Chelsea won their second straight match on penalties, after scoring a late goal to draw level in 90 minutes, before holding their nerve in the spotkick lottery against Barcelona in the International Champions Cup 2015.
Barcelona have come on the International Champions Cup tour shorn of some stardust, and it has showed quite clearly in their last two games – against Manchester United, a 3-1 loss, and against Chelsea, which ended 2-2 in regular time, before Chelsea won the shootout 4-2.
There were chances for both sides, as Marc-Andre Ter Stegen pulled off a marvellous save to deny Kurt Zouma, while Luis Suarez saw a penalty shout turned down following a tangle with Chelsea's new Brazilian signing Kenedy.
The Blues, though, went ahead on ten minutes, and no prizes for guessing it was via their main man – Eden Hazard. The Belgium international showed he is already in the mood for the new season, by picking up the ball from well outside the box, before going on one of those mazy runs, which inevitably ends with the polished finish.
It took a while for Barcelona to get back into the match, despite several chances, with Suarez, who else, equalising seven minutes into the second half. After Chelsea failed to clear a corner a couple of times, Suarez got the ball where he likes it and bang went the ball in.
From 1-0 down, Barcelona found themselves in the lead on 66 minutes, as youngster Sandro got on the scoresheet with a delightful curler.
It looked like the score would remain 2-1, only for a mistake from Jordi Masip, with Barcelona's third-choice goalkeeper failing to get high enough to prevent Gary Cahill from heading the ball in on 86 minutes.
The match went into the penalty shootout, and while all Chelsea players – Radamel Falcao, Victor Moses, Ramires and Loic Remy – scored, two of Barcelona's – Alen Halilovic and Gerard Pique – did not, which meant victory for the Blues in Washington.
Below are the goals and match highlights of Barcelona vs Chelsea. The first video is the highlights of normal time with the four goals and the second is the penalty shootout.