Manchester City and Barcelona played out a 3-3 draw in a friendly at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
The match saw City take the lead initially, following a mistake by Barca’s goalkeeper Inaki Pena, as Julian Alvarez poached the ball, scoring with a clinical finish.
Barcelona replied within eight minutes. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored after a Jordi Alba free kick was guided to him by Sergio Busquets. Two of the three players involved in the goal have been active players under Guardiola.
In the second half, Frenkie De Jong scored from a Memphis Depay assist in the 66th minute, while it took just four minutes for Guardiola’s side to make a comeback.
Cole Palmer, playing his sixth match for the senior squad of Manchester City, scored from a Joao Cancelo cross, making it all square.
Memphis Depay continued to be the difference for the Blaugrana when he steered Sergio Roberto’s low cross into the net, giving Barcelona a temporary edge in the match.
While the result of the match looked sealed, a last moment penalty conceded by Barcelona’s Andreas Christensen gave Man City a chance to equalise for the second time in the match. This time, Riyad Mahrez made no mistake to execute a calm finish, ending the match all-square after 90 minutes of tense football.
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