5/16/2018 10:37:52 PM (GMT+3)

Barcelona beat Sundowns 3-1 in friendly

Barcelona beat Sundowns 3-1 in friendly

SOWETO, South Africa: Barcelona defeated South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 here on Wednesday in a friendly game to honour the late Nelson Mandela.

Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for the Spanish league and cup winners before Sibusiso Vilakazi pulled one goal back before a sell-out 80,000 Soweto crowd.

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Mandela, who died in 2013 having become the first democratically elected president of the republic 19 years earlier.