Barcelona confirm five friendlies

Barcelona have announced five pre-season friendlies before the start of the new La Liga season on the weekend of August 18-19.

La Blaugrana kick off their preparations for the 2012-13 campaign against Hamburg in the Imtech Arena on July 24 before taking on a Moroccan select XI in Tangier five days later.

Tito Vilanova’s men then travel to France where they will face Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, August 4 and continue on to Sweden where they are set to lock horns with Premier League runners-up Manchester United.

The final friendly will be on August 11 against Dinamo Bucharest in Rumania.

In addition, the Supercopa de Catalunya match against Espanyol in Montjuic has been pencilled in for July 31, while the game against Sampdoria for the Joan Gamper Trophy will take place at Camp Nou just after the first round of La Liga fixtures on August 20.

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