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OFFICIAL: Barcelona to face Liverpool in preseason friendly at Wembley Stadium

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Barcelona will take part in three friendlies as part of the International Champions Cup preseason tournament, and one of the games will be played in one of the world's most iconic venues.

The Catalan club announced on Tuesday that the August 6 friendly against Liverpool will be played at Wembley Stadium in London, and will be the last preseason friendly before the opening of Camp Nou with the traditional Joan Gamper Trophy.

Barça sporting director Robert Fernández spoke about the matchup with England's most decorated club:

"It is a very attractive [match] for the fans … We are playing against one of the historic teams in European football and Wembley is a very special stage for Barça supporters. It will be a demanding game as part of our preparations for next season against a side that, since the arrival of Jürgen Klopp, has recovered the ambition, dynamism and intensity that has always characterised the way they play".


Wembley might just be the most special stadium for Barça fans outside of Camp Nou. A simple reason for that is the Catalans tasted continental glory there. The club's first ever European Cup was won in 1992 with an unforgettable free-kick by Ronald Koeman against Sampdoria at Wembley. 19 years later, Pep Guardiola's Dream Team created a masterpiece and defeated Manchester United to win Barça's fourth Champions League.

Not only does Barça get to play at Wembley again, this is a great test for the team, since Jürgen Klopp is expected to make great signings and turn Liverpool into a dangerous side that will trouble Luis Enrique's men. Everything about this friendly is perfect.

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