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Barcelona secures victory over Stuttgart.
Barcelona secures victory over Stuttgart.
  • Posted by Samy A
  • Date : Aug 01, 2021

Barcelona continued in their perfect  preseason form thanks to a 3-0 victory over Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The Catalan giants had a sluggish beginning but picked up the pace midway through the first period, they found the back of the net three times and gained a well deserved win to continue their winning streak in the exhibition campaign.

The first twenty minutes were tough   as Stuttgart played a defensive game and Barçelona had trouble penetrating the German defense, and the passing was sluggish.

Apart for Memphis Depay and Gavi, who were lively and bright throughout the first half moving all over the football field and giving options for their teammates. It was a great run from Memphis Depay that paved way the first goal, and after an excellent long ball by De Jong, Memphis Depay controlled the ball with his first touch, flicked it over and fired it past the goal keeper.

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Memphis Depay also played a part in the second goal, with an intelligent piece of skill to pass Griezmann and the Frenchman assisted Yusuf Demir for a tap-in and it was his first Barca goal.

At halftime, Barçelona were  ahead with a few bright individual display and some minutes from the whole team to finish the period.

The second period was played confidently as Barcelona took charge of possession. Riqui Puig was introduced as a substitute with his usual strength and found the back of the net on a counter-attack to take the goal tally to three.

Stuttgart had few moments but never truly harmed the Barcelona backline, and the final whistle came to end another solid display from the Catalan giants. They stay perfect with three consecutive victories in preseason, and face RB Salzburg in their next fixture.