Barcelona friendlies: Every pre season fixture this summer listed

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Barcelona are currently going through a summer of major change, especially in terms of squad personnel.

The Blaugrana are in a terrible financial state and have been ordered by La Liga to slash their salary budget in order to meet new regulations.

At the moment, new signings Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, Memphis Depay and Emerson Royal have not yet been registered and won't be until the wage bill is reduced.

Crucially, they will also not be able to bring back Lionel Messi until this happens, despite the Argentine agreeing a new five-year deal.

With the new season approaching, they now have to focus on matters on the pitch as pre-season friendlies come thick and fast.

Barcelona’s pre season friendlies

21 July v Gimnastic (A) - Won 4-0

24 July v Girona (H)

4 Aug v Stuttgart (A)

8 Aug v Juventus (H)

15 Aug v RB Salzburg (A)

Barcelona started their pre-season schedule with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Gimnastic.

While there was plenty of experience on show, the likes of Jordi Escobar Fernandez, Alex Balde and started the match Carlos Javier Polo Jimenez or 'Peque'.

Off the bench came Arnau Comas, Santiago Ramos Mingo, Hiroki Abe, Gavi, Matheus Pereira, Moussa Ndiaye, Nils Mortimer, Rey Manaj, Igor Gomes, Alex Collado and Inaki Pena.

Manaj came off the bench to score a hat-trick.

Barcelona will remain in Spain for their next game which is against Girona on Saturday 24 July.

Thereafter, they will have two fixtures abroad.

The first takes place on 4 August against Stuttgart, while the second is against RB Salzburg in Germany and Austria respectively.

In between they host Juventus in the Gamper Trophy at Camp Nou on Sunday August 8.

The Catalan side only have five pre-season matches to get up to speed before the new La Liga season gets under way on 15 August when they welcome Real Sociedad to Camp Nou.