Fri. Jul 12th, 2024
Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona

Barcelona football club beat Japanese club Vissel Kobe by 2 goals. Barcelona signed off the 2022-23 season with a comfortable win over Vissel Kobe in Japan.

Vissel Kobe 0 vs 2 Barcelona

Franck Kessié 16′
Eric García 19′

Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona

Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona, friendly: Final Score 0-2, Pablo Torre shines as Eric Garcia and Franck Kessie goals secure win.

FIRST HALF

Barcelona almost took the lead within the first two minutes in Tokyo. Pablo Torre twisted, turned and fired a shot across goal that hit the bottom of the post and rebounded to safety.

Torre came close again in the 12th minute after receiving the ball on the edge of the area, A neat touch saw him slide past Iniesta and fire a low shot at goal that was blocked by the goalkeeper.

The youngster was at the heart of everything for Barca and teed up the opening goal minutes later. A neat pass picked out a Franck Kessie run, and the midfielder pulled out a pretty composed finish to slide the ball home.

SECOND HALF

The second half brought a host of changes with Jules Kounde, Hector Font, Gavi, Raphinha, Ferran Torres and Marc Giui all entering the fray at the start of the second 45 minutes.

There were more chances after the break for Barcelona too. Giui had a header tipped over the bar from another Torre corner, before Raphinha flashed a fierce effort wide.

Torre departed on the hour and Barca weren’t quite as creative without the midfielder on the pitch. More changes also followed with Arnau Tenas getting some first-team minutes in place of Pena.

Iniesta departed with 10 minutes left to play to a huge ovation from the crowd, and Xavi on the touchline, as he played his final game for Vissel Kobe after almost five years with the J-League side.

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