Football Club Barcelona’s new signing, Raphinha, shone on Tuesday with a goal and two assists in his pre-season debut with the Spanish team, in which they thrashed Inter Miami 6-0 on their tour by United States.
With Polish forward Robert Lewandowski still out following his €50 million ($51 million) transfer from Bayern Munich, it was the 25-year-old Brazilian striker who led Xavi Hernandez’s side to an easy victory against the club. of the American MLS, which is owned by former English soccer player David Beckham.
Raphinha, who signed for Barça for €58m from Leeds United earlier this month, first set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who opened the scoring in the 19th minute, and extended the lead himself six minutes later with a nice shot at the first touch with the left foot.
Young Spaniard Ansu Fati, slowly regaining his form after a long layoff due to a series of injuries, scored Barca’s third just before half-time with another pass from Raphinha.
Barça returned to the second half with eleven substitutions, but continued to dominate and scored three more goals through Gavi, Memphis Depay and Ousmane Dembélé.
It was the first of four games for Barca on their pre-season tour of the United States, which will continue on Saturday with a showdown against bitter rivals Real Madrid in Las Vegas.