Barcelona return to Camp Nou 91 days after last game there

Barcelona return to Camp Nou 91 days after last game there

Servicios mínimos para el cuidado del césped a la espera del regreso | EFE

Setien's players will train at the stadium on Saturday

Barcelona players will return to Camp Nou on Saturday, 91 says after they played their last match there. Coach Quique Setien has decided to take training to the stadium to help the players get familiar with playing in empty grounds due to the fact LaLiga will resume behind closed doors. Barça have five games to come at home. 

The last time Barça played at Camp Nou was on March 7 against Real Sociedad. They won the game 1-0 but the following week a state of emergency was issued in Spain and the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. LaLiga was suspended indefinitely. 

Barça returned to individual training on May 8 at San Joan Despi and have passed through each phase since, from training in small groups to a return to full training as of Monday of this week. They are preparing for the return of the league, which resumes with the Seville derby on June 11, while the Blaugrana will kick off again on June 13 at Mallorca. 

The first home game is just a few days later when Barça welcome Leganes to an empty Camp Nou on June 16. Both of Barça's first two games will kick off at 10pm local time. 

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