Barcelona confirm pre-season friendly with Napoli
Barcelona have confirmed they will play Italian side Napoli in a pre-season friendly on August 6 at 20.00 CET in the Stade de Genève, Switzerland.
After racking up the air miles over the last few years with tours across the globe, the Catalan club have decided to stay in Europe for their pre-season this summer and the match against Napoli is the fourth friendly Barça have announced.
The Blaugrana will take on French outfit OGC Nice on August 2, HJK Helsinki of Finland on August 9 and on August 18 the Joan Gamper Trophy match will be played against Club Leon of Mexico, where former defender Rafa Márquez is currently plying his trade.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu said of the match against Napoli:
“FC Barcelona will be playing this game in Geneva against a side with a lot of potential and history, SSC Napoli. It will be an excellent opportunity to continue getting our first team squad into shape under Luis Enrique, including this summer new signings, two weeks before the season starts. The level of the opponent, the quality and drive of our players and the atmosphere in the stadium will be essential ingredients for the supporters to enjoy a great show.”
Via the FC Barcelona website:
“Tickets for this game will go on sale on June 19 at 14.00 CET and start at price of 40 euros (CHF50). They can be exclusively purchased from TicketCorner outlets and its official website at www.ticketcorner.ch.”