LaLiga: Carles Perez scores brace to power Barcelona to victory over Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe in pre-season friendly

As Kobe's Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper were all reunited with their former team Barcelona, it was Perez who stole the limelight with a top-class double

Agence France-Presse July 27, 2019 20:00:56 IST
LaLiga: Carles Perez scores brace to power Barcelona to victory over Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe in pre-season friendly
  • Carles Perez scored his first two goals for Barcelona as the Spanish giants won 2-0 against a Vissel Kobe side featuring Andres Iniesta, a legend of the Catalan club

  • As Kobe's Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper were all reunited with their former team, it was Perez who stole the limelight with a top-class double

  • Iniesta had his chances and 28,000 fans sighed their frustration as he put a fierce shot just wide

Kobe: Carles Perez scored his first two goals for Barcelona as the Spanish giants won 2-0 against a Vissel Kobe side featuring Andres Iniesta, a legend of the Catalan club.

LaLiga Carles Perez scores brace to power Barcelona to victory over Andres Iniestas Vissel Kobe in preseason friendly

Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta pictured together before the match. Twitter@FCBarcelona

As Kobe's Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper were all reunited with their former team, it was Perez who stole the limelight with a top-class double.

The 21-year-old, a product of Barcelona's academy, played a one-two inside the box and nutmegged the goalkeeper for his first goal, and fired a stunning left-footer for his second in the dying minutes.

Iniesta had his chances and 28,000 fans sighed their frustration as he put a fierce shot just wide.

"It was my first goal for Barcelona and I'm glad to score even two," Perez said.

"It's been my dream to score goals for this great team since my childhood," he added.

The win wrapped up Barcelona's pre-season friendlies in Japan following their 2-1 loss to Chelsea earlier this week.

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