El Clásico tickets are on sale now for the Las Vegas game between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest rivalries in soccer, let alone world sports, this July 23rd game is full of drama. However, the two sides seldom play outside of their home country, Spain.
AEG, a sports and live entertainment company, is putting together what it calls the Soccer Champions Tour. There are five clubs involved in this small competition. Barcelona and Real Madrid join fellow European club Juventus in making the trip over to the United States. Completing the list of teams are a pair of Mexican giants. Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara make up the five teams competing in the five-game slate.
For the European teams, it is the first opportunity for these clubs to play in the United States since the pandemic. Real Madrid and Barcelona both featured Stateside in 2019. On the other hand, Juventus came over to the U.S. in 2018. The two Mexican teams are also making a return to the United States for the first time in some years.
This array of teams joins an already-impressive list of summer friendlies coming to the United States in the summer of 2022.
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El Clásico tickets on sale NOW for Las Vegas game
Most of these teams have summer friendlies outside of AEG’s Soccer Champions Tour. However, these games are among the best in terms of talent on display. None of those is bigger than that between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
In fact, you can get El Clásico tickets on sale for the Las Vegas game in just the second-ever contest on American soil. Overall, it is the third game outside of Spain between the two clubs. Earlier this year, Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-2 in Saudi Arabia during the Supercopa de España.
Back in 2017, Barcelona and Real went head-to-head for the first time outside of Spain during a contest in Miami. The game also finished 3-2, this time in favor of Barcelona. There is ample talent on display for both ends during this upcoming trip to Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium. For Barcelona, the young core of Pedri, Ansu Fati and Gavi will be stars for years. On the other end, Real Madrid’s lineup needs no introduction. The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League winners feature Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema and a breakout Vinicius Júnior.
It sets up for a great fixture. Plus, despite the nature of a friendly, there will be some drama between the two clubs. Last time they met, Barcelona dismantled Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, 4-0.
Juventus’s tasty fixtures
Let’s not forget about the Italian giants in this summer tour. While the El Clásico tickets are on sale for the Las Vegas game, Juventus’s set of fixtures are also a hot commodity. Juventus takes on both Barcelona and Real Madrid during its time in the United States.
On Friday, July 22, Juventus kicks off the summer fun for these clubs against Chivas in Las Vegas. The following Tuesday, July 26, famous Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas, Texas, plays host to the Old lady’s clash with Barcelona. Finally, Juventus wraps up the nine-day schedule at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid and Barcelona in other games
In addition to playing Barcelona and Juventus, Real Madrid takes on Club América on Tuesday, July 26 from Oracle Park in San Francisco. While this is a baseball field hosting a soccer game, it still represents a tie between the most successful side in the history of European soccer and the most successful side in the history of the CONCACAF Champions League and Champions’ Cup.
Barcelona will play a total of four games during its time in the U.S. Prior to the AEG Soccer Champions Tour, Barcelona is in Miami to play Inter Miami on Tuesday, July 19. After the pair of games against Real Madrid and Juventus, Barcelona faces another MLS side on Saturday, July 30. Barca is up in New York to play New York Red Bulls for the third time in the club’s history.
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