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Official: Real Madrid to face Barcelona, Juventus, Man United in pre-season friendlies

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Real Madrid have confirmed that they will play the likes of Milan, Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona during their pre-season tour of the United States this summer.

It has been made official that they will first square off against Milan, on July 23, in Los Angeles, followed by a fixture against Manchester United on July 26 in Houston.

Then there will be the much-awaited El Clasico, scheduled on July 29 in Dallas before the team travels to Orlando to take on Juventus on August 2.

It must be noted that the El Clasico will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

The venue has a capacity of 80,000 spectators, and it acts as the headquarters of the NFL side Dallas Cowboys. Interestingly, this is a venue that a certain Barcelona side is quite familiar with, having played Manchester United in 2011 and Roma in 2018.

Here is Real Madrid’s schedule of their pre-season friendlies:

Real Madrid vs Milan (July 23, Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles)
Real Madrid vs Manchester United (July 26, NRG Stadium in Houston)
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (July 29, AT&T Stadium in Dallas)
Real Madrid vs Juventus (August 2, Camping World Stadium in Orlando)

The aforementioned four matches against arguably the most demanding teams in Europe will be played in the span of 11 days.

Meanwhile, Madrid’s setting with Barcelona in pre-season friendlies on North American soil hangs in the favour of the Blaugrana, as they have won each of the last two matches.

Their first meeting was at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in 2017 which ended in a 3-2 win for Barcelona. Their most recent result was a 1-0 win for Xavi’s team at the Allegiant Las Vegas Stadium in 2022, with the goal coming from Raphinha.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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