After beating Nastic (3-1) for their first preparation match, FC Barcelona received, at Estadi Johan Cruyff, Girona for their second warm-up friendly before the resumption of La Liga. And Ronaldo Koeman’s men won 3-1. Koeman had fielded an attacking team, along with Messi, Griezmann, Coutinho and Trincão.
Coutinho opened the scoring following a good collective streak, Messi doubled the bet with a nice shot from the right. On the return from the locker room, Girona reduced the mark, but Messi gave two goals again. The Argentinian came out on time, when Ronald Koeman offered a large workforce review, including the entry of Ousmane Dembélé.