December 4, 2023

FC Barcelona, ​​present champion of LaLiga EA Sports activities, has returned to coaching this Monday simply 35 days after the top of the 22-23 season towards Celta, with Inigo Martinez and twelve gamers from the subsidiary and youth A as the primary novelties of a azulgrana group that can play its first pre-season sport on July 22 towards Juventus.

The gamers who’ve began the preseason this morning with Xavi Hernandez have been Inaki Pena, Dest, Eric Garcia, Araujo, Inigo Martinez, Marcos Alonso, Lenglet, Balde, Sergi Roberto, Nico, Pedri, Pablo Torre, Ferran Torres, and Raphinha de the primary template. They’re joined by 12 gamers from Barca Atletic and the youth A group: Alarcon, Cubarsi, Kochen, Estanis, Faye, Fermin Lopez, Hector Fort, Lamine Yamal, Marc Casado, Marc Guiu, Pau Prim and Unai Hernandez.

The 26 gamers who’ve began the preseason this Monday underneath the Catalan coach can be joined on July 17 by the remainder of the primary group internationals. Amongst them, the return of Ez Abde, on mortgage final season at Osasuna, and Ilkay Gundogan, the model new Blaugrana signing from Manchester Metropolis, stand out.

The gamers have undergone bodily assessments and medical check-ups this morning: cardiological examine, weight and physique composition management, podiatry, blood and urine assessments and power assessments. Earlier than the primary coaching session underneath Xavi’s orders this afternoon within the sports activities metropolis of Sant Joan d’Espi. A primary step in direction of the set-up that the tour of the US that can begin on July 19 already has on the horizon.

It is going to be 9 days of labor in Barcelona earlier than leaving for North American territory to proceed the preparation there. The ‘Clasico’ towards Actual Madrid in Dallas on July 29 can be an important pleasant for the Catalans, who may also play towards Juventus (July 22 in San Francisco), Arsenal (July 26 in Los Angeles) and the Milan (August 2 in Las Vegas).

For the second consecutive preseason there can be Clasico in the US, being the third since 2017. That summer time Barca and Madrid met in Miami, the place the group then led by Ernesto Valverde gained 2-3 with targets from Messi, Rakitic and Pique. Final season the duel additionally fell to the Barca facet, due to Raphinha’s solitary objective.