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New-look Barcelona held 0-0 by Rayo

Robert Lewandowski has endured a frustrating debut for Barcelona as Rayo Vallecano held on for a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou in their Spanish league opener.

Polish ace Lewandowski and his new teammates were kept well in check by Rayo, who proved dangerous on the break and were only stopped from scoring by the goalkeeping of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

More than 81,000 fans turned out on Saturday to see the new-look Barcelona that club president Joan Laporta built after mortgaging the future of the club to get cash to sign Lewandowski and four other players.

But the closest former Bayern Munich star Lewandwski went to scoring was a header flicked well over the bar in the first half.

Barcelona finished with 10 men after Sergio Busquets got a second booking in stoppage time when he swung his arm into the face of Rayo substitute Radamel Falcao.

Falcao then had what looked to be a winner waived away for…


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