It’s war. Two giants of the soccer world will clash in Sweden when Barcelona take on Leicester City during friendly International Champions Cup play. Watch Lionel Messi and all the stars on Aug. 3, at 2pm EST online here!
They will meet at Friends Arena but these two clubs will be anything but during this ICC game. Coming off a disappointing loss during Euro 2016, Lionel Messi, 29, is looking for some more pre-season action to get in proper shape before league play. The Euro Cup saw an injured Cristiano Ronaldo and his fellow country-men from Portugal best the competition and bring home the trophy. WATCH BARCELONA VS. LEICESTER CITY ONLINE HERE.
This ICC tournament is a unique opportunity for teams to travel around the world and showcase the European players to an international market. While this game is in Sweden, many of the games were held in the United States. Each team in the tournament is given 3 games to perform their best, win and score as often as possible. After 3 games Paris St. Germain sits on top having not lost.
Leicester City is one of the teams who was beat badly bad PSG, so they are out of the running for a victory in this tournament. City will be playing this game against Barcelona for pride, practice, bragging rights and for a better finish in the tournament. Leicester also has some new players who could use some pitch time so watch for new looks from the team. Jaime Vardy is recovering from a wrist injury so if he does make the trip with his team Leicester, he is not expected to get much playing time if any.
Barcelona however is sitting in the middle of the action and has a chance to knock PSG from the top. Messi will have to put at least a few balls in the net for his team to have a chance at bringing down the french in this tournament. A Barcelona win is unlikely but possible.
HollywoodLifers, will you be watching this epic ICC game? Who will you be rooting for in this game, Barcelona or City?