The rivalry between Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema has started to wow fans around the world since the signing of the contract with Barcelona by the Polish striker. Everyone, without exception, wants to know whether the multimillion-dollar investment “Duma Catalunya” is profitable.
The arena itself is breathtaking. The Allegiant Stadium, built in 2020 at a cost of $2 billion, is fully covered. In the central part, the ceiling is made of a material that transmits light. The stadium is surrounded on all sides by three-tiered pavilions with a capacity of 65,000 people. viewers. All complemented by 128 exclusive chests. Tickets ranging from $277 to $500 were on sale.
The Allegiant Stadium will host Super Bowl LVIII in February 2024. This is not surprising, because the American football team, the Las Vegas Raiders, play their games here.
Las Vegas, the colorful capital of the Nevada desert, is more often associated with the organization of heavyweight boxing events than the clashes between European aristocratic football teams. Such a performance will be held on Saturday (Sunday 5:00 AM Poland time).
Benzema joined Real Los Angeles this week after the club granted him an extended sabbatical. Benzema’s impressive performances and goals largely secured Real Madrid’s 14th Champions League title in May. Previous reports indicated that Benzema will not play any role in the Clasico. Coach Carlo Ancelotti chose a striker to lead the offensive line in a practice match on the University of California campus on Thursday, along with Federico Valverde and Brazilian star Vinicius.
Ancelotti is likely to check out the new additions – Antonio Rudiger, who came from Chelsea, and former Monaco midfielder Aurelien Chuamini. “These contracts give the team a lot of value,” Ancelotti said this week. “They are the best we can find in the market. Rudiger is a great centre-back and Chuamini is very young and has a lot of potential.”
The Italian coach has hinted that he could use Real Madrid’s three-game tour in the United States as an opportunity to test his offensive streak, pointing to a tight schedule mid-season. This will be related to the unusual date of the World Cup, which will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.
“Benzema is the first choice, but we have to understand that it will be a strange season with the World Cup and we have to be ready for different options,” Ancelotti added. The coach admitted that one of them might involve placing Eden Hazard as a “false” nine.
Ancelotti stressed his desire for the mutual animosities between the two clubs to drift into the background and for the two teams to take the match seriously. “It will be a very interesting match. We never underestimate Barcelona,” he said.
Xavi Hernandez against Barcelona will also have an opportunity to test the summer transfers. Lewandowski, who until recently was a sniper at Bayern Munich, is attracting the most attention. Barcelona has also invested heavily to bring in Brazilian striker Ravenha from Leeds as well as Ivorian midfielder Frank Kessie from Milan and Danish defender Andreas Christensen from Chelsea.
Lewandowski was introduced as a new player by Barcelona on Wednesday, but he missed the 6-0 win over Inter Miami. Everything indicates that the first appearance of the captain of the Polish national team in the new colors will take place in the Clasico.
“I am still hungry for victories and goals, so I am in the right place. This is a new challenge for me, I have known for a long time that it is a team with great potential. I am ready to take on new challenges,” said Lewandowski.
The Clásico is being played for the 250th time. Real, who have won 100 times so far, have a slightly better balance. The lottery was recorded 52 times. For the first time, both American clubs played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in 2017, with an attendance of 66 thousand. viewers. Barcelona players won 3:2.
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