One of the most anticipated friendlies ahead of the season is going to take place today between La liga giants Real Madrid and Premier League giants Manchester City in the International champions Cup.

The line ups are:

Man City XI: Hart, Sagna, Denayer, Humphreys, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Delph, Nasri, Silva, Sterling

Real Madrid XI: Navas; Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modi, Isco, Cristiano, Benzema, Bale.

Real Madrid who finished as runners up in La Liga last season is set to test their strenghts against the Premier League runners up Manchester City.

Real Madrid lost their first match of the friendly tournament to Italian side AS Roma on penalties after a 0-0 draw in 90 minutes and will give their best to win the second match.

 

This is Manchester City’s second match in the tournament also following the win against AS Roma on penalties after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes.

New Manchester City signing Fabian Delph is set to make a debut for his new club today against the Spanish giants.

Raheem Sterling made his debut for the Citizens against Roma and he found the net in the very first match and his team won the match.

Delph will be looking to start his new career on a similar note like his compatriot.

Two Manchester City stars are on their way out of Etihad as Edin Dzeko is close to join AS Roma and Stevan Jovetic is close to join Inter Milan.

The match is going to take place at one of the best stadiums in the world Melbourne Cricket Ground where a soldout crowd will enjoy the match.

The recent reports suggested that there is a fallout between Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Benitez and it was a major talking point ahead of the match.

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