Why Barcelona Are Coming to Africa? Reason Revealed
Barcelona, the newly crowned Spanish Super Cup champions, are traveling to Africa just days after defeating Real Madrid 3-1 in Saudi Arabia.
The Catalan giants have been drawn to face Spanish third-tier team AD Ceuta, a club that borders Morocco on Africa’s northern coast.
Ceuta, which has a population of roughly 85,000 people, has been in Spain’s control since 1580, according to ESPN, though Morocco does not formally acknowledge it as Spanish territory.
The city, which already has a large number of students at Spain’s top schools, is closer to Tangier and Rabat than Madrid and Barcelona.
Barcelona will be looking to glide past Ceuta and into the Copa del Rey quarterfinals as the Catalan giants push for further championships under Xavi.
Meanwhile, Franck Kessie and Ansu Fati are anticipated to start for Barcelona in the Round of 16 against AD Ceuta at Estadio Alfonso Murube, according to The Hard Tackle.