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Bayern Munich to face Barcelona in July friendly

Associated Press
Feb 06, 2013 at 10:24pm IST

Munich: Pep Guardiola will see a familiar team in one of his first games in charge of Bayern Munich when his new club faces his former side Barcelona in a friendly on July 24.

Bayern signed Guardiola to a three-year contract that starts in July. Guardiola led Barcelona to 14 titles over four seasons before stepping down and taking a year off.

The German club said on Wednesday the match was finalised in talks between Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Barcelona president Sandro Rosell on the fringes of the meeting of the European Club Association in Doha, Qatar.

Bayern to face Barcelona in July friendly

Pep Guardiola will see a familiar team in one of his first games in charge of Bayern Munich when his new club faces his former side Barcelona in a friendly on July 24.

Bayern said the match was a present for club president Uli Hoeness' 60th birthday and that the entire income will go to the charities he supports.

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