Manchester City to face Real Madrid in Melbourne friendly

Reuters , Friday 5 Dec 2014

Manchester City
Manchester City's Frank Lampard (R) reacts after their English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England November 30, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

English Premier League champions Manchester City will play European champions Real Madrid in an exhibition match next year at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, organisers said on Friday.

The teams will play each other as part of the International Champions Cup, a series of pre-season matches involving top European clubs.

A third team, expected to be Serie A heavyweights Inter Milan, will be announced for the fixtures at the 100 000-seat MCG from July 18-24.

Manchester City own Melbourne City in Australia's top-flight A-League

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