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Claudio Bravo Drops A Howler As Napoli Beat Barcelona (Video)

07/08/2014 08:00 BST | Updated 07/08/2014 08:59 BST

Barcelona may now boast arguably the best front three in world football, but the case for their defence remains an unconvincing one after Claudio Bravo's howler gifted Napoli's Blerim Džemaili a goal in a pre-season friendly.

Bravo, firstly, miscontrolled the ball and spooned his clearance badly before he pushed the Swiss' swerving, yet seemingly harmless, strike into his own net for what proved to be the game's only goal.

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Bravo watches the ball nestle into the back of the net

Chilean Bravo, 31, started all four of his country's World Cup games and will vie for the Barça goalkeeping berth with Marc-André ter Stegen, nine years his junior.

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A pained expression is etched across the Chilean's face

With Luis Suárez banned from all football activity for three more months, Neymar recovering from his back injury and Lionel Messi not risked, new Barça coach Luís Enrique fielded a shadow side in Geneva.

Youngsters Munir El Haddadi and Rafinha Alcântara featured, as well as new signing Ivan Rakitić.