Barcelona vs. Manchester City time, TV channel, live stream, and lineups for charity match

It’s not often that Europe’s top football clubs interrupt their seasons to compete in a mid-season friendly, but that’s exactly what Barcelona and Man City will do when the two clash at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

The teams are coming together for a benefit match to support a former Pep Guardiola assistant. The game is titled “A Great Game for a Greater Cause”.

Both clubs have started their league campaigns with mixed results. Man City were defeated by Newcastle in a wild 3-3 Premier League draw on Sunday, while Barcelona faded 0-0 in their opener in La Liga before bouncing back with a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad.

Each team should have a strong starting line-up as the two clubs look to support a mutual friend and colleague.

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The match was set up to support ALS research on behalf of former Pep Guardiola assistant Juan Carlos Unzue, who was diagnosed with the disease in early 2020.

Unzue was an assistant at Barcelona from 2003 to 2010 and again from 2014 to 2017. He overlapped with Guardiola at the club from 2007 to 2010 before being hired as Numancia’s manager. Unzue then took charge of Racing Santander before joining Celta Vigo as an assistant and then returning to Barcelona.

The 55-year-old would take charge of Celta Vigo and Girona before ill health forced him to retire. Unzue also played briefly for Barcelona during his playing career, making five appearances for the club as a goalkeeper between 1988 and 1990.

All ticket sales and proceeds from games at the stadium go towards ALS research, with the game benefiting the Luzon Foundation.

Barcelona vs. Man City TV Channel Live Stream

date time TV channel stream
Australia Thu, 08/25 05:30 CET BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
Canada Wed, 08/24 15:30 ET BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
Hong Kong Thu, 08/25 03:30 CET BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
India Thu, 08/24 01:00 IST BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
Malaysia Thu, 08/25 03:30 CET BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
New Zealand Thu, 08/25 07:30 NZST BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
Singapore Thu, 08/25 03:30 SST BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
United Kingdom Wed, 08/24 20:30 CET BarcaTV+, City+, Man City Recast
United States of America Wed, 08/24 15:30 ET CBS sports network fuboTV

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Champions League broadcaster CBS Sports Network will broadcast the game in the US, with this channel available to stream on fuboTV.

International: The friendly will be streamed across the globe via both clubs’ premium streaming services.

Barcelona will make the game available via BarcaTV+, while Man City will make the game available on both of the club’s streaming services, City+ and Man City Recast.

City+ is a seasonal subscription service for access to all Man City content, similar to BarcaTV+, while Recast is a cheaper pay-per-view subscription service offered by the Premier League.

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Barcelona vs. Man City Lineups & Team News

Barcelona struggled to face a resolute Real Sociedad side in the first half last weekend, however Ansu Fatis The introduction early in the second half changed the game and led the Blaugrana to a 4-1 win.

Robert Lewandowski scored his first two Barcelona goals in that bounce-back win, including his first 44 seconds in the game. Xavi has a plethora of attacking options to back up the Poland striker and every game will be a dice roll to determine which trio he will play with that day.

There are currently no injuries that the Barca coach could avoid despite the status of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is up in the air given the possibility of his Chelsea departure. Although not yet registered for La Liga games, defender Jules Kounde could be included as the game is not an official league competition. Sergio Busquets was suspended for the game against La Real but was able to return in his place in midfield Frenkie deJong.

Below is the club’s latest starting line-up for this weekend’s LaLiga game against Real Sociedad:

Barcelona’s last starting line-up (4-3-3): Ter Stegen (TG) – Balde, Christensen, Garcia, Araujo – Gavi, De Jong, Pedri – Dembele, Lewandowski, Torres.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola assured fans the club would field a strong starting line-up, telling reporters when announcing the game: “We’ll bring all the big guns, don’t worry.”

However, there are some injuries that the Premier League side are struggling with. Above all, Nathan Ake picked up an early injury against Newcastle on Sunday and did not travel to Barcelona with the squad, having been substituted Ruben Dias on Tyneside.

Aymeric Laporte He is reportedly close to returning from his long-term ACL injury but is not yet available. Jack Grealish missed the Newcastle game in one fell swoop and while he traveled to Spain for the game his status is unclear.

Below is the club’s latest starting line-up for the weekend’s Premier League game against Newcastle which resulted in a 3-3 draw.

Man City’s most recent starting line-up (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) – Cancelo, Ake, Stones, Walker – Gundogan, Rodri, Silva – Foden, Haaland, De Bruyne.

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