FC Barcelona won the pre-season victory over Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday. Along with new signatories Memphis DePay, Youssef Demir and Reiki Peuge, all scored in the Catalan club’s 3-0 victory over the hosts. However, it was Antonin Griezmann’s two assistants who got the most attention.
The bloggers are on a pre-season tour of Germany, and many are surprised that Griezmann is with the club despite the fact that they are looking for a way to send him to another club this summer.
Meanwhile, newly signed Dutchman Memphis Depp impressed his new employers by opening the scoreboard in the 21st minute. He pointed to an exact chip from compatriot Frankie de Jong to score Barcelona’s first goal. Stuttgart goalkeeper Fabian Bradlow could do nothing to stop the ball from trailing behind the net.
Memphis then teamed up with Griezmann for Blagrana’s second goal. He fed Griezmann, who is suspected to be offside, before the Frenchman approached a waiting Joseph Demir who did not hesitate to score.
Barcelona was leading 2-0 at half time break, the hosts could barely create a challenge.
The second half started slowly, but a replacement for Ronald Koeman kept the squad alive. Reiki Pewg was very aggressive in front, forcing him to make several savings from the Stuttgart keeper. Griezmann then helped him score the final goal with another brilliant assistant.
Bradlow was forced to save another Barcelona attempt thanks to Miralim Pejnik, another player who is expected to be out this summer. The match ended 3-0 in favor of Barcelona, and it was a match that showed the club what they would miss if they offloaded the success of Griezmann and Pejnik.
On the other hand, he was left without Lionel Messi, who is currently a free agent after failing to ratify the club’s contract extension. Just two weeks before La Liga starts, they are still struggling to get the players off. In fact, he is unable to reduce his salary bill to re-sign Messi before September 1.