It’s time for Barcelona’s third preseason match! After a full week of training in glorious German weather, the Blaugrana will face high-level Bundesliga competition as they take on Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, home of Die Roten.
Barça are unbeaten so far in exhibition matches thanks to two solid wins against Gimnastic and Girona, and plenty of youngsters have impressed as they’ve been given a chance to play for Ronald Koeman’s team with the absence of several first team players still on vacation last week.
But most of the senior stars are back now, and the squad for the Germany trip looks strong and ready to go. Stuttgart had a wonderful year in their first season back to the Bundesliga in 2020-21 and will present a solid challenge to Barça today, and this should be a good one. Vamos!
Unsere Startelf für das Testspiel gegen den @FCBarcelona:— VfB Stuttgart (@VfB) July 31, 2021
33 Bredlow – 4 Kempf, 15 Stenzel (C), 16 Karazor, 20 Förster, 21 Klement, 30 Massimo, 31 Klimowicz, 46 Polster, 47 Weil, 51 Nothnagel
Weitere Spieler im Kader: 42 Schock – 49 Michel, 50 Maglica, 53 Wolf, 54 Bazzoli pic.twitter.com/7hNOgstz9x
MATCH INFO, HOW TO WATCH
Competition/Round: 2021 Preseason, Match 3
Date/Time: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 7pm CET (Barcelona), 6pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 10.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
How to watch on TV: TV3 (Spain), Premier Sports 1 (UK), 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, watch the 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!