Despite new Barca boss Tito Vilanova only fielding seven first team regulars in his experimental FC Barca side, their Moroccan opponents were at sixes and sevens through-out the pre-season tie and could not deal with a vibrant Lionel Messi who netted three goals in just 64 minutes in Tangier.
Alexis Sanchez and young Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay also looked lively and linked well with Messi in a series of devastating attacks. The Chilean international Sanchez also added his name to the score-sheet twice with two well-taken goals.
Tito Vilanova who tried and tested many of his young academy starlets of whom he worked closely with prior to his first-team appointment will be very pleased with the youthful Barcelona team’s performance. After signing Spanish international Jordi Alba following a very successful Euro 2012 tournament, it is clear Barca are on a mission to bolster their squad in time for the new La Liga season which kicks off next month.