Barcelona continues its summer tour with a confrontation with Vissel Kobe. The Japanese club has a lot of former Barcelona players like Iniesta, David Villa and Samper. In the end, Barcelona won 2-0 against Kobe Vissel with Carles Perez‘s 2 goals.
The match was “hot” right from the start of the match with Iniesta’s beautiful long shot. Unfortunately, Ter Stegen still excelled in this situation. Barcelona also responded with a few dangerous situations later but failed.
Coming to the second half, Barcelona replaced all 11 players and quickly got the chance. Due to changing 11 people, most Barca players have the opportunity to try the field. Gerard Pique is the only star who doesn’t play. According to Barca, the Spanish midfielder suffered a slight pain after the first game against Chelsea and needed more rest.
The deadlock of the match was opened in the 59th minute with a goal of Perez after a mixed play in the penalty area. In the 86th minute, Spainish team double the gap.
Perez scored the second goal with a decisive corner. It is also a masterpiece. After receiving the ball on the left edge of the penalty area, he shot like a guy who only decided to win for Barca.
Coach Valverde also unleashed rookie Griezmann in the first place. Perez’s convincing performance was really the opposite of what Griezmann showed. Like the debut (losing to Chelsea 1-2), rookie priced at 135 million USD cannot find a common voice with teammates. The best chance came to Griezmann in the 11th minute, when he stood empty in the penalty area, but Riqui Puig hit the ball instead of passing the ball. Before leaving the field at the end of the first half, Griezmann miss the ball from Sergio Busquets.
While Antoine Griezmann, the expensive new rookie, failed to score, Carles Perez explained why coach Ernesto Valverde pulled him from Team B to join the A-team tour. The 21-year-old striker only takes 14 minutes to score. He turned on the wall with Malcom, before defeating the opponent with a shot.