17 April 2012

FC Barcelona arrive in London

The team arrived in London where they will face Chelsea on Wednesday in the away leg of the Champions League semifinals.

Guardiola has named 22 players to the team for the European clash, including Keita and Afellay.

FC Barcelona have arrived in London where they will face Chelsea in the away leg of the Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. The Barça expedition left Barcelona this afternoon for England and they won’t return until Thursday. The team landed in London at 9 PM (local time) - one hour behind Catalan time - and went directly to the team hotel.

Sandro Rosell, accompanied by members of the board of directors and FC Barcelona Football Director Andoni Zubizarreta, also travelled with the team.

Tomorrow, Guardiola, who named 22 footballers to the team, will lead the only training session the team will have at Stamford Bridge before the match on Wednesday. The players, who will be back on the pitch where Andrés Iniesta scored the last-minute goal three years ago, will start the training session at 18:15 (local time). At 17:35, Pep Guardiola and Cesc Fàbregas will hold a pre-training press conference.

At 19:45, representatives from both clubs will take part in the official directors supper. Sandro Rosell will lead the Barça delegation.

Meeting at Trafalgar Square

It’s almost becoming a tradition for FC Barcelona Supporters Clubs when FC Barcelona play in London. On Wednesday Barça Supporters Clubs will gather at Trafalgar Square 45 minutes before Barça take on Chelsea. (via FCBarcelona.com)