5 things to know about the Catalan Super Cup

Barça take on Espanyol at the Camp d'Esports in Lleida on Wednesday at 6.45pm CET

1

It's not the Copa Catalunya

The Catalan Football Federation began the competition in 1984 and Barça have claimed the trophy on no less than seven occasions, more than any other club. With the first team now competiting in the Catalan Super Cup, the Club is represented by Barça B in the competition.

2

It's the top two Catalan clubs from the previous season

The Catalan Super Cup was introduced in 2014 by the Catalan Football Federation and see the top two finishers from the previous season in La Liga face each other in a one-off final. Last season Barça and Espanyol were the only two Catalan side in the top flight so they meet this Wednesday in Lleida to decide the trophy's destination. This season will be interesting with a third Catalan representative in the top flight in the shape of Girona.

3

Barça and Espanyol have won it once each

The blaugranes claimed victory in the first edition of the Catalan Super in October 2014. After a 1-1 draw in normal time, Barça ran out 4-2 winners on penalties against Espanyol at Girona's Montilivi Stadium. In 2016, Barça's city neighbours had their revenge, beating the blaugranes 1-0 in the Nou Estadi in Tarragona.

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Chance to see emerging stars

Barça coach Ernesto Valverde named his squad for the game against Espanyol after training on Tuesday. The 20 man list includes eight first team players and 12 from the B team, giving fans a chance to see some of the emerging talent at the Club such as 19 year old midfielder Marcus McGuane, signed in January from Premier League club Arsenal.

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You can see the game live!

The game will be streamed via the various official channels of the Club: Barça Video on the Club website, Facebook and YouTube. With no geographical limitation, the match will be available in Catalan, Spanish and English. You've no excuse for missing it!