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August 04, 2006

Barcelona defeated Tigres on their tour

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The Catalan team is on an American tour, and they showed their talent in Mexico. FC Barcelona defeated Mexican team UANL Tigres 3-0 Thursday courtesy of a free kick by Ronaldinho and an own-goal by Sindey Balderas. Now the Spanish club prepared to launch a tour of the United States.

"I think this result is positive because we won and managed to get almost all our players in the match" said Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard. "The Tigres had bad luck with their definition, but for us it was an interesting game and we had to work a bit."

About the game, we can say that Barcelona scored 6 minutes into the game following a free kick by Mexican Rafael Marquez, who plays for the Spanish team. Marquez hit a soft ball past the Tigres' barrier into center of the crease where Balderas tried to clear the ball but kicked it into his own net.

Furthermore, the second goal was a lesson on how to take a free kick by Ronaldinho. At the 70th minute, the Brazilian sent the free kick over the Tigres' barrier and beyond the reach of the goalkeeper into the net.

It's important to know that the Brazilian also assisted in Barcelona's 3rd goal at the minute 77, when he slipped a pass to Eidur Gujohnsen who put it past the Mexican keeper.