A clasico in Las Vegas: Real Madrid, winners of the last Champions League, and FC Barcelona face each other in a pre-season friendly on July 23, as part of a tour of the United States, which also includes Juventus Turin will participate. .
The Soccer Champions Tour, which will take place from July 22 to 30, will also involve Mexican teams from the Americas and Guadalajara, said events company AEG, better known for producing and organizing concerts and shows.
The clash between Real, also crowned champions of Spain in the spring, and its historic rival Barça, will be the second disputed on American soil after the Catalan victory (3-2) in Miami on July 30, 2017, in a Hard Rock Stadium filled with more than 64,000 spectators.
The opening game of this tour will take place against Juventus and Guadalajara on July 22 on the lawn of the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders (NFL) American football team.
Three days after the clasico, on July 26, Real Madrid will face America at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, and FC Barcelona will face Juventus at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Madrid and Turin will conclude this tour on July 30 at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, which hosted the 1994 World Cup Final, won by Brazil at the expense of Italy.
“After several years of not seeing any of these teams play in the United States, we are delighted to once again offer American football fans the opportunity to personally support their favorite European and Mexican clubs,” said Tom Braun, vice president. from AEG, in the press release.