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It’s Ronaldo v Messi classic as Barcelona set to face Juventus

The biggest football rivalry is back again as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are set to face each other, Barcelona will take on Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy.

The Joan Gamper Cup, which started in 1966, is an annual friendly football match held in August, before the start of Barcelona’s La Liga season, and this year, the Catalan giants will be hosting the Old Lady.

The cup is always played at the Camp Nou and is named in honour of Joan Gamper, a founding member, player, and later president of Barcelona. 

It is yet to be confirmed whether Lionel Messi will play for Barcelona, as they still have issues registering new players, but if that is sorted out, both the Argentine and Portuguese are expected to feature in the encounter.

The 2021 edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy will be played on the 8th of August – one week before the start of the new season – by 8:30 pm, Nigerian time.

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