Lionel Messi’s week at Barcelona: two friendly matches and no rest until Sunday

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The Argentine forward will play for the Catalan team on Wednesday and Saturday. He will debut in the Spanish League on 27.

Barcelona returned to the pitch this weekend, with a new coach and with the intention of leaving behind, once and for all, the shock of Lionel Messi’s exit threat after 2-8 in the Champions League. After the 3-1 of Ronald Koeman’s team to Nàstic de Tarragona in the first pre-season friendly, the culé does not rest and for this week he has a very busy schedule.

In this frame, Leo He took the opportunity to post his first photo on Instagram with the Barcelona shirt on since he announced that he was not going to terminate his contract and that he would continue to be linked to the institution at least until 2021. Before he had uploaded an image of his children and then a solidarity campaign and other advertising.

Regarding their activities, after a Sunday off, Messi and his teammates they will move again this Monday afternoon. The squad led by the Dutchman will train at the Ciudad Deportiva. Already on Tuesday, this time in the morning, he will work again on the property Joan Gamper, facing the friendly that will play on Wednesday against Girona.

In their second preseason friendly, Leo and company will face the team that was one step away from promotion last season. Like Barsa, Girona has not yet started its participation in the Second Division. The game will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Johan Cruyff Stadium and will be broadcast on Barça TV +.

Without rest, the next day they will meet again at the culé’s premises, in the morning shift. The same will happen on Friday, in the last training session before the commitment against the Elche for the Joan Gamper Trophy.

For the 55th edition of the traditional event where Barcelona usually present their squad for the new season, the Catalan team will once again face a La Liga team after 26 years. The last time was in 1994 against Valencia.

With most of the European tournaments already started and with the impossibility of traveling for many teams from other continents, Barsa decided to invite the team of Christian Bragarnik, which has Jorge Almirón as a brand new coach.

The culé and the newly promoted had to face each other on the first date of the League. However, the match was postponed because both clubs later ended their activity last season.

Thus, the duel that was not played this weekend, as it happened with much of the first date of the Spanish tournament, will be recreated in a friendly that will be played at the Camp Nou on Saturday, at 2.00 pm. The match will also be broadcast. by Barça TV +

When will Messi have a break? Just on Sunday. Then a new week will begin, but already thinking about the debut in the League, which will be the 27th against Villarreal.


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