Lewandowski scores his first goal for Barcelona in a friendly victory

MADRID: Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal for Barcelona in a friendly in his first appearance at Camp Nou as he helped the Spanish side beat the Mexican Pumas 6-0 in Sunday’s Joan Gamper Cup pre-season final. The Polish striker, who failed to score a goal in Barcelona’s friendlies during his US tour, opened the scoring in the third minute after brilliantly converting in Network Pedri’s cross from a tight angle. Lewandowski returned the favor to 19-year-old Pedri to score the midfielder’s second goal in ascent after just two minutes. And Lewandowski gave Pedri another assist to make the difference for the Spanish national team 4-0 in the 19 minutes after striker Ousmane Dembele scored the third goal. Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and midfielder Frenkie de Jong completed the six in the second half. “I am happy to play my first match at Camp Nou and to win the championship,” said the former Bayern Munich forward. in a video released by Barcelona after receiving the Man of the Match. Lewandowski, 33, is expected to play his first La Liga match on 13 August, when Barcelona meet their host, Rayo Vallecano. (Reuters)