Finally, the post-Messi era has seemed started with FC Barcelona lining up against Juventus as their first game since the famous announcement of parting ways with the Argentine.
Here is the starting XI Ronald Koeman has picked for the Joan Gamper Trophy match against Juventus. It looks like the Catalans will line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Barcelona XI: Neto – Dest, Pique, Araujo, Alba – Busquets, Roberto – Demir, Griezmann, Memphis – Braithwaite.
Bench: Pena, Riqui Puig, Pjanic, Coutinho, E. Royal, Umtiti, Nico, Manaj, Balde and Collado.
Juventus XI: Szceszny – De Sciglio, De Ligt, Rugani, Sandro – Cuardado, Ramsey, Bentancur, Bernardeschi – Morata, Ronaldo.
On Thursday, August 5, Barcelona announced that they won’t be continuing with their former captain Lionel Messi, due to financial difficulties. The 34-year-old is set to join PSG, according to multiple sources.
Meanwhile, the much anticipated Ronaldo-Messi reunion won’t be for this Joan Gamper’s trophy, maybe sometime in the future. We await!