Defeat and goodbye to the Al Kass International Cup. The Barça Cadet A squad dominated the whole match but fell to two sucker punches in a nightmare five-minute spell.
Barça controlled the game from the kick-off as the players coached by Quique Álvarez lay siege to the Fluminense goal. Carles Pérez and Julio César in particular both had their chances but Barça failed to convert their dominance into goals. Fluminense tried to stem the flow of attacks with some tough tackling.
The story was the same after the break, the first chance of the half falling to Olmo, whose effort went just wide. Meanwhile, the Brazilian keeper continued to shine but he was finally beaten by Lee only for the goal to be controversially disallowed for offside.
Just as Barça seemed to be most on top, Fluminense punished them for their lack of sharpness in front of goal. In the space of five minutes, Dos Santos and Franco made it 0-2.
To their credit, Barça didn’t throw in the towel but finally had to say goodbye to the tournament.