Your Guide To The Sundowns Vs Barcelona Match At FNB Stadium

Lester Mason
May 16, 2018

Barca will face the South African champions at the FNB Stadium - formerly known as Soccer City Stadium - which hosted the 2010 World Cup final which numerous Barcelona players will have fond memories of.

The high-profile worldwide club friendly between Mamelodi Sundowns and Spanish powerhouses FC Barcelona is scheduled for tonight.

Barcelona will face off Mamelodi Sundowns in front of a capacity crowd at the FNB Stadium, where Spain lifted the football World Cup in 2010.

Roads will be closed from 10am to 10pm on Wednesday.


"Barcelona have agreed to bring their best possible squad for this match‚" Sundowns spokesman Thulani Thuswa said on Tuesday.

SA football lovers anticipated a less than star-studded Barcelona team sheet to contest the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup encounter but were pleasantly surprised as the likes of Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembélé and Philippe Coutinho touched down in Johannesburg.

This is the second time Barcelona are playing in South Africa. "He was part of the deal and it is the same with Messi now".

Barcelona are expected to arrive at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg this morning, and they will fly out immediately after the match to prepare for their last league match of the season, against Real Sociedad at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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