The 2016 International Champions Cup continues on Wednesday in Sweden as Spanish champions, Barcelona, takes on English champions, Leicester City. Here are all the things you need to know for Barcelona vs. Leicester City including previews, projected lineups, and live stream links.
Barcelona started their preseason with a 3-1 win over Celtic FC in Dublin, Ireland with Arda Turan scoring the opener in the 11th minute. Celtic defender, Efe Ambrose, had an own goal in the 31st minute before Munir El Haddadi scored ten minutes later.
Lionel Messi debuted his new blonde hair and played for 45 minutes. As for this match against Leicester City, Messi is expected to play for one half but new signings such as Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes, and Samuel Umtiti did not travel with the team to Sweden.
On the other hand, Leicester City is looking to bounce back following a 4-0 humiliating loss to French champions, Paris Saint-Germain, last July 31 in California. The Foxes started the preseason with a win over Celtic but the defeat at the hands of PSG was a wake-up call for them.
Barcelona vs. Leicester City is part of the 2016 International Champions Cup and it will be held on August 3, 2016, at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. It will be Leicester City’s last game of the friendly tournament while Barcelona still has to face Liverpool later this week.
Barcelona vs. Leicester City Projected Lineups
- Barcelona: Jordi Masip; Aleix Vidal, Jose Antonio Martinez, Jeremy Mathieu, Juan Camara; Denis Suarez, Sergi Roberto, Arda Turan; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Munir El Haddadi
- Leicester City: Kasper Schmeichel; Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth, Ben Chilwell; Riyad Mahrez, Nampalys Mendy, Danny Drinkwater, Marc Albrighton; Shinji Okazaki, Ahmed Musa
Barcelona vs. Leicester City TV Schedule
- USA: August 3, 2:00 PM ET Live on ESPN
- UK: August 3, 7:00 PM BST Live on Sky Sports 1HD
- AUS: August 4, 4:00 AM ACT Live on Nine Network, Optus Sport
- NZ: August 4, 6:00 AM NZT Live on VDR
Barcelona vs. Leicester City Live Stream Links