The American city of Las Vegas is on a date with a special confrontation on Sunday morning, Abu Dhabi time, as it is only the fourth city outside Spain in history to host the “El Clasico” meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The friendly match will be the focus of everyone’s attention, with the anticipation of the first appearance of the Polish Robert Lewandowski, “the newcomer” to Barcelona, and the first ever confrontation was held outside Spain between the two traditional rivals in Venezuela during a friendly tournament in 1982 that also included Italian Inter and Porto, and witnessed the victory of the capital’s team over its counterpart “The Catalan” with a goal scored by Vicente del Bosque.
The second confrontation outside Spain dates back to 2017, in the friendly Champions Cup in the American city of Miami. Barcelona excelled 3-2, and Lionel Messi, Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique scored for him.
King Fahd International Stadium in the capital, Riyadh, hosted the third confrontation outside Spain, and the first official match in the Spanish Cup semi-final early this year, in which Real Madrid excelled 3-2 after the extension, and scored for “Royal” Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Valverde, and Barcelona Luke. De Jong and Ansu Fati.
The stadium in Las Vegas will be the 20th, in total, historically, which will host the “Clásico” match that was held on the home stadiums of their two teams in Madrid and Barcelona, in addition to confrontations at the Vicente Calderon stadium in the capital and the cities of Zaragoza, Cadiz and Valencia, Spain.
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