Quick Bit: European champions Real Madrid continue their preparations for the new season with a heavyweight matchup against Italian giants Juventus in front of over 90,000 fans in Pasadena, Calif.
European champions Real Madrid will meet Italian giants Juventus in a classic European showdown that will be played in front of a sellout crowd at the Rose Bowl. More than 90,000 fans are expected to witness the preseason match.
It’s an important one for Real Madrid, given it represents the final preseason test before things get serious beginning with the UEFA Super Cup on Aug. 10 against Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt. That will be the first trophy up for grabs in a 2022-23 season that will have Los Merengues occupied across a number of competitive fronts as the defending Spanish and European champs.
Saturday’s showdown also represents the end of Juventus’ U.S. summer tour. They beat Chivas Guadalajara 2-0 and tied Barcelona 2-2. The Bianconeri will be tuning up against a third Spanish opponent, Atletico Madrid, before opening the Italian Serie A season against Sassuolo on Aug. 15.
Real Madrid lost its U.S. tour match against Barcelona 1-0 and then tied Mexican power Club America 2-2. Karim Benzema scored in his first appearance in the latter match, and Eden Hazard found the back of the net via penalty.
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120 mins from kickoff: Organizers announced an official sellout 24 hours prior to the match, and fans without tickets were “highly discouraged from showing up at Rose Bowl Stadium.” Meanwhile, those with tickets were told to show up two hours before the match to ensure they get in on time.
120 mins from kickoff: These are the jerseys that Real Madrid will be donning against Juventus:
Real Madrid vs. Juventus lineups
Reports from Spain indicate that Dani Carvajal has recovered from an ankle injury and is ready to see minutes at right back against Juventus, though it’s unclear whether it will be as a starter or off the bench. Lucas Vazquez would be the other right back in the mix though Vinicius Tobias would love another crack after looking shaky against Club America.
The only other lineup questions are focused on the right wing position (Federico Valverde, Marco Asensio and Rodrygo continue to battle it out), and whether one of the younger options can break into the Modric-Casemiro-Kroos veteran midfield trio that continues to have the faith of head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Real Madrid projected starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Thibaut Courtois (GK) — 2-Dani Carvajal, 3-Eder Militao, 4-David Alaba, 23-Ferland Mendy — 10-Luka Modric, 14-Casemiro, 8-Toni Kroos — 15-Federico Valverde, 9-Karim Benzema, 20-Vinicius Jr.
Real Madrid projected subs (18): 13-Andriy Lunin (GK), 26-Luis Lopez (GK), 30-Lucas Canizares (GK), 27-Vinicius Tobias, 17-Lucas Vazquez, 22-Antonio Rudiger, 6-Nacho, 5-Jesus Vallejo, 16-Alvaro Odriozola, 25-Eduardo Camavinga, 18-Aurelien Tchouameni, 19-Dani Ceballos, 11-Marco Asensio, 24-Mariano Diaz, 21-Rodrygo, 7-Eden Hazard, 29-Juanmi Latasa, 12-Borja Mayoral
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed that both Dusan Vlahovic and Weston McKennie will be making their preseason debuts against Real Madrid as they begin to build up their minutes ahead of the start of the Serie A season in mid-August.
Backup ‘keeper Mattia Perin will replace regular Wojciech Szczesny, who has an adductor issue. Allegri also said that winger and fullback Juan Cuadrado will be evaluated to determine whether he’s fit enough to feature.
Juventus projected starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 36-Mattia Perin (GK) — 6-Danilo, 19-Leonardo Bonucci, 3-Bremer, 12-Alex Sandro — 14-Weston McKennie, 13-Nicolo Ravella, 27-Manuel Locatelli — 22-Angel Di Maria, 9-Dusan Vlahovic, 11-Juan Cuadrado
Juventus projected subs (14): 23-Carlo Pinsoglio (GK), 45-Giovanni Garofani (GK), 15-Federico Gatti, 24-Daniele Rugani, 42-Tommaso Barbieri, 17-Luca Pellegrini, 30-Matias Soule, 28-Denis Zakaria, 44-Nicolo Fagioli, 33-Marley Ake, 43-Mattia Compagnon, 34-Nicolo Cudrig, 40-Marco Da Graca, 18-Moise Kean
Real Madrid vs. Juventus TV channel, live stream
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FS2, Fox Deportes
Premier Player HD
fuboTV, Fox Sports Go
U.K.: This weekend’s friendly between Real Madrid and Juventus from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., will be televised in the United Kingdom by Premier Sports 1 and will be available to stream on Premier Player HD.
USA: In the United States, Saturday’s friendly will be broadcast on FS2 and Fox Deportes, which can both be streamed on fuboTV. The match will also be on Fox Sports streaming platform Fox Sports Go.
Canada: DAZN will carry the match for fans in Canada.
Australia: Paramount+ will stream Real Madrid vs Juventus during midday hours in Australia.
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