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Together for a noble cause
Juan Carlos Unzué, Xavi Hernández, Robert Lewandowski and Sergi Roberto met up on Monday at the Ciutat Esportiva, 48 hours ahead of the charity match at Camp Nou
On Monday at the Ciutat Esportiva, 48 hours before the charity match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City, Juan Carlos Unzué, Xavi Hernández and Robert Lewandowski gathered for a chat and a photo session ahead of a game being played for a very good cause indeed.
They were also joined by Sergi Roberto, who is particularly concerned about the illness due to there being a case in his own family. Juan Carlos Unzué also spoke to the new Director of the International Area, Jordi Cruyff.
Barça v Man City on Wednesday is much more than a game. It is also about solidarity with people suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative disease for which there is no known cure, and which include the former goalkeeper and coach Juan Carlos Unzué, the promoter of the game between two of Europe's biggest football teams.
The game was officially presented last June 20 by Unzué in the company of FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Man City manager Pep Guardiola.. It can be watched worldwide on Barça TV+.
The song ‘Ara’, an anthem symbolising the fight against ALS, has been composed especially for the occasion by producer Jordi Cubino and performed by Miki Núñez. It will be performed live at the Spotify Camp Nou before the game. Fans can also purchase a commemorative scarf, from which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Luzon Foundation.