Barcelona loses big to Chivas in WFC

Barcelona loses big to Chivas in WFC

World Football Challenge

Barcelona loses big to Chivas in WFC

Chivas Barcelona 1 (Reuters)

By FRANCO PANIZO

If Barcelona planned to bounce back from the loss suffered to Manchester United in its World Football Challenge opener, it failed miserably.

Barcelona was stunned by Guadalajara on Wednesday night, losing 4-1 to the Mexican club in front of a record crowd of 70,080 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

David Villa scored the opener just minutes into the game, but Chivas netted four in the second half, including two from Marco Fabian.

Playing against a Barcelona team without Leo Messi, Chivas equalized at the hour mark with a beautifully bended shot from Fabian. The midfielder found the back of the net again three minutes later, hitting a picture-perfect bicycle kick for the game-winner.

The other two Chivas goals came from Giovani Casillas and Jose Luis Verduzco in a game that was played in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a soccer game in Florida.

Here are the match highlights:

 

What do you think of Guadalajara's 4-1 win over Barcelona? Surprised South Florida drew a record crowd to the game? How many times have you (honestly) re-watched that bicycle kick goal?

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