Barcelona’s pre-season US tour culminated in a friendly against Milan in Las Vegas last night (1-0). Javi Hernandez’s side have adjusted their squad for the new season, playing three preparatory games (Arsenal, Madrid and Milan).
After the tour, these are the data left in the United States.
Araujo, Romeu and Pedri are the only starters in the three games
In games against Arsenal, Real Madrid and Milan, we have to remember that 27 of the 31 players who traveled to the United States got minutes as Juventus were suspended due to gastroenteritis. There are only three Catalans in the starting XI: Araujo, Oriol Romeu and Pedri. Among them, Araujo played the most minutes, playing 207 minutes. Romeu and Pedri played 202 and 158 minutes respectively.
Ferran Torres, top scorer
Lewandowski, Rafinha, Dembele, Fermin Lopez and Ansu Fati are the names of players who have scored goals for FC Barcelona in the United States. The player with the most goals is Ferran Torres, who scored 2 goals against Arsenal and Real Madrid respectively.
Four Newcomers Tour
The “tour” across American soil gave some players the chance to make their debut in FC Barcelona’s first-team shirts. Gundogan and Fermin Lopez make debuts in first pre-season game against Arsenal. In addition, Gundogan started the game and Fermin Lopez made his debut as a scorer and assistant in the second game against Real Madrid.
The game against Milan was a chance for Mikhail Faye and Alex Valle to make their Barça first-team debuts. The two 19-year-olds came on in the 85th minute of the game.