Manchester City 2-1 Barcelona
Manchester City began life in their new £120m City of Manchester Stadium with a morale-boosting victory over Barcelona.
Nicolas Anelka made it seven goals in as many pre-season games in the 38th minute as he slipped home the opener between the legs of Turkey international goalkeeper Rustu Recber.
Young Argentine international Javier Saviola cancelled out City's lead 13
minutes after the break as he clipped a fine left-foot shot beyond England
goalkeeper David Seaman
But Trevor Sinclair, another of Keegan's five summer buys at a cost of
£2.5million from West Ham, ensured the party ended on a high as the new ground was christened with a victory.
Keegan tried to sign Reiziger last season
Sun Jihai's 67th-minute cross was met with a perfect downward header from
Sinclair which bounced off the inside of Rustu's left-hand post.
Soon after Paulo Wanchope hit the post, while Andres Iniesta's shot was cleared off the line by Richard Dunne.
On a day of high emotion there were grateful cheers for Ali Benarbia and
Shaun Goater and an immaculately-observed minute's silence for Marc-Vivien Foe.
City were expected to open talks with Barcelona defender Michael Reiziger, who played for the Catalan club, after the game.