Barcelona teach Bayern a lesson

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PFDC, BARCELONA
FC Bayern and Ali Karimi suffered a 4-0 defeat in the hands of Champions League title holders FC Barcelona in a friendly match in Nou Camp on Tuesday evening.

A beautiful freekick by Ronaldinho and two goals by Samuel Eto’o already decided the match in first half, before Barca’s B-team added a fourth through Argentinian international Javier Saviola after 52 minutes.

Iranian international Karimi, who had a quiet game, started for Bayern and was replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger in minute 70.

It was the first match for Karimi after suffering a thigh injury two weeks ago.

Lineups:

FC Barcelona: Valdes (46. Jorquera) – Zambrotta (46. Belletti), Oleguer (46. Thuram), Marquez (46. Edmilson), Sylvinho (46. Van Bronckhorst) – Xavi (46. Van Bommel), Motta (46. Iniesta), Deco (46. Gudjohnsen) – Messi (46. Giuly), Eto’o (46. Saviola), Ronaldinho (46. Ezquerro)

FC Bayern: Kahn – Sagnol, Van Buyten, Hummels, Salihamidzic (67. Lahm) – Karimi (70. Schweinsteiger), Demichelis, Ottl, Dos Santos – Pizarro, Podolski

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