FC Barcelona pre-season schedule in 2014-2015
FC Barcelona‘s new seasonÂ has begun on July 14, with the new coach Luis Enrique alreadyÂ at the helm of the team. The BlaugranaÂ will try to turn things around after coming off a very tough season where they’ve only managed to win the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid, in August of 2013.
With many of the first team players still unavailable due to an extended vacation break following their participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil,Â Luis Enrique will have to rely onÂ several youngsters in these first days and training sessions of the 2014-15 pre-season.
One of the biggest absences will be Neymar Jr, who is only expected to resume training byÂ the second half of August, or eventually even only in September. The Brazilian star is still going through a delicate recovery process to overcome theÂ injury he suffered during a World Cup game against Colombia: a fractured vertebra on his lower back.
In the meanwhile, Barcelona willÂ play several friendlies across Europe in order to prepare theÂ squad for the new 2014-15 season.Â The Blaugrana will play in 4 different countries (Spain, France, Switzerland and Finland), starting with a friendly against Recreativo de Huelva, on July 19.
FC Barcelona pre-season schedule and fixtures for 2014-2015:
July 19: Recreativo Huelva vs FC Barcelona
Stadium: Nuevo Colombino (Huelva, Spain)
AugustÂ 2:Â Nice vs FC Barcelona
Stadium: Allianz RivieraÂ (Nice, France)
AugustÂ 6:Â Napoli vs FC Barcelona
Stadium: Stade de GenĂ¨veÂ (Geneva, Switzerland)
AugustÂ 9:Â HJK Helsinki vs FC Barcelona
Stadium: Sonera StadiumÂ (Helsinki, Finland)
AugustÂ 18:Â FC Barcelona vs LeĂłn
Stadium: Camp NouÂ (Barcelona, Spain)