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Barcelona beaten 3-2 by Mexican side Club America in Dallas friendly

Another defeat for Xavi’s side

Barcelona v America - Friendly Match Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images

Barcelona finished off 2023 by travelling halfway across the world to lose 3-2 to Mexican side Club America in a friendly in Dallas.

Xavi’s side flew straight out from their La Liga clash with Almeria for the game which is expected to net the club a few million euros.

Barcelona fielded a much-changed team and started six teenagers, with Ander Astralaga, Pau Cubarsí, and Gerard Martín all receiving first starts.

It was another teenager, Lamine Yamal, who opened the scoring after just six minutes. The youngster raced upfield and beat goalkeeper Angel Malagon to make it 1-0.

Club America were quick to respond to going behind. Julian Quiñones levelled it up with a backheel just six minutes later.

Yet Barcelona went ahead again before the half-hour mark. Marc Guiu scored again for the first team, sliding home a finish after good work from Hector Fort.

However, that was about as good as it got for Barca. Quiñones bagged his second of the game just after half-time to make it 2-2.

The second half saw a raft of substitutions as Xavi sent on the likes of Ferran Torres, Oriol Romeu, Joao Cancelo and Robert Lewandowski.

But it was Club America who found a winner late on in the game. Striker Henry Martin headed past Diego Kochen in the Barcelona goal to score to seal a 3-2 victory.

Check out the highlights of the game below:

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