He faces Girona from 2pm in a friendly preparation.
Barcelona is once again tested in a friendly, the second of the preseason that serves as preparation for their debut in the Spanish League. The cast of Ronald Koeman, where Lionel Messi was again summoned after the burofax novel, collides with Girona from 2 pm (Argentine time) at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in the Joan Gamper Sports City in Sant Joan Despí.
Luis Suárez was once again left out of the list of called by the Dutch technical director. According to the newspaper Sport, in the last hours there had been speculation with the possibility that Suárez would enter the call once his transfer to Juventus in Turin was not closed, which at first seemed his destiny once he left Barça.
The summoned list is made up of Neto, Iñaki Peña, Arnau Tenas, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembélé, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Martin Braithwaite, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Junior Firpo, Philippe Coutinho, Carles Aleñá, Francisco Trincao, Pedri, Riqui Puig, Ronald Araujo, Isaac Cuenca and Konrad de la Fuente.
The resolution of the future of Suárez is fundamental for the planning of the Catalan giant’s squad for the 2020/21 campaign, as Ronald Koeman himself explained in statements made in Fox Sports. In them, the coach commented that the club needs to resolve the locker room exits before closing new hires.
They were also not included in the list Miralem Pjanic and Jean-Clair Todibo, who joined the group on this day, nor the injured Marc-André Ter Stegen and Samuel Umtiti, as well as Rafinha Alcantara, who is not in Ronald Koeman’s plans.