The new signings of FC Barcelona and Xavi Hernández presented the Joan Gamper trophy

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The FC Barcelona will dispute this Sunday a new edition of the Joan Gamper to officially kick off the 2022-2023 season. Before the initial whistle against Pumas de México, the new signings of the Catalan team presented the trophy that was also held by coach Xavi Hernández; who will be making his debut in this edition on the Catalan bench.

Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Jules Koundé, Franck Kessié and the star signing Robert Lewandowski; wore one of the training outfits to pose with the trophy that was in the hands of Terrassa’s.

In the case of Xavi Hernandez, this will be his first time that he will be in a new edition. In fact, it will be his return after retiring as an active player to dedicate himself as a coach and even more so when last season he took over the reins of the club at the end, replacing Ronald Koemann.

With respect to Raphinha and Kessie; this will be his first performance in the Spotify Camp Nou due to the fact that with their previous clubs they had not had the opportunity to visit the temple of Barcelona and the azulgranas.

In the case of Christensen, Koundé, and Lewandowski. You already know what it’s like to play under the gaze of more than 90 thousand fans. Two of them in games of the UEFA champions league, while the French did the same with the Seville on the Santander League.

Finally, on the side of the Aztec group, Daniel Alves You will also have the opportunity to say goodbye to your followers, after having played with the FC Barcelona in the second half of last season and will also live again what it is like to play the trophy Joan Gamper.

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