Catalonia beats Cape Verde 4-1 in friendly

Sergio Garcia scored twice and set up another goal to help

Catalonia come from behind to beat Cape Verde 4-1 in a friendly on

Monday.

Cape Verde forward Jorge Djaniny opened the scoring at the

Olympic Stadium in the 10th minute.

But Garcia leveled in the 16th and two minutes later the

Espanyol forward tapped in Bojan Krkic’s pass to give Catalonia the

lead.

Seconds later Garcia returned the favor by picking out Bojan

with a lobbed pass to make it 3-1. Osasuna’s Oriol Riera scored via

the post in the 64th.

Catalonia was represented by players from Barcelona and others

first-division teams in the Spanish league.

Catalonia and other regions of Spain like the Basque Country

play friendlies but do not compete in official international

competitions.