Quick Bit: Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet in an unprecedented Las Vegas version of El Clasico. Both La Liga giants look to ramp up to the start of the league season on Aug. 12.

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Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will go head-to-head in a preseason match from Las Vegas in one of the high-profile matches of the summer preseason for European clubs.

Barcelona are in the midst of a four-game U.S. tour which started with a 6-0 blanking of MLS side Inter Miami. Six different players scored, including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, newcomer Raphinha and youngster Ansu Fati. That match came too soon for star signing Robert Lewandowski, who could make his debut in Las Vegas.

In addition to El Clasico in Las Vegas, Barcelona will play matches against Juventus (July 27) and MLS’s New York Red Bulls (July 31). After a traditional preseason Joan Gamper Cup match against Mexico’s Pumas UNAM (Aug. 7), Barca will kick off the Spanish La Liga season at home against Rayo Vallecano (Aug. 13).

This is Real Madrid’s first preseason match with their first official competition coming up on Aug. 10 in the UEFA Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt. Their La Liga season opener comes on Aug. 14 away to Almeria.

The Real Madrid preseason will be played on U.S. soil with matches against Club America (July 27) and Juventus (July 31) up next.

Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid live score


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Barcelona vs Real Madrid live updates, highlights from Las Vegas

120 mins from kickoff: Will Robert Lewandowski debut tonight against Real Madrid? The club’s own promo material has him front and center and there’s speculation he could come into the second half.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid lineups

Barcelona should be lining up in a 4-3-3 again, though there’s likely to be squad turnover given the first match against Inter Miami took place on Wednesday.

The starting XI against Inter Miami was Ter Stegen — Dest, Christensen, Eric, Balde — Nico, Kessie, Pedri — Raphinha, Aubameyang, Fati

Goalkeepers: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Inaki Pena, Arnau Tenas

Defenders: Sergio Dest, Gerard, Pique, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Eric Garcia, Andreas Christensen, Alejandro Balde

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Nico Gonzalez, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi, Miralem Pjanic, Alex Collado, Franck Kessie, Pablo Torre, Marc Casado

Attackers: Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raphinha, Abde Ezzalzouli

As this is Real Madrid’s first preseason match, it will be interesting to see how manager Carlo Ancelotti deploys his players with the first competitive match still a ways away (Aug. 10 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt in the European Super Cup).

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Jesus Vallejo, Nacho, Antonio Rudiger, Ferland Mendy

Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Lucas Vazquez, Aurelien Tchouameni, Dani Ceballos, Eduardo Camavinga

Wingers/Forwards: Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Mariano

Barcelona vs Real Madrid TV channel, live stream

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Premier Sports 1
FS2, Fox Deportes

Premier Player HD

U.K.: Premier Sports and its Premier Player will carry the match in the U.K.

USA: Fans based in the USA can watch El Clasico on FS2 and Fox Deportes, which are both streamed on fuboTV.

Canada: The stream will be carried by DAZN in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can also stream the match via Paramount+.

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