Real Madrid and Barcelona will face off in Las Vegas this summer as El Clasico travels to the USA for the first time since 2017 – with the Spanish giants going head-to-head as part of inaugural ‘Soccer Champions Tour’
- Barcelona and Real Madrid will bring El Clasico to Las Vegas this summer
- The Spanish clubs will take part in inaugural ‘Soccer Champions Tour’ in the USA
- Will be the second time El Clasico has been held in the States after clash in 2017
- Fixture will be played on July 23 at the 65,000-seater Allegiant Stadium
El Clasico will be brought the USA for the pre-season tournament with the historic fixture set to be played in the 65,000-seater Allegiant Stadium on July 23rd.
Alongside Juventus and Club America, the Spanish sides will take part in the competition which involves a mini-tour of the US with games lined up in three different cities.
Barcelona and Real Madrid will face off in America for the first time since the summer of 2017
El Clasico is the first match-up of the inaugural tournament, with Madrid and Club America set to square off on July 26 at Oracle Park in San Francisco, followed by Barca and Juve at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas later that day.
Los Blancos will then wrap up the competition against Juventus on Saturday 30 July at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles.
It’ll be the second Clasico played on America soil after the two sides met at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in July 2017 as part of the International Champions Cup.
Barcelona ended up lifting the pre-season trophy that year after Lionel Messi, Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique helped inspire the Catalan side to a 3-2 win over their rivals.
The Spanish giants will play in the 63,000-seater Allegiant Stadium at the end of July
The Catalan side announced further friendlies in America with Xavi’s side set to play against Inter Miami FC on 19 July and New York Red Bulls on 30 July.
The fixture will be just the third time in history that Madrid and Barcelona have met outside of Spain – with the first being in May 1982 as part of the Copa Presidente de la República in Venezuela.
Veteran midfielder Vicente del Bosque scored the only goal of the game in the third place play-off after both Spanish clubs had been eliminated in the previous round.
Barcelona won the International Champions Cup last time they faced Madrid in the USA