WELCOME TO TOKYO!!! The Saitama Stadium is the site of Barcelona’s first preseason game of the 2019-20 campaign, as the La Liga champions face Chelsea in what should be a fun friendly match. This is the first chance to watch Neto, Frenkie De Jong and Antoine Griezmann in Blaugrana colors, as well as a few Barça B kids who will get a chance to shine in preseason. So join us to follow and comment all the action with our LIVE BLOG!
(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)
Competition/Round: 2019 Rakuten Cup, Match 1
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7.30pm local time, 12.30pm CET (Barcelona), 11.30am BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 6.30am ET, 3.30am PT (USA), 4pm IST (India)
Venue: Saitama Stadium 2002, Tokyo, Japan
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM PRESEASON FRIENDLY
How to watch on TV: ESPN2 (USA), others
How to stream: ChelseaTV (UK), Rakuten Sports (worldwide), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!