Barca will play newly promoted Elche in the Camp Nou on Saturday a week before they kick off their La Liga campaign at home to Villarreal.
The pre-season has helped clear up some issues at Real Madrid, with Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon in London ahead of their planned moves to Tottenham Hotspur, while Brahim Diaz has joined AC Milan on loan.
ASUNCION, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The South American 2022 World Cup qualifiers will begin next month despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the region's football governing body CONMEBOL said on Tuesday.
"Schalke never will be a boring club as emotions have always played a vital role. It makes Schalke unique in football."
In the opening round of CONMEBOL qualifiers, Colombia host Venezuela, Uruguay are home to Chile, Bolivia visit Brazil, Paraguay welcome Peru and Ecuador travel to Argentina. Enditem
Brazilian forward Alan Kardec was awarded a special jersey to commemorate his 100th CSL appearance in Chongqing before the match.
"In the three weeks we have been working, we have improved a lot in the physical aspect and this week we have been working on tactics. We saw some of that against Girona and I hope we see a more complete display against Elche," he commented.
"It never occurred to me that I would leap out to 8.36m. Huang did a great job today, it motivated me too," the Asian champion said.
Jaime Mata's second half goal saw Getafe start their season with a 1-0 win at home to Osasuna. The goal scored from close range was confirmed by a VAR review after Mata had looked to be offside. Enditem
The 29-year-old, who helped Bayern to the treble last season, arrived in Liverpool on Friday morning to complete his medical and put pen to paper.
Fulham almost had the perfect start when an errant pass from Gabriel allowed Aboubakar Kamara through on goal, but Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno was able to scramble the ball to safety.