Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Barcelona may take legal action after Roma pulled out of the Joan Gamper Trophy without any reason.

Dailymail reported that the Trophy clash is a pre-season friendly that is traditionally the season curtain raiser for the Spanish giants at the Nou Camp.

As Roma were invited to take part in the 2022 edition on August 6, but the conference League winners pulled out of the match just 12 days after the game was originally announced.

The Serie A side claimed they need to modify the plan for summer friendly matches.

Barcelona frowned at the decision of Mourinho side not to take part in the tournament in a statement on their website FC Barcelona, as they prepare to look for another contestant and may sue AS Roma.

The statement read: ‘FC Barcelona announce that AS Roma have decided to unilaterally, without reason, withdraw from the agreed contract for both parties for the Joan Gamper Trophy game that was to be played on 6 August at Camp Nou in a fixture that was to see a men’s and women’s game once again.

‘The club is working on finding a new opponents for this year’s edition.

‘In the next 24 hours the return of money already spent on tickets will begin and the club wants to make it clear that the suspension of the games has been due to circumstances outside the control of FC Barcelona, the express wish of AS Roma.

‘The club’s legal department is studying possible action against the Italian club for damages caused to FC Barcelona and its fans due to this unexpected and unjustified decision.’

Barcelona will face UE Olot, Inter Miami, Real Madrid, Juventus, New York Red Bulls and Manchester City ahead of the start of the 2022-23 LaLiga season.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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