Sampdoria, Barça's rival in the Gamper. PHOTO: SAMPDORIA.

Sampdoria will be FC Barcelona’s opponent in the 47th edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy, which will be played on Monday, August 20, at the Camp Nou. This edition of the Gamper coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Champions League title won at Wembley. The Italian team was invited to participate in the summer tournament to commemorate Club’s historic achievement 20 years ago.

Presentation of Tito’s team

Estrella Damm, FC Barcelona’s premium parter, will actively participate as the main collaborator of the ‘Fiesta del Gamper Estrella Damm.’ The match will also serve to officially present Tito Vilanova’s 2012/13 team.

Sampdoria have returned to the top flight of Italian football after spending a year in Serie B. This will be the Italian side’s second Joan Gamper appearance. The first time Sampdoria featured in the Joan Gamper was 15 years ago. Barça won that match in a penalty shootout.

Tickets on sale from 19th

Tickets for the 47th Joan Gamper Trophy will go on sale from Thursday 19th July. Sampdoria will put their tickets on sale as from 23rd.

Two more friendlies to be played on August 8 and 11

In addition to the preseason matches against Hamburg (July 24), Tangiers (July 28) and PSG (August 4), Barça will play two more friendlies on August 8 and 11. The locations and opponents will be announced at a later date. The first team will also hold a training session at the Montilivi Stadium (Girona) this summer (date to be announced).

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