The second edition of the women’s Gamper will fill the Johan Cruyff stadium

BarcelonaBarça kicks off this Tuesday (20:00) with the Joan Gamper Trophy against Montpellier at the Johan Cruyff stadium, which has sold out the 6,000 tickets available to see the new faces of the current Champions League runner-up, among which the English Lucy Bronze and the Brazilian Geyse Ferreira stand out. Bronze, one of the names of the summer after being European champion with the English team. The two already made their debut with Barça in the AMO’s French Cup, the pre-season competition that the Blaugrana team played last week. In fact, Bronze scored the decisive penalty in the shootout against Paris Saint-Germain that gave Barça the final third place and Ferreira scored the equalizer (1-1) against the French. Earlier, they had made their debut in a defeat against Bayern.

Jonatan Giráldez will not be available due to various injuries to players such as Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmatí, Jana Fernández, Asisat Oshoala, Bruna Vilamala, Cata Coll, Laia Codina and Nuria Rábano, another of this season’s signings. The fourth addition of the summer, Salma Paralluelo, who is competing in the Under-20 World Cup with the Spanish national team in Costa Rica, will also not face Montpellier. In fact, Spain will play the semi-finals against the Netherlands.

The match against the French women will be the fourth that Barça will play this pre-season after the 10-0 victory against AEM Lleida, the 1-2 against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the AMO’s French Cup and the 1- 1 against Paris Saint-Germain in the fight for third and fourth place. It will be the second time that the Barça women’s team will compete for the Joan Gamper Trophy in its entire history. The first occasion was a year ago, a 6-0 thrashing against the Italian champions, Juventus of Turin. Before the match, at 19.15 hours, the presentation of the first squad will take place with the representatives of Jonatan Giráldez and Alexia Putellas.


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