FC Barcelona beat Real Madrid C.F. to be crowned as the winners of the International Champions Cup in the first El Clasico of the 2017/18 season in Miami.
Barcelona exploded in the game as they recorded a 3-2 victory against arch-rivals Madrid to lift the ICC trophy.
The Argentine superstar Lionel Messi started in the perfect manner for Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde scoring the opener within the first three minutes of the game in front of 66,014 crowds in Miami.
Barca wasted no time to double their lead when Ivan Rakitic scored the second goal in the 7th minute of the match.
However, Real Madrid equalized the game going to the second half after Zinedine Zidane’s side pulled one back through Mateo Kovacic and Marco Asensio.
Meanwhile, it was Gerard Pique’s 50th minute goal in the second half from Neymar’s free kick that proves to be enough to give last season’s Copa del Rey winners a victory over the reigning Spanish and European champions.
Pique was awarded as the MVP or Most Valued Player also known as man of the match.
Moving forward, giving to you the best soccer betting tips, Barcelona will round off their pre-season on August 7th when they meet Brazil’s Associação Chapecoense de Futebol at Camp Nou.
Real Madrid on the other end will take another friendly at Major League Soccer All-Star Game with MLS All-Stars on August 3, Thursday, 9:00 AM (Philippine time).
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