Bucharest – Barcelona Pre-Season Match Comments Post

Congratulations to Mexico on their Olympic Gold Medal. Continuing this brilliant day to lounge around and watch football all day is Barcelona’s final preseason match against Romanian club Dinamo Bucharest. It’s the closest we’ve had to a true starting lineup in the preseason so far, so it should be interesting.

There’s a couple of things I’ll be watching, mostly have to do with defense: how do Pique and Bartra work together? How do we look with both Alves and Alba on the pitch?

Starting XI: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Bartra, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Fabregas, Pedro, Messi Sanchez

Bench: Pinto, Montoya, Mascherano, Fontas, Adriano, Ilie, Dos Santos, Sergi Roberto, Iniesta, Afellay, Rafinha, Villa

The match starts at 19:15 Barcelona time.