Real Madrid plays Barcelona in preseason Clásico on July 29 in Arlington, Texas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Real Madrid will meet Barcelona in a El Clásico friendly on July 29 at Arlington, Texas, as part of six-club, eight-match preseason series that also includes Manchester United, Arsenal, AC Milan and Juventus.

This will be the third Barcelona-Real Madrid preseason matchup in the U.S. following games at Miami Gardens, Florida, in 2017 and at Houston last July.

The Soccer Champions Tour announced Friday was created by a newly formed company of the Sixth Street investment firm and will be staged in a partnership with AEG and Legends.

Matches start with Barcelona-Juventus at Santa Clara, California, on July 22 and include Real Madrid-Milan at Pasadena, California (July 23); Arsenal-Barcelona at Inglewood, California, and Real Madrid-Manchester United at Houston (both July 26); Juventus-AC Milan at Carson, California (July 27); AC Milan-Barcelona at Las Vegas (Aug. 1); and Juventus-Real Madrid at Orlando, Florida (Aug. 2).

Games are subject to approval by soccer authorities.

England’s Premier League and Spain’s La Liga open Aug. 12 and Italy’s Serie A starts a week later.


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