Rocked by the news of Lionel Messi’s departure, Barcelona will round off their
preparations for the 2021-22 campaign with a clash against Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Sunday night.
Barcelona, without Messi, will begin their La Liga season at home to Real Sociedad on
August 15, while Juventus are due to open their new Serie A campaign away to Udinese on August 22.
On Thursday, the world of football was shocked when Barcelona announced that they
would be unable to sign Messi to a new contract, meaning that the club legend will play his football elsewhere in 2021-22.