Mexico's Chivas beats Barcelona 4-1 in friendly

04 August 2011 05:30

Marco Fabian scored twice in two minutes to lift Mexican club Chivas of Guadalajara t a 4-1 victory over Spanish giants Barcelona in their friendly match.

The visit of European champions Barcelona on Wednesday drew 70,080 to Sun Life Stadium, home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins -- a record for a soccer match in South Florida.

Barcelona wasted no time, going ahead 1-0 through David Villa's third-minute strike.

The lead stood at half-time, but Chivas responded with three goals in the space of 12 minutes in the second half.

Fabian equalized in the 60th minute with a blast from 30 yards.

In the 62nd, Omar Arello's cross from the right wing found Fabian open and his flying scissor-kick struck home.

Giovani Casillas added a goal in the 72nd before Jose Luis Verduzco completed the scoring in the 90th minute.

Barcelona -- who are without two-time FIFA Player of the Year Lionel Messi as well as Daniel Alves, Javier Mascherano and Alexis Sanchez for their US tour -- fell to Manchester United 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday.

The match was a reprise of their clash in the UEFA Champions League final in May, which Barcelona won 3-1.

On Saturday the Spanish outfit play another friendly in Dallas, against Mexican club America.

Source: AFP


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