Friendly tournament held every summer, the Gamper Trophy is organized by FC Barcelona and pitted the Catalan club against Elche. A match that was decided at the very beginning of the meeting. Lionel Messi launched on the left Jordi Alba who crossed at the near post for Antoine Griezmann. The French immediately found the fault (1-0, 2nd). Relying on Philippe Coutinho, but especially on Ansu Fati, the Blaugrana club had a multitude of opportunities.
In the second half, Ansu Fati had a few opportunities to double the bet (48th and 59th) without success … This could have benefited Elche on one of his rare occasions, but Neto interposed in front of Diego Bri (82nd). With this 1-0 victory, FC Barcelona won the 43rd Gamper Trophy in its history. This is the third success in three warm-up matches for Ronald Koeman’s gang.