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Gamper Cup: Barca vs Elche

They have only a few new signings (Pjanic and Trincao), half a dozen youngsters (Riki Puig, Ansu Fati, Araujo, Pedri, Matheus and Inaki Pena), very few have left (Ivan Rakitic) and a few  who are waiting for a future decision (Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal).

Besides, there was Lionel Messi's announcement to stay after asking to leave for the summer.  Also to mention the new 4-2-3-1 scheme that new coach Ronald Koeman is operating.

 Koeman, who made his debut on the steering bench at the Nou Camp, faces the match as a review for next weekend's official debut against Unai Emery's Villarreal.

At the Nou Camp, Barca season 2020/21 made his debut at home after closed doors tonight (0:00 Sunday Vietnam time).  Meeting a new Elche back in La Liga is clearly the strangest version of the Gamper Cup in history.

The expected squad of Barca against Elche: Neto;  Sergi Roberto, Lenglet, Pique, Alba;  Sergio Busqeuts, De Jong;  Dembele, Messi, Coutinho;  Griezmann.