Iniesta against Barca, all-time classic Chelsea encounter: 5 things to watch for in Japan tour
Tribuna editorial picks the tastiest episodes of the upcoming pre-season tour in Japan.
Barca against Lampard's Chelsea
Despite the friendly character of the fixture, battles against the London side are always thrilling. This time the Catalans will meet Frank Lampard's Chelsea on neutral ground, with both sides having lots of prospective youth options in the squad. Believe me, we will remind you of this match several years after, when the two teams will meet each other in the Champions League play-offs!
FC Barcelona - Chelsea FC, July 23, 11:30 AM CET.
Iniesta back, this time to face Barca for the 1st time ever!
And besides Iniesta, there will be some other familiar names in Vissel Kobe's squad - Sergi Samper and David Villa. The Saturday's clash against the J-League side is going to be a very emotional one.
FC Barcelona - Vissel Kobe, July 27, 01:00 AM CET.
It will definitely happen soon. As, probably, one of the most hard-working players on the training ground these days, Antoine will do his best to provide the fans with a memorable performance for the Catalan side.
De Jong in action
According to the local media reports, Frenkie has already provided a "wow-effect" during one of his first training sessions regarding ball control and game instincts. Fans hope for the afterparty and Cruyff's + Guardiola's vibes early in the pre-season.
La Masia displaying their skills
Riqui Puig, Carles Alena, Oriol Busquets and others will all have the opportunity to show what they're made of. This is another chance for some of the starlets to prove that they could already be the part of Ernesto Valverde's team for the next season.