One key defender missing: Team news and probable lineups for Barca vs Man City friendly

In about 24 hours, Barcelona will play a high-profile friendly match against Manchester City at Camp Nou.

The game is being organized to raise money for research in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Former Barca goalkeeper Juan Carlos Unzue was diagnosed with the disease.

Team news


The Blaugrana have a full squad available for the game, but we expect Xavi to rotate his squad with a game against Valladolid to come on Sunday.

Manchester City

Aymeric Laporte. The Spaniard is a key player missing for the visitors with an Achilles injury.

Probable lineups

Barcelona probable XI: Pena; Alba, Garcia, Pique, Kounde; Pjanic, Kessie; Pablo Torre, Ferran, Dembele, Aubameyang

Manchester City probable XI: Ortega; Gomez, Stones, Dias, Lewis; Palmer, Phillips, Grealish; Foden, Alvarez, Mahrez