Roma pull out of Joan Gamper friendly leaving Barça furious

Roma pull out of Joan Gamper friendly leaving Barça furious

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The Catalans are looking for a new opponent and may try to sue the Italian sides

Barcelona announced on Monday night that Roma will not be the Joan Gamper Trophy opponent on August 6 at Camp Nou.

Jose Mourinho’s side have pulled out of the game, and the Roma women's team will also not be playing Barça Femeni, in what was supposed to be a glorious double-header to open the season.

The Catalans said it was “without cause” and that they contravened the “written contract by both sides”. 

The club say they are looking for a new opponent for the game and will refund any fans who have already bought tickets for the match.

They also say the legal department are studying whether a case can be brought against Roma for damage caused by the decision.

Temas