Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Manchester City will face Barcelona in a midweek charity friendly this summer, three weeks after the start of the new Premier League season. According to Dailymail.

The report continued to say that the match will take place at Nou Camp on August 24, is designed to raise funds and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

It will be in honour of former Barcelona goalkeeper and assistant Juan Carlos Unzue, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2020 and reportedly holds close connections with Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain at Manchester City.

According to The Athletic, the charity event was initially scheduled to hold last summer, but fans would not have been able to attend the match due to Spain’s Covid-19 protocols.

Waiting an extra year has allowed for an additional storyline Guardiola will now share the touchline with ex-colleague and new Barcelona boss Xavi.

The former midfielder played an instrumental role during Guardiola’s inaugural treble-winning campaign at the Nou Camp in 2008-09.  

Adapted from Dailymail.

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