Two goals in three first-half minutes from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona defeat a K-League XI 5-2 in Seoul and get their East Asian tour off to a winning start.
There were doubts if the Argentinian superstar would play, but he came off the bench after 28 minutes to rapturous applause.
Without their contingent of Spanish FIFA World Cup™ winners, Barcelona fell behind in the first minute. A mistake from goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto allowed Choi Sung-Kuk to roll the ball into an open goal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised five minutes later, only for former Middlesbrough striker Lee Dong-Gook to re-establish the hosts' lead with a fine header after 35 minutes.