Bournemouth will be embarking on their first campaign in England's second-tier competition in over twenty years. What better way to celebrate that exciting, momentous promotion than by hosting the legendary nine-time European champions and kicking off the season in style!
Bournemouth's chairman, Eddie Mitchell, was quoted as saying the club was "handpicked' by Real Madrid, according the Guardian. The chairman then went on to characterize the fixture, which is being labeled an 'exhibition,' as a "landmark moment for the Football League."
Sounds like a win-win. Anybody have a floor to crash on in Dorset?