Between the US tour, the Copa Catalunya, the Spanish and European Supercups, the Joan Gamper Trophy and the 2 first league matches, Barça could be destined to play eleven matches in just 30 days.
August id a holiday for most of us, but not for the Barça, who have a hectic schedule ahead of
them. From July 31 to August 29, they could play as many as ten games if they reach the final of
the Copa Catalunya.
Last season FCB toured Asia, and this time they are returning to the USA
for three friendlies. The first is on July 31 against a familiar rival, Manchester United. After
that, Barça travel to Miami, where they face Chivas Guadalajara on August 3, before going to
Arlington, Texas, where they play another Mexican side, Club America, on the 6th.
Back on home soil, they have the semi final of the Copa Catalunya against Girona at Nou
Estadi in Tarragona (August 8), and if they win that, they will play the final the after.
2 preseason clásicos
There will be shortage of emotion in August, for clásicos are always highly charged
affairs. On the 14th, Barça and Madrid go head to head in the Spanish Supercup, starting at the
Santiago Bernabéu. Three days later, Barcelona have the second leg, which will be their first game
of the season at the Camp Nou.
Liga, Gamper and Spanish Supercup
Barça have their first league fixture on August 20 or 21, which is away to Malaga. The
following Monday, there’s another top match at the Camp Nou, the traditional Joan Gamper
trophy. Four days later (August 26), Barça have a glamour tie in Monaco, where they will be
battling with Porto for the Spanish Supercup. The European champions end an action packed month
with their second league fixture, at home to Villarreal.