Both teams are winless so far in the friendly competition, with City losing to rivals Manchester United and Los Blancos drawing with the Red Devils, before dropping a penalty shootout.
Results are meaningless in these kind of pre-season friendlies, however―building fitness and figuring out formations are much more important.
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 11 p.m. ET/4 a.m. BST (Thursday)
TV Info: ESPN (U.S.), Premier Sports (UK)
Real Madrid didn't shy away from using a handful of regular starters in their first ICC match of the summer, and Luka Modric was among the standouts. The Croatia international didn't skip a beat after the UEFA Champions League final, with plenty of skills and great passes in the centre of the park.
Per Squawka Football, he's been making opponents look silly for some time now:
Los Blancos faltered in the penalty shootout after the match ended in a 1-1 draw in regulation, but manager Zinedine Zidane won't worry about that scoreline too much. He saw positive contributions from a number of young players, including new signing Theo Hernandez, who earned his side a penalty.
City failed to score in their first ICC match, a 2-0 defeat at the hands of United in Houston, Texas. The Red Devils scored their two goals in quick succession, as the Blues defence lost its composure and the squad never recovered.
The defence remains a work in progress, and manager Pep Guardiola added another piece on Monday, per the club's official Twitter account:
Benjamin Mendy and Danilo are not expected to feature against Real, with Guardiola once again emphasising the physical nature of these friendlies. The Spaniard tested his players' fitness against United and will likely continue to build on that, with the Premier League season not starting until August 12.
Real won't play a competitive fixture until August 8―they'll face Manchester United again, this time in the European Super Cup―and they won't be in action in La Liga until August 19, with two legs of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona also on the schedule.