Las Vegas is in full swing. Real Madrid and Barcelona are fighting. Although the match was called a friendly match on paper, was the Real Madrid-Barca match ever stuck in the guise of a friendly match? This match does not exist. Meanwhile, Ronald Araujo, Antonio Rudiger, Rafinha and Vinicius were involved in the melee, which gave the Vegas crowd a taste of the full Clasico.
However, for the time being, Barcelona is ahead of the field game. The Brazilian defender of Real Madrid capitalized on a mistake by Militao and scored a spectacular shot from outside the box. Another Brazilian, Rafinha, put the Catalans ahead.
At the end of the first half, Barca lead 1-0.
Not only Rafinha, but another big star in the attack has written his name in Barca this season. Who is bigger than Rafinha in name weight. He is Robert Lewandowski. Although Rafinha made his debut for Barcelona in the last match, Lewandowski was not present in that match.
The two-time FIFA Player of the Year made his Barca jersey debut today in Las Vegas against arch-rivals. However, Lewandowski’s jersey number surprised the audience. Instead of the usual number 9, Leva took to the field wearing the number 12 jersey.
Last season Danish striker Martin Brathwaite played for Barça wearing this number 12 jersey. Coach Xavi did not bring Brathwaite to the United States to play pre-season matches, suggesting the Danish striker is no longer in his
However, it is doubtful whether Lewandowski will get his favorite number 9 jersey at all this season. The jersey is now owned by Dutch forward Memphis Depay. Memphis itself is not in Xavi’s plans. Clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus and Tottenham are interested in Memphis, but the Dutch star has yet to leave the club. Unless he leaves the Memphis club, Lewandowski will have to be content with wearing another jersey for the time being. However, if Memphis itself is kind enough to give Lewandowski the jersey, that’s a different matter. As Brathwaite did last season, he traded the No. 9 jersey to Memphis and took the No. 12 jersey for himself.