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Yerry Mina did something hilariously clumsy during Barcelona's 3-1 friendly win

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Colombian defender Yerry Mina was in the starting XI for Barcelona's 3-1 friendly win over Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old centre back joined from Palmeiras in January but has struggled to make any positive headlines since moving to Spain.

Mina produced a dismal performance in Sunday's shock 5-4 defeat away at Levante.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde refused to criticise the January signing after they lost their unbeaten record in La Liga.

“Mina? You see the result, we conceded a few goals and people suddenly think the defenders had a horrible game," said Valverde in his post-match press conference.

"Yerry showed personality at certain moments of the game, like the others."

He's made just three league starts for Barcelona and has been heavily linked with a loan move to Liverpool next season.

Mina's moment of clumsiness

The Colombian international was substituted at half-time - along with the rest of his teammates - but not before a calamitous moment involving the linesman.

On the stroke of half-time, Mina failed to anticipate where a Sergio Busquets pass would arrive and somehow managed to concede a corner.

As he stumbled in his bid to keep the ball in play, Mina knocked over the linesman in ridiculous fashion.

Probably not the best way to convince Barca fans that he is Barcelona quality.

Facepalm indeed.

He was included in Colombia's provisional 35-man World Cup squad this week.

Blessed with incredible strength and pace, there was high hopes surrounding Mina's arrival at the Camp Nou.

“Yerry Mina now comes to Barça with the opportunity to continue developing as a footballer following his move to Europe,” a statement read on Barcelona’s website.

New Barcelona Signing Yerry Mina Unveiled

“Without a doubt the Colombian has the potential to make it.”

He endeared himself to the Barca fans by walking onto the pitch barefoot during his unveiling and then impressed on his debut - a 0-0 draw against Getafe - in February.

But Mina has barely featured since and the fans were fuming at him following his display against Levante.

Will he make the cut in Catalonia? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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