Friday December 5th, 2014

Real Madrid and Manchester City will play a preseason friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as part of the International Champions Cup in July 2015, the BBC reports.

The two teams will be joined by a third team during the tournament that will be played from July 18-24.

Manchester City purchased Australian A-league club Melbourne Heart in January 2014 and renamed it Melbourne City.

Manchester City is 9-3-2 in Premier League play this season and in second place behind Chelsea. Sergio Agüero leads the club with 14 goals and three assists this season. They host Everton on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Madrid is in first place in La Liga at 11-0-2 and hosts Celta Vigo on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. ET. Cristiano Ronaldo has 20 goals and eight assists this season for Madrid.

• GLOCKNER: Chelsea still clear favorite, but race behind heats up

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Robbie Keane wins 2014 MLS MVP

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