Suárez winner sees Barcelona beat Arsenal in Gamper Trophy
Barcelona vs Arsenal: as it happened!
GAME OVER! Barcelona win the Gamper Trophy with an own goal and a Suárez volley very late on after Aubameyang gave Arsenal the lead in the first half.
Chambers gets the ball in the penalty area and does a couple of turns before foul the Barcelona defender who nicked it off him. That should do it. Ter Stegen takes his time over the free.
Free for Arsenal. This one isn't done yet. The free is way out the field but they have a chance to send it into the box. Torreira stands over it.
GOAL! Suarez ends this one. Ball forward to the Uruguayan from Sergi Roberto and he connects on the volley. 2-1 and that should be game over.
Suarez goes down in a heap. Looked like he might have had a case there as Martinelli caught him under the arm. Very little in it but he did make some contact. Referee probably right.
Aubameyang is replaced along with Xhaka and Sokratis for Torreira, Mustafi and Nketiah
Good pressure from Arsenal but Guendouzi ends up turning Rafinha upside down as Barcelona win a free.
Arsenal haven't shied away from this here. They are still having a go. Could go either way here.
That was the chance! Ball sent in from the left and Martinelli drives it wide on the volley.
Griezmann off for Collado.
Ceballos with a lovely ball out to the left and it's crossed in but Aubameyang can't get a leg to it! He nearly did though.
Arsenal playing with fire at the back as they play it out and get caught but recover again. Ceballos caught late by Tobido now as he steps in front of him and wins the ball back.
Ceballos back up and looks to be fine but is limping slightly. He'll be fine.
Lenglet booked for catching Ceballos late. He slides in and catches his ankle.
Suarez wriggles his way through a couple of bodies and chips Leno but it hits the side netting.
Martinelli with a nice outside of the boot pass and Aubameyang with the acrobatic effort. Straight to Ter Stegen but a nice move.
GOAL! Maitland-Niles with the mistake as it dribbles over the line. Leno was coming out to get it and he passed it back without looking. Dreadful.
Ball down to Aubameyang but it's too heavy and Ter Stegen grabs it.
Barcelona bring it out from the back. Suarez has gone up top and Griezmann out to the lft.
Wague, Suarez, Miranda all on for Barcelona. Alba, Dembele and Semedo all given the rest of the night off.
Cleared off the line! Alba sends it across the line and Arsenal somehow clear.
Leno forced into a save by Aleña. He taps it over for a corner. Barcelona moving up a gear.
Griezmann wins the ball back inside the box and shoots. Sokratis down injured after the play that saw Griezmann's shot blocked.
Dembele plays through to Griezmann and he races to the endline before crossing. Headed out by Arsenal as Barcelona continue to dominate this opening stage of the second half.
That is a fine effort from Dembele. He launches one towards goal and it goes just wide. Always drifting away from goal but not a bad effort.
Roberto tries a through ball to Dembele but way to heavy and it's straight back to Leno.
Alba down the left and he plays it to Griezmann, who ends up winning a corner.
Suarez up off the bench to warm up.
Update on Arsenal changes. Guendouzi on for Nelson and Monreal on for Kolasinac.
Rafinha slides n and wins the ball back. Really well done by him.
Chambers gets the ball caught under his feet in the penalty area and Aleña capitalises and strikes. Saved by Leno but that was very poor.
We are back underway.
Ter Stegen, Busquets, Aleña, Lenglet, Tobido, Roberto, Rafinha and coming on for Barcelona. Rakitic, De Jong, Umtiti, Perez, Puig, Pique and Neto all off.
98,812 at the Camp Nou tonight isn't bad at all when you consider Messi and Suárez were never going to play.
HALF-TIME at Camp Nou! Aubameyang's goal the difference.
Griezmann breaks down the right but he's fouled. Makes its way out to Alba and he sends it across goal as Neto grabs it at full stretch.
Ozil with the free now. Nice cross too as Pique heads down.
Rakitic with an gorgeous little move to get a yard and then send it into Griezmann.
Griezmann has the ball in the back of the net but he was offside.
Mkhitaryan sends one across goal and Neto nabs it.
Aubameyang takes on Semedo and wins a corner down the left.
Mkhitaryan with the cross and it's out for a corner.
Barcelona have been the better team but haven't created anything. Arsenal make one chance and they go ahead.
FINISH! Lovely pass into the path of Aubameyang and he spins, loses Alba and absolutely buries it.
Arsenal panicking and taking the wrong option when they get into Barcelona's half.
Ozil on the left. He fins Nelson and brings it back to Monreal. Arsenal on the ball now for a rare spell.
Lovely move involving Puig, De Jong and Griezmann as he plays it forward and Griezmann swivels and it's put out for a corner.
Dembele cross from the right. He sends it towards Griezmann and it hits him, literally, just hits him and goes out for a goalkick.
Alba cuts inside and goes it alone. He strikes with his right and Leno grabs it easily.
Puig loses the ball and immediately wins it back. Applause from Camp Nou.
Maitland-Niles with another cross into the box. Neto gets down to save this one. Arsenal have improved in the last couple of minutes.
Peres just let him breeze past him and win the ball.
Aubameyang comes flying in after a good cross from Maitland Niles.
Puig with an effort. He catches it on the half volley and Leno gets down to save. Nice effort.
Awful from Mkhitaryan. He gets the ball after a good break from Nelson. And he kicks it out for a throw under little or no pressure. Strange.
More of the same from Barcelona. They're playing the ball around the area and outside it well but no real chances yet.
Mkhitaryan on the counter and Alba fouls him.
Semedo on the right inside the penalty area. He gets it off Rakitic and cuts it back but Dembele's shot is blocked.
Puig to Alba and he tries to find Perez but he leaves him short and Arsenal win a free as Perez gets frustrated and clatters into Mkhitaryan.
Aubameyang to Ozil and he's offside. Wasted attack from Arsenal and they haven't had too many of them.
Alba to Carles Perez and he loses it as Arsenal recover. Barça win it back and Griezmann shoots from a tough angle. He sends it across goal and it's actually out for a throw. Very wide!
Pique steps out and wins the ball back off Aubameyang. Dembele hauled down by Monreal as they counter. Lucky not to be booked there maybe. Barcelona completely dominating the game now.
Griezmann out wide again. Alba lays off to Puig, who tries to chip it over the top again.
Xhaka with the clothesline on Puig.
Alba cross to Griezmann and he lays it off to Rakitic. Shot comes in but he hits it wide. Good chance, well work. Barcelona's movement in exceptional this early in the season(?).
Griezmann to Puig. He has a chance to shoot but decides to play to Dembele and it's cut out.
Dembele with a delicate pass into Puig in the box. Almost too easy but Leno grabs it no problem as it rolls to him. Arsenal attack and Auba's cross is a mile over everyone.
Lovely move by Semedo after getting the ball from dembele. Willock pulls him down.
Puig to Alba and he plays it inside. Barcelona looking dangerous.
Perez collides with Maitland-Niles and Arsenal win the throw. Fairly even start here but Barcelona edging it. Definitely has the feel of a preseason friendly.
Puig to Rakitic and he sends it out to Dembele again. He plays it through to Semedo but too much pace on the pass.
Dembele threatening down the right but Monreal watching him like a hawk. He sends it across the box but Arsenal win it back.
Arsenal have settled into this one now as they make Barcelona do some chasing.
Griezmann pushed in the back as the ball is sent towards his head.
Umtiti with a foul as he grabs Aubameyang after receiving the ball.
Riqui Puig with the foul on Xhaka but it looked like the Arsenal player knew he was going to lose the ball and threw himself on it. Free for Arsenal in any case.
High pressure from Barcelona after they lose it to Arsenal in the final third. They win it back and start again.
Barcelona who kick us off.
We are underway at Camp Nou.
And here we are. The players on the field and ready for action almost.
Teams about to emerge onto the field. We are slightly delayed here!
Warm-ups are done as the players head into the dressing room for a final pep talk before they take to the field.
"We are refreshed and keen to get started again and we hope the fans are the same," Messi says.
Messi: "I have belief in this squad, the staff and together we will fight for everything"
Messi says he doesn't regret anything and will come back and say the same thing as last year. They will fight for everything and 8 LaLiga titles in 11 years is incredible.
Coutinho comes out as the Barcelona players for this season are introduced to the fans. Suggestion is though they need to sell the Brazilian.
No Arthur in the squad even though he returned early from holidays in an effort to maybe squeeze in some gametime.
His record against Valverde is better though. He has played him 12 times when Valverde was with Valencia and Athletic Bilbao and won 7, drew 2 and lost 3.
Unai Emery has played against Barcelona 25 times. He has won 2 of those, drawn six and lost the rest (17).
No Ceballos in the starting XI for Arsenal today. Lacazette doesn't start either.
A chance for Carles Perez today too. He was good against Vissel Kobe with a brace in the second half and looked a constant threat on the left. He should play there again today with Dembélé on the right and Griezmann as the striker.
Barcelona XI: Neto, Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Rakitic, De Jong, Riqui Puig, Dembele, Griezmann, Perez.
Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Monreal, Willock, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Nelson, Aubameyang.
A chance for Arsenal to see some new faces too. They won't, however, get to see Pepe. The winger signed at the end of the week but isn't up to speed yet!
There are some players who don't want Griezmann in the team! He needs to get off to a flying start if he wants to win over the fans and it will be interesting to see how they respond to him today.
Arthur is back in training too after returning home early from his summer holidays. He is really keen to make an impression and could play a role today. There is a mountain of pressure on this year with the competition in midfielder. He knows it and wants to make a good, early impression.
During the presentation for Junior, Bartomeu said more players might be arriving. Yes, the Neymar rumours are still not going anywhere.
Barcelona have signed Junior Firpo from Real Betis today. He won't feature, of course, but Griezmann and De Jong probably should. It will be their first game at Camp Nou.
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