Downs’ Morena relishes opportunity to learn from Barcelona

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Mamelodi Sundowns‘ right-back, Thapelo Morena says the Wednesday night clash against Spanish giants Barcelona will serve as a learning curve.

The Absa Premiership champions Sundowns will face the Barca side as part of the late Nelson Mandela’s centenary celebrations.

Morena says they have also picked some valuable lessons in the CAF Champions League and the Fifa Club World Cup in 2016.

“It’s going to be something that we going to learn from. We going to do what we have to do and learn what we have to learn and Percy Tau likes to watch Messi, so he’s going to learn from him, looking at him from the other side.”

Tau and company are still on cloud nine after reclaiming the Absa Premiership title. Tau, the league’s joint top goal scorer with Polokwane City striker, Rodney Ramagalela on 11 strikes says they will do everything in their power top surprise the Catalonia side.

Sundowns coach Pitso “Jingles” Mosimane says they will use the much-anticipated clash against Spanish title-winners Barcelona to test their tactical acumen.

Barcelona return to face the Brazilians 11 years after the sides first met. Barca ran out 2-1 winners against the Pretoria-based outfit.

Renowned global football icons, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, will form part of the contingent heading to Johannesburg.

The match will start at 18h00 at the FNB Stadium in the evening, and tickets have been sold out.

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