Milan's last-minute goal breaks the fans' hearts: how the game unfolded as seen by fans & media
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⚽90+2' Andre Silva
The best summary of the whole pre-season:
American tour over. Time to get back home and incorporate Alba/Piqué/Busquets/Messi/Dembélé in the team preparation because we'll definitly need to count on them vs Sevilla— adil (@Barca19stats) August 5, 2018
Looking back at the US-tour: Barcelona have played three matches and only managed to win one - against Tottenham on penalties. Both Roma and Milan defeated us. Not a good result, huh?
Still, the Cules remain satisfied with the performance of several players, including newcomer Arthur and Academy star, Riqui Puig.
Some good displays today.— totalBarça (@totalBarca) August 5, 2018
Puig and Arthur were great.
Pre-season MVP.— totalBarça (@totalBarca) August 5, 2018
This guy is something special. pic.twitter.com/YrwdnYuvZV
⚽ Oh my God, Milan score the last-SECOND goal... Andre Silva the goalscorer.
The fans are obviously disappointed.
We dominate whole game only to lose in the final 10 seconds? pic.twitter.com/wZyPdYz26O— BlaugranaHome ?️ (@BlaugranaHome) August 5, 2018
Agree that this man will make a huge difference at Barca?
Barcelona players continue to demonstrate CLASS, including the much-talented youngster, Riqui Puig. Fans are hopeful the 18-year-old will have his minutes this season.
Riqui Puig has given two passes today (to Rafinha and Semedo) that Vidal has never given, and will not ever complete.— Lucas (@lucasammr) August 5, 2018
Watch Valverde give Vidal 10x the amount of minutes Puig will get.
75'. Finally some changes: youngsters Abel Ruiz and Mingueza replace Rafinha and Marlon. 15 minutes left to play!
65'. A massive brawl on the pitch wakes us up! No circumstances as only Milan's attacker Kessie receives a yellow card.
Still no goals. Yawn.
? Second half kicks off! Will the match be once again decided by the penalty shootouts?
Paco Alcacer, by the way, is subbed off. Have you ever noticed he was on the pitch?
ESPN FC expert Sam Marsden predicts who could enter the pitch after the break: Puig and Ter Stegen.
Looks like we may only see two subs at half-time: Riqui Puig and Ter Stegen.— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) August 5, 2018
? Half Time! Barca are all over the pitch with Malcom hitting the post and Arthur forcing goalkeeper to make a sensational save. Nelson Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha and young talent Juan Miranda also deserve praise.
Juan Miranda is playing pretty good for a player who isn't even a Barcelona B regular.— Barça Chief (@UltraAutistic) August 5, 2018
Semedo is absolutely elite.— totalBarça (@totalBarca) August 5, 2018
Sergi Roberto has impressed in the 'Busquets role' in this preseason.— Barça Chief (@UltraAutistic) August 5, 2018
36'. Donnarumma is forced to make a spectacular save after Arthur's lovely strike. Come on, Barca, the goal is coming!
20': Rafinha + Malcom strike again! Unfortunately, the Brazilian failed to convert this wonderful pass into a goal. Still, the Catalans are MUCH better.
15 minutes have passed: still no goals but a lot of talent and quality. Fans are really impressed with Arthur!
Arthur's through balls ???— BlaugranaHome ?️ (@BlaugranaHome) August 5, 2018
Arthur's going to surpass Kroos easily. In some ways, he's already better.— Barça Chief (@UltraAutistic) August 5, 2018
Arthur looks like a Barcelona starter and he’s barely played three matches for the club! Astounding.— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) August 5, 2018
I’m hesitant to say it out loud, but boy Arthur reminds me of Xavi. His playing style, movement and even body posture look so much like Xavi’s.— Alex Truica (@AlexTruica) August 5, 2018
Can you tell who is who? We are a bit struggling.
Who chose the kits I can’t tell the difference fuck offfff— Monzi (cvg) (@Magic0fBarca) August 5, 2018
Does anybody realise that our away kit is bright yellow?— totalBarça (@totalBarca) August 5, 2018
Why not use it ??
?Kick-off! So it begins!
International Champions Cup's official Twitter account predicts it's going to be a battle of the defenders. Agree?
That's how our opponents, AC Milan line up. No star signing Gonzalo Higuain tonight.
AC Milan XI vs Barcelona: Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Locatelli, Calhanoglu; Suso, Cutrone, Borini
Ernesto Valverde hasn't changed much the line-up that faced Roma a couple of days ago.
Miranda is chosen ahead of Cucurella as a left-back. The coach wants to decide which youngster is best suited for this task. Paco Alcacer is finally fully fit and earns his first start. He occupies the vacant place left by Aleix Vidal who has joined Sevilla for €8.5m.
Welcome back on board of a new season unfolding in front of your eyes. Barca face Milan as part of the International Champions Cups tournament. Last weekend the Catalans defeated Tottenham 5-3 on penalties, having drawn 2-2 in the regular time. However, their second game, against Roma, didn't go as planned - the Catalans lost 4-2. What will happen tonight?