BARCELONA have been ruthlessly trolled by Man United fans after struggling to beat Spanish third-tier side Intercity.
The La Liga giants were playing the Primera División RFEF – Group 2 club in the Copa Del Rey last night, in what was expected to be an easy match.
A strong Barcelona team struggled to beat third-tier side Intercity in the Copa del ReyCredit: Getty
Former Barcelona academy player Oriol Soldevila netted a hat-trick for IntercityCredit: AFP
However, despite manager Xavi picking a strong team that contained stars such as Memphis Depay, Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Busquets, Ferran Torres and Jules Kounde, it proved t be a much tougher tie.
Ronald Araujo had given Barcelona the lead in the fourth minute, but Intercity fought back as former academy prospect Oriol Soldevila Puig equalised in the 59th minute.
Puig would prove to be a thorn in the side of Barcelona for the rest of the night as he was able to cancel out following goals from Raphinia and Dembele, forcing the game into extra time after netting a hat-trick.
Substitute Ansu Fati was able to score the winner for Barcelona in the 103rd minute, but there was little celebration in the victory against the club that shares its name with a train operator.
Man United fans were keen to fire jokes at the Spanish side for their limp display against such a lowly opponent, as one tweeted: “How can you allow InterCity Bus Service to even score a goal, can we all agree Barcelona is finished.”
A second wrote: “The name Intercity put fear in them they thought it was Inter Milan.”
A third added: “This finished club needed extra time to beat a train.”
A fourth said: “Naa, this Barcelona team is finished. Can’t wait to meet them in the Europa.”
A fifth chimed in with: “Wow, scraped past a train service.”
Barcelona take on the Red Devils in February in the Europa League in a playoff match in order to qualify for the round of 16 in the competition.
After that performance, Erik ten Hag’s side will fancy his chances of getting into the next round.