FT: Barcelona 2-2 Juventus, Dembele And Kean Bags BRACE! (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
Barcelona has been held to a 2-2 by Italian giants Juventus in their second pre-season friendly, MySportDab reports.
It was a top game between top European clubs at the Cotton Bowl stadium as they battled each other in style.
It was a quiet, engaging match as both sides created a series of chances and attempted to beat the other for a first goal.
Barcelona was more aggressive on the attacks, and the Juventus brink wall defence was torn apart.
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A mere moment of brilliance skills and dribbles by former Premier League star Ousmane Dembele was all the Blaugrana needed to went ahead.
Dembele gave a spectacular display as he dribbled to ruin two Juventus before firing into the net in the 34th minute to Barcelona the lead.
The Old Ladies of Turin responded immediately in a brilliant combination between Cuadrado and Kean.
Kean quickly slides in a cross from Cuadrado in the 39th minute to bring Juventus back into the game.
Bent on winning the encounter before going into the break, Dembele was again set up in his favourite position in the 40th minute.
Effortlessly, he struck again, beating the rickety Juventus left-back in style to out the Catalans in front again.
Barcelona went in the beak with a 2-1 lead courtesy of Ousmane Dembele’s brace.
After a dramatic three goals thriller in the first half, the second half began with both sides pushing for the fourth goal.
The Zavi-led team seem to have more control of the game than Barcelona with a threatening attacking drive.
The Old Ladies were equally making drastic moves and efforts to pull an equaliser which resulted in a 51st-minute goal by Kean.
Kean bags his brace to level the score for the Italian giants. Barcelona continued to push hard for another goal.
The Juventus defence was now more solid to ward off aggressions till the game approached the final minutes.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw after the final whistle, with Dembele and Kean bagging a brace.