BARCELONA proved there may be life after Lionel Messi to win the Joan Gamper trophy following a dominant win over Juventus.
The LaLiga giants bid goodbye to the legendary Argentine earlier on Sunday however the gamers nonetheless on the membership gave the followers one thing to smile about.
Barcelona have proven followers life after Lionel Messi with a convincing win over JuventusCredit score: Getty
Memphis Depay scored and registered an help through the 3-0 win over the ItaliansCredit score: Getty
The house crowd chanted Messi’s identify all through the encounter however new signing Memphis Depay gave them a glimpse into life subsequent season.
The Netherlands worldwide opened the scoring after solely three minutes after he slotted previous Wojciech Szczesny throughout a counter-attack.
The Blaugrana dominated within the first half and had two targets disallowed – with Yusuf Demir denied by an offside flag towards Antoine Griezmann.
After which the Frenchman had the ball within the web himself just for the linesman’s flag to shoot up once more.
Juve – who substituted Cristiano Ronaldo at half-time – went closest to an equaliser simply earlier than the break however Alvaro Morata was wasteful.
And so they have been made to pay following the restart as Memphis’ crisp nook discovered Martin Braithwaite unmarked inside the world and the Denmark worldwide beat Mattia Perin with a scientific header.
The Catalans then made it three through the second minute of stoppage time when Riqui Puig channeled his inside Messi on the Johan Cruyff Stadium.
The La Masia graduate, 21, fired a beautiful curling shot from the sting of the field that gave Perin no probability.
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As for Messi, he is reportedly due to be unveiled as a PSG player at the Eiffel Tower on Monday, with the participant flying to Paris after his emotional Sunday press conference in Barcelona.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 34, later revealed he will return to Barcelona one day in his first social media post since leaving the membership.
And Barca chief Joan Laporta has already opened the door for a Messi return.
Martin Braithwaite was additionally on the scoresheet as Barca received the Joan Gamper trophyCredit score: AP
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