For a second match running, Brazil were held to a goalless draw at the Olympic Games, this time against Iraq at the Mane Garrincha stadium. Neymar Jr, who played the whole game, and Rafinha, who came on in the 55th minute, were unable to help their side to victory in a frustrating encounter for the home nation.
The Club has great memories of the English stadium from the 1992 and 2011 European Cup finals, and though the result on Saturday was not quite the one Luis Enrique was after, the trip held plenty of special moments.
In a week which sees the Gamper Trophy taking place on Wednesday, Luis Enrique finally has a full squad available to him for the last test before official matches get underway. Barça take on Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan for the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.
This time around, there will be a host of new faces for the FC Barcelona faithful to welcome into the squad: Denis Suárez, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne and André Gomes have all signed for the club this season, while Sergi Samper, who has been promoted to the first team from the reserves, will also be officially introduced to the fans.
Luan is said to have already given his approval to the transfer and told his camp to prioritise talks with La Blaugrana, despite interest from the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A and better chances of first-team football elsewhere.