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Barcelona takes third in Women’s International Champions Cup


Barcelona secured third place in the Women’s International Champions Cup on Saturday, beating the Houston Dash 3-2 in a lively offensive matchup.

Ana Crnogorcevic opened up scoring in the game’s 34th minute, launching a shot over Jane Campbell to give Barcelona the early 1-0 lead.

Houston equalized early in the second half off a well-placed set-piece from Rachel Daley. Katie Naughton, getting on the end of the Dash free kick, forced a Barcelona own goal to tie the game at 1-1.

Shea Groom put Houston out in front in the 63rd minute, nodding down a cross from Jasmyne Spencer for the go-ahead goal.

Barcelona tied the game up once again in the 72nd minute with Alexia Putellas converting a penalty from the line to equalize.

Putellas struck again in the 78th minute, rifling a screamer from the top of the box to put Barcelona up 3-2.

Barcelona was able to preserve their one-goal lead until the final whistle, securing third place in the Women’s International Champions Cup.

The Spanish club now gears up for their regular season, which begins in September, while the Dash continue their playoff push in the NWSL.