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While waiting for Messi's return and Agüero's debut, Memphis put together a show and scored a great goal for Barcelona

2021-07-31T20:58:51.173Z

Yusuf Demir and Riqui Puig also scored. Great game for Griezmann. It was 3-0 to Stuttgart.



07/31/2021 16:30

  • Clarín.com

  • sports

Updated 07/31/2021 4:30 PM

A goal from

Memphis Depay

, another from the young Austrian jewel

Yusuf Demir

and a third from

Riqui Puig

gave FC Barcelona a 3-0 victory over Stuttgart in the third preseason game for Ronald Koeman's team, which follows waiting for the renewal of Lionel Messi and the debut of the newly hired Sergio Kun Agüero.

Barça, which is training in Donaueschingen, Germany, dominated Stuttgart in a match that began an hour late due to traffic jams encountered by the Barça team to reach the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which hosted 25,000 spectators, the maximum allowed by the health authorities.

Joan Laporta was present in the box

.

Ronald Koeman lined up a starting eleven that could be quite similar to the one that will face Real Sociedad in the first league game, on August 15: Net;

Sergi Roberto, Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Sergiño Dest;

Nico González, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi;

Yusuf Demir, Memphis Depay and Antoine Griezmann.

"The attitude, the dedication and the ambition of the team have been very important"



- @RonaldKoeman after the game against Stuttgart pic.twitter.com/B9oP3X5IEG

- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) July 31, 2021

For its part,

Stuttgart was presented with multiple casualties.

Among them, that of one of his best players, Sasha Kalajdzic, who during the week tested positive for coronavirus.

In fact, the game was about to be suspended this Saturday for two more positives in the German team, but finally the health authorities gave the clubs permission to play it.

The match

The game woke up slow and did not have any outstanding action until the 21st minute, when a long pass from the Dutchman Frenkie de Jong was taken advantage of by his compatriot Memphis Depay, who

threw a hat

to get rid of the captain of Stuttgart, Pascal Stenzel, before 

sentencing with a final volley to Fabian Bredlow

.

🎩🔥 @Memphis



📺 LIVE: https://t.co/4keRpP5EEp#StuttgartBarça pic.twitter.com/3STq2LDPSi

- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) July 31, 2021

The Barça practically closed the meeting 15 minutes later with the 0-2 against a harmless Stuttgart.

A beautiful passing play arrived at the feet of Memphis, who gave it to Griezmann, who put a pass inside the small area for

Yusuf Demir to debut as a scorer

with the Barça shirt.

💙❤🔝 # StuttgartBarça pic.twitter.com/3VRyoZIHU8

- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) July 31, 2021

One of the outstanding players of the first half was

Gavi

, from the Barcelona affiliate who will turn 17 on August 5, who

demonstrated a vision of the game, a technical quality and a mastery of the midfield that was not appropriate for his age

.

Without a doubt, it is one of the great Barça bets for the future.

The shock came from Clément Lenglet at the start of the second half when he received a strong blow to the left knee in a fight for the ball with Philipp Förster that left him visibly sore on the pitch.

Quickly Koeman replaced him as a precaution and gave minutes to the Uruguayan Ronald Araujo, who made his debut in this preseason.

Memphis Depay showed his entire class.

Photo: AFP

Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba also played their first minutes, who entered 30 minutes from the end.

The three returned to training this week after playing the Eurocup and the America's Cup.

The final 0-3 was put by Riqui Puig in the 73rd after a counterattack that ended with a shot that hit the left post of the goal and walked over the goal line before overcoming it.

The assistance was from Griezmann.

🎯 @RiquiPuig



📺 LIVE: https://t.co/n1VfTXk5je#StuttgartBarça pic.twitter.com/Q51rtAiFFt

- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) July 31, 2021

Especially significant was that Martin Braithwaite, Samuel Umtiti and Álex Collado, three players with a first-team record, did not play for a single minute against Stuttgart.

Their paths seem to be moving away from the Camp Nou.

Source: EFE

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