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FC Barcelona, Real Madrid prepare for El Clasico showdown in Miami

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 01:06

Spanish soccer powerhouses and rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona face off in Miami on Saturday in a rare El Clasico face-off. Nathan Frandino reports.

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It may be a preseason friendly, but Saturday's match between soccer rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is getting the full Super Bowl treatment in Miami. For the first time in 35 years, the teams are facing off in a rare El Clasico match outside Spain. At their last match, Lionel Messi scored a game-winner in the 92nd minute for Barcelona, though Real Madrid topped their rivals by three points in the season's final standings. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane knows what he's up against. (SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE, SAYING: "We know they're a really strong opponent, very good. They've always been Madrid's most important rival and I think it's going to be a beautiful game for all the fans." Madrid will be missing its superstar Cristiano Ronaldo due to personal commitments. But the sellout crowd of 65,000 could still catch a glimpse of Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, making this rare El Clasico the hottest ticket in town.

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FC Barcelona, Real Madrid prepare for El Clasico showdown in Miami

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 01:06