Juan Mata was a former Real Madrid youth team player, while Fernando Torres faced the Spanish giants on a number of occasions while playing for Atletico Madrid. Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo will be coming up against Chelsea for the first time since 2009.
This will be the first meeting since the 1998 UEFA Super Cup.
Unlike in previous seasons, the English Premier league and the Spanish la Liga start the same time. Hence, both clubs are likely to be in the same level of preparation.
For once, there is absolutely no pressure of winning. This is a time to savour the experience of playing against nine-time European champions.
Here are some of the best quotes ahead of the match.
“Real Madrid is playing this competition in pre-season here because I organised it for them.
“We play against a very special team with very special players, in a competition we are not obsessed to win. I will still make changes.”
“It will be very special for me to play against Real Madrid, a very important team to me in my career.”
“Real Madrid will be a huge test for us, they’re obviously one of the best teams in the world and I’ve had some good games with Cristiano Ronaldo down the years, so I hope this will be another exciting match.”
“Real Madrid is a massive club and they have a number of quality players with the likes of Ronaldo and Kaka.
“This will be the first time I’ve played against them and it will be a big game, not just for the players but also the fans.”
Predictions: It is a match only to build fitness, but Chelsea can just edge the match 2-1.
Kick-off: 2:00 am London time, Aug 7th, 2013
I want morinho on top, the blues for life. Chel 5 Mad 2.
Well, this match is not just pre-season match but a litmus test of what Chlsea can do.Up blues, l need the cup (Chelsea 2 – 1 Madrid)
Chelsea 1 Real 0
Todays match betwwen chelsea and madrid is 50 50 but l wish chelsea to win the match
the time we really affect us to watch this match in Nigeria. I wish chelsea all the best. winning is ours. blue for ever.
That God that help chelsea to will munich and barca will also help again and chelsea will WIN real. Up blues
Chelsea is winning the match for sure! And d kick off time for Nigerians is Thursday 2:00am. Good luck to all my chelsea fan, i cant wait to see the match. Up chelseaaaaaaaaaaa! Blues for life. Gbam!
Real madrid is a big club with good equality players, but i see Chelsea lifting the trophy by beating them 2-1
chelsea will surely win the match 2-0
De blues 4ril . Chelsea-Madrid
Is not a match 2 predict so easyl,but i think:socces wil come 4 those (team’s) who work hard 2 actaulize thire dreams dat’s my own.
Up chelsea,d match is important 2 both clud but chelseawil win by 1 zero
Ronaldo will finish chelsea
Chelse 2 madrid 1
i knw is goi 2 b an interested match dat al fans shud watch bt i wish mouriho n ancelot best f luk since is jst a presisin gudluk up blues 4 lyf
God will help us we are goin 2 win madrid by d grace of God
iam jenkins nyantoe sieh a liberian .real madrid wil win 2 goals to 1
up blues 1 -0 madrid up happy one
Pls what is the exact time 4 the match? I noticed the previous time was postponed.
Match is currently ongoing. Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid. So far, bad.
Pls have they started and what is the score?
Please Mr. Ram, who and who scored and how many min left to play?
Quick update. Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid. 5 mins left. Ramires scored for us. Ronaldo (2 goals) and Marcelo for them. Follow twitter and facebook for updates after the match.
ronaldo is killing chelsea right now.madrid 3-1 chelsea. ronaldo scores twice