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International Champions Cup: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Live Match Thread

It's the classic match-up between the master and the protégé.

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So this is it, Real Madrid are playing their final pre-season game before competing for the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on August 9th. Madrid still lack many first team players, but fitness levels for the current squad should be closer to their top level and a good performance should be expected. Nevertheless, this match won't be easy, as they take on their old manager Carlo Ancelotti - a mostly beloved figure that will cause many Madrid fans to tear up for sure.

Real Madrid are fielding their strongest line-up possible in the absence of Benzema, something that will likely force Zidane back into this old 4-3-3. Expect this starting eleven to be mostly the same when facing Sevilla for the European Super Cup.

Bayern are fielding a couple of relative unknowns, but don't let that make you underestimate the Bavarians. Alonso, Lahm, Vidal, and Alaba are more than enough to put in a strong showing against the Royal White's line-up.

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