The International Champions Cup is being hosted by the USA for its second edition. Last summer, the soccer tournament was extremely successful with many exciting matches. This year, the same excitement is expected as the best teams from Europe have been invited. One of the most anticipated matches is Real Madrid vs AS Roma. Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t miss this match.
1. Best player in the world
The best player in the world right now is Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo. The World Soccer Awards awarded Ronaldo as the best player of 2013. Ronaldo has a lot to prove on the field, for he has won many trophies while playing for English club team Manchester United and Spanish club team Real Madrid. Seeing the best player compete against a club team like AS Roma in Dallas is an opportunity not to be missed.
2. European Champions
Spanish club team Real Madrid is the top European club team right now. Real Madrid is currently leading the UEFA Champions League of 2013-2014. The Champions League in Europe is the most prestigious trophy a European club team can win. Catching the European Champions playing against Roma in July is something you really do not want to miss.
3. AS Roma vs Real Madrid
Just seeing these two teams on one field is something not to miss. Real Madrid is the current European Champion, and Roma is an Italian powerhouse to be reckoned with. Their battle on the field in Dallas, Texas on July 29 will be something epic. These giants will definitely put on a show.
4. All-star battle
The match between Real Madrid and AS Roma is going to be packed with some of the best players in the world. This match is ultimately an all-star showdown. The names are infinite when it comes to these two teams. On the Real Madrid side, you have Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world for 2013, goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Argentine midfielder Angel di Maria, Croatian midfielder Luka Modric and more. For Roma, you will see legendary Francesco Totti, midfielder Daniele de Rossi, forward Mattia Destro, Ivorian forward Gervinho, Brazilian defender Maicon and many more. You do not want to miss these hot shots in action.
5. Legendary Italian veteran
One of the most well known Italian players is Francesco Totti. Currently retired from international duties, Totti is nearing his retirement. But he still has some life in him. Totti is a striker for his club AS Roma. However, he has played for many teams in the Serie A, Italian soccer league. Totti will always be remembered for helping Italy win the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
6. One of the best goalkeepers in the world
Goalkeeper for Real Madrid, Iker Casillas is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He is currently ranked sixth as he is nearing the end of his career, but he held the number one spot for many years. Casillas also holds the World Cup title for when Spain won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He has only played with Real Madrid and holds multiple titles with his team. To see one of the best keepers play in his final years against a huge Italian team is something not to miss.
7. Visiting Dallas, Texas
Dallas is currently booming and is ranked the ninth urban-center city in the United States. It is a highly populated city in Texas that offers exciting events, an art district and delicious restaurants to the many who visit. A city like Dallas is a perfect choice to host a game like Real Madrid vs AS Roma for the International Champions Cup, so don’t miss it.
8. Most expensive player in the world
Welsh striker Gareth Bale is the most expensive player in the world, and Real Madrid is paying his check. He is a superb player and will definitely put on a show on the field. It’s too bad that he didn’t make the World Cup in Brazil this summer with his home country of Wales. However, he is playing in Dallas in July with Real Madrid vs AS Roma.
9. One of the best French players in the World
Karim Benzema is an outstanding French striker who is currently playing for Real Madrid. He is also going to the Word Cup in Brazil this summer and will be the main striker for France. To see him play against a team like Roma will be something special.
10. One of the best African strikers in the world
The final reason not to miss Real Madrid vs AS Roma is to see Ivorian Gervinho who is playing for the Italian team. Gervinho is a top-rated striker and one of the best from the whole African continent. To see Gervinho battle it out with Real Madrid’s top-rated defense will be a nice treat.
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