Our prediction for this match:
There will be fireworks when Real Madrid and Juventus face each other at FedEx Field at the 2018 International Champions Cup. New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is eager to record a good result with los Blancos on the American tour and seeing that the likes of Bale, Benzema, Kroos, Asensio and Isco made the squad, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Champions League winners. Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to make his Juventus debut and considering that the Bianconeri will be without the Portuguese superstar in Sunday’s football match, we predict Julen Lopetegui’s troops are going to emerge triumphant in the FedEx Field clash. Juve aim to get their revenge on Real Madrid for the loss in the Champions League semis, but they are unlikely to do so without Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting line-up.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past.
The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium.
The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.