Barcelona jets in for a day to beat South African champs


JOHANNESBURG (AP) Andres Iniesta returned to the scene of his greatest triumph in his penultimate game for Barcelona as the Spanish champion beat South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in a friendly in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Iniesta played the first 45 minutes at FNB Stadium, where he scored the goal that won Spain the World Cup in 2010.

Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for Barcelona against the South African league winner in a game that formed part of South Africa’s celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died in 2013.

Lionel Messi didn’t start but drew a roar from the crowd as big as any other on the night when he got up off the bench and started to warm up 20 minutes into…

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