Jordi Vinyals’ team picked up a point despite the dismissal of Dongou after just 33 minutes
A crowd of 5,495 at the Miniestadi is the second best attendance of the season
Barça B, 2
CD Tenerife, 2
Barça B: J. Suárez, Grimaldo (Joan Román, min. 84), Patric, Edgar Ié, Adama, Dongou, Gumbau, J. Cámara (Lucas, min. 55), Sandro (Maxi Rolón, min. 78), S. Juste, Palencia
CD Tenerife: Carlos, Albizua, Vitolo (Aridane, min. 88), Suso, Maxi (Cristo Martín, min. 81), Carlos Ruiz, Aitor Sanz, Javi Moyano, Ifrán, Raúl Cámara, Cristo Díaz (Juan Carlos, min. 45)
Referee: Francisco Manuel Arias López
Goals: 1-0 Dongou (min. 3); 1-1 Ifrán (min. 12); 2-1 Patric (pen) (min. 24); 2-2 Maxi (min. 60)
Barça B have picked up a valuable point at home to Tenerife in a game in which Jordi Vinyals’ side had to work hard right until the very end. The dismissal of Jean Marie Dongou after just 33 minutes was a turning point in the game. The Cameroonian had already found the net when he dismissed by the referee in the first half, helping Barça to a 2-1 lead. Tenerife salvaged a point with a second half equaliser from Maxi against the ten men of Barça B.
The blaugranes got off to the best possible start when Sergi Palencia from the U19A side, making his debut for the B side, provided Adama with a ball into space. The latter placed a perfect cross for Dongou to finish sharply with his left foot to give Vinyals’ side the lead after just three minutes. Nevertheless, after just 12 minutes, Tenerife were level. A mistake from Barça B at the back was punished by the visitors, Suso providing Ifrán with a pass that the striker gathered and beat keeper Suárez to make it 1-1.
Barça B back in front
The home side were not fazed and after 24 minutes they were back in the lead. Grimaldo played a lovely one-two with Cámara and made his way into the Tenerife box where he was brought down by Carlos Ruiz. Patric stroked home the resultant penalty to give Barça B a 2-1 lead. Striker Dongou was then red carded for a challenge on Vitolo before both sides had opportunities before half time. Tenerife striker Maxi struck the post with an effort and Sandro could have made it 3-1 had his effort not gone just over the bar.
The visitors came out in the second half intent of levelling things up. However, Barça keeper José Aurelio Suárez made several important saves to keep his side in the lead. Tenerife’s best player Suso then conjured up an excellent pass to find Maxi unmarked the striker made it 2-2 with half an hour still remaining. The visitors pressed for the win but found Suárez in inspired form and Jordi Vinyals’ team held for a valuable point in a game in which they played almost an hour with just 10 men.
Brazil beat Chile thanks to the only goal of a friendly fixture that was played in London at the Emirates Stadium
Brazil and Chile have met at the Emirates Stadium in London with Neymar and Claudio Bravo captaining their respective national sides. The Brazilians came out on top thanks to a goal from striker Roberto Firmino who had come on as a substitute in the second half. He collected a long pass from the back to then take the ball around the Barça keeper and score the only goal of the game in the 71st minute of the encounter.
Neymar played all 90 minutes of the game which was played at the home of Premier League club Arsenal. In the second half the Barça number 11 almost beat his club team mate with a curling free kick that just sailed wide by the narrowest of margins. Bravo, in goal for Chile, had little to do in the game and could do little to prevent Brazil’s winner which came thanks to an excellent finish from Firmino.