Barcelona and Man City draw to help fight ALS | Entertainment news

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Manchester City played out a 3-3 draw in a friendly to raise money and awareness for ALS on Wednesday.

More than 91,000 fans attended the Camp Nou during the match and the proceeds will go towards raising funds for research into ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, an incurable neurodegenerative disease.

Juan Carlos Unzue, Barcelona’s former goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach, who is ill and helped promote the friendly, took the penalty.

“We want to continue to live and enjoy life,” he said before the match.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Frankie de Jong and Memphis Depay scored for the hosts. Man City got goals from Julián Alvarez, Cole Palmer and Riyad Mahrez in stoppage time.

Man City defender Luc Mbete had to be substituted late in the game after clashing heads with Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen. Mbete had to be immobilized and carried out on a stretcher.

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