Barcelona Beat NY Red Bulls 2-0 To Cap Unbeaten US Tour


Ousmane Dembele and Memphis Depay lifted Barcelona to a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday as the Spanish giants finished their four-match friendly tour of the United States unbeaten.

French winger Dembele fired Barcelona ahead after 40 minutes before a sellout crowd of 25,252 at Red Bull Arena.

Depay made it 2-0 in the 87th minute — five minutes after the Red Bulls were reduced to 10 men when Daniel Edelman was sent off for a wild sliding tackle on Pablo Torre.

While newly signed striker Robert Lewandowski remains in search of his first goal for Barcelona, the club heads back to Spain having racked up three wins and a draw in four friendlies, Saturday’s victory following a 6-0 win over Inter Miami, a 1-0 triumph over La Liga rivals Real Madrid and a 2-2 draw with Juventus.

French winger Dembele opened the scoring with his third goal in two matches. From a pass by Raphinha, he unleashed a right-footed blast into the bottom right corner of Carlos Coronel’s net.

Depay struck in the 87th, capitalizing on a Red Bulls defensive mixup to slot the ball into an empty net.

Lewandowski, signed from Bayern Munich for around 50 million euros was formally introduced as a Barca player at the start of the tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Barcelona will conclude their pre-season with a match against Mexico’s Pumas UNAM at Camp Nou next Sunday.

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