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Los Angeles — Real Madrid and Barcelona will square off in an exhibition game on July 23 in Las Vegas in just the second edition of the El Clasico


Los Angeles — Real Madrid and Barcelona will square off in an exhibition game on July 23 in Las Vegas in just the second edition of the El Clasico rivalry on American soil.

The Spanish superpowers will visit Allegiant Stadium, the home of the NFL Raiders for two years, just off the Las Vegas Strip, as part of a summer tour that also includes Juventus of Italy and Mexican teams, Chivas de Guadalajara and the Eagles of America.

Barcelona and Juventus will meet at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas on July 26, while Champions League champions Real Madrid will take on Juventus at the famed Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on July 30. .

The three European giants will travel to the United States as part of the inaugural Soccer Champions Tour formally launched Friday by sports-entertainment conglomerate AEG.

Summer tours of the lucrative US market for foreign teams are back in full force after a two-year slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Most of the teams on the Soccer Champions Tour have also scheduled additional showings, while Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Premier League champions Manchester City are among several other top European clubs set to play in the United States next month. .

Barcelona and Madrid met on American soil for the first time in the summer of 2017, and more than 66,000 fans paid hefty ticket prices to pack Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium to see Barça win 3-2.

The arch-rivals had not met outside of Spain in 35 years prior to that display as part of the International Champions Cup.

Barcelona is also scheduled to face David Beckham’s MLS club Inter Miami on July 19 before concluding their summer tour against MLS’s New York Red Bulls on July 30.