Catalan Supercup postponed
Due to their busy pre-season schedule, Barcelona had communicated their intention to send their B-team for this event, a decision which was rejected by Catalan Football Federation.
The Federation then proposed the game for 26th September and gave Barça and Espanyol 24 hours to reply.
Barcelona responded by accepting the new date and promised to send the best team available, decided by the coaches.
Coach Tito Vilanova admitted that he was against the original date as the event was going to have a negative effect on his preparations for the new season.
"The Catalan Supercup was going to be played during the only week that I can train with all the players together,” said Vilanova told Marca.
“The following week, there are two games and then there are more international fixtures involving our players.
“I told the club my concern about this and the club decided to play with Barça B. I think it was the worst possible date.”
Barcelona will now face Paris Saint-Germain in France on august 4 before taking on Manchester United in Sweden on August 8.