Serie A heavyweights Juventus will lock horns with La Liga giants Real Madrid in a highly-anticipated pre-season 2023 friendly at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Juventus vs Real Madrid pre-season friendly will start at 5:00 AM IST on Thursday, August 3.

Under manager Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus head into the Soccer Champions Tour 2023 clash after beating Serie A rivals AC Milan 4-3 on penalties in their previous pre-season fixture. 

Malick Thiaw opened the scoring for Milan, before Danilo equalised for Juventus. Olivier Giroud scored once again in the 39th minute as Milan took a 2-1 lead. Juventus defender Daniele Rugani netted a crucial goal three minutes after half-time as the game ended 2-2 in regulation time.

Earlier, Juventus were forced to cancel their first pre-season fixture against Barcelona as a significant part of the Blaugrana squad was affected by a viral gastroenteritis.

On the other hand, Real Madrid will aim to bounce back after succumbing to a 0-3 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Barcelona in a pre-season El Clasico at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.

The 14-time UEFA Champions League winners started their pre-season with a 3-2 win over Milan in the ongoing Soccer Champions Tour, before beating Manchester United 2-0 in their second encounter. 

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio netted goals to help Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid beat Juventus 2-0 in a pre-season friendly at the Rose Bowl last year.

Juventus vs Real Madrid head-to-head

Real Madrid hold a slight edge over Juventus in their official matches in Europe, winning 10 of the 21 matches that they have played so far. Juventus have registered nine victories. Two matches ended in draws.

In their last five official meetings, both the teams have secured two victories each, while one game ended in a stalemate.

Where to watch Juventus vs Real Madrid pre-season 2023 friendly live in India?

Juventus vs Real Madrid pre-season 2023 friendly will be telecast live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of Juventus vs Real Madrid pre-season 2023 friendly will be available on SonyLIV app and website in India. It will also be live streamed on the JioCinema app and website.

Juventus squad vs Real Madrid

Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczęsny, Carlo Pinsoglio, Mattia Perin, Giovanni Garofani 

Defenders: Gleison Bremer, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Federico Gatti, Luca Pellegrinii, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani, Tommaso Barbieri

Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Juan Cuadrado, Nicolo, Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Denis Zakaria, Matías Soulé, Marley Ake, Nicolò Fagioli

Forwards: Dusan Vlahovic, Moise Kean, Nicolo Cudrig, Marco Da Graca, Mattia Compagnon

Real Madrid squad vs Juventus

Goalkeepers:  Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Lucas Cañizares, Luis López

Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Odriozola, Vazquez, Fran Garcia, Rudiger, Mendy

Midfielders: Bellingham, Kroos, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Tchouameni, Guler, Paz

Forwards: Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Joselu, Diaz

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