Leicester City vs Barcelona – Match Preview and Team News


It will be a champion’s affair when Spanish giants Barcelona will lock horns with the Premier league Champions Leicester City in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 20:00 CET local time 11:30 (IST) at the fully loaded Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden.

This will be a one heck of an encounter where the Barcelona looks certain to emerge victorious regarding the supremely talented squad they have in comparison with Leicester. Both the teams will look to assess their pre season preparations as the next season approaches closer. The Leicester pre-season has been visibly poor, as they were defeated on several times with a huge score line.

Leicester City FC Squad

Manager – Claudio Ranieri

Kasper Shmeichel, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Ritchie De Laet, Danny Drinkwater, Matty James, Jamie Vardy, Andy King, Marc Albrighton, Ben Hamer, Daniel Amartey, Jeff Schlupp, Danny Simpson, Liam Moore, Shinji Okazaki, Demarai Gray, Leonardo Ulloa, Riyad Mahrez, Marcin Wasilewski, Christian Fuchs, Gokhan Inler, Ron-Robert Zieler, Luis Hernandez, Nempalys Mendy, Ahmed Musa.

Leicester city have an ordinary squad on cards but they cannot be ignored as because of the heroics they did last season but they are still missing the departure of N’Golo Kante.

Barcelona FC Squad

Manager – Luis Enrique

Ter Stegen, Bravo, Rakitic, Vermaelen, Piqué, Douglas, Alba and Iniesta, Masip, Sergio, Arda, Suárez, Messi, Mascherano, Munir, S. Roberto, Aleix Vidal, Mathieu, Denis, Samper, José Suárez, Marlon, Martínez, Carbonell, Aleñá, Nili, Alfaro, Umtiti, Digne, Gomes, Cámara and Mujica.

Barcelona have almost all players available to be selected except Neymar who is on Olympic duty and while other few names are also out injured but still have some big names to be selected.

Riyad Mahrez to impress his potential suitors

It will be an audition for the PFA player of the year Riyad Mahrez as he will be looking to impress the club that has kept sights on him. He will do everything he can to prove himself worthy in the eyes of Luis Enrique.

Also Read – Live Transfer News August 3

Leicester have lost their rhythm

The premier league champions have not looked in their best shape in this pre-season as there form has gone missing and are also losing the enigma of N’Golo Kante.

Rachit Sethi

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