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Barcelona win on penalties

Barcelona continued their build-up to the new season with victory over Brazilian side Internacional at the Audi Cup.The match was part of a four-team tournament also featuring Milan and hosts Bayern Munich.

Barcelona were largely under strength, but did include the likes of Victor Valdes, Seydou Keita, Maxwell and Andres Iniesta.

They took the lead after 15 minutes when Thiago Alcantara finished off a swift passing move.

Internacional, the 2010 Copa Libertadores winners, levelled 10 minutes after the break.

Nei finished well after Leandro Damiao’s effort was deflected into his path.

Barcelona were ahead again seven minutes later though, Jonathan Dos Santos took advantage of some poor defending.

Damiao, who has been linked with both Barcelona and Spurs, did find the net five minutes before full-time, heading in after poor goalkeeping from Jose Manuel Pinto.

The match went to penalties, Barcelona prevailing 4-2 after Damiao ballooned his effort.

Pep Guardiola’s side will now play the winner of Bayern Munich’s match with Milan.

Article title: Barcelona win on penalties

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