Memphis Depay’s strong start to the pre-season season at Barcelona continued with the Catalans’ 3-0 victory at VfB Stuttgart.
Ronald Koeman’s team dominated Germany from the start when they did in the preseason three wins from three games.
Atletico Madrid returned to winning ways last season when the La Liga champions struck a late 2-1 draw in Wolfsburg.
Diego Simeone’s team reacted the friendship defeat during the week against the Austrian club RB Salzburg and sealed the victory in the AOK stadium.
The La Blaugrana board is in ongoing talks with Messi’s representatives and Pique is confident that an agreement will be reached.