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6.30pmHello and welcome to Sports Mole‘s live text coverage of friendly between Barcelona and Chapecoense at Camp Nou. The two sides are battling it out for the Joan Gamper Trophy – an annual competition that stretches back more than 50 years, with this year’s edition particularly sombre due to the horrific event that took place last December when almost the entire of Chape’s squad perished.
6.32pmJust six of the 77 passengers on board the flight headed for Medellin survived – one of those, Alan Ruschel, is due to play some part this evening on his return to the field. Chape have slowly started to rebuild thanks to the arrival of a string of loanees from rival clubs and plenty of free transfers and, with half the Brazilian Serie A campaign played, they find themselves in 16th place.
6.34pmChape were offered a three-year immunity period from relegation, but they refused to accept and are doing well to remain in the division. They are now looking to become just the second foreign side to ever lift the Gamper Trophy, though the omens are good because the only other successful side also came from Brazil (more than that a little later). With that said, let us turn attention to some confirmed team news.
6.36pmBARCELONA TEAM NEWS!STARTING XI: Ter Stegen; Aleix, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, Deulofeu
SUBS: Cillessen, Semedo, Denis, Arda, Mascherano, Alcacer, Digne, S.Roberto, Samper, Douglas, Munir, Marlon, Alena
6.38pmA very strong side named by Ernesto Valverde, then, in what is his first home game in charge of Barcelona since being appointed as Luis Enrique’s successor earlier this summer. No real surprise, of course, as this is the Catalan giants’ final friendly before meeting Real Madrid in a Spanish Super Cup double header over the next week or so. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both start, while Gerard Deulofeu is named alongside them in the absence of Neymar.
6.40pmBarca will almost certainly move to bring in a direct replacement for Neymar, having lost the Brazilian forward to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer last week. Philippe Coutinho appears to be the most likely option, though he is just one of a dozen star names to have been linked with a switch to Camp Nou in recent days. Either way, Valverde will not want to head into the La Liga season without a replacement.
6.42pmFurther back Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets line up in a three-man midfield, as Valverde sticks with the tried and tested 4-3-3 formation. Aleix Vidal and Jordi Alva occupy the fully-back berths, while Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Pique are named in the heart of defence. In goal is Marc-Andre ter Stegen, given the nod over Jasper Cillessen once again ahead of the new campaign.
6.44pmBarcelona have only brought in one big-money signing so far this summer, recruiting Nelson Semedo from Benfica for a sum of £30.5m, and he is made to wait for his first start on home soil as he is only among the subs today. That is the case for Marlon Santos, too, having been recruited on a permanent basis during the off-season after impressing when given a chance late on in 2016-17.
6.46pmSpeaking of 2016-17, Barca just about salvaged their season by lifting the Copa del Rey in May. It was otherwise a disappointing final year for Enrique at Camp Nou, though, with the Catalans falling short in the Champions League – crashing out to Juventus after miraculously overcoming Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round – while also finishing second to Real Madrid in a tight La Liga title race.
6.48pmEnrique took the decision to bow out in the wake of the heavy first-leg loss to PSG; one that looked a little abrupt when temporarily transforming his side’s fortunes and guiding them to what looked like being another treble at one point. In the end, however, they had to settle for just the Copa del Rey – the accolade at the bottom of their wishlist at the start of the season, as will be the case this time around.
6.50pmEnrique was a big success on the whole, though, as was his predecessor Pep Guardiola, so there will be pressure on Valverde to also bring in regular silverware. The former Athletic Bilbao boss spent time with Barca as a player between 1988 and 1990, winning the Copa del Rey and the Cup Winners’ Cup, and he has since gone on to manage a string of Spanish clubs and Olympiacos in Greece across two spells.