Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Team News and Latest Odds

The Madrid derby crosses the Atlantic as Real and Atletico face each other at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Friday in the International Champions Cup.

So far this summer, matters off the field have overshadowed events on it for both teams.

Atletico lost Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona in a controversial transfer that could still be banned, and also waved goodbye to Lucas Hernandez, who signed for Bayern in a $90 million deal.

However, Diego Simeone splashed a club-record $141 million to sign Portuguese wunderkind Joao Felix from Benfica. Such carefree spending might not normally be associated with the Colchoneros, but it remains their local rivals' bread and butter and Real Madrid has dug deep in its pockets this summer.

Zinedine Zidane has spent over $340 million on players, with Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo all moving to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 13-time European Cup winners are still interested in bringing Paul Pogba to Madrid, but they have to sell to finance a possible bid.

To do so, Real was planning to sell Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez in the hope of raising around $110 million.

While the latter could still leave the Spanish capital, Bale's future is a lot more complicated.

Over the weekend, Zidane effectively ended the Welshman's six-year spell in Madrid when he said he hoped Bale would find himself a new club by the end of the week.

On Monday, the Real Madrid coach doubled down on his comments, explaining the club was dealing with the player's departure.

"[His] situation is known by everyone and will not change," he said at a press conference in Washington, ahead of Real's match against Arsenal.

"The club is going to do what they have to do with him."

Bale's agent hit out at Zidane's comments, describing the coach as a "disgrace" and insisting his client will only leave Madrid on his terms.

For his part, the Welshman impressed when he came on against Arsenal as a second-half substitute on Wednesday and capped his cameo with a goal.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Friday.

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid looks on with his teammates during a penalty shoot out during the International Champions Cup fixture between Real Madrid and Arsenal at FedExField on July 23 in Landover, Maryland. Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty

When and where is the game?

Real takes on Atletico at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with kick-off scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Friday, July 26.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN.

Live stream

Live stream will be available via ESPN+ and fuboTV.


Having lost its first game in the U.S. to Bayern Munich 3-1, Real beat Arsenal on penalties Tuesday night.

Down to 10 men after just nine minutes when Nacho was sent off, the 13-time European Cup winners found themselves 2-0 down with just 24 minutes gone.

Parity was restored when Sokratis Papastathopoulos was shown a red card shortly before the end of the first half, before Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio scored twice in three second-half minutes to draw Real level.

Like its city rivals, Atletico also suffered an early red card and needed a penalty shootout to have the better of Guadalajara. Marcos Llorente was sent off after 24 minutes and the Mexicans were then reduced to 10 men themselves as Carlos Villanueva Lopez was shown a red card after an hour.

With neither side able to find a breakthrough in regulation, Atletico prevailed from the penalty spot.

Team News

Zinedine Zidane has rotated his squad in the first two games of the U.S. tour and is likely to do so again as he looks to give his new signings a chance to impress. Marco Asensio could be sidelined for the season after suffering a serious knee injury against Arsenal, which could open the door for Gareth Bale to start on Friday.

Diego Simeone, meanwhile, is expected to deploy Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata up-front yet again, with Angel Correa out of the squad as he looks to complete a move to A.C. Milan.

Both teams have a player suspended, with Nacho and Marcos Llorente missing out after being sent off on Tuesday.


According to Oddsportal, Real Madrid is a 27/25 favorite, while Atletico is a 223/100 outsider and the draw is at 269/100.