Pedri and Ronald Araujo showed real class after Barcelona’s friendly with Man City


Barcelona stars Pedri and Ronald Araujo showed great class on Wednesday night, going straight to Juan Carlos Unzue and other ALS sufferers after their friendly with Manchester City, as seen on video below.

However, it was actually a game that had already been delayed and had to be put on the schedule somewhere because it was all for a good cause.

The two teams, who obviously share a connection because of Pep Guardiola and the way they would like to play football, were raising money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Former Catalan giants player and manager Unzue is suffering from the disease and all proceeds have been donated to the Luzon Foundation research.

While other players returned to the locker room full time, Pedri and Araujo went straight to Unzue and others who suffer from ALS.

Unzue spoke to the crowd. Image: Alamy

Addressing the crown, the 55-year-old, who played two years at Camp Nou, said: “I would like to thank FC Barcelona and Manchester City for their commitment and sensitivity to our cause.

“I also want to thank everyone who purchased a ticket and everyone who donated through the Row Zero initiative.

“I would like you to know that everyone on the ALS team – here on the pitch with me – wants to keep living and enjoying life.”

91,062 fans packed into the Nou Camp for the game, with everyone’s tickets going to charity, while those watching on Barca TV or City TV were encouraged to donate via a QR code.

The former goalkeeper sat next to Guardiola in the City dugout for the first half, before joining Xavi for the home team in the second half.

Guardiola and Robert Lewandowski catch up.  Image: Alamy
Guardiola and Robert Lewandowski catch up. Image: Alamy

Although the game wasn’t filled with tackles from all over the place, it certainly entertained the large crowd from start to finish.

Chelsea fans were also intrigued by events in Spain, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal certainly exciting those at Stamford Bridge.


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