Barcelona says goodbye to 2023 with a defeat in the US against América from Mexico

DALLAS.- With a squad full of young people, the Barcelona said goodbye to the year by falling 3-2 against America of Mexico in a friendly held on Thursday in Dallas (Texas, United States), to which he appeared without much rest.

The Barça team, which only one day before defeated with suffering the Almeria in the Spanish league, he scored through the youth Lamine Yamal in the 6th minute and Marc Guiu in the 28th, in this duel played in the rain at the Cotton Bowl stadium.

He Americanew champion of Mexican soccer, turned the score around with a double from the Colombian Julian Quiñones at 12 and 50 and a last target of Henry Martin in ’82.


The technician Xavi Hernandez He used numerous players from Barcelona’s second team, but ended up sending up to five of the players who were starters 24 hours earlier to the pitch (I cancelChristensen, FerminJoao Felix and Lewandowski), in addition to the sanctioned Frenkie de Jong.

The Catalan team, who is experiencing financial limitationswill earn around five million dollars from this friendly match, his last commitment before the Christmas holidays begin.

We have to adapt to the economic situation of the club“, said Xavi about the uncomfortable date of the match in statements to the TUDN television station.

Barcelona and America offered what was expected:

“It was a great game. So much America as Barcelona “They have offered a spectacle, chances, goals and for our part we have given opportunities to young and very young people,” he said. “The older players… logically, we played a game yesterday and we were tired, but I think people enjoyed it.”

On the other hand, the America there was a second great joy after beating 3-0 Tigers on Sunday and become champion of the 2023 Apertura tournament of Mexican soccer, his fourteenth crown in the era of professionalism.

“They have a very good team. They are an intense team, very well equipped technically, who do not give you the ball. It is no coincidence that they have finished champions, so I wish them a good future,” he praised Xavi to the ‘Eagles’.