Poland international Robert Lewandowski was in attendance as Barcelona thrashed Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami 6-0 in front of their home fans. The Poland striker watched on as Catalan giants Barcelona proved to be too much for their hosts in a friendly game.
Barcelona would have been hoping to see Poland international Lewandowski in action following his transfer from German club Bayern Munich in a deal reported to be around €50m. He had barely trained with Barcelona before the game against Inter Miami at the DRV PNK Stadium in Florida on Tuesday.
The difference in quality between Barcelona and Inter Miami showed after the Catalans scored six goals with three goals coming in each half. Summer signing Raphinha made his debut for Barcelona during the game and he was responsible for the second goal of the game in the first half. The Brazil international doubled the lead on 25 minutes after Pierre-EmerickAubameyang had given Barcelona the lead on 19 minutes.AnsuFati edged Barcelona 3-0 ahead with four first half minutes left to play and that was how it remained until the half-time interval.
Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez changed his starting XI completely at the start of the second half and three of the new entrants went on to score. Gavi came on for Fati on the left side of the Barcelona attack and he scored the fourth goal ten minutes after the half-time break. Memphis Depay and Ousmane Dembele then compounded the woes of the home team by finding the back of the net within a minute. Dutchman Depay scored the fifth Barcelona goal on 69 minutes after coming on for Aubameyang at the break, while Frenchman Dembele scored the six Barcelona goal on 70 minutes after coming on for Raphinha at the break as well.