Man City and La Liga outfit Barcelona will meet at the famous Camp Nou Stadium in Catalonia in August. The two teams are meeting on a non-competition level.
So what’s the friendly between Man City and FC Barcelona all about?
Man City will play Barcelona to raise funds and create awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The awareness campaign is to enlighten the world about the growing concerns about the disease.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disease. It affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The symptoms in victims include loss of muscle control, according to Mayo Clinic.
The Barcelona vs Man City friendly for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) awareness is in honour of Juan Carlos Unzué, a former Barcelona player and assistant coach. The game is expected to be played on August 24.
A reunion wt the Camp Nou, Pep Guardiola makes a return to the club that earned him two memorable Champions League trophies. The Spanish had tried to win it his current but has failed to do so.
Man City on the other hand are reigning champs of the English Premier League after edging Liverpool to the title in the final day drama against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium.