BARCELONA, 24 May. (EUROPA PRESS) –
FC Barcelona will play this Wednesday in Australia a friendly match to close the season against a selection of A-League players, at the Accor Stadium in Sydney, with the desire to conquer the hearts of the ‘Aussies’ despite going short and after a bad campaign.
A trip to gather strength and air, to try to do business in the antipodes, and to seek a change of ‘chip’ at a football level that allows the players that Xavi Hernández can use to go on vacation with better spirits. That they do surpass the stars of the A-League, led on the bench by former Trinidadian striker Dwight Yorke.
Neither Ferran Torres, nor Riqui Puig nor Òscar Mingueza, who will play Catalonia’s friendly against Jamaica in Montilivi (Girona) will be able to be in this ‘bolo’, as they do not have the coronavirus vaccination schedule on time for personal reasons. .
You will not be able to play, after a blank season, the Danish Martin Braithwaite, summoned with his selection. Meanwhile, Neto and Clément Lenglet did not make the Terrassa squad for family reasons, being absent along with the injured Dest, Piqué, Nico, Pedri, Sergi Roberto and Eric Garcia.
Thus, for this duel at the end of the season, Xavi has these 20 players: Ter Stegen, Araujo, Sergio, Dembélé, Dani Alves, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Adama, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, F. De Jong, Umtiti , Aubameyang, Gavi, Balde, Álvaro Sanz, Arnau Tenas, Mika Mármol, Jandro and Aranda.
Without a doubt, the focus is on Ansu Fati, summoned again by Spain and who could have more minutes in his set-up after his long injury. And, as soon as he arrived in Sydney, he was one of the most acclaimed. For others, like Luuk de Jong and Adama, it would be the farewell match after their transfers (except for surprises in the market).