Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid: 2016 ICC Time, TV Schedule and Live Stream

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistAugust 3, 2016

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 29: Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid CF jokes with his players as they celebrate with their fans at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium the day after winning the UEFA Champions League Final match against Club Atletico de Madrid on May 29, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Real Madrid CF is the only European football team with 11 European Cups (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Two giants of world football clash as Bayern Munich battle UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, United States on Wednesday.

Der FCB and the Galacticos are now deep into pre-season preparations and will not want to lose the friendly on American soil at the home of the NFL's New York Jets and New York Giants.

The Bundesliga champions have experienced varying fortunes during their pre-season activities, drawing 3-3 with AC Milan, before beating Inter Milan 4-1.

Real cruised past Chelsea in their last warm-up, winning 3-2 despite fielding a weakened starting XI against the Premier League team.

Here is how you can watch the match, including TV and live-stream information:


Date: Wednesday, Aug. 3

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 a.m. BST (Thursday morning)

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TV: ESPN2 (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 and HD (UK)

Live Stream: WatchESPN (U.S.), Sky Go (UK)


Match Preview

Bayern Munich poses for a photo before during an International Champions Cup match against Inter Milan in Chatrlotte, North Carolina, on July 30, 2016. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bayern and Real are certainly no strangers, but gaining fitness will be the order of the day as the two sides clash in New Jersey.

Tempers frayed in the German camp during their last game in the ICC, as new coach Carlo Ancelotti had to address France international Franck Ribery in the resounding win against Inter at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The mercurial winger captained Bayern against the Serie A giants, scoring and assisting, but he was shown a yellow card following an off-the-ball incident.

Ancelotti immediately spoke to Ribery from the technical area and later explained what he'd said to the attacker.

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery runs with the ball during an International Champions Cup match against Inter Milan in Chatrlotte, North Carolina, on July 30, 2016. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

According to Spencer Morgan of the Mail Online, the manager told reporters: "I told him that I don't like players that don't have good behaviour on the pitch, If there was provocation, it doesn't matter. He was, in this game, the captain. I told him just to stop and after this he was OK."

Ribery had praised his new boss preceding the game against Inter, telling German magazine Kicker (h/t Morgan): "Under Ancelotti I finally feel trusted again. He's a great coach. I need people like him, Jupp Heynckes or Ottmar Hitzfeld."

The player's comments appeared to be a swipe at former manager Pep Guardiola, who recently exited to join Manchester City in England.

Squawka's David O'Brien highlighted how good Ancelotti is at going to a successful team and improving the existing squad:

Statman Dave @StatmanDave

Ancelotti is so good at moving sides on. Making Mou's Real more possession focused. Now Pep's Bayern more direct. https://t.co/kDJEeN2C6x

Real were in fine fettle in their friendly against Chelsea as Los Blancos skipped past the Blues with minimal fuss.

A crowd of 105,826 fans at the University of Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor watched Real take a 3-0 lead before a late fightback saw the Blues reduce the arrears to 3-2.

Zinedine Zidane's team looked comfortable against Antonio Conte's troops and the win appeared secure for the vast majority of the match.

Marcelo claimed a rare brace as the Chelsea defence sat off the adventurous full-back, and the Brazilian was clinical in his finishing.

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The European champions appeared more robust and mobile in the first half at the Big House, as Chelsea found it difficult to move through the gears.

Ancelotti will relish playing his former club, especially after departing following a period of success, claiming Real's 10th Champions League title.

Guardiola reshaped Bayern's playing style during his stay in Bavaria, and the Italian will continue the evolution in the next 12 months.

The pressure is now on Zidane to bring domestic success back to Madrid after a lack of La Liga titles in recent years.

Real are obsessed with European honours, but they will not want to play second fiddle to Barcelona or a resurgent Atletico Madrid in the Primera Division once again next term.


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