AC Milan 1-0 Barca: Silva strikes at 92nd minute to seal the victory
FC Barcelona had to face shock defeat from AC Milan after Andre Silva strikes ar 93rd minutes of the game. Catalans are the favorites to win the game before the game started and they also have better possession than their opponents and created plenty of chances but could not avoid the defeat.
Arcas newcomer boys Arthur and Malcolm impressed during the game. But unable to score a goal Barca lack first team members and Barca were missing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, Ousmane Dembele, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti and Philippe Coutino, as the majority of the club’s first-team stars were afforded an additional period of recovery following their appearance in the World Cup, while new signing Arturo Vidal is yet to link up with the squad.
In their absence, head coach Ernesto Valverde started Brazilian newcomers Arthur and Malcolm against the Rossoneri in Santa Clara, where the Blaugrana dominated proceedings without reward in the first half Arthur was Adapting to the team at an amazing speed. Doesn’t commit mistakes or lose the ball and another Brazilian counterpart Malcolm looks very good and incisive. Showed that he can also play as a left winger and the new face who Impressed during the game was Riqui Puig he was a headache for opponents, his direct running was a joy to watch. Missed a chance in the last few minutes was the most refreshing appearance from a Barcelona player in a long time and coach Valverde Gave quality minutes to Riqui Puig and opted for Miranda on the left side,
The next game of FC Barcelona is with Sevilla FC in Spanish super cup final on August 12