FC Barcelona defeated Juventus 3-0 to win the Joan Gamper Trophy in the first game of the post-Messi era on Sunday night, courtesy of goals from Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite, and Riqui Puig. Manager Ronald Koeman and center back Gerard Piqué spoke after the game.
Barcelona keeps trying to gather funds to comply with La Liga’s spending limit. Unless unwanted players leave, Barcelona could be in danger of not being able to register summer signings like Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay.
According to sources from ESPN, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has secured a loan from an American investment bank which will allow him to use €100 million ($122m) to settle outstanding payments owed to the players.