BARCELONA, Spain – Barcelona started life without Lionel Messi on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Juventus in the pre-season Gamper Trophy.
Messi had said his farewell to the club he had served for 20 years earlier on Sunday at a tearful press conference.
Memphis Depay opened the scoring for Barcelona after just three minutes with Martin Braithwaite adding a second goal just before the hour mark from a corner kick.
Young prospect Riqui Puig scored a third goal in stoppage time with good left-foot control.
In Sunday’s other friendly match, Real Madrid and AC Milan fought to 0-0.
Spain’s La Liga season kicks off on Friday while Italy’s Serie A starts on August 22.
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