FC Barcelona defeated Hibernian (6-0) in a friendly pre-season game played yesterday at the Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh. It was the first game for the Catalan side under the new coach Pep Guardiola, and the overall impression left by the players was satisfactory. Lionel Messi, who stayed on the pitch for the first half of the game, had a very good individual performance and scored a fine goal.

In addition to this, the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) released a statement announcing that it will be FIFA who will have the last word on whether or not Leo Messi will play in the upcoming Olympic Games; this final decision is set to be made public next Tuesday.