Barcelona claimed a 3-1 victory against Mamelodi Sundowns to clinch the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Barcelona have named a star-studded squad to face Mamelodi Sundowns which will include the likes of Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to mention a few on Wednesday evening at the FNB Stadium.
Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns and La Liga champions Barcelona will do duty in an international friendly as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations at the FNB Stadium on 16 May.
Luis Suarez scored in the Champions League for the first time this season as Barcelona, aided by two own goals, took a commanding 4-1 first-leg lead against Roma in their quarter-final.
Barcelona are still as fearsome as ever without Neymar, according to Chelsea attacker Willian.
Luis Suarez praised team-mate Philippe Coutinho after the club-record signing made his full debut for Barcelona in their win over Alaves.
Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina could make their Barcelona debuts in the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg with Espanyol on Thursday having been named in the squad for the first time.
Barcelona have confirmed a deal is in place for the big-money signing of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, the Brazil international set to move for a reported fee of £142million.
Lionel Messi revelled in Barcelona’s El Clasico victory over La Liga titleholders Real Madrid as he shared his joy on social media.
Goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Alex Vidal wrapped up a comfortable 3-0 win for Barcelona against Real Madrid in the El Clasico.