WATCH | Messi finally arrives in SA with his Barcelona colleagues

JOHANNESBURG- FC Barcelona have touched down at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg for their hugely anticipated Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Catalans side were expected to land around 6am but only arrived in South Africa after 8am, following a delay of their long haul flight from Barcelona which meant fans and a huge contingent of local media waiting.

Leading his side Manager Ernesto Valverde showed up with superstars such as Lionel Messi‚ Gerard Piqué‚ Iniesta‚ Luis Suárez‚ Jordi Alba‚ Philippe Coutinho‚ Ousmane Dembélé and goalkeeper Ter Stegen through the terminals to loud cheering.

The team headed straight to their bus with a tight security contingency without speaking to the media, the players were only smiling to the camera’s and some waving to the crowd.

The match between Sundowns and Barcelona will kick off at 6pm, the match is sold out an will be held at FNB stadium.

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