Barca prepare for early kick-off

September 1, 2003
By Simon Baskett
MADRID, Sept 1 (Reuters) - While most players will be tucked up in bed in the early hours of Wednesday morning, those from Barcelona and Sevilla will be playing their second match of the Spanish season.

The unusual kick-off time of five minutes past midnight local time (2305 BST Tuesday) has been set by the Catalan club in a bid to ensure all their international players are available for the game.

The game will also mark the home league debut of the club's £21million signing ...

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