona played without Lionel Messi due to a calf strain, but Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez, Rakitic, Umtiti and Busquets were in the XI, while Junior Firpo – who arrived from Real Betis this week – made his debut.