Barcelona were better – Real Madrid star admits

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Real Madrid were beaten 3-0 by Barcelona in a pre-season friendly match in the United States.

A first-half goal from Ousmane Dembele, with second-half goals from Fermin Lopez and Ferran Torres sealed a massive win for the Blaugrana.

Speaking after the game, Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal said that his side didn’t deserve to be beaten 3-0, although he admitted that Barca were the better side for large spells of the game.

Dani Carvajal said: “In the first 15 minutes of each half Barcelona were better and we didn’t start the way we wanted to. Then we got the upper hand and created more chances. The team managed to get enough of the ball and win the ball up front. It was a demanding and preparatory match. We did things well and we’re adapting to the new system.

“We weren’t sharp in front of goal but we did everything we could to score. The last two goals caught us off guard and we shouldn’t have conceded them. Despite this, the team is on the right track and we got quite a few things right.

“These games are always high intensity and everything that happened on the pitch stays there. We’re looking forward to facing each other in the regular season.

“We have to give the team width and be mindful of cover. This system gives us more freedom. We have full-backs that like to get forward so that’s good for us.”