Frenkie de Jong has a basic place at the benefit match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City in Camp Nou. The match started at 9:30 PM.
De Jong has been associated with a transfer all summer, but the 25-year-old Dutchman is still a FC Barcelona player. The Orange international, who was long associated with a transfer to Manchester United, started on the bench in the first game of the new La Liga season against Rayo Vallecano (0-0). Last weekend he played almost the entire match against Real Sociedad (1-4).
Barcelona and Manchester City are playing against each other to raise money for the muscle disease ALS, a disease that Juan Carlos Unzué suffers from. Unzué played for FC Barcelona between 1988 and 1990, after which he was goalkeeper coach of the club from Catalonia between 2003 and 2010 and 2011 and 2012. Between 2014 and 2017, he was also an assistant coach at Barça. Unzué knows Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola from different periods.
Many goals in charity duel Schumacher and Nowitzki
There was also another charity match tonight. It was a match between the teams of Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher and top basketball player Dirk Nowitzki. The game not only yielded a lot of money for charity, but also no less than 21 goals. The team of the son of Formula 1 legend and seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher defeated the team of the former star of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks 11-10 at the Eintracht Frankfurt stadium.
Numerous well-known German athletes took part in the benefit match, including four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel, gymnast Fabian Hambüchen, ski jumper Sven Hannawald and table tennis player Timo Boll, as well as football players Mats Hummels, Kevin Trapp, Laura Freigang and former football pros Sami Khedira and Martin Hinteregger.
The tall Nowitzki (44 years old) caused hilarity by sprinting across the field with his stiff body and missing two penalties. ,,Football is not my thing, but it is fun,’ said Nowitzki.
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