Chelsea Victorious Over Barcelona 4-2 on Penalty Kicks
Luis Suárez of Barcelona dribbles past the Chelsea defenders. Chelsea defeated Barcelona 4-2 on penalty kicks during a Friendly Match at the Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD on Wednesday, July 28, 2015. photo by Jose Arqueta
LANDOVER, MD - Chelsea wrapped up their pre-season tour of the USA by defeating European champions Barcelona 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. Chelsea converted all four of their penalty-kicks while the Spanish powerhouse were left in shock when Alen Halilovic's chip bounced back off the bar and Thibaut Courtois saved Gerard Pique’s spot kick.
 
The Blues started of looking like the better side when Eden Hazard's early strike in the 10th minute stunned the 80,000 fans that arrived to take in the game. The Belgian received the ball in Barca's half before shaking off multiple challenges and toeing the ball past goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. It was then Barca who turned the tide through second-half goals from Luis Suarez and Sandro Ramirez.

Chelsea took their narrow lead into the interval but was all level six minutes into the half as Suarez scooped over Courtois.  Barca then took the lead in the 62nd minute when Sandro managed to create space and fire past Courtois. However, Cahill brought the game level again in the 86th minute, leaping highest to head in a beautiful cross from Willian. Going to spot-kicks, Radamel Falcao, Victor Moses, Ramires and Loic Remy were all on-target to give the Chelsea the win.


 
 
Chelsea defeated Barcelona 4-2 on penalty kicks during a Friendly Match at the Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD on Wednesday, July 28, 2015. photo by Jose Arqueta
 
Chelsea defeated Barcelona 4-2 on penalty kicks during a Friendly Match at the Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD on Wednesday, July 28, 2015. photo by Jose Arqueta
 
Chelsea defeated Barcelona 4-2 on penalty kicks during a Friendly Match at the Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD on Wednesday, July 28, 2015. photo by Jose Arqueta
 
Chelsea defeated Barcelona 4-2 on penalty kicks during a Friendly Match at the Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD on Wednesday, July 28, 2015. photo by Jose Arqueta
 
Chelsea defeated Barcelona 4-2 on penalty kicks during a Friendly Match at the Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD on Wednesday, July 28, 2015. photo by Jose Arqueta