- The Barcelona expedition, received in the state of Texas by a heat similar to that of Las Vegas but with more humidity and some 200 people who broke the security measures
- President Joan Laporta took a mass bath at the door of the Marriot Dallas Uptown Hotel and harangued the crowd in a sea of Barcelona shirts
- Xavi’s team will train at the SMU Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium and this Monday they will do so at the Cotton Bowl, the scene of Tuesday’s duel against Juventus, early Wednesday morning in Spain (02:30 a.m)
Barcelona is already in Dallas, where it will play its third friendly of the American tour against Juventus in Turin at 02:30 Spanish time from Tuesday to Wednesday (La 1 and TV3), 19:30 local time. At 100 degrees Fahrenheit at the time of the charter flight landing, the heat is similar in Texas to Las Vegas but the humidity is higher than in the desert city of Nevada. The weather forecast for the time of the initial whistle of the meeting is 37 degrees Celsius.
Work will not be easy again for Xavi Hernandez‘s pupils, who will be sweating at the SMU Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium at 8 pm local time (seven more hours in Spain) after leaving their bags at the Marriot Dallas Uptown Hotel, At whose doors some 200 Barcelona fans crowded, who broke the security measures to acclaim their idols. Very poor organization and scenes of absolute chaos with the team bus making two trips to the hotel to try to outwit the masses without success.
Joan Laporta, who arrived by car, had a spectacular mass bath and even took a little girl in her arms, greeting her with an affectionate kiss. The acclaimed Barcelona president harangued the crowd, proud to see so many Barça shirts.
The Barcelona team will also train on the same field as the first training session this Monday (09 local time). In the afternoon (19 local time) he will do it on the stage of the match against Juve, the Cotton Bowl, remodeled in 2008 and with a capacity for 92,100 spectators and that has nothing to do with the one that hosted World Cup-94 matches like the Spain-South Korea (2-2) in the group stage or Brazil-Holland (3-2) in the quarterfinals when their capacity was 68,252. And an important handicap, the stadium is completely open, so the air conditioning that pleasantly accompanied the footballers at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, with a retractable roof, will not be an ally this time, common with Real Madrid.
Shortly before, at 6:15 p.m. local time this Monday (01:15 a.m. in Spain), Xavi Hernandez and a player will appear to assess the duel against the ‘Vecchia signora’. On Tuesday, another session unless it is canceled as happened in Las Vegas at the SMU Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium and to watch weapons until the game at 7:30 p.m.