Barcelona are set to complete their pre-season fixture list tomorrow with the annual Joan Gamper Trophy, this year English Premier League side Tottenham are the opponents. It’s been a good pre-season for the La Liga champions, following a 5-3 loss to Arsenal, Barca came away 3-0 winners against Real Madrid and 1-0 winners against AC Milan.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Barcelona vs Tottenham will kick off at 8:00 pm local time (CEST), 7:00 pm in England (GMT) and 3:00 PM in New York (EST) on Tuesday 7th of August 2023.
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona will play host to the game. The 56,000-seater stadium will be home to Barcelona this year as the Spotify Camp Nou undergoes extensive renovations.
TV & Streaming of Barcelona vs Tottenham
The game will be shown on TV3 Catalunya in Spain.
Unfortunately, the game will not be shown in the UK for free but can be bought through Spur’s official website.
Fox Deportes will be showing the game in New York, Las Vegas and Las Angeles.
For a full list of streaming options in your country, please see this post.
What is the Joan Gamper Trophy?
Founded in 1966, the Joan Gamper Trophy is an annual exhibition game played in August between Barcelona and clubs from around the world. Named in honour of Joan Gamper, a founding member, player, and later president of the club. Barcelona’s training complex is all named after the former president, Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
Having formerly been a competition involving four teams, the Joan Gamper Trophy moved to its current format of a single game in 1997.
Barcelona have won the trophy 45 times and beat UNAM of Mexico 6-0 in last years game.
Sampdoria was the last time to beat Barcelona back in 2012.
Barcelona vs Tottenham: Team News & Projected Lineups
Barcelona: Ilkay Gundogan, Inigo Martinez and Andreas Christensen are all coming back from injuries, and Xavi may elect to play it safe with all three considering the La Liga season is less than one week away now. Gavi has yet to feature in the pre-season but he’s expected to play tomorrow to ramp up his preparation for the new season. Franck Kessie is on his way to Saudi Arabia and Ousmane Dembele is off to PSG, so neither will feature tomorrow. Clement Lenglet is also expected to miss the game with his future up in the air.
Barcelona predicted XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Garcia, Balde; Romeu, Pedri, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati.
Tottenham: The North London side are still negotiating with Bayern Munich over the transfer of Harry Kane, so it’ll be interesting to see if he features. Brazilian Richarlison missed the game against Shakhtar on Sunday with a knock, but he’s expected to play. Considering it’s the second game in three days, I’d expect some changes, which will likely see Kane and James Maddison drop to the bench.
Tottneham predicted XI: Vicario; Porro, Dier, Sanchez, Reguilon; Skipp, Bissouma, Lo Celso; Solomon, Richarlison, Perisic
Barcelona vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head (H2H) History
Barcelona wins: 2
Tottenham wins: 0
Barcelona win 4-1