Barcelona will host its counterpart Manchester City, at 8:30 pm, Manchester time, 9:30 pm Barcelona time, today, Wednesday, at the “Spotify Camp Nou” stadium, in a charity friendly match to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The Barcelona match against Manchester City, with the aim of collecting ticket money for ALS sufferers, is being held under the auspices of Juan Carlos Unzue, the historic Barca goalkeeper who suffers from the same disease.
The Barcelona match against Man City charity will witness the attendance of 51,000 spectators at the “Spotify Camp Nou” stadium, which will be transmitted via the Barcelona channel.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola will clash with his former player Xavi Hernandez, coach of Barca, inside the technical area, but in a charitable match, the entire income of which is allocated to patients with muscular dystrophy.
Barcelona started the current season of the La Liga competition, with a 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano, and then achieved a big victory over Real Sociedad 4-1 in the second round.
Barcelona is fifth in the La Liga standings for the new season 2022-2023, with 4 points.
As for Manchester City, the English Premier League title holder, it started its Premier League campaign with two victories and a draw from 3 rounds in the local competition.
Man City beat West Ham with two clean goals in the first round of the English Premier League, then swept Bournemouth 4-0, but stumbled against Newcastle United with a 3-3 draw in the third round.
Manchester City is second in the English Premier League table, with 7 points, behind the leaders Arsenal, with 9 points.