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Ibrahimovic to Debut Against City on Wednesday
Reuters, August 18th, 2009 7:23PM

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Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make his Barcelona debut in a friendly against Manchester City on Wednesday after recovering from a hand fracture. "He's in good shape and we are planning on him (Ibrahimovic) playing a part," Coach Pep Guardiola said at a news conference on Tuesday. Ibrahimovic joined from Inter Milan last month in a swap deal with Samuel Eto'o but has been sidelined following surgery to the injury he sustained while on tour in the United States with the Italian champions. Forward Lionel Messi, who had a thigh muscle strain, has also been cleared to play in the Joan Gamper Trophy match, the club's traditional pre-season curtain raiser at the Nou Camp.

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