Before the match Pep Guardiola said he would rest Lionel Messi for the match, the organisers said the Argentine has to play for half-an-hour.
K League All Stars 2 – Barcelona 5 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) It took just one minute for the K League All Stars to take the lead, a horror mistake from Jose Manuel Pinto in the Barcelona goal allowed Sung Choi to tap into an empty net. Five minutes later Barcelona were level thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Leo Messi did make his entrance on the half hour, six minutes later Dong Gook expertly headed the K League All Stars into the lead again. It didn’t take Lionel Messi long to make his mark, in the 42nd minute he fired Barcelona level and in injury time of the first half he scored a fine goal, cutting in from theÂ right in trademark styleÂ and curling into the top corner. In the closing minutes of the second half, Barcelona youngsters Victor Sanchez and Jonathan Soriano added further goals.