Barcelona vs Roma: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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FREDERIC J. BROWN
The La Liga champions are set to face off against Roma in their second match of the ICC, while the Italian side ready for life without two key players

Barcelona and Roma will face off in the International Champions Cup at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday as both clubs look to wrap up their pre-season tour of the United States.

The two European sides will both play their second ICC fixture against each other, with Barcelona buoyed by their penalty shootout win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday while Roma will be aiming to bounce back from a 4-1 defeat against the same side.

New Barcelona signing Malcom got off the mark for the Spanish champions by netting in the ensuing penalty shootout, and Roma will be needing to prepare for life without goalkeeper Alisson following his blockbuster move to Liverpool.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's game.

Game Barcelona vs Roma
Date Tuesday, July 3 
Time 3:05am BST / 10:05pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US) the game will be shown live on ESPN, and will be available to stream live online via ESPN and ESPN Desportes.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN, ESPN Deportes WatchESPN

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be aired on Premier Sports.

UK TV channel Online stream
Premier Sports 1 Premier Player

Squads & Team News


Position Barcelona players
Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Ezkiet
Defenders Semedo, Digne, Vidal, Lenglet, Santos, Palencia, Cucurella, Mingueza, Cuenca, Miranda, Chumi
Midfielders Suarez, Roberto, Gomes, Arthur Melo, Rafinha, Samper, Monchu, Collado, Puig, Tabla, Malcom
Forwards Alcacer, El Haddadi, Ruiz, Perez

Ernesto Valverde will need to experiment with his side with the majority of his players still on post-World Cup holiday, though it leaves a chance for new arrival Malcom to make his first start in a Barcelona shirt.

Potential Barcelona XI: Cillessen, Semedo, Santos, Lenglet, Cucurella, Vidal, Gomes, Melo, Suarez, Malcom, Alcacer.

Position Roma players
Goalkeepers Mirante, Fuzato, Cardinali
Defenders Karsdorp, Pellegrini, Jesus, Kolarov, Marcano, Santon, Fazio, Florenzi, Manolas, Bianda
Midfielders Cristante, Strootman, Pellegrini, De Rossi, Coric, Gonalons, Pastore
Forwards Perotti, Dzeko, Schick, Under, Defrel, Kluivert, El Shaarawy

New signing Javier Pastore could be deployed on the left side made available by the departed Radja Nainggolan in midfield, while Edin Dzeko should lead the attack again.

Potential Roma XI: Mirante; Karsdorp, Manolas, Juan, Kolarov; Gonalons, Cristante, Pastore; Kluivert, Schick, Dzeko. 


Betting & Match Odds


Barcelona are 2/1 favourites to win according to dabblebet, while a draw is available at 11/4. A win for Roma is available at odds of 23/20.

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Match Preview


Malcom Barcelona 2018-19

New signing Malcom, who was handed a substitute appearance in the last fixture against Spurs, is in line to make his first start in the Barcelona XI against Roma. Ernesto Valverde will no doubt be eager to prepare for the new season of club football as he eyes a wide-open gap in La Liga following Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational move from Real Madrid to Juventus – giving the Catalan side a chance to easily defend their title.

Additionally, the meeting marks an encounter between the two sides who both equally could have signed Malcom this summer – as Roma very nearly landed the deal before Barcelona made a last-minute swoop for the midfielder.

Currently, however, the La Liga champions are without a host of their stars in Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho due to their extended participation in the World Cup this summer.

Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti are not involved in the pre-season tournament, which gives an opportunity to the young academy graduates.

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Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes are expected to carry the creative weight from midfield while Paco Alcacer and Munir El Haddadi will be tasked with going forward.

In addition to Malcom, there is sure to be focus on new Barcelona arrival Clement Lenglet, who recently signed for £31.7m. Barcelona players Munir El Haddadi and Arthur both netted against Spurs, but their defensive woes were apparent when the North London side applied more pressure up front.

Roma face an uneasy challenge in Serie A as they will look to better the 18-point gap that was left between them and Juventus, who won the league. They will also have to make do without star goalkeeper Alisson and midfielder Nainggolan in their squad, as well as denying rivals Lazio to a spot in the top four.

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