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Barcelona crush Hibs 6-0 in Guardiola debut

SoccerNews in La Liga 25 Jul 2008

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New coach Pep Guardiola led Barcelona to a 6-0 friendly win over Scottish side Hibs here Thursday in his first match since taking over the Spanish side in June.

Former Chelsea forward Eidur Gudjohnsen opened the scoring after just five minutes with a well-placed shot from the edge of the area following a failed attempt by Hibs defender Chris Hogg to clear the zone.

Argentina's Lionel Messi added a second 11 minutes later after cutting to the front and shooting past keeper Andrew McNeil.

Gudjohnsen scored his second goal of the evening two minutes later and Pedro scored the fourth goal of the first half in the 28th minute after being set up by Messi.

The Argentine, who Barcelona are refusing to allow to represent his country at the Olympics so he can take part in early Champions League matches, slotted the ball home again in the 38th minute but the referee ruled he was offside.

The visitors continued to press during the second half with a goal by Bojan from close range just four minutes after the restart of the match.

Yaya Toure completed an easy victory for Barcelona in the 67th minute shortly after Samuel Eto'o and new recruits Alekandr Hleb and Seydou Keita came on as substitutes.

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