Barcelona Vs Leicester City: Who would have thought last year that the team who prepares their season against teams like Rotterdam United and Birmingham City will be playing in International Champions Cup against the biggest football teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, etc? Well, Leicester City has proved everyone wrong by winning Premier League last season and enrolled themselves in International Champions Cup as well and that also by wholly playing counter attacking the football. They have already played 2 matches winning against Celtic on penalties, however getting thrashed 4-0 by the quality of PSG.
With Barcelona winning their first match against Celtic comfortably, it will be difficult to imagine Leicester City gaining a positive result over them. But, football has been full of uncertainties in recent years. And we all might expect another shocking result on the way.
Barcelona Vs Leicester City – Match Preview, Team News, Live Streaming
Barcelona Vs Leicester City: Team News – Leicester City
The team has already lost Kante to Chelsea and currently Mahrez also seems to be linked with Arsenal. These things will hurt Leicester a lot as they were the most crucial players in the squad. But they will have no other way but to find a suitable replacement, even if it seems impossible. However, they have made some impressive signings at cheap prices – through most astonishing being Ron-Robert Zieler for some 3 million pounds. Another one being the pacy forward Ahmed Musa which will enhance their attacking lineup. They have tried to enforce the midfield with Nampalys Mendy coming from OGC Nice and impressive Euros Polish star Kaputska. Only time will tell how really strong their midfield will be compared to last season. And they have also added impressive Spanish centre-back Luis Hernandez. Looking at these transfers, manager Ranieri is thinking something big for future (and for the upcoming Champions League campaign as well). But will that be enough?
Coming up on team news, the squad will be unchanged. New Foxe’s signings Ahmed Musa and Nampalys Mendy are yet to play a full 90 minutes in pre-season and could both start at the Friends Arena.
Probable Starting Lineup: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Chilwell; Mahrez, Mendy, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Okazaki, Musa
Barcelona Vs Leicester City: Team News – Barcelona
The squad remains the same except the fact that Martin Montoya after being released by Barcelona has been signed by Valencia. Neymar will not join the squad being busy with preparation of Rio Olympics which means Munir El Haddadi and Arda Turan will be given chances to impress the manager for nailing down a starting place in the team.
Probable Starting Lineup : Masip; Vidal, Martinez, Mathieu, Camara; Suarez, Roberto, Turan; Messi, Suarez, Munir
Barcelona Vs Leicester City – Live Streaming
The match will kick-off at 7:00 p.m. BST (11:30 p.m. IST) at Friends Arena. UK viewers can watch the match live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Indian viewers can watch the match at Sony ESPN. Others can stream online at www.ronaldo7.net/video/watch-football-live.html or http://firstrowas.eu/