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Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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    Right, thanks for tuning in on this Sunday evening.

    It's now just 143 hours until the Premier League season starts. See you there!


    Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal

    Barca win the Joan Gamper trophy. Arsenal get 90 minutes under their belts.

  3. GOAL - Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal

    Luis Suarez

    Maybe not!

    What a goal that is, friendly or no friendly. Sergi Roberto lofts a ball over the top from right-back, Luis Suarez gets between two defenders and flicks a volley into the far corner.

    Delicious technique.

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    Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal

    We have got a penalty shootout coming up. Brilliant.


    Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal

    Changes for Arsenal with a little over five minutes left - Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang, Sokratis and Granit Xhaka come off as Lucas Torreira comes on.

    Also on is Shkodran Mustafi.

  6. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal

    That's quality from Arsenal! Youngsters Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli link up, with the latter volleying wide after a good ball in from the former. That move all started with a smart touch from Dani Ceballos.

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    Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal

    Antoine Griezmann, who has been pretty quiet, comes off. The crowd want Lionel Messi to make an appearance but it's Alex Collado who comes on.

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    Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal give the ball away twice inside their own penalty area and somehow get away with it, Bernd Leno making a decent improvised save at one point. Someties you've got to clear your lines!

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    Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal

    Luis Suarez, who must wonder what may have been after that £40,000,001 bid all those years ago, turns the Arsenal defence inside out and clips a shot into the side netting.

    Ceballos is caught by a nasty challenge moments after coming on. A bad one.


    Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal

    New signing Dani Ceballos has come on for Arsenal as we enter the last 20 minutes or so in Barcelona.

  11. GOAL - Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles OG


    A no-look finish from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who passes beyond his own keeper without looking and slides in an own goal from about 16 yards out.

    Not a good look...

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    Barcelona 0-1 Arsenal

    Sead Kolasinac hits a shot which is deflected over the top, it's not close but it is Arsenal's first of the second half.


    More changes for Barca, and a huge cheer as Luis Suarez comes on for Ousmane Dembele.

    Moussa Wague and Miranda are also on.

  14. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 0-1 Arsenal

    Bernd Leno does well to tip over a long-range shot that was straight at him, before Jordi Alba gets in round the back - his cross is cleared by Joe Willock from on the line!

    Arsenal must have had about 12% of the ball since the restart.

  15. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal give the ball away cheaply again and Ousmane Dembele skips past two men before curling wide. He is still raw but my word that lad has some natural talent. I hope he kicks on.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Arsenal

    Barca are having plenty of the ball since the restart but Bernd Leno hasn't had to make a really top drawer save yet all night.

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    Calum Chambers treads on the ball and almost gifts Barcelona the ball inside the six-yard box - he just about bails himself out of trouble though.

    Where is he going on loan this week? Villa?

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    Barcelona 0-1 Arsenal

    Matteo Guendouzi is on for the Arsenal, as is Sead Kolasinac. Off have gone Nacho Monreal and Reiss Nelson.

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    There are more people inside this ground to watch a friendly than live in Worcester, Durham or Lincoln.

  20. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 0-1 Arsenal

    Away we go again.

    Barca make changes with Ter Stegen, Busquets, Alena, Lenglet, Tobido, Roberto, and Rafinha all coming on - Rakitic, De Jong, Umtiti, Perez, Puig, Pique and Neto are all off.