Barcelona rolls in La Liga opener

Barcelona rolls in La Liga opener

European Soccer

Barcelona rolls in La Liga opener

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images) 

European champions FC Barcelona opened defense of its Spanish Primera championship on Monday with a 3-0 win vs. Sporting Gijon. The convincing victory was made even more impressive by the fact that the following players did not play for Barca: Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Andres Iniesta.

Goals from Bojan Krkic, Seydou Keita and newly-acquired star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic provided the winning margin for the champions.

Here are the highlights:

What did you think of Barcelona's performance? Think Barcelona is the favorite to repeat in La Liga, or do you see Real Madrid winning the league? What did you think of ESPN's broadcast of the match?

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