Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says it was “an honour” to play against the Premiership champions and lauds the fine contribution made by the younger players.
Goals from Munir and Luis Suárez put Barcelona in early command before and a late strike from Mújica put paid to the Premiership champions’ bid to stage a comeback follwoing a brace from the Nigerian international Musa.
A delighted Enrique after the win over Leicester City at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday night insisted that more than the result “the priority objective was to get the players back to competition fitness, and things are looking very good in that respect.” He also paid tribute to Musa and his team-mates.
“Leicester City were the big surprise in football last season. We played very well in the first half by not giving them any space.
“In the second half they made two top class moves and scored two goals out of them.” Enrique ia quoted as saying on Barca’s official website.
After beating Scottish champions Celtic in Dublin, Barça completed a British double on Wednesday night by defeating English champs Leicester City in the Swedish capital.
Busquets and Mascherano were the only new faces at the start of a second half that saw Leicester immediately pull one back when Ahmed Musa charged all the way from the halfway line to beat Masip and make it 3-1.
The Nigerian gave many signals of being a very astute signing indeed from CSKA. The lightning-quick striker was one of the standout performers in Leicester’s post-break recovery, and it was he who rammed home the Foxes’ second on 66 minutes.