You can read how Sundowns announced that they will take on Barcelona, how the media anticipated the game and how the fans reacted to the news.
That was all before Barcelona denied the news. So, what is the truth? Are the clubs still in negotiation to arrange a game at a different date?
How would you feel about that? Some fans have taken the opportunity to poke fun at Kaizer Chiefs hosting the game.
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) May 4, 2018
I am not saying its all a lie but this Sundowns vs Barcelona fixture on the 16th of May sounds to good to be true. I mean Barca is playing on the 11th and 18th, also why was it kept under carpet until now?— Uncle Wiz (@Wizba) May 4, 2018
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Barcelona FC— DMSN (@DeeRolaz) May 4, 2018
16 May 2018
So Sundowns facing Barcelona 3⃣ days before the Nedbank Cup final...— Stevlin Malgas (@StevlinProNFD) May 5, 2018
Throw back to May 2013 - PSL failed to grant Ajax Cape Town permission to play an international friendly against Liverpool, as they felt the match would interfere with the Nedbank Cup final 4⃣ days later. pic.twitter.com/mOJHa7pAWn
Sundowns Vs Barcelona— J U I C E P A P I (@ARMEL_EK) May 4, 2018
My loyalty for Real Madrid won’t even allow me to think* of going to FNB stadium to watch that game. idc
I don't expect the likes of Messi to come but Oksalayo it's SUNDOWNS vs BARCELONA.— Kekana's Right Foot (@FootyJulius) May 4, 2018
Whether it the B team coming to South Africa, people must stop being jealous of Sundowns hosting Barcelona. They already saying the likes of Messi won't come b/c they have to prepare of the World Cup. Uwazi kanjane wena?— Not Adv Ngcukaitobi (@AdvNgcukaitobi) May 5, 2018
Patrice Motsepe just confirmed that Mamelodi Sundowns will play F.C. Barcelona at FNB Stadium on May 16.— Kgothatso Madisa (@kgmadisa) May 4, 2018
For the first time in a while, the FNB Stadium will host 2 quality teams as Mamelodi Sundowns take on FC Barcelona on the 16th of May. Finally the poor stadium will get a break - it has been subjected to low class football week in, week out from Kaizer Chiefs.— Thapelo Mokhele (@negusmokhele) May 4, 2018
At least Kaizer Chiefs have something to celebrate this season. Akere Sundowns will be playing against Barcelona at the stadium where they play their home games.— Football Lover (@LUCKY_MTHOMBENI) May 4, 2018
I personally think the said Sundowns v Barcelona match may still happen although the Spanish giants have denied any knowledge of it right now. Let's wait and see...— Ernest Makhaya™ (@ernestmakhaya) May 4, 2018