Reigning La Liga champions FC Barcelona will host Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur in the Joan Gamper Trophy 2023 at their temporary home, the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, on Tuesday, August 8. The Barcelona vs Tottenham Joan Gamper Trophy 2023 match will start at 11:30 PM IST.
The Joan Gamper Trophy is an annual exhibition match hosted by Barcelona at the Camp Nou ahead of the new La Liga season and is named after its founding member, player and former president - Joan Gamper.
With Camp Nou closed due to renovation work, Barcelona will be playing their games at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium until November 2024.
Under manager Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona will head into the Joan Gamper Trophy after beating Serie A giants AC Milan 1-0 in their final Soccer Champions Tour 2023 match at the Allegiant Stadium in Nevada, United States.
Earlier, Barcelona defeated arch-rivals Real Madrid 3-0 in the pre-season El Clasico at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.
However, Xavi’s men suffered a 3-5 defeat against Premier League giants Arsenal in their pre-season 2023 opener.
Barcelona’s opposition, Tottenham, will be high on confidence after beating Ukrainian heavyweights FC Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Under newly-appointed head coach Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham earlier thrashed Singaporean side Lion City Sailors 5-1 in Singapore.
Tottenham, however, went down to West Ham 2-3 in a pulsating pre-season friendly in Ange Postecoglou’s debut as Spurs head coach.
Barcelona thrashed Mexican club Pumas UNAM 6-0 in the previous edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy at the Camp Nou last year. They have won the Joan Gamper Trophy on 45 occasions so far and will start as favourites against Tottenham on Tuesday.
Barcelona vs Tottenham head-to-head
Barcelona have a superior head-to-head record against Tottenham in official European games, winning two of the four matches. The other two matches ended in draws.
The two sides last played a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Champions League 2018-19 group stage clash at the Camp Nou.
Where to watch Barcelona vs Tottenham Joan Gamper Trophy 2023 live in India?
Live streaming of Barcelona vs Tottenham Joan Gamper Trophy 2023 match will be available on Barcelona’s official website in India.
There will be no live telecast of Barcelona vs Tottenham Joan Gamper Trophy 2023 clash on any TV channel in India.
Barcelona squad vs Tottenham
Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Iñaki Peña, Ander Astralaga
Defenders: Araujo, Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Koundé, Eric Garcia, Iñigo Martínez, Lenglet, Mika Faye, Alex Valle, Julian Araujo
Midfielders: Oriol Romeu, Pedri, Franck Kessié, Sergi Roberto, De Jong, Gündogan, Gavi, Marc Casadó, Fermín López, Aleix Garrido
Forwards: Ousmane Dembélé, Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Raphinha, Lamine Yamal, Ez Abde
Tottenham squad vs Barcelona
Goalkeepers: Guglielmo Vicario, Alfie Whiteman, Brandon Austin, Josh Keeley
Defenders: Destiny Udogie, Sergio Reguilon, Davinson Sanchez, Emerson Royal, Joe Rodon, Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, Pedro Porro, Djed Spence, Japhet Tanganga, Ben Davies
Midfielders: James Maddison, Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ivan Perisic, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Pape Matar Sarr, Yves Bissouma, Alfie Devine, Harvey White
Forwards: Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski, Manor Solomon, Dane Scarlett
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