Pre-season: Arsenal Edge Barcelona In Eight-Goal Thriller

Arsenal came from behind twice to beat Barcelona 5-3 to ensure a winning end to their summer US tour.

Inside the SoFi Stadium in LA, Barcelona took the lead in the 7th minute through Robert Lewandowski on their first attack of the game.

Aaron Ramsdale initially saved well from Raphinha, but the rebound fell nicely for Lewandowski to tuck home.

The lead lasted just five minutes as Bukayo Saka drew Arsenal level.

Ben White’s pass into the box was cut out, but Saka was alive to the opportunity, stole the ball off Andreas Christensen, and finished well inside the near post.

Arsenal had the opportunity to go in front but Saka missed a penalty in an eventful first-half.

Barcelona retook the lead late in the 34th minute thanks to Raphinha whose effort deflected off the wall, leaving Ramsdale scrambling as the ball squeezed inside the far post.


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