AS Roma bowed to FC Barcelona with a heavy 3-0 defeat in their pre-season match. Rudi Garcia’s men actually failed to contain Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. Worse yet, they admittedly lacked realism when it comes to scoring a goal. Barça is now in a perfect shape, delighting sports betting enthusiasts as well as European football fans. The Barcelona-based team illuminated Wednesday evening in a fully-packed Camp Nou stadium in an annual friendly football competition, Joan Gamper Trophy. Only days after his mishap in the Copa America, Neymar Jr came up strong back in Europe to open the scoring in the 26th minute thanks to a perfect pass from Jérémy Mathieu.
Lionel Messi also made a stunningly decisive kick to beat AS Roma’s goalkeeper Szczesny in the 42nd minute, drawing 2-0 on the score board. The third goal was scored by “Ivan Rakitic”. The talented Croatian football player was crowned “best player of the game” with his 25-meter kick into the net. Francesco Totti entered the pitch in the second half but the result remained the same until the final whistle. In addition to the outstanding 3-0 win by FC Barcelona, the match was also marked by an exceptional clash between Associazione Sportiva Roma’s defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Lionel Messi. Prior to the next Serie A games on August 23, AS Roma will face the Hellas Verona for the great joy of keen of online bet. As for Barça, it will have Sevilla FC as a rival on August 11.