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Dani Alves is honoured before Barcelona defeats Pumas in the Joan Gamper Trophy.

On Sunday, Robert Lewandowski opened his account for Barcelona, and Pedri scored twice in a 6-0 triumph over Pumas UNAM in the Joan Gamper Trophy at Camp Nou.

Lewandowski scored inside the first two minutes, then a Pedri brace and an Ousmane Dembele goal extended Barcelona’s lead to four goals by the 20th minute.

In the second half, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong finished the scoring as Xavi Hernandez’s team concluded an unbeaten preseason with their fourth win in six outings.

Barcelona’s LaLiga season begins next Saturday at home against Rayo Vallecano (live on ABC, ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET), while Pumas return to Liga MX plays against Club America.

Despite a trophy-less season last season, there is renewed excitement at Barcelona following a summer of investment that included the arrivals of Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie, and Andreas Christensen.

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Before the game, they were all introduced to a crowd of over 80,000 people, with Lewandowski eliciting the greatest applause from fans following his €45 million transfer from Bayern Munich.

The Poland striker had not scored in three friendlies for his new team, but he scored in less than two minutes against Pumas, around goalkeeper Julio Jose Gonzalez and scoring from a tight angle following a great feed from Pedri.

The first half’s highlight was the growing relationship between Pedri and Lewandowski. Soon after, Lewandowski returned the favour, sending Pedri through for his second goal in the 20th minute with a fantastic flick.

Dembele scored his fifth preseason goal following superb work from Raphinha, a €55 million addition from Leeds United, in the middle of Pedri’s two goals.

Raphinha and Lewandowski subsequently struck the crossbar within a minute of each other, but Pumas held on until halftime without conceding a fifth goal.

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Dani Alves’ return to Camp Nou was not what he had hoped for. The Brazilian switched from Barcelona to Pumas in the summer and was given a commemorative shirt by his previous club before the game, but he was a passenger once the game began, much like his new colleagues.

Barca made seven substitutions at halftime, and two of them combined in the 49th minute to make it five. Lewandowski provided the assist for Kessie, who found Aubameyang at the far post to complete the score.

Aubameyang then struck the crossbar and had another chance deflected over before De Jong scored late on. The Netherlands midfielder, who has been linked with a move away from Barcelona this summer, won the ball high up the pitch before slotting home to cap an outstanding 45-minute effort.

Pumas almost scored late on, but Jeronimo Rodriguez was thwarted by a superb save from substitute goalkeeper Inaki Pena.

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