A duel not so friendly … AS Roma and FC Barcelona had obviously checked this meeting of International Champions Cup on the calendar. And against a background of controversy following the transfer of Malcom, striker, it was Roma who had the last word (4-2).
Impossible to override. A rivalry seems born between Roma and Barça. Last season, the Roman club had managed the feat of a nice comeback to leave the club blaugrana in the Champions League. During the offseason, Monchi had validated the transfer of Malcom almost in the plane for the Italian capital when the Catalan formation intervened to steal the Brazilian Girondins. An attitude that greatly displeased the Giallorossi.
Chance wanted the two teams to meet in this International Champions Cup and obviously Malcom was one of the major players in this meeting with Rafinha. Whoever wants to return to Inter Milan was very prominent, to the point of hitting the first from the first minutes (1-0, 6th). And if Barça dominated the start, Roma showed realism to equalize by El Shaarawy (1-1, 35th).
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At the resumption, once again Barca quickly hits by … Malcom ( 2-1, 49e), which will perhaps enhance the regrets. But preparation requires, at the hour of play, Ernesto Valverde will launch many young people and Roma, who will also make changes but to bring players of the caliber of Pastore or Gonalons, will fully enjoy. Florenzi (2-2, 78), Cristante (3-2, 83) and Perotti on penalty (4-2, 86) have indeed sealed the fate of this match. Roma therefore had the last word, not sure, however, that this completely alleviated the dispute between the two clubs.