After a shaky few preseason games, Barcelona appears to have gotten most of the rust off after their 4-1 beating at the hands of Chivas Guadalajara. The easily dispatched of Chivas' Mexican rivals on Saturday night, defeating Club America by a final score of 2-0 in the final match of the World Football Challenge.
David Villa scored the opening goal, but he really should have had a hat trick, if not more. His teammates created a variety of chances for him, but Spain's all-time leading scorer just didn't have his shooting boots on this evening. He was in position to finish a half dozen good chances in the first half, but only connected on one.
The second goal was scored in the second half, finished by Seydou Keita and created by 17-year-old budding star Gerard Deulofeu. Though he's only played one game for Barcelona B, Deulofeu already looks like a professional and an immense talent, and his run and cross to set up Keita was nothing short of magical.
Barcelona start their La Liga season two weeks from now. Club America are already underway in the Mexican Primera, and will resume league action this week.