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Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs. Mamelodi Sundowns In South Africa Here

Messi and Barcelona are in Johannesburg and South Africans are going crazy.

Having just been crowned the winners of Spain's La Liga trophy, the Barcelona team have touched down in Johannesburg for a friendly match against Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.

The game will take place at the FNB Stadium, with kick off scheduled for 6:15PM CET.

South African press is reporting that mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, the owner of the Sundowns, allegedly paid Barcelona 3 million Euros to make the trip for the game.

You can live stream the whole game directly right here.




These teams have actually played each other before, in another friendly back in 2007, which ended with a Ronaldinho and Xavi-led Barca winning 2-1.

In the meantime, the arrival of the world's greatest footballer Lionel Messi has South Africans going a little crazy on social media.

Check out some footage of Barcelona arriving in Johannesburg and some of the best social media reactions below.

And yes, the vuvuzelas were out.









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