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Lionel Messi arrived in Beijing for the second leg of the preseason tour

08-05-2010 10:11 BJT Special Report:Barcelona in Beijing |

Lionel Messi arrived in Beijing early Thursday morning with Barcelona for the second leg of the Spanish champions's preseason tour of Asia.

Lionel Messi arrived in Beijing early Thursday morning with Barcelona for the second leg of the Spanish champions's preseason tour of Asia.
Lionel Messi arrived in Beijing early Thursday morning with Barcelona for the second 
leg of the Spanish champions's preseason tour of Asia.

Barcelona are playing an exhibition match in Seoul with South Korea's K-league all-star team to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic normalization between Spain and South Korea.

"Messi and Barcelona are scheduled to arrive in Beijing at 1:30 Thursday morning," organizers said.

Barcelona will play Chinese Super League champions Beijing Guo'an in China's Bird Nest national stadium at 8:00 on August 8, exactly two years after the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The Bird Nest is familiar to Messi, who led Argentina to the champion at the Olympic Games.

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