Barcelona have confirmed they will play Napoli in the first LaLiga-Serie A Cup during pre-season this year.
LaLiga champions Barca will take on the Partonepei in a two-legged clash in the United States.
The first game will be played at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on August 7, with the second clash held at the Michigan Stadium three days later.
#Napoli are to face @FCBarcelona in a friendly double-header in the USA in the first edition of LaLiga-Serie A Cup:— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) June 19, 2019
7 August - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (Florida)
10 August - Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor (Michigan)
More details 👉 https://t.co/0I8dcEYyvd pic.twitter.com/ssVjLnq8Um
"Visiting the United States and being able to get closer to our fans is always a great thing for Barca," said club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
"On top of that, we will also have the chance to play at two iconic stadiums: at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, where in 2017 we played the LaLiga Clasico, and at Michigan Stadium, the largest in the United States.
"While there, we hope to put on a show and entertain our American fans with our style of play."
Happy to be headed back to the US! Can't wait to see you again, Barça Fans! 💙❤ pic.twitter.com/acFBLJAdad— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 19, 2019
Barca previously confirmed they will play Chelsea and Vissel Kobe – whom former Blaugrana players Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper now represent – during a Japan tour in late July.
The inaugural competition will see Napoli make a long-awaited return to the States.
"We could not be happier to be playing against Barcelona in the United States," said Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis.
"Our club has not visited the country for thirty years and the chance to go back to the American market for these two games and against an opponent like Barca is extraordinary for us."
Hey, hey, USA! We know you love ⚽! Here at the club it is important for us to show our appreciation for the growing game in 🇺🇸! We are going to be improving our communication with you! Expect content, contests and much more. We look forward to interacting with you all! pic.twitter.com/F5qj7MfsBm— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) June 19, 2019