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The European blockbusters set to light up the ICC

Let’s face it, they’re all big games at the International Champions Cup, but there are a few blockbuster matches which jump off this star-studded fixtures list.

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The Manchester Derby and El Clasico are just some of the epic clashes headlining the International Champions Cup, which kicks of on 18 July LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on beIN SPORTS.

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

When: Thursday 20 July, 10.05pm AEST, beIN 2

Arsenal’s ultimate bogey team, Bayern Munich heads into this clash on the back of three consecutive 5-1 wins over the North London side.

Add in the fact that Bayern has sent the Gunners packing in two of their last four UEFA Champions League campaigns and you can see why there’s no such thing as a ‘friendly’ between these two sides.

Arsenal fans will head into this clash quietly optimistic after witnessing the exploits of record signing Alexandre Lacazette in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Sydney FC. But Bayern has a new weapon of its own in Colombia star James Rodriguez, who reunites with Carlo Ancelotti after agreeing a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid.

If Arsenal can buck the trend and get a result against its hoodoo side, it will do wonders for its confidence heading into the new season.

Manchester United v Manchester City

When: Friday 21 July, 12.05pm AEST, beIN 2

The Manchester derby offers more subplots than a Hollywood soap and fans from both sides will be desperate for first bragging rights of the season.

In the red corner, Manchester United has spent big once again in a bid to return to the top of English football, forking out $A126.8 million on Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. The UEFA Europa League title has bought Jose Mourinho some time but fans will be expecting the Red Devils to kick on and go one better this season. 

In the blue corner, you have Pep Guardiola under serious pressure for the first time in his decorated managerial career. The 46 year-old has turned to playmaker Bernado Silva, who helped steer Monaco to Ligue 1 glory last season in a bid to bolster his star-studded squad.

There will be plenty riding on this season for both managers and a Manchester derby this early in the fold will set the tone for how their career-defining campaigns play out.

FC Barcelona v Juventus

When: Sunday 23 July, 8.05am AEST, beIN 2

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Football fans edge closer to the answer each time these two polarising sides face off.

Barcelona epitomises the swashbuckling style associated with Spanish sides, enjoying long spells of possession and unlocking defences with intricate passing, while a robust, defensively drilled Juventus side prides itself on soaking up pressure and exposing teams with clinical counter attacks. 

Barca will be out for revenge after it was dismantled by the Old Lady in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter finals. 

Manchester United v Real Madrid

When: Monday 24 July, 7.05am AEST, beIN 2

The battle of the purse strings - Manchester United and Real Madrid are two of the world's richest clubs, boasting a collective net worth of $A9.4 billion.

Expect Manchester United to come out blazing, with manager Jose Mourinho desperate to get one up on his former employer, after leaving the Bernabeau on fiery terms in 2013.

Real Madrid v Barcelona

When: Sunday 30 July, 10.05am AEST, beIN 2

The world's biggest clubs, the world's best players and a rivalry which transcends football - it doesn't get any bigger than El Clasico on the domestic football calendar and football fans have been treated to an extra edition this season when Real Madrid takes on Barcelona at the ICC.

Barcelona is bringing its full compliment to the United States, including its electrifying attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. 

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Real Madrid will have to make do without its goal-machine Cristiano Ronaldo, although Zinedine Zidane still has the likes of Isco and Gareth Bale at his disposal.

There's sure to be no love lost between these old foes at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Full fixtures list:

  • Tuesday 18 July - Borussia Dortmund v AC Milan, 9.20pm AEST beIN 2
  • Wednesday 19 July - Bayern Munich v Arsenal, 9.20pm AEST beIN 2
  • Thursday 20 July - PSG v Roma, 10.05am AEST beIN 2
  • Friday 21 July - Manchester United v Manchester City, 12.05pm AEST beIN 2
  • Saturday 22 July - Bayern Munich v AC Milan, 7.35pm AEST beIN 2
  • Sunday 23 July - FC Barcelona v Juventus, 8.05am AEST beIN 2
  • Sunday 23 July - Tottenham v Paris Saint-Germain, 10.05am AEST beIN 2
  • Monday 24 July - Manchester United v Real Madrid, 7.05am AEST beIN 2
  • Monday 24 July - Inter Milan v Lyon, 10.05pm AEST beIN 2
  • Tuesday 25 July - Chelsea v Bayern Munich, 9.35pm AEST beIN 2
  • Wednesday 26 July - Roma v Tottenham, 10.05am AEST beIN 2
  • Thursday 27 July - Manchester United v FC Barcelona, 9.30am AEST beIN 2
  • Thursday 27 July - Paris Saint-Germain v Juventus, 11.05am AEST beIN 1
  • Thursday 27 July - Real Madrid v Manchester City, 1.35pm AEST beIN 2
  • Thursday 27 July - Bayern Munich v Inter Milan, 9.35pm AEST beIN 2
  • Saturday 29 July - Chelsea v Inter Milan, 9.35pm AEST beIN 2
  • Sunday 30 July - Manchester City v Tottenham, 8.05am AEST beIN 2
  • Sunday 30 July - Real Madrid v FC Barcelona, 10.05am AEST beIN 2
  • Monday 31 July - Juventus v Roma, 6.05am AEST beIN 2