Barcelona Beat Juventus Without Messi

Barcelona earned a 3-0 victory over Juventus in Sunday's pre-season clash with Memphis Depay gives an early lead to Barca.
Barcelona Beat Juventus Without Messi

Barcelona beat Juventus in Sunday's pre-season clash. Also, with Lionel Messi's name sung throughout at Estadi Johan Cruyff.

Messi gave a tearful farewell to Barca at a news conference on Sunday after the confirmation this week. However, the forward's 21-year association with the club has come to an end. However, The six-time Ballon d'Or winner's name was chanting by the home supporters. Although, they were chanting throughout the prestige pre-season match with Juventus. However, Barcelona beat Juventus in Pre-season match today.

Memphis Depay gives an early lead to Barca.

Depay, Braithwaite and Puig get goals in Barca's win

Memphis Depay gave Barça the lead after three minutes and Martin Braithwaite added a second before the hour mark as Ronald Koeman's men rounded off pre-season with a win, with Riqui Puig scoring a fine third with the last kick of the contest. That was Depay's third goal in four games since arriving from Lyon on a free transfer and he nearly had a second soon after when bending a free-kick narrowly over the crossbar.

Memphis Depay gives an early lead to Barca.
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The hosts had some breathing space 12 minutes into the second period. Braithwaite's header from a Depay corner squirmed through the grasp of substitute keeper Mattia Perin.

Barca added a third goal to their tally in the final seconds. The young midfielder Puig's curled effort from 20 yards to give Koeman hope of a bright future without club legend Messi. Barcelona beat Juventus easily in the pre-season match by 3-0.

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