30 July, 2017
International Champions Cup reached nearly its end now.
Fans of the long-awaited "El Clasico" in Miami are getting a bit of a taste ahead of the big game this weekend.
Anytime Real Madrid and Barcelona appear on the pitch together, it is a guaranteed ratings hit, routinely pulling in a global audience that dwarfs the Super Bowl. The match will kick-start at 8:05 PM ET.
Barcelona won 5 out of their last 5 games and they were in an impressive form.
The live streaming of El Clasico International Champions Cup match will broadcast on ESPN, Premier Sports channels in the United States of America and the UK respectively. Barcelona and Real Madrid are both missing players for Saturday's matchup, but both have enough spare talent to give a packed Hard Rock Stadium a worthy showcase of talent.
Real Madrid Starting 11: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric; Bale, Benzema, Asensio. Neymar will be playing today for Barcelona.
The Miami City is completely decorated to enjoy this historical El Clasico match.
Ronaldo made headlines earlier this summer after sources close to the player said he wanted to quit the club and leave Spain because of what he saw as "persecution" over tax accusations.
The Portugal star and Ballon d'Or victor is the only big-name Real Madrid player that will not feature in the Clasico although he had reportedly hoped to attend. Relevent Sports organizes the International Champions Cup.
Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season, culminating with a 4-1 defeat of Serie A giants Juventus in the UCL final for Los Blancos' second straight European title. It is a promising start to Ernesto Valverde's tenure, though it remains to be seen whether he'll have Neymar at his disposal once the season gets underway in anger.