Barça starts its preseason concentration in Andorra

The squad has traveled today to the Andorran town of Encamp where it will remain until the 29th. On Wednesday, the 26th, Jasikevicius will direct his first match against Morabanc Andorra.


After two years of absence, the first team of Barça traveled to Andorra today Sunday to start their pre-season concentration in the town of Encamp, which will last until next Saturday, day 29.

Sarunas Jasikevicius has recovered the Andorran stay and the coach will have his first full squad. Thus, there will be Nikola Mirotic, Brandon Davies, Adam Hanga, Álex Abrines, Pierre Oriola, Kyle Kuric, Victor Claver, Thomas Heurtel, Nick Calathes, Artem Pustovyi, Rolands Smits and Leandro Bolmaro, already with a first-team record, and will also feature the related Sergi Martínez (21 years and 2.02) and the Senegalese Brancou Badio (21 and 1.91) and Ibou Badji (18 and 2 , 16) .

Cory Higgins will also travel, already in the final stretch of his recovery from the intervention he underwent on July 6 from chronic plantar fasciitis that he suffered in his right foot.

The guard Aleix Font (22 years and 1.94 meters), the other linked player who started the preseason, rescinded on Friday, by mutual agreement with the club, the year that remained of his contract.

Font has signed for four years with Casademont Zaragoza and this first season he will play on loan at CB Girona of LEB Oro.

Part of the Barça squad began training on August 8 and the Barcelona coach already had it fully available on the 15th, training at the Palau Blaugrana in double sessions, with some physical preparation at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper de Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona)

Three pre-season friendly matches have already been confirmed and Jasikevicius will sit for the first time on the Barcelona bench next Wednesday, August 26 (7:00 p.m.) against MoraBanc Andorra in the Comú de Encamp pavilion. The second will be held on Saturday, August 29 (6:30 p.m.), against UCAM Murcia in the Barris Nord pavilion in Lleida and the last will be on Sunday, August 30 (8:00 p.m.), at the Olímpic de Badalona , against Joventut.

These matches will be broadcast live on Barça TV and in subscription mode on Barça TV +, the Club's digital streaming platform.

Four days later, on Friday, September 4, the first official title of the season will arrive, the Catalan League. Those from Jasikevicius will play against BAXI Manresa on September 4 at the Palau Blaugrana, the semifinals of the competition. In case of victory, the Catalans will play the final against the winner of the other semi-final between Morabanc Andorra-Joventut, on Sunday, September 6. In this edition of the Catalan competition there will also be a match for third and fourth place.

Before the start of the Endesa League, it will be the turn of the Endesa Super Cup, which will be played in Tenerife on September 12 and 13. On the 12th, Barça will play a semi-final against Baskonia and, in case of victory, the final of the competition against the winner of the other semi-final between Real Madrid-Iberostar Tenerife.

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