Barcelona vs Juventus: Joan Gamper Trophy match live broadcast, TV channel, how to watch online, news, start time
Barcelona and Juventus meet on Sunday in a prestigious clash for the Joan Gamper Trophy, the traditional curtain raiser before the La Liga and Serie A kicks off. The trophy is in honor of a founding member and former player as well as president and has been in existence since 1966.
Juve won it in 2005, one of three teams to do so since 1997, but Barca have won it eight times. The clash was meant to be an indicator of how these two teams are preparing ahead of their respective seasons and a place for Lionel Messi to announce his renewal at Camp Nou. Instead, attention turned to Barcelona’s financial state as a club after bidding farewell to Lionel Messi on Thursday in a move that sent shockwaves around the world.
Here’s how to watch the game and what to know:
How to watch the Joan Gamper Trophy
Dated: Sunday August 8 | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Place: Camp Nou – Catalonia, Spain
TV: None | Direct: ESPN +
Barcelona: It’s been a tough summer for Ronald Koeman, and he shows no signs of slacking off with the club nowhere near registering new signings Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia as well as the legendary Messi moving closer to joining. Paris Saint-Germain as PSG. boss Mauricio Pochettino brought up the rumors on Friday.
There is a very real possibility that the Blaugrana will start the season without these new faces until they can find a way to drastically cut their bloated payroll and there will likely be some sacrifices to be made.
Juventus: Massimiliano Allegri is back in Turin and will lead the squad this coming season with Cristiano Ronaldo still in the squad after a summer of speculation about the Portuguese superstar’s future.
The Italians are suffering after last season’s title failure as Inter Milan were crowned Serie A champions and the Bianconeri will be keen to once again become the leading force on the national stage.
Barça will win it on penalties after a draw. To take: Barcelona 1, Juventus 1