Mexico’s Chivas beats Barcelona 4-1 in friendly
Marco Fabian scored twice in two minutes to lift Mexican club Chivas of Guadalajara t a 4-1 victory over Spanish giants Barcelona in their friendly match.
The visit of European champions Barcelona on Wednesday drew 70,080 to Sun Life Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins — a record for a soccer match in South Florida.
Barcelona wasted no time, going ahead 1-0 through David Villa’s third-minute strike.
The lead stood at half-time, but Chivas responded with three goals in the space of 12 minutes in the second half.
Fabian equalized in the 60th minute with a blast from 30 yards.
In the 62nd, Omar Arello’s cross from the right wing found Fabian open and his flying scissor-kick struck home.
Giovani Casillas added a goal in the 72nd before Jose Luis Verduzco completed the scoring in the 90th minute.
Barcelona — who are without two-time FIFA Player of the Year Lionel Messi as well as Daniel Alves, Javier Mascherano and Alexis Sanchez for their US tour — fell to Manchester United 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday.
The match was a reprise of their clash in the UEFA Champions League final in May, which Barcelona won 3-1.
On Saturday the Spanish outfit play another friendly in Dallas, against Mexican club America.