Bengaluru FC, one of Indian football’s best clubs in recent years, will be up against the reserve teams of Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Villarreal in their pre-season friendly matches.
“We’ve got some big news coming in! The Blues are off to Spain for a pre-season that includes games against @FCBarcelonaB and @VillarrealCF B. Stay tuned!” Bengaluru FC wrote on its official Twitter handle.
In return, FC Barcelona B tweeted, “You will be really welcome to Barcelona! We hope to enjoy a good match at the Miniestadi!
Bengaluru FC are currently in pre-season training at their residential facilities in Bellary, following which they will fly out to Spain for a fortnight preseason camp.
The Blues’ first competitive match of the season kicks off in less than a month, as they take on Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr FK in a two-legged Inter-Zone semifinal of the AFC Cup, on August 22 and 29.
The two-time I-League champions will also be training at the Masia La Grava facility in Valencia and would play a series of friendly games against 2015 AFC Champions League runners-up Shabab Al Ahli Dubai FC and Spanish Segunda B side, Atletico Saguntino ahead of their two-legged Inter-Zone clash against Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr FC.
Masía La Grava boasts of two full-sized natural turfs apart from multiple artificial turfs.