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Marc-André ter Stegen and Andrés Iniesta / FCB

Neymar makes his way to the team's plane before the flight to Rome. / FCB

FC Barcelona are in Rome, Italy and just a little over 24 hours away from their 2015/16 UEFA Champions League debut against AS Roma. Barça's title defence begins on Wednesday, 16 September at 8.45pm at the Stadio Olimpico.

The team's charter flight to Rome took off from Barcelona-El Prat airport at 10.35am. The passengers included the coaching staff and twenty-man squad, as well as club vice-presidents Jordi Cardoner and Jordi Mestre, and board members Jordi Moix, Javier Bordas and Silvio Elías. FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and vice-president Manel Arroyo will join the team on game day.

The day before

Following the ninety-minute flight, the Barça players were taken to their hotel.

In the afternoon, after a few hours rest, the players and coaches will head to the Stadio Olimpico on the banks of the Tiber River where Jordi Alba and Luis Enrique will appear at a 6.00pm press conference. At 7.00pm the team will hold a one-hour training session, their last before Wednesday’s game.

All times Central European Time (CET)


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