Mexican club Guadalajara will face Spanish giant Atletico Madrid in an International Champions Cup match. The fixture will be played on 23rd July. But according to the GMT, it will be 24th July by then. The game will be hosted by the Globe Life Parl of Arlington. It is home of the Major League Baseball side Texas Rangers. This will be the very first game for both the teams in this tournament. Atletico’s town rival Real Madrid will also feature in this competition.
- Participating Teams: Guadalajara vs Atletico Madrid
- Competition: International Champions Cup
- Date: 23 July (Local); 24 July (GMT)
- Time: 3 am GMT
- Day: Friday (Day past Late Night)
- Venue: Globe Life Park
- Location: 1000 Ball Park, Arlington, Texas
- Capacity: 48,114
- Goalkeepers: Raul Gudino, Antonio Rodriguez.
- Outfield Players: Jose Van Rankin, Oswaldo Alanais, Antonio Briseno, Alejandro Mayorga, Miguel Ponce, Hiram Mier, Hedgardo Marin, Carlos Cisneros, Dieter Villalpando, Javier Lopez, Jesus Molina, Carlos Villanueva, Michael Perez, Fernando Beltran, Juan Basulto, Alejandro Zendejas, Alan Cervantes, Cesar Huerta, Antonio Torres, Alan Torres, Alexis Vega, Alan Pulido, Isaac Brizuela, Walter Sandoval, Jesus Sanchez, Ronlado Cisneros, Luis Madrigal, Oribe Peralta, Jose De Jesus Gonzalez.
Atletico Madrid Squad:
- Goalkeepers: Antonio Adan, Jan Oblak, Miguel San Roman, Carlos Merin Thomas, Alejandro Dos Santos Ferreira.
- Defenders: Filipe Luis, Santiago Arias, Leonadro Cabrera, Nehuan Perez, Janfran, Jose Maria Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Borja Gonzalez, Sergio Gonzalez, Alejandro Garcia Fernandez, Andres Solano, Rafael Munoz, Aitor Punal, Francesco Montero, Alberto Rodriguez, Carlos Munoz, Antonio Montoro, Ivan Vicente, Manuel Sanchez, Kieran Trippier, Fallou Gallas.
- Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Thomas Lemar, Teye Thomas, Tiago Mendes, Christian Rodriguez, Koke, Saul Niguez, Juan Moreno, Roberto Olabe Del Arco, Caio Henrizque, Arona Sane, Ignacio Monsalve, Yassine Bono, Mikel Carro, Ruben Fernandez, Antonio Moya, Oscar Francesco Garcia Quantela, Joaquin Munoz, Juan Aguero, Gustavo Enrique Assuncao Da Silva, Joao Felix Sequeira, Marcos Llorente, Vitolo.
- Forwards: Nikola Kalinic, Angel Correa, Rafael Santos Borre, Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata, Roberto Nunez Manas, Borja Garces, Salomon Obama, Victor Molleja, Momar N’Doye, Alberto Rodenas, Carlos Blanco, Zakaria Boulahia, Sergio Camello, Giovanni Navrro Sole, Abdelkader Ouseslati, Ivan Saponjic.
Guadalajara last 5 matches:
- 1-2 Defeat vs Fiorentina
- 0-2 Defeat vs Boca Juniors
- 1-5 Defeat vs River Plate
- 2-0 Win vs Pioneros De Cancun
- 1-2 Defeat vs Tigres UANL
Atletico Madrid Last 5 Matches:
- 3-0 win vs Numancia
- 1-2 Defeat vs Beitar
- 2-2 Draw vs Levante
- 1-1 Draw vs Sevilla
- 0-3 Defeat vs Espanyol
Predicted Result: Guadalajara 0 – 3 Atletico Madrid
Match Preview: The Mexican side will probably play with defensive tactics. But they won’t let the Spanish side win easily for sure.
With the likes of Antoine Griezzmann, Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin departing club after the end of the last season, Diego Simeone’s first xi will look quite new at the back as well as at the front. It’s tough to fill the shoes of the French sensation Antoine Griezzmann, but they still have lots of stars in their side who are able to turn any game in their favor.
I expect Jan Oblak to keep a clean sheet in this encounter. The Spanish capital-based side is likely to get a dominating victory.