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Trofeu Joan Gamper 2016

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Time Out says

Joan Gamper was the Swiss sports enthusiast who founded FC Barcelona way back in 1899, and this preseason friendly is held in his honour every year in August, hosted by the club at the Camp Nou. Starting in 1966, and originally held as a tournament, it became a one-off match in 1997 due to the team's increasingly busy calendar, but it still has a special status – it's a commemoration of Barça's history, offering fans a chance to see new signings in action and reacquaint themselves with the team before the season begins. Unsurprisingly, the home team has won a disproportionate 38 out of 50 cups, notching up a 3-0 victory last year against AS Roma. The invited teams are picked from among the best in the world – regular guests include Bayern Munich and Argentina's Boca Juniors, so while the result may be a foregone conclusion, there's plenty of footballing talent on display.

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