Iniesta arriving at the hotel in Málaga / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

FC Barcelona arrived in the Andalusian city where they will play in the game corresponding to matchday 1 of La Liga this Sunday afternoon against the side managed by Manuel Pellegrini. Directors Pilar Guinovart and Toni Freixa led the Azulgrana expedition to Málaga, Vice-President Javier Faus will follow on Sunday. Guardiola has named 19 players to the Barça team, along with Pedro, who was given the medial all-clear this week. The flight departed from El Prat airport in Barcelona at 19.00 and arrived in Málaga at 20.15.

Upon arrival, the players went to the NH Málaga hotel, where they will stay until game time at La Rosaleda, kickoff time is at 18.00.

Interestingly enough, this is the second time the team has travelled the day before a match in La Liga. The first time was in matchday 2, for the Real Sociedad-Barça game.

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