Mandela Cup: Sundowns deny Messi, Dembele Suarez shine

Mandela Cup: Sundowns deny Messi, Dembele Suarez shine

Andres Iniesta returned to the scene of his greatest triumph in his penultimate game for Barcelona as the Spanish champion beat South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in a friendly in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Barca forward Lionel Messi came off the bench to a standing ovation.

"We did make crucial defensive errors, but I took a lot of positives from this match, including our passing and how we dispossessed Barcelona at times".

Mamelodi Sundowns: 14 Denis Onyango 4 Tebogo Langerman 20 Anele Ngcongca 29 Bangaly Soumahoro 6 Wayne Arendse 13 Tiyani Mabunda 8 Hlompho Kekana (captain) 33 Khama Billiat 11 Sibusiso Vilakazi 18 Themba Zwane 22 Percy Tau.

Yemen's Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco centre
Saudi Arabia has played a vital role in mediation to ease tension between Yemen and the UAE over the island. He said that the coalition forces had begun the reconstruction of areas liberated from the Houthi militias.

"I am so happy with my boys because they always tried to play football the way I want them to - building from the back".

Without him, the Blaugrana lost away to Levante, a result which ended their unbeaten run in La Liga.

Barcelona conclude their domestic campaign against Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

And the Catalan giants got off to a flying start as Dembele received the ball from outside the Sundowns area and curled his shot into the top left-hand corner to give Barca the lead after just two minutes.

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