FC Barcelona pick up first pre-season win over Vissel Kobe

Carles Perez scored twice as FC Barcelona picked up their first pre-season win against Vissel Kobe.

Ernesto Valverde's side slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their first game of their Japanese tour, against Premier League side Chelsea, but they responded well against the J-League outfit.

With Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez only just returning from their summer break, Valverde opted for a youthful attack as they faced former players Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper.

Perez, who made his La Liga debut last season, was one of a host of substitutions at half time and he opened the scoring on the hour mark, after a neat link up with Malcom on the edge of the box.

The Spanish underage international secured the win with an angled drive from 10 yards out, with five minutes remaining.

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