Beckham and Neville’s Barcelona Lesson! New-look Barca put SIX past Inter Miami – including David and Phil’s sons – with Raphinha goal, De Jong in the lead… and Lewandowski in the stands only!
- Barcelona have scored six goals behind Inter Miami in their pre-season friendly
- Romeo Beckham and Harvey Neville were both involved in the 6-0 drubbing
- Barca’s new signing Raphinha scored on debut and provided two assists
- New signing Robert Lewandowski watched from the stands in Miami
- Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong was also given 45 minutes in midfield
Barcelona Newcomer Raphinha made a memorable debut on Tuesday, scoring and conceding two assists in the 6-0 win against Inter Miami, while Romeo Beckham and Harvey Neville made cameo appearances in friendlies.
It was the 25-year-old Brazilian striker who guided Xavi’s side to an easy win against the MLS club owned by the England icon David Beckham.
While it was a memorable debut for Raphinha, it became a revealing experience for the sons of the two former Manchester United stars as Harvey Neville scored a full half against the Catalan giants while Romeo Beckham had just four minutes to make a mark to put .
Barcelona’s new signing Raphinha made his debut as they beat Inter Miami by six goals
Raphinha – who has signed for £56m leeds United earlier this month – initial setup Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangwho opened the scoring in the 19th minute and then extended the lead himself six minutes later with a beautiful first touch shot with his left foot.
Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong came on in the second half, replacing new signing Franck Kessie in a strong Barcelona side for the friendly at the DRV PNK Stadion.
Teenage sensation Ansu Fati, who is slowly recovering from a long layoff following a series of injuries, scored Barca’s third goal just before half-time with another pass from Raphinha.
Barca returned to the second half with 11 substitutions but continued to dominate, scoring three more goals through Gavi, Memphis Depay and Ousmane Dembele.
It was Barca’s first of four games on their US pre-season tour, which continues with a Clasico against bitter rivals Real Madrid in Las Vegas on Saturday.
“I think we’re better than Real Madrid,” Raphinha told reporters.
“I’m really happy about my first goal and that things went well on my debut. I felt very good. I hope I can continue like this.
“Of course I would like to score against Real Madrid on Saturday. Scoring goals always gives confidence and when you can do it against a team like Real Madrid even more.”