The spectacular reception to Messi on his arrival in Jeddah
All available. Ernesto Valverde takes the Spanish Super Cup very seriously. The Blaugrana coach took all his available players, a total of 19, if you join the two strikers of the branch with dynamics of the first team, Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati, to which five of the subsidiary were added, until completing a list composed of a total of 24 players. Among the players of Barcelona B called to rows stands out with own light the presence of the midfielder Riqui Puig, a player who by the end of the season can have an important weight in the first team, especially after the transfer of Carles Aleñá to Betis. The other youth players who are part of the expedition are the goalkeepers Iñaki Peña Y Arnau Tenasthe defense Ronald Araujo and the forward Alex Collado.Finally the German goalkeeper Marc André Ter Stegen did not enter the call to play the Super Cup. The other two casualties of the call were fully sung: Arthur and Dembélé they stay in Barcelona to continue their recovery so the coach from Blaugrana decided to take two goalkeepers from the quarry, Pain Y You have, to accompany the Brazilian goalkeeper Net.At the institutional level, the president Josep Maria Bartomeu He headed the delegation of Barcelona, which after the trip will enjoy a free morning before training in the afternoon to prepare the semifinal before the Atlético de Madrid. Early in the morning the security services of the hotel Assila they had already planned the whole device to receive the Barcelona, aware that the Blaugrana team It is the one that has raised the most expectation in this displacement of the circus from LaLiga to Arabia to play the Spanish Super Cup. In the early afternoon you could see some fans standing guard waiting for the coach of the Blaugrana team, which did not arrive until 21:55 local time.Messi had an apotheosic welcome from those present that they had been waiting for the culé expedition for hours, which although it is the one that gathered the most from the Spanish teams so far, it was also the one that kept his fans furthest from his stars.The hotel chosen as the headquarters of the Valverde team is located in the commercial area of Jeddah and surrounded by premises that could be found anywhere in the world. Yes, Barcelona is the only team that does not stay in a hotel overlooking the Red Sea.As usual, Messi, the great team icon, He was the last to get off the bus before the bows of the fans gathered there. He did it accompanied by Luis Suarez Y Jordi Alba, while the first to arrive at the hotel reception were the youngest of the team headed by Nelson Semedo.