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Watch: Brenden Aaronson scores late winner to beat Barcelona in friendly

Aaronson’s 90th minute goal led Red Bull Salzburg to a 2-1 win

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Lionel Messi wasn’t playing but the “Medford Messi” Brenden Aaronson showed up with a late game winner to lead Red Bull Salzburg to a 2-1 win over Barcelona in a friendly on Wednesday evening in Austria.

The 20-year-old Aaronson is entering his second season with Red Bull Salzburg after his transfer to the Austrian club in January. He’s scored 7 times in 28 appearances for Salzburg, equaling his total goal output over two seasons with the Philadelphia Union in 57 appearances.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for TheCup.us, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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