As the European friendly matches come to an end, there were still some pre-season trophies to be won and goals to be scored. Lionel MESSI, Ever BANEGA, Nicolas GAITAN and Gio SIMEONE all scored for their clubs.
Lionel MESSI scored the second of Barcelona’s five in their 5-0 victory against Chapecoense of Brazil. The Joan Gampter Trophy was MESSI and MASCHERANO’s last pre-season match ahead of their Spanish Super Cup match against Real Madrid on Sunday.
Ever BANEGA also found the back of the net for Sevilla as he scored both of his team’s goals against Everton in their 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. The Argentina man will look to have a big season under fellow Argentinian Eduardo BERIZZO who took over from current Argentina National Team manager Jorge SAMPAOLI. BANEGA‘s first came following a run inside the area from fellow Argentina team mate Joaquin CORREA. His second was from the penalty spot.
Still in England, Atletico Madrid (lead by the ever energetic Diego SIMEONE) picked up a 2-3 win against Brighton with Nicolas GAITAN scoring.
Speaking of Diego SIMEONE, his son Giovanni scored for Genoa in their 4-0 win against Dutch team Heereneveen. SIMEONE, just like on BANEGA’s second, scored from the spot.