Barcelona beats Vissel Kobe in Japan. PHOTO | GOAL.COM
Barcelona beats Vissel Kobe in Japan. PHOTO | GOAL.COM

Barcelona ends their Japanese counterparts with a win against Kobe. Barcelona beat Andrea Iniestas' Vissel Kobe at home with 2 opening goals from Perez.


Carles Perez scored twice as Barcelona beat a Vissel Kobe side including Andres Iniesta 2-0 in the Rakuten Cup on Saturday in Japan.

Perez, a winger for Barca's B team, slotted through goalkeeper Daiya Maekawa's legs on the hour mark after a neat one-two with Malcolm to open the scoring. Malcolm came close to adding a second, thumping the bar from close range, before Perez netted his second late on as Barca picked up their first win of the preseason following Tuesday's defeat to Chelsea.

Ernesto Valverde's side now returns to Spain, where they will link up with the South American players that were absent from the tour of Japan due to the Copa America, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

They face Arsenal next weekend at Camp Nou in the Joan Gamper Trophy, before heading to the United States for two matches against Napoli.

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