Maurizio Sarri says Ross Barkley has impressed him during pre-season.Barkley’s first season at Chelsea was marred by hamstring trouble but he has played a prominent role in their recent friendlies.The midfielder, signed from Everton last summer, faces plenty of competition for a place with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and new signing Jorginho at the club.AdChoices广告But new Blues boss Sarri likes what he has seen of Barkley since the England international’s return to action.Sarri said: “I like him. He is a technical player. He does have to improve on the defensive phase.“It’s difficult to play with Jorginho, Cesc and Ross all together but I like him. He will be a very useful player for us.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Chelsea vs Man City player ratingsSarri ‘not interested’ in comments by Courtois’ agentHazard and Courtois set to discuss Chelsea futuresChelsea could thrive without Hazard and Courtois, says LuizChelsea agree loan deal for youngster ScottWillian states his commitment to ChelseaCourtois fails to report for Chelsea trainingBarkley: Sarri will need time at ChelseaLampard takes Chelsea’s Tomori to Derby on loan
Lionel Messi started as a starter for Barcelona in the 3: 1 victory over Gimnastic de Tarragona in the control, played at the “Johan Cruyff” stadium in the Catalan capital.Messi did not score any of the goals, although two of them were from penalties. Usman Dembele opened the scoring in the fifth minute, after taking advantage of a stir in front of the opponent’s door. In the 17th minute Gerard Pique won a penalty, which Antoine Griezmann turned into a goal.In the second half Semedo won a second penalty for the Catalans, which was realized by Filipe Coutinho. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.