Real Madrid-Barcelona. The name says it all. Regardless of context, date or place. El Clásico is always a special game. While it is true that this is a preseason game, there is no doubt that this is a guaranteed spectacle, and it will surely be the most thrilling tie of the International Champions Cup 2017. Zidane’s team, who continue their preparations for the upcoming season, starting on the 8th August with the UEFA Super Cup will look to get the win in their third game of this tournament (Saturday, 8:00pm local; Sunday, 02:00am Spanish time).
Miami is buzzing with the excitement of the first Clásico outside of Spain in 35 years. Since playing in Venezuela in 1982, Real Madrid and Barcelona have yet to face off outside of Spain. Fully aware of the significance of this event, fans have gone crazy in anticipation of this showstopper. Talk of el Clásico occupies every last corner of the city. A key example of this was seen at Real Madrid’s training session at the Hard Rock Stadium, as thousands of fans flocked to see the players. The stadium, home to NFL’s Miami Dolphins will be the scene of a true spectacle tonight.