Barcelona Demolishes Preseason

  • Posted on: 11 August 2014
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In their penultimate pre-season match of this summer, Barcelona absolutely demolished HJK Helsinki, a club from Finland. They won by 6-0.
A win of that sort of margin and that too in the absence of the most of the star players of the team, it’s clear that the La Liga runners up are ready to enter the upcoming season all guns blazing.
One of the young players whom the Barcelona fans would definitely be very excited about is Munir El Haddadi. The Spanish forward who is just 18 at the moment was one of the heroes for Blaugrana against Helsinki. He found the back of the net twice in that game and showed that he had developed enough to be able to play at the top level.
People noticed El Haddadi for the first time in 2013 when he had taken the Youth League by storm. He has only got better and better since then and many experts reckon that it’s not long before he would be given the chance to make his debut for the senior team of Barcelona.
The other guy who was immensely impressive in that pre-season match was the club’s new recruitment Ivan Rakitic. The playmaker from Croatia showed how good he is at passing. The Helsinki midfielders were finding it almost impossible to put brakes on him. He was being able to run through them on a regular basis.
The 26-year old seems to be a really strong candidate to partner Andres Iniesta in the midfield in the first few matches in the La Liga.
Barcelona has bought Rakitic from Sevilla FC. He has been given no. 4 jersey at the club.
Rakitic represented two countries in junior football i.e. Croatia and Switzerland. At the senior level though, he has played only for Croatia.