Barcelona will play their last match of pre season 2014 against Leon at their home stadium Camp Nou. This is the last game of Barca before kick-off of La Liga 2014–15 season. After a huge win over HJK Helsinki, the Catalans are confident of another win and home support will be one more advantage. This game will be played on 18th of August 2014. Read below the complete match preview, time and TV telecast channels of this upcoming friendly match.
Barcelona vs Leon 2014 Schedule, Time
|Competition||2014 Pre season friendly|
|Date||18 Aug [GMT & IST]|
|Time||20:30 [GMT] & 23:55 [IST]|
|Seating Capacity||98,787 spectators|
|Away team||La Fiera [The Beast]|
|Telecast channels||Super Sports 5 Africa|
Supersports 5, Supersport 5 Nigeria, Africa will provide live telecast of this pre season friendly match. It will begin at 8:30 pm according to GMT & will start at 11:55 pm according to Indian Standard Time.
Barcelona vs Leon 2014 Preview
Barca have lost one match in their pre season competition which was against Napoli. Their last win against Helsinki by 6–0 was their biggest win in friendly game this season. This is the first time in history that the Mexican closing 2014 and opening 2013 champions have contested Barca’s trophy.
There will be tribute to Barca’s legends Carles Puyol and Victor Valdes. The two of the biggest stars of the greatest Barcelona’s team ever, who both left the club at the end of last season, will be given thoroughly deserved recognition.
The Mexican club Leon was established in 1944. So far, the club has won 7 league trophies along with 5 cups. They are currently managed by the Uruguayan Gustavo Matosas, and the squad includes Mauro Boselli, who in 2009 scored against Barca in the clubs World Cup final when playing for Estudiantes of Argentina.
After this match, Barcelona will begin their domestic league la liga against Elche on first match day. Their new signing Luis Suarez may play his first match against Real Madrid because of FIFA’s ban.