Barcelona will travel to London on Tuesday, two days earlier
than planned, to avoid having its Champions League preparations
disrupted by an erupting Icelandic volcano for the second year
Barcelona says on its website the team will fly to London at 10
p.m. (2100 GMT) local time, four days ahead of Saturday’s final
against Manchester United at Wembley.
Dense ash from the erupting Grimsvotn volcano had already forced
the cancellation of hundreds of flights Tuesday.
Barcelona traveled to Italy by bus for last year’s Champions
League semifinal at Inter Milan after an eruption at a different
volcano closed European airspace. Barcelona lost the first leg and
was eventually knocked out in the semifinals.