I think so. Traditional curtain-raiser between the European Cup and UEFA Cup winners.
Or Champions League v Europa League if you prefer.
Barcelona v Porto
New signings on both sides, and Porto lost their manager and some players, with others rumoured .
My money's on Barcelona, but I think it should be a good match.
Last year the Europa League won the day, with Atletico Madrid shocking European Champions Inter Milan.
Yep, Gabby Milito has gone to Italy, but I don't remember which club. I keep forgetting about Maxwell.
I guess they figure that since they always keep the ball they don't need real defenders... ;)
LOL, poor Hargreaves
Did he ever get a club then?
There's a reason why I don't think they have got a replacement of such for Puyol: I reckon Guardiola will change the system again.
Mascherano is playing where I reckon Busquets will, Xavi could drop back and Fabregas could play in midfield.
Most teams will operate with one up front against Barcelona, if even. Seems tactically crazy but it could work in matches where the opposition just sit back and defend.
Bit of an error from Porto there, they were doing very well there, but Messi made that look easy.