Pep Guardiola returns to Barcelona tonight as Manchester City face his former side in a charity friendly match. Raising funds for an important cause is the focus, rather than the result, with proceeds going towards aiding ALS research through the Luzon Foundation.
The match is taking place in honour of Juan Carlos Unzue, the former Barcelona goalkeeper and also a coach under Guardiola, who was diagnosed with the the incurable nervous system condition ALS two years ago.
City look set to name a strong side largely made up of players who have had minimal minutes so far this season, with Sergio Gomez, Kalvin Phillips and Julian Alvarez all likely to play significant roles. For Barcelona, Jules Kounde should get a chance to finally feature, with the centre-back still not registered for La Liga matches. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!
How to watch Barcelona vs Man City
TV channel: The match will be not be televised live on TV in the UK.
Live stream: The CITY+ platform will live stream the match with a month’s subscription costing £2.99.
Live blog: You can also follow all the action right here with us!
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Barcelona vs Manchester City!
It’s a charity friendly tonight, raising funds to aid ALS research through the Luzon Foundation, with the match taking place in honour of Juan Carlos Unzue, the former Barcelona goalkeeper and coach who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago.
We’ll have all the latest updates and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8:30pm BST from the Nou Camp.