Barcelona will begin their preparations for the 2022-23 season on Wednesday night with a pre-season friendly against Spanish fourth-tier club Olot. Xavi’s team is preparing for their La Liga start against Rayo Vallecano on August 13 at home.
Kick Off Time, Location and Match Venue
When will Olot vs Barcelona be played?
UE Olot vs Barcelona will be played on 13th July 2022.
What time will Olot vs Barcelona be played?
UE Olot vs Barcelona match will kick-off at 10:30 PM IST.
Where will Olot vs Barcelona be played?
UE Olot vs Barcelona will be played at the Municipal d’Olot, Olot.
Head to Head Record
It will be the first match between the two clubs.
Barcelona Team News
New recruits both Christensen and Kessie are expected to make their debuts on Wednesday night, and it would not be surprising to see them in the starting lineup.
Sergi Roberto had injury troubles last season but is now healthy and could start at right-back, while Pedri is also recovered from injury and will likely play in central midfield.
Memphis Depay’s future has been extensively discussed, but the Dutch international is likely to spend the whole preseason with Barcelona, where he may perhaps play with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres in the last third of the field.
Owing to his injury issues last season, Ansu Fati’s minutes will be carefully regulated, while it remains to be seen how active Martin Braithwaite, Neto, Samuel Umtiti, Riqui Puig, and Oscar Mingueza are due to rumours surrounding their futures.
Despite rumors tying him to a transfer to Manchester United, Frenkie de Jong is also in the team.
UE Olot Team News
Olot are expected to have some new faces in their lineup, with recent signings Forgas and Ferran Brugue perhaps starting in the last third of the field.
Fellow newcomer Urri is also in contention for a starting berth, but Mandiola will make full use of his squad during the game, with two different XIs potentially starting each half.
Olot vs Barcelona Live: Possible Lineups
Possible Barcelona XI for pre-season game against Olot: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Christensen, Araujo, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Kessie; Memphis, Aubameyang, F Torres
Possible Olot XI for pre-season game against Barcelona: Batalla; Blazquez, Ayala, Mas, D Bigas; Serrano, Urri, Terma; Coros, Forgas, Brugue
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