Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Barcelona to Play Mamelodi Sundowns in Mandela Centenary Cup

Barcelona to Play Mamelodi Sundowns in Mandela Centenary Cup Watch Video: Messi and FC Barcelona heavy-weights in SA
Kenny Thornton | 17 May, 2018, 00:19

The Spanish and European giants arrived at the Oliver Tambo International Airport with a full squad that included the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and retiring Andres Iniesta.

In a match that undoubtedly showed the gulf in class between the two teams, Barcelona beat Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in front of a packed and lively FNB Stadium to win the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup. He was the country's first head of state elected in a fully representative democratic election and played a prominent role in the fight against apartheid.

Mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, owns the Sundowns and is the fifth-wealthiest South African billionaire, will pay Barcelona £2.6million for making the one-day trip.

Han Solo's 5 most memorable Star Wars moments bring them nostalgic feels
When they are separated at the gates of freedom, he vows he will do all he can to accomplish his goal and come back to rescue her. The bar was set high for Ehrenreich, who steps into Harrison Ford's shoes to play the young Han Solo , but his efforts paid off.

Barcelona had already wrapped up the league title, but they were on course for an achievement rarely seen in the modern game and never in a 38-game La Liga season.

He died in December 2013 at 95, and Barcelona wore black armbands during a Copa del Rey game against Cartagena in his memory.

In Messi's absence against Levante, Barca's hopes of going the entire 2017-18 La Liga season unbeaten were ended in the penultimate game of the campaign.

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