Real Madrid head to the Oracle Park in San Francisco, California to take on Club America in what will be their second pre-season club friendly. The match will be played on Wednesday, July 27, with the kick-off slated at 8:00 AM IST.
Club America and Real Madrid have played four matches against each other in the past, with the latter winning all of them.
Madrid, coming off the back of a 0-1 defeat to Barcelona in their previous friendly, will have Karim Benzema available for selection for Wednesday’s encounter. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the forward will play 45 minutes against Club America, meaning that he is likely to take the field in the second period.
The Frenchman did not feature in his team’s previous outing and his absence was particularly felt as Los Blancos failed to get a single shot on target against Barcelona.
If Ancelotti does decide to keep Benzema for the second half, Eden Hazard could retain his starting place as a false nine. The former Chelsea man will be supported by Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo from the wings.
Defender Dani Carvajal is likely to miss out again through injury and could pave the way for Lucas Vazquez to retain his place as a right-back. In the midfield, Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos are all expected to feature.
Real Madrid squad for pre-season club friendly against Club America
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Luis Lopez and Lucas Canizares
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Jesus Vallejo, Nacho, Antonio Rudiger, Ferland Mendy, Alvaro Odriozola, Vinicius Tobias.
Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Lucas Vazquez, Aurelien Tchouameni, Dani Ceballos, Eduardo Camavinga.
Attackers: Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Vinics Jr., Rodrygo, Mariano Diaz, Juanmi Latasa
Where to watch Real Madrid vs Club America pre-season 2022-23 friendly live in India?
The Real Madrid vs Club America pre-season 2022-23 friendly will be telecast live on the Sony Six and Sony Six HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the Real Madrid vs Club America pre-season friendly will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
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