FC Barcelona to play friendly against FC Red Bull Salzburg
Preseason encounter is a 7.00pm CEST kick-off on August 4 at the Red Bull Arena
FC Barcelona’s preseason is taking further shape. A fourth game has been announced on Wednesday, and it will be against FC Red Bull Salzburg at its Red Bull Arena next Wednesday 4 August at 7.00pm CEST.
Like all of the preseason friendlies this summer, the game is being broadcast worldwide on Barça TV+.
The game in Austria follows on from others against Gimnàstic Tarragona (21/7), Girona (24/7) and Stuttgart (31/7), and will mark the end of the training camp being held in Baden-Württemberg, Germany from July 28 to August 3. The team will be heading straight to Salzburg for the friendly and will then fly from there back to Barcelona.
First ever meeting
Surprisingly, although Barça has a very long history of games against Austrian teams, particularly in the earlier part of the 20th century, and although FC Red Bull Salzburg have been a regular feature of the Champions League in recent years, this is the first time the sides have ever met, wither in an official competition or in a friendly