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.
🚨MATCHDAY🚨 We hope you ready @FCBarcelona! #DownsBarca #Sundowns https://t.co/ZZRTFctW5c— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Mamelodi Sundowns FC) 1526453495.0
#SundownsBarça So Motsepe paid R100M for Barcelona to come play against Sundowns In order words Motsepe can buy M… https://t.co/OR95ClMEnx— ㅤ Lowkey Everyth✗ng™💦 (@ㅤ Lowkey Everyth✗ng™💦) 1526461003.0
I will be supporting Sundowns because I’m a patriot 🇿🇦 but no one’s allowed to tackle Messi please. Mans gotta play… https://t.co/kcOQDSGX41— Karabo Mokgoko 🦄 (@Karabo Mokgoko 🦄) 1526409382.0
#SundownsBarça 😂😂I wont be surprised if messi runs around the field with a body guard cause SA fans are extra at ju… https://t.co/g3oUhf2ze3— Hedid Things VINCENT (@Hedid Things VINCENT) 1526456046.0
#SundownsBarça Who will be the Hero for this one Like for Tau The Lion RT for the Messiah https://t.co/UGNuIVoBcY— Junior M (@Junior M) 1526454683.0
Am literally breathing the same Geographical air as Messi ryt now.....so emotional. #SundownsBarça https://t.co/Sb1t2Rhgd7— M.KiNG (@M.KiNG) 1526457976.0
Please Satafrikans don't beat up people or break stadium equipment after the match. #SundownsBarça https://t.co/bogt8GOLKV— TweetGuru (@TweetGuru) 1526458289.0
🔥 MATCHDAY! ⚽ @Masandawana v @FCBarcelona 👍 Friendly game 🕤 6.15 pm CET 📍 FNB Stadium (Johannesburg) 📲… https://t.co/qYY8DmPYGj— FC Barcelona 🏆🏆 (@FC Barcelona 🏆🏆) 1526454025.0