El FC Barcelona &a UD Las Palmas in the match in 1965 PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

The last league game that Barça played at the Camp Nou in the morning was on Christmas Day 1965, when they kicked off at 12 noon against UD Las Palmas. Managed by Roque Olsen, Barça won 3-2 with goals from Müller, Benítez(penalty) and Eladio.

Reserves played first

The morning had begun nearly two hours earlier when the then B team – Condal - and Langreo kicked off at 10.15. The game ended in a resounding 8-1 win for the locals, with goals from Feliu (5), Martí Filosia, Giralt and Navarro.

From the 1920s through to 1970, it was a tradition to stage a friendly game at the Barça ground on Christmas Day, first at Les Corts and then at the Camp Nou . The last such Christmas friendly was played in 1970 against CSKA Sofia, where Barça lost 1-4 in front of 60,000 spectators who had turned up for the 12.15 kick off.

Before the CSKA game, a Women’s Football match was held –kick off 11.25 – between Barcelona, who were trained by Antoni Ramallets and UE Centelles.

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