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Barcelona 4 - 2 Leicester City

Munir brace helps Barcelona power past Leicester

Two goals from Munir and a thrilling first half performance from Lionel Messi put Claudio Ranieri's men to the sword, only for a brilliant Musa to almost inspire a comeback

Munir brace helps Barcelona power past Leicester
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Barcelona thumped English Premier League champions Leicester City 4-2 in a pre-season friendly in Sweden on Wednesday but Claudio Ranieri's side were given hope by a second-half brace from new boy Ahmed Musa.

Lionel Messi's sumptuous pass set up the first of Munir El Haddadi's two first-half goals while Luis Suarez netted in between as the Spanish champions exposed the Foxes' defence.

Musa shows promise 

Nigerian winger Musa, signed from CSKA Moscow, came out with all guns blazing as one of seven second-half changes for Leicester to score after a lightning 50-yard solo run and shot on 47 minutes.

Leicester's Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2016 International Champions Cup friendly football match between FC Barcelona and Leicester City

He then pulled another one back on 66 minutes, capitalising on some shoddy Barcelona defending to power home from the edge of the box. 

But with the scores at 3-2 Barcelona then sealed the International Champions Cup tournament match with a late winner from Rafa Mujica.

The English side who shocked the football world with their fairytale run to the Premier League title last season were beaten 4-0 last weekend by Paris Saint-Germain.