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OFFICIAL: Elche will be Barça's rival in this year's Gamper

Published:13/09/2020 - 13:13h

Updated:13/09/2020 - 16:18h

FC Barcelona announced this Sunday that Elche will be the rival of the Barcelona team in the Joan Gamper Trophy this year. The meeting will be on September 19 from 7:00 p.m. at the Camp Nou

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It was a secret to voices and the FC Barcelona has announced it in his official account of Twitter this Sunday. The culés confirmed that the Elche will be his rival in the 55ª edition of the Trophy Joan Gamper. The Valencian group will confront to the Barcelona this Saturday 19 to the 19:00 hours in a Camp Nou in which it will not have interested. Still it is forbidden that the public go in to the field and the barcelonismo will see the crash from his houses.

Barça TV will broadcast the party in direct, whereas TV3 will do it in differed, from the 21:30 hours of the night. It will be the third and last party of the Catalans in pre-season after the crash in front of the Nàstic of Tarragona of this past Saturday and the friendly in front of the Girona of this Wednesday 16. Once it finalise the Gamper, the Barça will prepare the first party of LaLiga, that will be against the Villarreal on 27 September.

The Elche will be the big proof of fire of the barcelonistas in pre-season, since it will be to the only team of First to the that confront before the beginning of LaLiga. The ones of Jorge Almirón rose this summer in the playoff after deleting to a historical like the Saragossa and to a rival of level like the Girona. The illusion is the big weapon of the ilicitanos, that will try to carry the Gamper against the Barcelona.

By his part, the culés expect to follow improving little by little to arrive in the best possible moment to the crash in front of the Villarreal. So much the gerundenses like the Valencians are two teams with more level that the Nàstic, by what will need to give a better image that against the tarraconenses. Ronald Koeman will have to follow perfecting his plan of game and the alignment of the Gamper could seem a lot to which take out in front of the 'Yellow Submarine'.

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The first commitment suspender belt of the Barcelona will be tremendously demanding, since the ones of Unai Emery are one of the clubs that better has reinforced this summer. If the Valencians already were one of the teams more in shape of the past course, expects that this campaign are even more dangerous. The arrivals of Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin will give him a plus of quality and experience to his midfield, whereas Takefusa Kubo, yielded by the Real Madrid, will give them much more disequilibrium and magic in three chambers.

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