Club Friendlies: Barcelona vs Gimnastic Match Preview & Schedule

Barcelona vs Gimnastic

Barcelona vs Gimnastic
Barcelona vs Gimnastic
Club Friendlies - null
Wed, Jul 21 2021
 10:30 p.m. Indian time
Johan Cruyff Stadium
Match Finished

Barcelona Won 4 - 0

Barcelona XI:  
Neto, Dest, Pique, Demir, Pjanic, Escobar, Puig, Barde, Roberto, Peque Polo, Umtiti.
Gimnastic XI: 
García, Pol, Trilles, Ribelles, Del Campo, Funalla, Quintanilla, Edgar, Prats, Oriol, Karim.
Match Preview

The schedule for the 2021/2022 Spanish LaLiga pre-season matches Barcelona vs Gimnastic Tarragona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium on Thursday (22/7/2021). The first test match of the Barca squad ahead of this new season can be watched via live streaming Barca TV+ or via live score starting at  10:30 p.m. Indian time.

Barcelona under Ronald Koeman hopes to improve the team's performance next season. Last season, Lionel Messi and his friends only finished in 3rd place, a difference of 7 points from the leader of the standings Atletico Madrid.

For the sake of competing next season and returning to the championship track, Barcelona brought in several new players to improve the quality of Ronald Koeman's squad.

Meanwhile, there are already 4 brand-new players who are officially in Barca's uniform next season. Among them are Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero, Emerson Aparecido, and Eric Garcia. 3 of the 4 players are obtained for free aka free transfer status.

"We have brought in players like Depay, Agüero, and Eric who arrived on free transfers and they are all happy to be here," said Ronald Koeman, the coach and former Barcelona player from the 1990s.

Last season, Barcelona more often relied on young players in the hope of producing successor pillars like in the past like Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, or Andreas Iniesta.

However, the Barca squad still needs experienced players. The remaining seasoned players at El Blaugrana are currently Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, and Sergio Busquets.

"We need to have experienced players because you have to find balance in your squad. The veteran players showed last season that they have an important place in the team, "explained Koeman.

The inclusion of Sergio Aguero of Manchester City adds to the options of senior players in the squad for Barcelona. The former Atletico Madrid striker is expected to be a tandem fitting for Lionel Messi.

Moreover, Aguero and Messi have just made history for the Argentine national team, winning the first Copa America title since 1993.

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