International Champions Cup: Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 3

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Barcelona claimed the International Champions Cup after prevailing 3-2 in a thrilling Classic encounter against bitter rivals Real Madrid.

Barcelona went up 1-0 just three minutes in when Lionel Messi made a nice cut in the box and got a fortunate deflection to beat Keylor Navas:

It got better for Baca four minutes later when Rakitic drilled a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Neymar used the outside of his boot to flick the ball to Suarez, who dummied it through to Rakitic and the Croatian finished powerfully to leave Madrid stunned.

But Real stormed back. First it was Mateo Kovacic with a golazo low to the far post on 14 minutes.

Young Star Marco Asension got in on the action on the counter with this quality finish near post

Baca reclaimed the lead five minutes into the second half as Neymar and team-mate Pique linked up.

After a winning the free-kick, Neymar whipped in a teasing delivery and an unmarked Pique lost his opponent before volleying into the net as Batca beat Manchester City to the ICC trophy, while Madrid ended the tournament without a victory.

 

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