Barcelona kicked off their preseason tour of the United States with a fantastic 6-0 victory over Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami at the DRV PNK Stadium on Tuesday night.
A total of 24 players took the pitch for the Blaugrana across the two halves, and all contributed to a dominant performances and six goals for a Barça team that at times looked unstoppable, with the best striker in the world watching from the stands still waiting to join the party.
New signing Raphinha showed he could be worth every penny of the €59m spent on him as he scored once and provided two assists. He then fired shots at Clasico rivals Real Madrid before they lock horns on Sunday.
Franck Kessie also looked settled and was one of the better performers in the opening 45 minutes. Marquee signing Robert Lewandowski did not take part in action but trained with his new teammates.
It took just 19 minutes to open the scoring for Barcelona as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang chipped over the keeper to finish off a brilliant team move. Raphinha joined the party soon after and his first-touch volley that doubled the lead was a thing of beauty. Ansu Fati made it 3-0 before the interval.
Xavi switched his entire starting XI in the second half but that hardly hampered their scoring form as they netted three more. Gavi’s genius paved the way for the fourth while Memphis Depay and Ousmane Dembele also got their names on the scoresheet.