City set for Barcelona charity match in August

Manchester City will play a friendly against Barcelona on Wednesday August 24.

The match will be played at the Camp Nou, with kick-off at 8.30pm UK time.

All proceeds from the match will go to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) research at the Luzón Foundation in support of former Barcelona goalkeeper and coach Juan Carlos Unzué, who was diagnosed with an incurable degenerative neurological disease a year ago. little more than two years.

Supporters wishing to attend the event can purchase tickets via the official Barcelona website with prices ranging from 19 euros for standard seats to 99 euros for VIP seats. Donations to the Luzón Foundation can also be made through the website using line 0.

CITY+ subscribers can watch the match live and enjoy a full match replay on demand from midnight.

During a press conference in Barcelona, ​​Pep Guardiola said: “Speaking on behalf of Manchester City, it is an honor for us that you [Unzue] thought of us to come here for the event.

“We want to say thank you to FC Barcelona, ​​because they are preparing the big stage that is the Camp Nou. We are lucky to fill it with as many people as possible. It is an honor to be involved in the game”

“The best way to get people here is to explain why. We will try to prepare for the season on a stage like the Camp Nou. I’m sure the stadium will be full, not just of Catalan fans, not just of FC Barcelona fans, but for everyone.

“I hope we can fill the stadium. I’m so happy on behalf of Manchester City to come here for the game. On August 24 we have to fill the stadium for a good cause”

Manchester City app

We’ll have full coverage of the game on the official Man City app.

Our Matchday Center will start at 6.30pm (UK), providing live text updates throughout the evening.

And our Matchday Live show, which will feature former City players giving their thoughts on the proceedings, will start at 7.25pm.

And highlights will be available for free at 11:00 p.m.

You can find more information about the Man City app here.

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