GAMPER TROPHY: BARCELONA 5-0 INTER

Toldo the best of the bunch as coach experiments with new lineup

BARCELONA - Inter fell 5-0 to Barcelona in the 42nd Joan Gamper Trophy.

Barça edged in front after just several minutes of play at the Nou Camp when Ronaldinho powered home his penalty after a foul by Chivu on Giovani.

After procuring the opener, Blaugrana newcomer Giovani took the ball past Chivu and fired past Toldo from close range to double his team's lead.

Toldo pulled off a series of fine saves before the break, including a diving parry from Ronaldinho's free kick, but there was little the Italian keeper could do to keep out Tourè's stunning long-range effort for Barcelona's third goal.

Inter showed signs of a recovery after the interval, with Argentines Crespo and Solari both missing chances to reduce the arrears.

Their compatriot Lionel Messi produced a moment of magic eleven minutes in, serving Iniesta who slotted past Toldo to make it 4-0.

And with eleven minutes remaining Brazilian midfielder Motta rose in the area to head home and complete the rout.

Barcelona 5-0 Inter (HT: 3-0)

Scorers: Ronaldinho (pen) 7, Giovani 12, Tourè 37, Iniesta 56, Motta 79.

Barcelona (4-3-3): Jorquera (Valdes 46); Zambrotta (G.Milito 46), Oleguer, Marquez (Thuram 46), Abidal (Sylvinho 46); Tourè (M.Crosas 67), Xavi (Iniesta 46), Deco; Giovani (Messi 46), Ronaldinho (Eto'ò 46; Motta 51), Henry.
Subs not used: Ezquerro.
Coach: Frank Rijkaard.

Inter (4-3-1-2): Toldo (Alfonso 62); Burdisso, Rivas, Chivu (Filippini 87), Cesar (Pedrelli 85); Pelè (Filkor 46), Cambiasso, Solari (Fatic 67); Jimenez (Recoba 60); Crespo (Maaroufi 59), Adriano (Balotelli 59).
Subs not used: Esposito.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez.

Att.: 90,000.


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