Barcelona vs Napoli: Busquets, Rakitic score as La Blaugrana record 2-1 victory

Barcelona vs Napoli: Busquets, Rakitic score as La Blaugrana record 2-1 victory

- Barcelona vs Napoli ended 2-1 in favour of the Catalan giants in a pre-season friendly

- Sergio Busquets opened the scoring before Samuel Untiti's own goal leveled matters

- Ivan Rakitic scored the winner with 11 minutes left to play as Barcelona got the win

Barcelona vs Napoli pre-season friendly game ended 2-1 in favour of the Spanish champions in Maimi.

The highly entertaining fixture saw both sides create a lot of chances in the opening exchanges of the game.

But it was the Catalans who got ahead in the 38th minute as Sergio Busquets cleverly picks his spot from outside the 18-yard box courtesy of a Carles Perez's assist to make it 1-0.

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Barcelona goalkeeper on the night, Neto was in superb form as he made some outstanding saves to help his side maintain the lead.

However, the side from Naples equalized three minutes from half time as Samuel Umtiti put the ball into his own net after attempting a block from Jose Callejon's shot. It was 1-1.

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Luiz Suarez and Antoine Griezmann wasted several opportunities in the first half as both superstars made way from the start of the second 45 minutes.

Ousmane Dembele struck the wood-work with a curling effort later in the game but with 11 minutes left to play Ivan Rakitic scored the winner.

Abel Ruiz's initial shot was blocked before the Croatian star pounced on the rebound as the match ended 2-1 in favour of Ernesto Valverde's side.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Junior Firpo has taken down a series of offensive tweets he posted about new team-mate Lionel Messi including one that allegedly wished him dead.

The Spain U21 international who signed for Barcelona from Real Betis for a fee of £16.54million, removed the negative comments about the Argentine superstar. ( -> We have updated to serve you

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