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Barca & Messi Cause Stir At OR Tambo

FC Barcelona & Messi Cause Stir At OR Tambo Airport

By Kurt Buckerfield - May 16, 2018 10:13 AM @KurtLaduma

Lionel Messi and the rest of the FC Barcelona squad caused a massive stir at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday morning, when they arrived in South Africa ahead of their friendly against PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

Click through the gallery to see pictures of Barca arriving in South Africa! 

The Spanish giants landed in South Africa this morning ahead of their clash with Downs in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup this evening.

Fans flocked to OR Tambo International to welcome the Catalan giants to Mzansi, and cheers of "Messi! Messi!" were heard throughout the airport.

Barca's official Twitter account posted a video of their players walking through the airport, and it is clear to see the love South African football fans have for the LaLiga champions.

Barca Announce Squad For Downs Clash

The match at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday will start at 6.15pm, and Barca will be hoping to be victorious against Downs once again, having beat them 2-1 in 2007.

Note: The Images in this article were provided by LaLiga.

Who do you think will win this international friendly? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Nysthur Joined: 15 Jun 2011
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Nysthur May 16, 2018 07:20 PM
Messi Messi Messi!!!
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 May 16, 2018 05:53 PM
my fellow Chiefs fans just give credit were its due,Sundowns are playing Barca it won't change anything no matter how hard u try to make it look like its just a game still thy play Barca the Champions
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Mfanakamdala May 16, 2018 03:57 PM
@@azzaniawest ...Musukuba nomona wena. If it was abt Madiba then Barcelona would have been invited by the Mandela Foundation, or Ministry of Sport or Culture or whatever or even invited by CR17 (the Prez). Motsepe paid from his pocket baba and you must just accept it. We all know of a certain team that is broke and can't even hold end of season awards. Their fans are in Hatefontein and run naked here in SL
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leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint May 16, 2018 03:38 PM
Barcelona announce Starting X1 to face Sundowns :Cillessen , Sergio, Denis, Alcácer ,Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Aleix Vida, Yerry Mina , Aleñá ,J. Cuenca
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scoreman99 May 16, 2018 03:21 PM
@dellar was also there at OR Tambo cheering messi with his madlophotho voice
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slowpoison Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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slowpoison May 16, 2018 02:41 PM
I'm also on my way now 2 Thohoyandou 2 cause a stir @thavani mall.
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mtho4downs(Pitso-Ke-Boza' Yama-Boza) Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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mtho4downs(Pitso-Ke-Boza' Yama-Boza) May 16, 2018 02:25 PM
@@azzaniawest okay
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TANkwali Joined: 25 Jan 2017
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TANkwali May 16, 2018 02:19 PM
@@azzaniawest Ineproblem bro, i think you need rehabilitation
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest May 16, 2018 02:10 PM
@Downs for life, THE INVITATION OF BARCELONA FC IS NOT ABOUT PLAYING AGAINST THEM AND YOU KNOW EVEN YOURSELF DUNUS CAN'T BE AGAINST THE MIGHTY BARCELONA, THE ENCOUNTER IS ALL ABOUT MANDELA CENTENARY CELEBRATION, NOTHING MORE, DUNUS ARE GLOBAL WEAK, REMEMBER WHAT HEPPENED AT CLUB WORLD CUP?
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest May 16, 2018 02:03 PM
@mtho4downs(Pitso-Ke-Boza' Yama-Boza), PLEASE JUST EMAIL MR MOTSEPE TO UPGRADE LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM OR BUILD DUNUS A NEW HOME
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless May 16, 2018 02:02 PM
It's a training session for Barca remember so you all must chill
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest May 16, 2018 01:58 PM
@Downs for life, WHEN YOU WON SUPER CUP, YOU WERE A SUPRISE CANDIDATE, FIRSTLY YOU FAILED ON THE PITCH AND SURPRISINGLY YOU ÇAME BACK ON A BACK DOOR, LIKE APARTHEID IN MZANSI
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mosesmu May 16, 2018 01:51 PM
Champions Sundowns versus Champions Barcelona, Chiefs fans are loosing Weight . read their comments and u will see
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mtho4downs(Pitso-Ke-Boza' Yama-Boza) May 16, 2018 01:51 PM
@@azzaniawest you are hurt broer qha,,, TP Mazembe for what? Why can't you just shut up and concentrate on watching the game,,,, Zamelek, Mazembe, Zesco, Esperance, Cassablanca, Du Sahel all those African Giant shall still be coming to play down here Mzansi with the likes of Downs, Pirates maybe with chiefs too....... Besides Man United, Man City, Spurs used to come up here we didn't complain but commended the work done by Vodacom to bring those world Class team to play in Mzansi,,,,,, and to you all Haters swallow your pride and give round of applause to the Big Man of the Moment Sir Patrice Motsepe.......
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Downs for life May 16, 2018 01:45 PM
@@azzaniawest How can we invite TP Mazembe we've played them before we got super cup from them we want the best teams around the planet
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN May 16, 2018 01:29 PM
I decided to attend this match only because of messi
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kamva@bhayi May 16, 2018 01:28 PM
You..what a disaster in fnb today,it's gonna be an embarrassment really..!
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Daddy1 May 16, 2018 01:23 PM
@azzaniawest, yaahhhh... So what are you trying to say brother. We're loss here. Are you wishing Sundowns or Barcelona to win?.
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@azzaniawest May 16, 2018 12:55 PM
IF IT HAPPENS BARCELONA FC INVITES DUNUS FC IN SPAIN (YEAR 2028), BARCELONA FC WON'T BOOK MADRID VENUE BUT WILL USE BARCELONA STADIUM AND MOTSEPE SHOULD BUILD OR UPGRADE LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
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ko mokokotlo May 16, 2018 12:43 PM
FACT; 1- pitso will try his best to prove a non - existing point 2- tau injured for overtrying 3- as* lickers united aka gundi to fill the stadium with fake tickets from the toothless one 4 - pitso to tell the media that they were not there to win the game but just a learning curve

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