Watch: Griezmann scores winner for Barcelona after sensational Messi pass

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Antoine Griezmann’s early strike was enough to help Barcelona to a 1-0 victory over Elche and secure the 2020 Joan Gamper Trophy.

The Blaugranes endured a miserable 2019-20 campaign and were humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ronald Koeman replaced Quique Setien in the summer and took charge of his first match at the Camp Nou in their traditional curtain-raiser.

Lionel Messi’s brilliant pass found Jordi Alba on the left and the defender cut the ball back to give Griezmann an easy finish from close range.

Watch Griezmann’s strike below.

Victory over newly-promoted Elche means Barcelona have now made it three pre-season wins from three as they continued their preparations for next week’s La Liga opener against Villarreal.

By Sam May


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