Record crowd sees Barcelona beat LA Galaxy as Luis Suarez scores

Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard embrace before a friendly in Los Angeles
Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard were team-mates at Liverpool for three-and-a-half years

A record attendance of 93,226 saw Luis Suarez score as Barcelona beat Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in California.

The Pasadena Rose Bowl crowd was the biggest for a club game involving a side from Major League Soccer.

Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard lined up against former Liverpool team-mate Suarez and both played the first half before being replaced and exchanging shirts at the break.

Sergi Roberto scored Barca's second.

Luis Suarez tweet on playing Steven Gerrard

The majority of the crowd, also a record for the stadium, wore scarlet and blue shirts in support of Spanish and European champions Barcelona.

They were rewarded when Suarez scored with a left-footed shot from close range in the final minute of the first half.

Midfielder Roberto fired home Barcelona's second goal 11 minutes into the second half before MLS champions Galaxy pulled a goal back through a Tommy Meyer header in injury time.

Barcelona play Manchester United in Santa Clara on Saturday before facing Chelsea in Washington on July 28.

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