Barça’s season debut at Camp Nou
In the last eleven years, Joan Gamper Trophy has been the first game of the season for Barça at Camp Nou only four times. This year, it is going to be the fifth. So, on Monday the new Barça staff, led by Luis Enrique, and the new players will be officially presented to Barça fans. There will be many new faces, the staff and eight players: Ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Enric Masip, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Rakitic, Rafinha and Luis Suárez.
The new-look Barça squad, including the coaching staff, will be presented at 7.30pm faithful one-by-one, as it is traditional at the beginning of each new season. In the event, Barça will pay tribute to ex Barça players: Carles Puyol, club captain for the last 9 seasons, and Rafa Márquez, who has been part of the Mexican champions the past two seasons. Despite that the Mexican player has signed with an Italian team, his attendance is confirmed.
For those who want to learn about Barça history, this trophy is called Joan Gamper due to the fact that he founded the club in 1899. The friendly trophy is running its 48th edition, it has been played since 1966 and it is one of the most international trophies: the Gamper has hosted 64 teams from 22 different countries at its editions. Club León FC will be the first ever Mexican team to play it.
We remind you that if you can not come to the stadium to live the first big game of the season, Hotel Omm recommends attending our Roca Bar, close to the city center, at C/Rosselló 265 and Passeig de Gràcia, to enjoy the best football.