Barcelona players will have their names at the back of their jersey written in Chinese during their El Classico clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Barcelona players to wear jersey with names in Chinese against Real Madrid

Report say the idea which sees a break from traditional is in celebration of the Chinese New Year. It is also in preparation for when Barcelona visit Asia to meet with fans in Japan and China.

It is however not certain if Lionel Messi will have his name written in Chinese because he’s not sure to feature in the El Classico game.

Though Barcelona has named him in their squad for the semi-final first leg, they will have to “wait until the last moment” to decide if he takes to the field.

“It is true that sometimes we have had doubts with players and we have waited until the last moment,” said manager Ernesto Valverde.

“It’s the same with Messi.”


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