Foxes fall to Barca
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Premiership new boys enjoyed the lion's share of the chances but were unable to find the back of the net despite boasting a numerical advantage for 70 minutes.
Philip Cocu was sent off for a professional foul on Craig Hignett midway through the first half but it failed to dent Barcelona's spirit.
The only goal of the contest came on 43 minutes as Argentine ace Javier Saviola skipped past Steve Howey before sliding the ball past Ian Walker.
Wolves warmed up for their Premiership bow with a 2-0 triumph over Portuguese outfit Boavista.
Portuguese midfielder Silas was hugely impressive for Wolves and was the creative force behind the bulk of the home side's attacks.
He created the opening goal on 52 minutes when his free-kick was headed in by Steffen Iversen, who was also making his Molineux debut.
The second goal arrived on 84 minutes as substitute Kevin Cooper fed Latvian trialist Maris Verpakovskis to score.
Richard Wright made his first appearance of pre-season as Everton ran out 3-1 victors in their friendly with TNS.
The Toffees had feared Wright would miss the start of the season after the England international injured his shoulder in June but he appears on course for the big kick-off.
Wright enjoyed a comfortable work out as Everton comfortably dispatched Manchester City's Uefa Cup qualifying round opponents.
TNS took the lead on 40 minutes but Everton were level before the break courtesy of Nick Chadwick's deflected effort.
Chadwick put Everton ahead on 63 minutes while a Leon Osman solo goal wrapped up the win on 71 minutes.
Newcastle United's reserves coasted to an easy 4-0 success over non-league Workington with several first-team players in action.
Jamie McClen opened the scoring on 34 minutes while second half goals from Richard Offiong, Wayne Quinn and Carl Cort ensured the win.
Leicester 0-1 Barcelona
TNS 1-3 Everton
Wolves 2-0 Boavista
Workington 0-4 Newcastle United