Barcelona vs FC Porto Super Cup Live Stream 26 August 2011
Barça is making a record breaking eight appearance in the UEFA Super Cup and would be looking to lift the trophy for a fourth time in history. On the other hand the Portuguese squad is making their fourth appearance having won on one previous occasion.
FC Barcelona vs FC Porto:
Super Cup 2011:
Date: 26th August 2011 – Time: 20:45 BST
Venue: Stade Louis II, France
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will spend three weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. With captain Carles Puyol also due to return in three weeks' time, Barcelona coach will most likely have to resort to Eric Abidal and Javier Mascherano as centre-backs. Alexis Sanchez, instead, is expected to recover for Friday’s match after suffering an injury in Spain’s Supercopa.
After beating Real Madrid for the Spanish Supercopa last week, Barcelona showed that they are unstoppable once again by beating Italian side Napoli 5-0 during the Joan Gamper Trophy match. They dominated possession (averaging over 80%) and went out to attack from the outset.
Much of Porto's success last season has come because of the influence of Andre Villas Boas as well as key striker and top goalscorer Falcao. Since the success of the tournament, both have now moved. which leaves Porto just a bit wary compared to the squad that they had before. André Villas-Boas and Radamel Falcao have joined English and Spanish sides Chelsea FC and Atlético Madrid respectively.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Victor Valdes; Adriano, Abidal, Mascherano, Dani Alves; Busquets, Fabregas, Xavi; Iniesta, Villa, Messi.
FC Porto (4-3-3): Helton; Saponaru, Rolando, Otamendi, Fucile; Souza, Guarin, Moutinho; Klèber, Varela, Hulk.
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