Spanish League News: An interesting battle occurs when Barcelona will face Real Madrid. Even though it was only a pre-season event, Raphinha was aiming for a win just to prove that his team was indeed better.
The new signing from Leeds United has shown he can be worth every penny of the 59 million euros spent on him when he scored one goal and provided two assists. Franck Kessie also looked calm and was one of the best players in the first 45 minutes.
Marquee Player signing Robert Lewandowski did not take part in the action but trained with his new team-mates. Attention now turns to the Clasico in Las Vegas this weekend, and the new Brazilian striker immediately launched his attack on Real Madrid.
“Someone always tries to score against anyone, but if it’s in a derby, even more so. The most important thing is the win – but for me we are better than Real Madrid,” said Raphinha, as reported by Goal.
“I am very happy to have scored my first goal. It was a good game. I tried to have a good game. I am very happy and hope to continue.”
Now, all eyes are on the Poland international after he was officially announced on Tuesday afternoon. He took part in the pre-match warm-up session with his team-mates but Xavi refrained from using him in the match.
This means that Lewandowski may make his El Clasico debut, which will be a pivotal moment for the former Bayern Munich forward.
Tags: Barcelona, Raphinha, El Clasico
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