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La Liga president Tebas: Man City urged Girona to accept Miami game

Manchester City have encouraged LaLiga partners Girona to accept playing their LaLiga clash with Barcelona in Miami.

Girona face off against Lionel Messi and co. in January 2019, but have moved the fixture which was initially scheduled for their 13,450-capacity Estadi Montilivi to Miami.

La Liga president Javier Tebas told Onda Cero: “The game is designed to help teams that don't have a very big fan base.

Girona are partly owned by City and together with [Miami Dolphins owner] Stephen Ross, they told us Girona were interested in playing this game.

“Now several teams with a similar profile to Girona have shown interest because they see it as an opportunity. Season ticket holders will be compensated and there is an opportunity to travel to Miami. Relevent will pay the costs."

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