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Dembele and Moise Kean both scored twice as Barca and Juventus’ US friendly ended in a tie

Barcelona and Juventus battled to a thrilling 2-2 tie in their US preseason friendly on Tuesday in Dallas thanks to two goals each from Ousmane Dembele and Moise Kean.

At the Cotton Bowl, French winger Dembele gave Barcelona the lead after 34 minutes by edging Juventus‘ Juan Cuadrado and Sandro before beating Wojciech Szczesny in net.

Five minutes later, though, Juventus responded, with Colombian winger Cuadrado making amends with a precise low cross that found Kean, who tapped in past Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

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However, Barcelona quickly regained the lead once more, as Dembele once more took advantage of shoddy defending to score.

Again, Cuadrado erred as Dembele skipped through the South American’s covering challenge and then dribbled past Manuel Locatelli to beat Szczesny for a 2-1 advantage.

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At the break, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez made a flurry of substitutions, with Dembele being replaced by Raphina, a recent Brazilian acquisition.

With a long-range attempt that Szczesny parried over the bar, the former Leeds striker made an immediate impact.

Barcelona had a strong first half, but Juventus scored next with Kean putting in a rebound on 52 minutes following a clever approach play by Denis Zakaria and Locatelli.

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Barcelona came the closest to scoring, hitting the crossbar twice in a couple of seconds on 68 minutes.

Raphina‘s curling free kick rocked the crossbar, and Ansu Fati‘s curling strike from the edge of the box cannoned back off the post.

Both teams came nowhere near scoring after that, and Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona‘s latest signing, struggled to make much of an impact before being replaced halfway through the second half.

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