Milan vs. Barcelona: match preview
- Barcelona take on Milan in the International Champions Cup clash at 1.05 a.m. BST tonight at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California, United States
Barcelona are out of chance to win the International Champions Cup this year, however, both the club and the fans are quiet in ecstasy because of the recent newcomers' form, including Malcom and Arthur.
Barcelona won in the fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on penalties, but couldn't manage to hold the lead as they were hit by Roma once again with a score of 2-4.
That's the final test for Barca ahead of their Supercopa played in Tangier, Morocco, against Sevilla. This is also probably one of the latest opportunities for Barca B players to impress ahead of the potentially fruitful season.
Carles Aleñá, Denis Suarez, André Gomes (out, injury), Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Yerry Mina, Thomas Vermaelen, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Samper, Ivan Rakitić, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez (not on tour squad).
? Ciutat Esportiva ⚽ Piqué, J. Alba, Sergio, Messi, Samper and new arrival @dembouz who has cut short his holidays to rejoin training ?. He will have his medical tests on Monday ?? #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/UJY5xUXncp— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 4, 2018
Barcelona (4-3-3): Cillessen; Semedo, Marlon, Lenglet, Cucurella; Rafinha, Roberto, Arthur; Malcom, Alcácer, Munir
Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Abate, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Calabria; Kessié, Locatelli, Bertolacci; Suso, Cutrone, Çalhanoglu
Editors' prediction: Barcelona 1-2 Milan
Milan are expected to play with one of their best squads possible, while Barca will chase their luck with more of a reserve team. Barcelona shouldn't really care about the result, what is more important today is to leave a good impression individually and show nice teamwork. We've seen it in the latest Barca's fixtures despite the results weren't the best. Let it be so today as well.
We think that Paco will score his first pre-season goal today.
What do YOU think?
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