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Alex Mott·13 July 2022

Opening friendly sees Barcelona held to spirited draw by minnows Olot

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Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by near neighbour Olot in their opening friendly of the summer.

Scorers: Amagat (PEN) 45′; Aubameyang 28′

Xavi’s side travelled to their Catalonian minnows for their first pre-season friendly with the coach naming a mix of youth and experience.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and new boy Franck Kessie took their places in the XI alongside a host of young names.

And it was the former Arsenal man who went close early on as he fired an effort straight at the goalkeeper but made up for it on 28 minutes with a cool opener.

But on the stroke of half time the Blaugrana conceded an equaliser as Eloi Amagut netted a penalty.

Barça then made a host of changes at the break as the likes of Pedri and Ansu Fati came on.