The much-anticipated ‘friendly’ edition of the iconic El Clasico is set to take place today as Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns in a pre-season tour in Texas. The eternal rivals are gearing up for an exhilarating encounter that promises to showcase top-class football action on the pitch.
Pre-Season Preparations: Barcelona’s pre-season preparations have faced some disruptions due to illness, but head coach Xavi is relieved to have nearly a full squad at his disposal for the clash. The only doubt lies with summer signing Inigo Martinez, while Alejandro Balde’s involvement might be limited due to an ankle concern. On the other hand, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid enters the match with confidence, having secured victories against top teams like Manchester United.
Starting Lineups and Confirmed Team News: Real Madrid XI:
- Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
- Defense: Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy
- Midfield: Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Jude Bellingham, Federico Valverde
- Attack: Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr
Substitutes: Andriy Lunin, Nacho Fernandez, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Joselu, Alvaro Odriozola, Lucas Vazquez, Sergio Garcia, Brahim Diaz, Antonio Rudiger, Alvaro Pineiro, Victor Paz, Oscar Gonzalez
- Defense: Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Alejandro Balde
- Midfield: Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Ilkay Gundogan
- Attack: Ansu Fati, Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele
Substitutes: Sergino Dest, Inigo Martinez, Gavi, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Clement Lenglet, Inaki Pena, Ez Abde, Jordi Alonso, Franck Kessie, Sergi Roberto, Raphinha, Eric Garcia, Arnau Astralaga, Arnau Casado, Sergio Yamal, Alex Garrido, Raul Lopez, Mohamed Faye, Arnau Valle
Excitement Builds: The clash between these football giants is generating tremendous excitement among fans, as they eagerly anticipate the electrifying showdown in Texas. With both teams boasting talented lineups, the match promises to be a thrilling spectacle for football enthusiasts worldwide.