Real Madrid's Ronaldo To Skip El Clasico Friendly Vs Messi And Barcelona

by - July 29, 2017

On Saturday, Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet in the second ever El Clasico outside of Spain. It is considered to be one of the biggest men’s soccer match in the United States since the 1994 World Cup final between Brazil and Italy. 

According to the Miami Herald, the chairman of the company that organized the match has said that Ronaldo will not be available for the clash, failing to return from his promotional tour of Asia. The Clasico won’t be the same without Ronaldo and certainly won’t be as exciting for Madrid fans.

The El Clasico is a rivalry that transcends the sport, with Real Madrid being a symbol of Spain’s capital and establishment, and FC Barcelona representing the pride and joy of the Catalonia region, which has its own culture, language and has sought independence for many years.


The TV viewership for the most recent El Clasico matches has been in excess of  400 million. In comparision, the Super Bowl draws somewhere close to 160 million viewers. Even if you don’t know anything about soccer, you know Messi and Ronaldo, Barcelona and Real Madrid, but the Clasico for those who idolize these teams is much more than just a soccer match - it's always a battle for dominance and pride. 

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