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Barcelona Friendly Schedule 2014: Fixtures List for Summer Tour | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

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FC Barcelona started last season on a high note, edging Atletico Madrid to win the Spanish Super Cup, though they failed to add more trophies through the rest of the campaign.

Barca finished second in La Liga and the Copa del Rey and were knocked out in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Based on the standards set by the Blaugrana in recent years, it was a season that would probably be considered below average. They will be looking to win either La Liga or the Champions League during the new season to re-establish their dominance.

This effort begins with a busy pre-season slate that will see the club travel around Europe to play a handful of matches over the course of a month, including a quick three-game stretch in early August.

By the end, Barcelona should be ready to roll.

2014 Barcelona Preseason Schedule

Barcelona Summer Fixtures 2014
July 19 Recreativo Huelva Nuevo Colombino
Aug. 2 Nice Allianz Riviera
Aug. 6 Napoli Stade de Geneve
Aug. 9 HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium
Aug. 18 Leon Camp Nou

Outlook for Summer Friendlies

One concern top clubs have during World Cup years is striking the right balance between resting players and getting them ready for the new campaign—there’s less than a week between the tournament final and the start of Barcelona’s pre-season.

Given the side still have players like Lionel Messi and Neymar battling for the title in Brazil, it’s something new manager Luis Enrique will need to navigate.

It would be an even more pressing concern had Spain made another deep run.

The summer fixtures begin with a clash against Recreativo Huelva, hosts of the Colombino Trophy tournament. It’s a piece of hardware Barcelona haven’t captured in two previous tries while the Recre have won 11 times.

It also marks the first match for Enrique. After taking over the manager’s post, he admitted the pressure will be present immediately in comments to FCBarcelona.com:

The only thing that matters here is the present, and Barca’s present demands that the team win and it must be done attractively. We are going to take advantage of all of the time we have during the preseason to help the players. These players, the vast majority of them, will be in the World Cup and they’ll come back to Barcelona in early August. With these conditions, we have to do our best to do well from the start, I’m aware of this.

Rather than its current first-team line-up, the opener will probably feature plenty of rising stars that Barcelona hope can develop into key assets in the years ahead.

That’s likely to change when the European trip begins in early August. Enrique will probably get his full starting line-up into at least one of those matches to start building chemistry in game action, as opposed to training.

He may have a new superstar to feature on the attack as well: Rumors about the club signing Luis Suarez from Liverpool have been floating around all offseason.

It appears progress is being made toward an agreement, according to Andy Hunter of The Guardian, who reports that meetings have been held between the sides and that Barcelona opened talks with an offer of around £70 million:

The fee falls short of Liverpool’s initial £80m valuation, and has not been accepted, but both sides appear convinced a deal can be done after their face-to-face negotiations over the 27-year-old. Barcelona are believed to be willing to pay a straight cash sum for Suarez or to include Alexis Sanchez as a makeweight, as Liverpool had requested.

The report notes it’s unclear if Sanchez wants to play for the Reds, which could cause a delay in negotiations while he decides about his future.

If the deal does eventually get completed, the preseason matches against Nice, Napoli and HJK Helsinki become even more important. Getting him on the pitch alongside Messi and Neymar before the season kicks off would speed the transition period.

Sky Sports Football provides a look at what Barca’s strike force could look like:

The games also represent a chance to feature some of the other newcomers, including goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and midfielder Ivan Rakitic. Though they obviously wouldn’t receive as much attention as Suarez (should he sign), but they are key pieces to the club’s title chase.

Finally, the pre-season will come to a close as Barcelona return home to face off with Leon for the Joan Gamper Trophy. It’s a final chance for some tinkering before matches begin to rise steadily in importance in the coming months.

The outlook for Barcelona is very promising, especially if they are able to add Suarez. Given his form last season, Messi’s continued dominance and Neymar’s strong play in the World Cup, the Barca attack would be a nightmare to defend.

Using the pre-season to get everybody on the same page while not overextending players is always a tricky task.

It will be the first test for Enrique, who can expect to remain under the microscope throughout his first season in charge at Camp Nou.

Barcelona vs. Man City result: Teams play to exciting draw to conclude charity friendly at Camp Nou

The European season began a few weeks ago, but giants FC Barcelona and Manchester City broke from their competitive endeavors as they faced off in a charity match at the Camp Nou that benefits a cause close to home for both organizations.

The clubs played to a 3-3 draw in front of 91,000 fans, with Barcelona want-aways Frenkie de Jong, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Memphis Depay all on the scoresheet for the hosts. Julian Alvarez and Cole Palmer scored for Man City, and Riyad Mahrez finished off a penalty in stoppage time to level the score.

The teams got together at the Camp Nou to support Juan Carlos Unzue, a former teammate and assistant coach of Pep Guardiola’s, in a match dubbed “A Great Game for a Greater Cause”. Each manager has named a strong squad for the event, with the teams expected to feature top players in support of ALS research.

While the match is scheduled in the midst of the league season, it’s still early enough in the campaign that it shouldn’t cause too much trouble for either, as Champions League group stage games are not scheduled for a couple of weeks.

The 90 minutes were a success, with a massive audience to bring exposure to a cause important to many. The only blemishes on the game came at the end, as Man City youngster Luke Mbete-Tabu was stretchered off after a clash of heads. Then, moments later, Erling Haaland blatantly flopped to win the equalizing penalty which Mahrez blasted home.

The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Barcelona vs. Man City final score

  1H 2H Final
Barcelona 1 2 3
Man City 1 2 3

21st min — MCI — Julian Alvarez
29th min — BAR — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
66th min — BAR — Frenkie de Jong
70th min — MCI — Cole Palmer
79th min — BAR — Memphis Depay
98th min — MCI — Riyad Mahrez (pen)

Barcelona vs. Man City live updates, highlights, commentary

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 3-3 Man City

Guardiola and Xavi have a friendly embrace and a laugh at the full-time whistle that brings an enjoyable evening to a close.

It’s a wonderful match that had plenty of action for a good cause. It ended with a whimper as thoughts are with the injured Mbete, and Erling Haaland flops to win a penalty. But the match on the whole was a success from every angle.

This game goes to you, Juan Carlos, and to all the fighters fighting against ALS 💚 pic.twitter.com/UajzoikpyI

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

90+8 min: PENALTY, MAN CITY! Only just on the field, Erling Haaland wins a penalty for the visitors, as they look to level the score at the death! It’s a hilariously bad decision to be completely honest, as Haaland runs across Christensen and then simply flops to the turf. A replay shows the slightest of touches to the back of his foot, but it doesn’t appear to cause him much trouble before seemingly face-planting out of nowhere. Watching the replay a second time, you can actually see the moment that Haaland decides to go down. Unfortunate.

I mean…….that’s 1000000% a flop.

In a charity match. Haaland….. pic.twitter.com/YGuMvrVQN9

— Kyle Bonn (@the_bonnfire) August 24, 2022

Riyad Mahrez steps up to take, and GOAL, MAN CITY! An absolutely thunderous penalty into the top-right corner.

90+6 min: We’re finally back under way after over 10 minutes of stoppage. 11 minutes of injury time are given, with six of them already used up.

89th min: Concerning signs for Mbete after that clash of heads. He’s sitting up and speaking with trainers, but then he lays back down. The cart comes out and there’s been a significant delay, with Mbete eventually strapped into a backboard and taken off via the cart. As the board is loaded on the cart, players from both sides come by to send their wishes to the Man City youngster.

84th min: Goodness, it’s been a rough night for Barcelona goalkeepers. Arnau Tenas, newly into the game, nearly with a gruesome error in possession, but he gets away with the bad heavy touch, touching himself back out of trouble as Kevin de Bruyne closed in.

Watch in the USA:

Arnau Tenas was living very dangerously but his technique and composure. 🥶 pic.twitter.com/EOxW5GBhSZ

— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) August 24, 2022

There’s a stoppage as Andreas Christensen, newly on for Jules Kounde, smacks heads with Mbete-Tabu of City. Christensen is up, while Mbete needs a little more attention.

Attendance announced as over 91,000 fans. Incredible turnout for the charity match to benefit ALS research.

9️⃣1️⃣0️⃣6️⃣2️⃣ spectators at Spotify Camp Nou!! A great night to fight ALS!

Thank you all! #TeamALS 💚 pic.twitter.com/kWLWRCW5Cs

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

79th min: GOAL, BARCELONA! Nothing Ortega could do about that smashed finish from Memphis Depay! A big switch of play comes to Sergi Roberto who lays off a perfect low cross to Depay on the penalty spot. The Dutchman is unmarked, and it’s a blasted finish as he streaks in.

A beautiful goal by Memphis 🦁 pic.twitter.com/qInHpU2Agh

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

Barcelona make another few changes, with Arnau Tenas coming on in goal to replace Inaki Pena. Also, Sergino Dest comes on to replace Sergi Roberto, who interestingly hands the captain’s armband to young Ansu Fati.

76th min: Chance, Barcelona! Memphis Depay looks to finish off a charge forward from Gavi, but Ortega is there to make the save for Man City. A good stop from the City backup.

74th min: First real moment of aggression in this match sees Palmer, who scored minutes ago, go flying in with a crunching tackle on Gavi. The referee shows leniency, but a free-kick is given in a dangerous position. Barcelona can’t convert, as it’s looped into the goalkeeper’s bread basket.

70th min: GOAL, MAN CITY! Moments after Cancelo missed a glorious chance to equalize, he’s involved in the move that does bring Man City level. Cancelo’s cross from the right finds Cole Palmer for an easy finish on the doorstep, and it’s too easy for the visitors.

Watch in the USA:

Easy as you like! Man City hit Barcelona back, Cole Jermaine Palmer taps it in. 👏 pic.twitter.com/Be2GVRZkdD

— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) August 24, 2022

Erling Haaland about to be introduced, as he’s shown with his bib off on the sideline, chatting with Guardiola. Alvarez the man to come off.

Barcelona make more changes, with de Jong and Busquets off in favor of Miralem Pjanic and Pablo Torre.

69th min: Chance, Man City! The game has yet again exploded! Man City are pushing for an equalizer, and Julian Alvarez has a vicious rip from distance that is hammered right at Inaki Pena. The Barcelona goalkeeper can only push it away, right into the path of Joao Cancelo, but his follow-up is blasted over the bar.

66th min: GOAL, BARCELONA! Frenkie de Jong may be departing Barcelona this summer, but he’s left one more mark on the Camp Nou. Kevin de Bruyne gifts the chance to Barcelona with a horrific square pass in his own penalty area which Gavi steals. Depay draws the goalkeeper out with his dribbling, and de Jong is there to finish off the chance with a drive that ripples the net. The hosts in front!

Watch in the USA:

Frenkie de Jong reacts the quickest after a huge mistake and Barcelona take the lead! pic.twitter.com/jFmsh5qqXl

— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) August 24, 2022

64th min: A huge applause from the Camp Nou fans who want to see the biggest players. That’s a result of Kevin de Bruyne entering the pitch, replacing Bernardo Silva who’s been heavily linked to Barcelona this transfer window. Could he be back soon?

56th min: Kalvin Phillips is receiving treatment from the Man City training staff, holding his shoulder after an awkward 50/50 battle with a Barcelona player. It did appear the midfielder, who joined this summer from Leeds, was in a bit of pain, but seemed to have full range of motion. He then has a laugh with Guardiola, which is a good sign.

Meanwhile, Barcelona make a host of changes. Memphis Depay, Alex Blade, Gabi, and Eric Gacia come on, while Aubameyang, Alba, Kessie, and Gerard Pique are withdrawn. Aubameyang has a wave to the crowd, which could be a sign for his immediate club future.

Unzue is now shown in the Barcelona dugout, seated next to Xavi and conversing with his former midfielder. Reminds us what the players are playing for.

48th min: Chance, Man City! How has that not gone in?! Inaki Pena, who had a disastrous mistake in the first half to gift Man City a goal, makes up for it here with a fabulous double-save on Julian Alvarez. Somehow, the Barcelona goalkeeper keeps City out.

47′ – Iñaki Peña makes a crucial double save to keep the match tied! 💪#BarçaManCity #TeamALS 💚 pic.twitter.com/UaTey8Kw7f

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

46th min: We anticipated halftime changes given this is a friendly, but it’s fewer than we expected. Barcelona bring on Ansu Fati, who changed the game with his second-half substitution against Real Sociedad. The Camp Nou fans applaud Fati upon his introduction.

Just a trio of changes for Man City, as Joao Cancelo, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, and Luke Mbete-Tabu come on along the back line, replacing Rico Lewis, Kyle Walker, and Sergio Gomez. Otherwise, all the starters remain on the field. We’ll try to keep up with what will surely be a deluge of substitutions through the second half.

HALFTIME: Barcelona 1-1 Man City

The final 10 minutes of the first half progress with little to savor, but each side has found the back of the net as we come to the break.

It’s been a wonderful match to enjoy so far. The players are up for the game, there’s very little needle or animosity, and the game has provided a wonderful platform to put a great cause in the forefront. The match broadcast has repeatedly given fans the opportunity to donate to ALS research.

Xavi and Pep reunited on the bench. pic.twitter.com/kEYEC2NPPa

— Football España (@footballespana_) August 24, 2022

35th min: Frenkie de Jong goes high up in the air and over the back of Bernardo Silva, landing hard on his back. The Dutchman gets up slowly but is back to his feet and appears to be ok after that tough fall. Silva gives him a hand, again showing there’s absolutely no aggression between the sides who know what this match is all about.

31st min: The game has really opened up now, as Cole Palmer runs a counter-attack down the right flank, and eventually Bernardo Silva stings the palms of Inaki Pena with a low drive. The Barcelona goalkeeper is up to the task.

29th min: GOAL, BARCELONA! Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levels the score on what could be his final match for the club! A set-piece came in to the head of Sergio Busquets, and while that’s wayward, it falls right to Aubameyang at a tight angle, and he delivers the equalizer with a finish inside the near post. That’s not one Ortega will want to watch back, it seemed he had his near post covered, but he cheated to the far post and was fooled.

Auba’s volley that tied the match! 💪 pic.twitter.com/KLqJijsW19

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

28th min: Some may be concerned with the risk to players during a mid-season friendly, but can see how little needle there is in this charity match. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slips while trying to control a ball under pressure, and when he’s helped up after play is stopped, he’s all smiles with Bernardo Silva.

27th min: Chance, Man City! The hosts almost gift City another! Jules Kounde, who could be rusty as he waits to be registered for La Liga play, passes the ball directly to Cole Palmer at the top of the penalty area. Palmer then twists Kounde out of his boots as the Barcelona defender looked to recover, but eventually the shot goes over the crossbar. What a chance, what a miss!

21st min: GOAL, MAN CITY! Oh no, a ghastly mistake by Barcelona goalkeeper Inaki Pena! A deep ball lifted high over the top of the Barcelona defense is a routine collect for Pena, but the ball slips right through his hands. A charging Julian Alvarez is there to capitalize on the mistake to bundle the ball into the back of the net. It’s the first shot on target, and the opening goal.

In a wonderful moment, Juan Carlos Unzue is then shown speaking with Pep Guardiola on the sideline, seated on the Man City bench next to the manager and his former Barcelona boss.

Watch in the USA:

Julián Álvarez gets a gift from Iñaki Peña. 🎁 pic.twitter.com/NTA2is2bQX

— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) August 24, 2022

20th min: Beautiful back-heel from Sergio Busquets to spring Frenkie de Jong on the break, and Julian Alvarez has no choice but to yank the Dutch midfielder back.

17th min: Barcelona are still pushing for the game’s opening goal. Raphinha is whistled for offside. Man City finally with a decent spell of possession.

10th min: The game has slowed since the opening chance, but Barcelona have had all the early chances. Franck Kessie hits the outside of the post, then Ferran Torres comes close with a blocked effort.

3rd min: Chance, Barcelona! Straight away Man City are put under pressure at the Camp Nou, with Aubameyang meeting a cross on the doorstep attempting to head the hosts in front. The point-blank effort is saved by Ortega who couldn’t handle the shot completely, but keeps it out while the defense then awkwardly clears.

1st min: We’re under way at the Camp Nou! A match to raise awareness and funds for ALS research. Both teams in their season’s third kit.

Pre-Match: Barcelona vs. Man City (kickoff at 9:30pm local CET)

3 mins to kick: The man for whom this match is being played got to speak with the Barcelona squad before kickoff.

Juan Carlos Unzué spoke to the players ahead of #BarçaManCity

💚 #TeamALS pic.twitter.com/eynQ1z00Jf

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

Unzue is now speaking to the thousands of fans at the Camp Nou just prior to kickoff, as the starters are presented on the pitch. A lovely moment.

❝We want to continue living and enjoying life❞
🗣 Juan Carlos Enzué
💚 #TeamALS pic.twitter.com/87uHVz57yY

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

26 mins to kick: 85,000 tickets have reportedly been sold for this charity match. Great, global exposure for a good cause!

51 mins to kick: The Barcelona lineup is finally in, and it too is a mixed bag. New signing Jules Kounde, who is not yet registered for La Liga play, starts at center-back. Inaki Pena takes the spot between the sticks with Marc-Andre ter Stegen on the bench. The massive, 14-player bench for Barcelona, all first-team players, underpins the clear need for the club to offload dead weight at the end of the transfer window.

60 mins to kick: The Man City lineup comes through first. Pep promised first-team players would be involved, but the starting lineup is a little disappointing from that regard. Kyle Walker captains the side which features Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, and Phil Foden. Julian Alvarez leads the line with Erling Haaland on the bench alongside Kevin de Bruyne.

29-year-old goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, a summer signing from Armenia Bielefeld, is the starting goalkeeper, with Ederson on the bench. Youngsters Cole Palmer and Rico Lewis start for City, with youth team players Ben Knight, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Luke Mbete, and Oscar Bobb available off the bench.

86 mins to kick: Man City boss Pep Guardiola hinted that he could use this friendly to test new tactics, but more importantly, new players in the squad. “The benefits? We will be together for the new players, time to train, and recover in a different environment,” Guardiola said.

That could mean time for new signing Sergio Gomez who was just signed last week from Anderlecht. The 21-year-old left-back could use the time to get up to speed as the Man City squad deals with a few defensive injuries.

110 mins to kick: While the match itself will benefit ALS research, Barcelona are also promoting another cause with their third kit, which will debut in this match. The Catalan club announced that its third kit features a design inspired by the Cross of Saint Jordi award, which is the 2nd highest civilian honor bestowed by the government of Catalonia, behind only the Gold Medal of the Generalitat.

“It showcases Barça’s commitment to social causes, diversity and inclusion, core values that underpin its motto of being ‘more than a club’,” the club said in its official announcement.

The award was first bestowed 30 years ago, with FC Barcelona one of those first recipients, and the club is commemorating that anniversary with the third kit design. Lionel Messi was also a recipient of the award earlier in 2022, becoming the second footballer to earn the award after Johann Cruyff.

Introducing our new third kit… 😍 pic. twitter.com/rtcIY7xNPp

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

120 mins to kick: The focus of the match today is Juan Carlos Unzue, who was diagnosed with ALS in February of 2020. Match proceeds from Camp Nou will benefit ALS research.

.@PepTeam meets Juan Carlos Unzue ahead of tomorrow’s match 💚#ManCity | #TeamALS pic.twitter.com/wa9xQ2UpbS

— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 23, 2022

All united against ALS 💚 #TeamALS pic.twitter.com/kyPesWRnNm

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 23, 2022

Barcelona vs. Man City lineups & team news

Barcelona struggled to match up against a feisty Real Sociedad side through the first half last weekend, but Ansu Fati’s introduction early in the second period changed the game and led the Blaugrana to a 4-1 win.

Robert Lewandowski scored his first two Barcelona goals in that bounce-back win, including his first 44 seconds into the game. Xavi has a wealth of attacking options to support the Polish striker, and it’ll be a roll of the dice each game to figure out which trio he’ll go with on the day. 

There are no injuries currently for the Barca boss to work around, although the status of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is up in the air given the possibility of his departure to Chelsea. The Gabonese striker does find the starting lineup, with Lewandowski on the bench.

Despite not yet being registered for La Liga play, defender Jules Kounde features at the back, and Sergio Busquets returns from suspension in Barcelona’s last league match against La Real. Alongside Busquets is Frenkie de Jong whose transfer saga continues to press on.

Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3): Pena (GK) — Alba, Pique, Kounde, Roberto — Kessie, Busquets, de Jong — Torres, Aubameyang, Raphinha.

Barcelona subs (14): Ter Stegen (GK), Tenas (GK), Dest, Araujo, Christensen, Garcia, Balde, Pjanic, Pedri, Gavi, Torre, Depay, Lewandowski, Dembele.

⚽ Barça vs Manchester City

A great game for a greater cause #TeamALS 💚 pic.twitter.com/01KydydPk3

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2022

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola assured fans that the club would deploy a strong starting lineup, telling reporters upon the announcement of the match, “We’re going to bring all the big guns, don’t worry.” That was true in part, but not fully accurate.

There are a few injuries for the Premier League side to contend with. Most notably, Nathan Ake picked up an early groin problem against Newcastle on Sunday and did not travel with the squad to Barcelona. The Dutchman was replaced by Ruben Dias on Tyneside.

Aymeric Laporte is reportedly close to returning following knee surgery but is not yet available. Jack Grealish missed the Newcastle game with a knock, and while he traveled to Spain for the match, his status is unclear.

Man City starting lineup (4-3-3): Ortega (GK) — Lewis, Walker, Dias, Gomez — Phillips, Silva, Palmer — Mahrez, Alvarez, Foden.

Man City subs (12): Ederson (GK), Carson (GK), Wilson-Esbrand, Stones, Cancelo, Mbete, Gundogan, Rodri, Bobb, De Bruyne, Knight, Haaland.

MORE: Newcastle vs. Man City result, highlights & analysis as Haaland and Silva salvage draw in St James’ thriller

How to watch Barcelona vs. Man City

  Date Time TV Channel Streaming
Australia Thu, Aug 25 05:30 AET  — BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
Canada Wed, Aug 24 15:30 ET  — BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
Hong Kong Thu, Aug 25 03:30 HKT BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
India Thu, Aug 24 01:00 IST BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
Malaysia Thu, Aug 25 03:30 MYT BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
New Zealand Thu, Aug 25 07:30 NZST BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
Singapore Thu, Aug 25 03:30 SST BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
UK Wed, Aug 24 20:30 BST BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
USA Wed, Aug 24 15:30 ET  CBS Sports Network fuboTV

USA: Champions League broadcaster CBS Sports Network will be carrying the match in the USA with that channel available to stream on fuboTV.

International: The club friendly will be broadcast around the globe via both clubs’ premium streaming services.

Barcelona will make the match available via BarcaTV+, while Man City is making the match accessible on both of the club’s streaming services City+ and Man City Recast.

City+ is a season-long subscription service to access all Man City content, similar to BarcaTV+, while Recast is a more cost-friendly pay-per-view subscription service offered by the Premier League side.

Why are Barcelona and Manchester City playing a charity match?

The match has been set up to support ALS research on behalf of former Pep Guardiola assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue, who was diagnosed with the disease in early 2020.

Unzue, a former goalkeeper who briefly played for Barcelona (1988-1990), was an assistant coach at Barcelona from 2003-2010 and again from 2014-2017. He overlapped with Guardiola at the club from 2007-2010 before being hired to manage Numancia.

Unzue then took charge of Racing Santander before joining Celta Vigo as an assistant and then returning to Barcelona under Luis Enrique. The 55-year-old also took charge of Celta Vigo and Girona before his health forced him to retire.

All ticket sales and in-stadium match proceeds will go towards ALS research, with the game benefitting the Luzon Foundation.

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Camp Nou (Cat. Camp Nou, MFA [ˈkam ˈnɔw], translated as “New Field”) is the stadium of the Barcelona football club. Since its opening in 1957, the stadium has belonged to the Catalan football club and was initially named Estadi del FC Barcelona (FC Barcelona Stadium), however, even then it was called the Camp Nou. It officially took its current name in 2000 after playing against Real Madrid.

Camp Nou capacity is 99,354 spectators; it is the largest stadium in terms of capacity not only in Spain, but throughout Europe. The stadium is the 12th largest stadium in the world in terms of spectator capacity and the second in the list of stadiums intended only for football, second only to the Mexican Azteca Stadium in this indicator.

Camp Nou hosted European and World Championship matches, as well as matches of the 1992 Olympic football tournament, including the final. The finals of the largest European Cup tournaments have also been repeatedly held on the field. In addition, the stadium is often used as a concert venue: Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, U2 and others have performed here.


The stadium was built when Francesc Miro-Sans was president of Barcelona. He promoted the project of the future Camp Nou due to the small capacity of the old Camp de Les Corts stadium, as well as the fact that the main competitor, Real Madrid, built the Estadio Chamartín (now known as the Santiago Bernabéu). The design of the new Barcelona stadium was entrusted to the architect Francesc Mitzjans (cousin of Miro-Sans).

The first stone was laid on March 1953 years, and the initial budget was 67 million pesetas. However, during operation, unforeseen changes in the soil caused difficulties, which increased the construction time and cost of the stadium, which reached 288 million. The club hoped to cover construction costs by selling the Les Corts stadium site, but the Barcelona municipality delayed the transfer of the land by ten years, which led to a temporary shortage of funds. Francisco Franco forgave the club’s debt.

The opening of the stadium took place on 24 September 1957 years old. Since then, Barcelona have parted ways with their former stadium to play at the Camp Nou, giving thousands of fans who lacked space at Les Corts the opportunity to attend their favorite team’s matches. By the time it opened, the Camp Nou was one of the largest and most majestic stadiums in the world, with a capacity of 90,000 seats.

Initially, the stadium was supposed to bear the name of the club’s founder Hans Gamper, but later it was decided to take a more neutral name: Estadio del Club de Fútbol Barcelona (FC Barcelona Stadium). However, the stadium was popularly known as Camp Nou (meaning “new stadium” or “new land” in Catalan), because it was new in relation to Les Corts. Eight years after the opening of the stadium, President Enric Laudet convened a meeting to discuss the adoption of the stadium’s official name. Among the options were Estadi Barça and Estadi Camp Nou, but the majority of the votes went to Estadio del CF Barcelona. Despite this, the majority of fans and journalists still preferred Camp Nou, and for this reason, in 2001, President Juan Gaspar convened a new meeting in which the majority voted in favor of giving the stadium this name.

During the 2007-2008 season, in honor of the stadium’s 50th anniversary, a special kit was made for the Barcelona players.


Camp Nou was opened on 24 September 1957. In honor of this event, commemorative events were organized, one of which was a friendly meeting between Barcelona and the Polish Legia. The match ended 4-2 in favor of the Catalans, with Barcelona player Eulogio Martinez scoring the first goal in the history of the new stadium.

The first official meeting at the stadium took place on October 6, 1957. In this match, which was the second of the 1957-1958 season, Barcelona faced Real Madrid from Jaén. To the delight of the fans, the team won with a score of 6:1, and the authors of the goals scored were Vilaverde, Tejada, Kubala and Eulogio Martinez.

Stadium renovation

The Camp Nou has been rebuilt several times.

This happened for the first time in 1981: the stadium was expanded to host World Cup matches 1982 years, held in Spain. The capacity of the Camp Nou was increased to 120,000 spectators. The second restructuring was carried out in 1998 in connection with the introduction of new rules by UEFA requiring that all seats must be provided with seats. In order for the stadium to lose as few seats as possible, it was necessary to lower the level of the lawn. Now the capacity of the stadium has decreased to 98,934. The dimensions of the football field are 105×68 meters.

The Camp Nou is one of the few European stadiums rated five stars by UEFA.

The stadium houses the official center of FC Barcelona employees, the management office and the museum of the football club, which is the most visited museum in Catalonia. In addition, the Camp Nou is the main part of the complex, which also includes the Mini Estadi (Spanish: Mini estadi), a twenty thousandth stadium where students from the club’s sports school, La Masia (Spanish: La Masía) train. – the building where the youngest students of the club live, and Palau Blaugrana (Spanish: Palau Blaugrana) – a building for 8,000 spectators, where the club’s basketball, handball, hockey and mini-football teams train.

50th Anniversary Rebuild

In September 2007, the club accepted a project to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the stadium’s opening. An international competition was organized, during which architects from all over the world presented their projects in 80 offices. The jury included representatives of the club, members of the public administration and the association of Catalan architects. On September 18, 2007, the winner became known – it was the English company Fosters and Partners, which was known for the construction of the new Wembley Stadium, the Millau Viaduct, the Collserola Tower, a new shopping center in New York. The initial budget was 250 million euros. The project model was first presented to the public before the start of the match between Barcelona and Sevilla, which took place on September 22, 2007.

In 2008 it was decided to finish the project in order to start construction in 2009 and finish it in 2011 or 2012.

Stadium improvements

  • The stadium’s capacity is to be increased from 99,354 to 106,000 spectators.
  • There will be 14,000 more seats in the VIP area.
  • A retractable roof will be installed to protect all grandstands.
  • Media space will be doubled.
  • The façade will feature movable polycarbonate and glass slabs, which will create more complex lighting effects than in the Allianz Arena or Barcelona’s Akbar Tower.
  • Escalators and elevators for ordinary fans will be built.
  • More facilities for the disabled.

Stadium Museum

The stadium has a museum where you can see the many awards won by Barcelona clubs (both football and basketball), with documents, videos, photographs and other materials, as well as go down to the stadium dressing room and visit commentary booths. The museum is very popular with tourists visiting Barcelona.

List of important sporting events

In addition to football matches, the stadium hosted many other sports and cultural events.

European Football Championship

Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabéu hosted the 1964 European Football Championship finals. Two meetings took place at Camp Nou – a semi-final and a match for third place:

  • June 17, 1964 – semi-final: USSR 3: 0 Denmark. 38,556 spectators attended
  • June 20, 1964 – Third place match: Hungary 3-1 Denmark. There were 3,869 spectators.

Football World Cup

In 1982, the World Cup was held in Spain. On June 13, the stadium hosted the opening ceremony and the first match of the championship – Argentina 0:1 Belgium.

In total, five matches were played at the stadium and seven goals were scored. During all this time, the Camp Nou was visited by about 320,000 spectators, with an average of 64,000 per game. The stadium has hosted the following matches:

  • June 13: First round – Argentina 0-1 Belgium. Attendance: 95,000 spectators.
  • June 28: Second round – Poland 3-0 Belgium. Attendance: 65,000 spectators.
  • July 1: Second round – Belgium 0-1 USSR. Attendance: 45,000 spectators.
  • July 4: Second round – Poland 0-0 USSR. Attendance: 65,000 spectators.
  • July 8: semi-final – Poland 0-2 Italy. Attendance: 50,000 spectators.

Olympic Games

On August 8, 1992, the final of the 1992 Summer Olympics in football was held at the stadium: the Spanish team beat the Polish team with a score of 3: 2.

European finals

Camp Nou has hosted two Champions League finals. On May 24, 1989, Milan defeated Steaua 4-0. The goals were scored by Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten (both scored twice). The second final took place on May 26, 1999: Manchester United won against Bayern (2:1).

The stadium has also hosted two European Cup Winners’ Cup finals. The first meeting took place on May 24, 1972: Glasgow Rangers 3:2 Dynamo Moscow. The second – May 12, 1982: Barcelona 2-1 Standard.

On June 24, 1964, the UEFA Cup final was held at Camp Nou: Real Zaragoza beat Valencia 2-1.

In addition, five UEFA Super Cup games were played at the stadium:

  • 1979 – Barcelona 1-1 Nottingham Forest. According to the results of two meetings (at that time two meetings were played: at home and away), the Nottingham Forest became the winner.
  • 1981 – Barcelona 1-0 Aston Villa. According to the results of two meetings, Aston Villa became the winner.
  • 1989 – Barcelona 1:1 Milan. According to the results of two meetings, Milan became the winner.
  • 1992 – Barcelona 2-1 Werder Bremen. The winner is Barcelona.
  • 1997 – Barcelona 2-0 Borussia Dortmund. The winner is Barcelona.

Spanish finals

  • June 23, 1963 – Spanish Cup Final – Barcelona 3-1 Real Zaragoza.
  • June 28, 1970 – Spanish Cup Final – Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia.
  • May 19, 2010 – Spanish Cup Final – Atlético Madrid 0-2 Sevilla.
  • May 30, 2015 – Copa del Rey Final – Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Barcelona

Spain matches

  • March 13, 1960 – Spain 3:1 Italy (friendly match)
  • January 9, 1963 – Spain 0-0 France (friendly match)
  • April 30, 1969 – Spain 2-1 Yugoslavia (World Cup qualifiers)
  • February 23, 1974 – Spain 1:0 West Germany (friendly match)
  • October 12, 1975 – Spain 2:0 Denmark (European Championship)
  • March 26, 1980 – Spain 0-2 England (friendly match)
  • November 12, 1981 – Spain 1:2 Poland (friendly match)
  • January 21, 1987 – Spain 1:1 Netherlands (friendly match)

Catalonia matches

  • December 8, 1966 – Catalonia 3:3 Foreign team (15,000 spectators)
  • November 7, 1968 – Catalonia 2-0 Atlante Mexico City (8,000 spectators)
  • June 9, 1976 – Catalonia 1:1 USSR (35,000 spectators)
  • December 22, 2000 – Catalonia 5:0 Lithuania (47,000 spectators)
  • December 28, 2001 – Catalonia 1:0 Chile (57,000 spectators)
  • May 18, 2002 – Catalonia 1:3 Brazil (96 700 spectators)
  • December 28, 2003 – Catalonia 2:0 China (63,416 spectators)
  • December 28, 2003 – Catalonia 4:2 Ecuador (67,100 spectators)
  • May 25, 2004 – Catalonia 2:5 Brazil (80,000 spectators)
  • December 29, 2004 – Catalonia Argentina (65,320 spectators)
  • December 28, 2005 – Catalonia 1:1 Paraguay (32,300 spectators)
  • October 8, 2006 – Catalonia 2:2 Baskonia (56,354 spectators)
  • May 24, 2008 – Catalonia 0-1 Argentina (42. 380 spectators)
  • December 28, 2008 – Catalonia 2-1 Colombia (29.300 spectators)
  • December 22, 2009 – Catalonia 4-2 Argentina (53,000 spectators)

Charity matches

The stadium hosted friendly matches, the proceeds of which were used for charitable purposes.

  • November 7, 1968 – Catalonia 2-0 Atlante Mexico City (8,000 spectators). Match for the ICRC.
  • December 17, 1980 – Barcelona met with a team of European stars. The match was attended by 120,000 spectators and managed to raise 35 million pesetas, which were donated to the UN Children’s Fund.
  • May 25, 1993 – Barcelona against the Spanish League team as part of the No Drugs project!
  • November 7, 1995 – Team America vs. Team Europe. The match was attended by 35,000 spectators and the proceeds were donated to the UN Children’s Fund to help children affected by the war in Bosnia.
  • January 27, 1998 – Barcelona against the Spanish League team as part of the No Drugs project!
  • November 29, 2000 – Barcelona against the Spanish League team as part of the No Drugs project!
  • November 29, 2005 – Barcelona vs. Israeli and Palestinian players – 2:1 (“Game for Peace”).

Matches in honor of someone

  • September 6, 1969 – a match in honor of Ferran Olivella. “Barcelona” met with the Brazilian “Palmeiras”.
  • September 1, 1976 – Match in honor of Salvador Sadurni, Anthony Torres and Joaquin Rife. Barcelona met with the Stade de Reims team.
  • May 27, 1978 – match in honor of Johan Cruyff. Two teams met in which the football player played: Barcelona and Ajax.
  • May 24, 1981 – Match in honor of Juan Manuel Asensi. Barcelona 2:1 Puebla (Mexico).
  • September 1, 1981 – Match in honor of Carles Rexach. Barcelona 1:0 Argentina national team.
  • September 11, 1984 – Match in honor of Antonio Olmo and Pedro Maria Artolo. Barcelona 0:2 Athletic.
  • October 9, 1984 – Queenie honor match. Barcelona 2:0 League team.
  • September 5, 1989 – match in honor of Miguel. “Barcelona” met with the national team of Bulgaria.
  • March 10, 1999 – match in honor of Johan Cruyff. The Dream Team of Barcelona met with the 1999 team.

Other historical matches

  • September 24, 1957 – a friendly meeting in honor of the opening of the stadium: Barcelona 4:2 Legia.
  • October 6, 1957 – First official match at the stadium: Barcelona 6-1 Real Jaen.
  • November 27, 1974 – FC Barcelona 75th anniversary match. “Barcelona” met with the national team of the GDR.
  • November 28, 1998 – FC Barcelona centenary match. Barcelona 0:1 Atlético Madrid.
  • 28 April 1999 is a friendly match between Barcelona and the Brazilian national team in honor of the centenary of the club’s founding.
  • March 20, 2012 – La Liga match against Granada (5:3), in which Lionel Messi, scoring 3 goals, became Barcelona’s all-time top scorer in official matches.


  • July 7, 1985 – concert by Louis Lach.