Barcelona and Manchester City play a friendly match to fight ALS

Barcelona and Manchester City play a friendly match to fight ALS

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Manchester City drew 3-3 on Wednesday in a friendly to raise money and awareness for the fight against ALS.

More than 91,000 fans were at Camp Nou for the game, with proceeds going to help raise funds for research into ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, an incurable neurological disease. disorder

The honorary kick-off was taken by former Barcelona goalkeeper and goalkeeper coach Juan Carlos Enzo, who is ill and helped promote friendly matches.

“We want to continue living and enjoy life,” he said before the game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay scored for the hosts. Julian Alvarez, Cole Palmer and Riyad Mahrez scored for Man City in stoppage time.

Man City defender Luc Embatt had to be substituted after a clash of heads with Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen late in the game. Mbete had to be moved and carried out on a stretcher.

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