Quick Bit: European champions Real Madrid continue preseason preparations with a friendly against a Club America side that has given Manchester City and Chelsea a tough test in the last week.
European and Spanish champions Real Madrid will continue their preseason preparations ahead of the new campaign with a test against Mexican giants Club America at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Tuesday night.
Los Merengues, who are coming off a narrow 1-0 loss to Clasico rivals Barcelona and failed to register a single shot on goal, will get their talismanic forward back for this one. Captain and top scorer Karim Benzema is expected to feature in his preseason debut.
Club America are considered the “Real Madrid of Mexico” based on their domestic and international success, but they are going through a rough spell of the season with a series of international club friendlies mixed in with Liga MX regular-season action. America lost to both Chelsea and Manchester City by a 2-1 scoreline, and they also dropped a result to lowly Club Tijuana over the weekend.
Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.
Real Madrid vs. Club America live score
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120 mins from kickoff: Karim Benzema confirmed himself that he’ll be on the field for the Champions League winners.
Real Madrid vs Club America lineups
While Karim Benzema is projected to start, reports in Spain indicate that Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos could see action after their positive showing against Barcelona. Goalkeeper Andriy Lunin is expected to fill in for Thibaut Courtois in goal, while changes are anticipated at the fullback positions: Alvaro Odriozola or Vinicius Tobias at right back, and Ferland Mendy at left back.
Real Madrid projected starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 13-Andriy Lunin (GK) — 16-Alvaro Odriozola, 3-Eder Militao, 22-Antonio Rudiger, 23-Ferland Mendy — 19-Dani Ceballos, 18-Aurelien Tchouameni, 8-Toni Kroos — 11-Marco Asensio, 9-Karim Benzema, 7-Eden Hazard
Real Madrid projected subs (15): 1-Thibaut Courtois (GK), 26-Luis Lopez (GK), 30-Lucas Canizares (GK), 27-Vinicius Tobias, 5-Jesus Vallejo, 4-David Alaba, 6-Nacho, 10-Luka Modric, 25-Eduardo Camavinga, 14-Casemiro, 17-Lucas Vazquez, 15-Federico Valverde, 24-Mariano Diaz, 21-Rodrygo, 29-Juanmi Latasa, 20-Vinicius Jr., Borja Mayoral
Reports from Mexico say that defender Luis Fuentes will be sitting out after taking a blow to the head against Club Tijuana. Under-fire manager Fernando “Tano” Ortiz also indicated that star forward Jonathan “Cabecita” Rodriguez should see some more minutes. The club’s Spanish midfielder Alvaro Fidalgo is a product of Real Madrid’s youth ranks.
Club America projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 13-Guillermo Ochoa — 3-Jorge Sanchez, 18-Bruno Valdez, 4-Sebastian Caceres, 206-Mauricio Reyes — 6-Jonathan Dos Santos, 5-Pedro Aquino — 19-Miguel Layun, 8-Alvaro Fidalgo, 25-Jurgen Damm — 21-Henry Martin
Club America projected subs (11): 27-Oscar Jimenez (GK), 14-Nestor Araujo, 23-Emilio Lara, 201-Sebastian Martinez, 20-Richard Sanchez, 11-Jonathan “Cabecita” Rodriguez, 10-Diego Valdes, 17-Alejandro Zendejas, 187-Karel Campos, 202-Iker Moreno, 200-Roman Martinez
Real Madrid vs. Club America TV channel, live stream
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Premier Sports 1
FS2, Univision,TUDN, Fox Deportes
Premier Player HD
fuboTV, Fox Sports Go
U.K.: Tuesday’s match between Real Madrid and Club America from Oracle Park in San Francisco will be televised in the United Kingdom by Premier Sports 1 and is available to stream on Premier Player HD.
USA: In the United States, the friendly match will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2, which can be streamed on fuboTV. The match will also be streamed by Fox Sports on its streaming platform Fox Sports Go.
Canada: Real Madrid vs. America will be streamed by DAZN in Canada.
Australia: Paramount+ will carry the match for fans in Australia.
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