On Wednesday, Barcelona and Red Bull Salzburg played a pre-season club friendly match. As a result, Barcelona lost their penultimate pre-season friendly 2-1 to Red Bull Salzburg in Austria last evening. The football match Salzburg vs Barcelona ended on 2-1 score.
Luka Sucic and Brenden Aaronson helped Salzburg defeat the Spanish giants in a friendly game. Luka Sucic gave the hosts the lead two minutes before halftime, and in the 82nd minute, the score was equalized when Martin Braithwaite netted for Barcelona.
Nevertheless, to win the match, Brenden Aaronson scored in the 90th minute. Barcelona’s possession did not pay off. Watch football highlights of the match in which Barcelona lost to Salzburg.
This Sunday, Barcelona’s final preseason game will take place when they face Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy final at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. The following Sunday, they kick off their La Liga campaign against Real Sociedad. Barca’s defeat to Salzburg was the club’s first loss of the summer.
The off-season for the Blaugrana has been dominated by debate over the club’s precarious financial situation. In order to reduce Barcelona’s wage bill club president, Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany have been trying to clear deadwood. This may allow them to renew Lionel Messi’s contract and register new signings while remaining within La Liga’s salary cap. It is expected that Messi’s contract extension will be announced before Sunday’s match against Juventus.