The Barcelona team will challenge the Tottenham team in a Trofeo Joan Gamper in Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Stadium, Barcelona on Tuesday, August 08, 2023. For streaming coverage of Barcelona vs Tottenham, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
Barcelona and Tottenham will face each other in the Joan Gamper Cup final, which will take place on Tuesday (8/8) at the Estadi Lluis in Montjuic. This is a traditional tournament that marks the start of a new season, and also a chance for the two teams to do one last experiment before starting the official competition.
Barca started their summer 2023 tour with a 3-5 loss to Arsenal, but that is forgivable as many of their key players have just recovered from the diarrheal virus. After that, Xavi Hernandez’s team showed their strength and readiness to defend the La Liga title by beating Real Madrid 3-0 in El Clasico and AC Milan 1-0 thanks to Ansu Fati’s only goal. Barca are also looking to maintain their impressive record in the Joan Gamper Cup, where they have won their last 10 games since losing 1-0 to Sampdoria in 2012.
On the other hand, Tottenham has also been in very good form at the start of the season, scoring 10 goals in three friendly matches. Harry Kane was the main star with four goals against Shakhtar and one goal against Lion City Sailors. Even so, the future of the England national team striker is still unclear, because he is in demand by Bayern Munich. Tottenham are also looking to take home the Joan Gamper Cup for the first time, having failed to do so in 1986 when they lost to PSV Eindhoven in the semifinals.
This match will also be an opportunity for both teams to test their strength before entering the new season. Barcelona will open La Liga against Real Sociedad on 15/8, while Tottenham will face Brentford in the Premier League on 13/8.
The two teams will also compete in the Champions League, where Barcelona are in Group A with Juventus, Porto and Club Brugge, while Tottenham are in Group B with Inter Milan, Ajax and Olympiacos.
From the history of head-to-head meetings, Barcelona and Tottenham have not met too often, but they always present interesting and fierce matches. The last game between the two teams was in the 2018/19 Champions League group stage, where Barca won 4-2 in London, but were held to a 1-1 draw in Barcelona. Previously, the two teams had met in the semifinals of the 1982 Winners Cup, where Barca won 2-1 on aggregate.
Speaking of player strength, Barcelona will not be strengthened by Gavi due to a back injury and Andreas Christensen due to an ankle injury. Franck Kessie and Ousmane Dembele will also not play as they are in the process of negotiating to leave Camp Nou.
Ilkay Gundogan is likely to return after missing AC Milan, while Tottenham are unable to field Ryan Sessegnon due to leg muscle injuries, Rodrigo Bentancur (ACL) and Bryan Gil (groin). Richarlison is recovered and ready to play.
Looking at the recent performance of the two teams, the home team is expected to win the game. Even though Tottenham have Harry Kane who is ‘on fire’, Barcelona still has the advantage of quality and experience. Apart from that, Barcelona also wants to maintain the tradition of winning the Joan Gamper Cup, which is a symbol of pride and motivation for them.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Barcelona vs Tottenham match at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Stadium, Barcelona can be watched live streaming. Club Friendlies 2023 Friendly Match match broadcast on beIN SPORTS en Español starting 14:00 ET.
|Match||FC Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur|
|Competition||Trofeo Joan Gamper|
|Match day||Friendly Match|
|Venue||Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Stadium, Barcelona|
|Date||Tuesday, August 08, 2023|
|Official TV||beIN SPORTS en Español|
|Streaming Link||beIN SPORTS en Español|
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