Lionel Messi scores, reigning La Liga champs win Joan Gamper Trophy

Barcelona eased past Boca Juniors on goals from Lionel Messi, Malcom and Rafinha.

Barcelona won the Joan Gamper Trophy, defeating Argentina’s Boca Juniors 3-0 at the Catalonian side’s home stadium of Camp Nou.

Ernesto Valverde’s starting line-up on Wednesday included newly-signed players Arturo Vidal and Malcom, playing alongside team captain Lionel Messi, reports Efe.

Barça dominated the beginning of the game and Brazilian winger Malcom gave the Catalan club the lead with the first goal 18 minutes into the match.

Boca Juniors fought back trying to score an equalizer, but Messi doubled the lead for Barcelona with a second goal in the 39th minute.

Barça midfielder Rafinha netted the third goal in the match’s 67th minute to seal the 3-0 victory.

Thursday’s trophy is the sixth straight for Barcelona.

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Source: Matchday Frolics
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