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Barcelona USA Tour TicketsFC Barcelona have announced that they will will face Juventus, Manchester United, and Real Madrid in the fifth edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC) during their preseason tour of the United States this summer.

This will be the seventh time that FC Barcelona have visited the United States in the preseason. In 2003 Frank Rijkaard’s team played three matches in the US against Juventus, AC Milan and Manchester United. Three years later, Barça faced Chivas Guadalajara, América, and the New York Red Bulls. Then in 2008, the first season under Pep Guardiola, FC Barcelona returned to the States to take on Chivas Guadalajara and the New York Red Bulls. A year on, the LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders and Chivas Guadalajara were the rivals on that tour. Manchester United, Chivas Guadalajara and Club América all faced the blaugranes in 2011. Finally in 2015, Barça faced the LA Galaxy, Manchester United, and Chelsea.

Real Madrid USA Tour TicketsWe have finally learnt who Real Madrid will play during their 2017 USA pre-season tour.

As previously announced Zinedine Zidane’s side will participate in the pre-season International Champions Cup tournament this summer, where one of their matches will be against rivals Barcelona in a Clásico fixture in Miami.

In addition, Real will also meet both Manchester United and Manchester City, which means a meetup with Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.

“It’s a pleasure to once again be here. We’ve taken part in this great tournament several times now and it has always been a fantastic experience, which is why we’ll be back this summer” said the club’s director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueño,

According to reports out of Spain, Real Madrid have grabbed Juventus striker Paulo Dybala right from under bitter rivals Barcelona’s noses.

The Argentine striker has grown in stature under Allegri, attracting the attention of bith Spanish giants. Dybala scored 23 goals for Juventus last season and has bagged 14 goals this year. There is no doubt that the Argentine forward is a world class talent and would be a stunning addition to any side in world football.

Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin says it feels ‘special’ for him to be linked with a summer move to Barcelona.

Bellerin, who was a former youth player at Barca, has been inked with a return to Spain for 12 months now as he continues to develop into one of the best right-backs in the Premier Leaue.

The 22-year-old signed a deal last November that keeps him at Arsenal until 2023, but despite this he is flattered by the rumoured interest.

Bellerin told Spanish newspaper Sport:

‘It’s nice there are a lot of big clubs that are interested in me, but if one of those is Barcelona, that’s special.

When Diego Simeone redid his contract with Atletico Madrid late last year, Tempo De Juego had confirmed recently that El Cholo had a €50 million clause put into his new deal.

The same contract saw him get a pay rise but have his stay at the Calderon shortened by two years. Now, the former Inter and Lazio player can leave as of June 2018.

But according to Calciomercato.com, that is no longer the case and that Simeone will be allowed to leave the Vicente Calderon for nothing this summer!

Jorge Sampaoli has denied that he will swap Sevilla for Barcelona at the end of the season insisting La Liga’s champions are not interested in him.

The Chilean had been heavily linked with succeeding the outgoing Luis Enrique, who will be leaving the club after three years in charge at the end of the season.

But Sampaoli has seen his chances unravel in recent weeks after his side crashed out of the Champions League to Leicester this week and slipped behind in the title race.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s trip to Atletico Madrid, the 57-year-old said:

Asier Illarramend and Gerard Deulofeu have been included in the Spain squad for clashes with Israel and France, alongside the returning Pedro Rodriguez.

Real Sociedad star Illarramendi receives his first ever call-up to the national team, while Deulofeu, on loan at Milan from Everton, is a surprise inclusion, it being his first in three years.

Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Pedro have also been restored to the squad, although somewhat surprisingly their teammate Marcos Alonso has not made it, with Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal preferred.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas keep their places, although Juan Mata, Sergi Roberto and Lucas Vazquez drop out.

Lionel Messi’s double helped Barcelona overcome 10-man Valencia in a thrilling clash at Camp Nou to keep the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

The Blagurana started off playing quick exciting football, with Luis Suarez seeing a chance saved well by Alves, while Javier Mascherano, who hasn’t scored a goal for the club since joining in 2010 fired a shot wide.

Messi nearly broke the deadlock in the 15th minute after good work by Suarez but Fabian Orellana blocked his effort on the line.

Antoine Griezmann scored for the fifth time in four league games and provided an assist as Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 3-1 on Sunday.

The result to moved Diego Simeone’s outfit to within two points of Jorge Sampaoli’s third-placed side in the La Liga standings.

The France international delivered a cross from a free kick for Diego Godin to head in the opener in the 37th minute then sent the ball fizzing in off the bar from a set-piece in the 61st.

Spanish midfielder Koke then tapped in the third after Juanfran’s effort was parried by Sergio Rico in the 77th to seal a third straight league win for Atletico.

Real Madrid took a huge step towards the Spanish title with a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. This was potentially Zinedine Zidane’s team’s most difficult away day between now and the end of the season but they went five points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win.

Karim Benzema scored his sixth goal in as many games against the Basque side to open the scoring. Aritz Aduriz levelled but Casemiro got the winner just three minutes later.