PSG vs. Atletico Madrid: 2018 ICC Time, TV Schedule and Live Stream

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2018

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - JULY 28: Gianluigi Buffon of Paris Saint Germain looks on during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain at the National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Lionel Ng/Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid continue their pre-season preparations when they face off in the 2018 International Champions Cup in Kallang, Singapore, on Monday.

PSG will be attempting to bounce back after two convincing defeats to Bayern Munich and Arsenal, conceding eight goals combined.

Atletico opened their account in the ICC with a victory over Arsenal, winning 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.


Date: Monday, July 30

Time: 7:35 p.m. local/12:35 p.m. BST/7:30 a.m. ET

Venue: Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore

Live Stream: Premier Sports (UK), WatchESPN (U.S.)

TV Info: Premier Sports 1 (UK), ESPNU (U.S.)



KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA - JULY 21: coach Thomas Tuchel of Paris St. Germain gestures during the Friendly match between Bayern Muenchen and Paris St. Germain at Woerthersee Stadion on July 21, 2018 in Klagenfurt, Austria. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Former PSG manager Unai Emery had a smile on his face as he watched his new Arsenal side defeat his old team 5-1 on Saturday.

Emery's successor, Thomas Tuchel, was left embarrassed by the scoreline and will be hoping his players can improve against Atleti.

Jonathan Johnson of ESPN FC highlighted the German's anger after the match:

Jonathan Johnson @Jon_LeGossip

Make no mistake, Tuchel was p***ed walking through the mixed zone. #PSG

Atletico were unconvincing in their encounter against the Gunners, but the Spaniards showed their usual resilience to emerge successful from the shootout.

They will be high spirits ahead of Monday's friendly. PSG, meanwhile, will be attempting to find form before their Ligue 1 campaign begins on August 12.

The French champions have recruited goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon, but the heralded stopper's presence has been unable to inspire his new defensive team-mates this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain @PSG_English

Julian Draxler and @gianluigibuffon feeling the ❤️ from fans in Singapore 🇸🇬 🌏 #PSGAsiaTour https://t.co/bKsYHOwMjA

Atleti manager Diego Simeone was happy with his side's first game in the ICC, with the team missing a number of stars, including FIFA World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann.

According to Reuters, the Argentinian said (via John O'Brien of The Star of Malaysia):

"I was really happy with the performance of the youngsters. It was a great time to show what they have been training and working on for years.

"It is important for the young players to realise that the jump to the first team is still far away at this stage but they can get a feeling of what it is like to play at that level in games like this.

"It was an impressive performance against a team as strong as Arsenal, and the players showed the work they have been doing is heading in the right direction."

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - JULY 26: Diego Simeone, manager for Club Atletico de Madrid, gives instruction to his players during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Arsenal at the National Stadium on July 26, 2018 in
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Tuchel knows nothing resembling failure will be tolerated this season, and his time in the French capital will be a short unless PSG find form quickly under his stewardship.

A third consecutive defeat in the ICC will damage confidence further, and Atletico Madrid's steel will make them difficult to break down.

Simeone will be confident with his tried-and-tested methods ahead of the new season, and the club will be hoping to go one step better in 2018/19 after finishing second to Barcelona in La Liga last term.