Chivas vs. Atletico Madrid: 2019 ICC Live Stream, TV Schedule and Predictions

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJuly 22, 2019

SEGOVIA, SPAIN - JULY 08: Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the training session of Atletico de Madrid on July 08, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)
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Chivas take on Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday at the Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

The Mexican side have been beaten in both of their two ICC games in the United States. They lost their opener 2-1 to Fiorentina and were then thumped 3-0 by Portuguese champions Benfica.

The game is their last of the tournament but Atletico's first. Diego Simeone's side kicked off their pre-season fixtures with a 3-0 win over Spanish second division side Numancia on Saturday.


Date: Tuesday, July 23

Time: 9 p.m. (ET), 2 a.m. BST (Wednesday)

TV Info: Premier Sports 2 (UK), ESPN (U.S.)

Live Stream: Premier Player (UK), ESPN Deportes+ (U.S.)


Match Preview

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Atletico have been one of Europe's busiest clubs in the summer transfer window, as highlighted by the Guardian's Marcus Christenson:

Marcus Christenson @m_christenson

Atlético's transfer window is absolutely insane https://t.co/yE9H6rlLf1 https://t.co/5b5g8JBqjw

They handed eight of their new signings a debut in their first pre-season outing against Numancia:

Atlético de Madrid @atletienglish

🏧 The following signings made their debuts today 🔴⚪🔴 🇧🇷 @renan_lodi 🇧🇷 Felipe 🇵🇹 @joaofelix70 🇪🇸 @marcosllorente 🇪🇸 @mariohermoso5 🇲🇽 @HHerreramex 🇷🇸 Šaponjić 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 @trippier2 Congrats! 👏👏👏 👉 https://t.co/ShP2OKah8M #AúpaAtleti #NumanciaAtleti

However, the win was marred by an injury to record signing Joao Felix. The 19-year-old was forced off after just 27 minutes of their win over the Segunda Division team:

Dermot Corrigan @dermotmcorrigan

Joao Felix debut over already, got knock to hip, tried to run it off, but obviously in good bit of pain. Which is big pity. Possibly about to be sold Correa on as sub.

There were plenty of positives to take ahead of their match against Chivas, though. Ivan Saponjic and Felipe both scored debut goals, while Vitolo was also on target.

The former Sevilla winger was not a regular under Simeone last season but is keen to make an impact, per Pablo Egea at Marca

"I've wanted to have opportunities since I first joined Atletico and I've not been able to play until now," Vitolo said. "It's something that I want, I was excited to return and let's hope I can have much more game time this season."

Atletico will expect to beat a Chivas side that is in the middle of a busy schedule. The club have been juggling their ICC commitments with the start of the Liga MX campaign:

Goal @goal

Saturday vs Benfica ✅ Sunday vs Santos Laguna ✅ Chivas' schedule this weekend is looking rough 😨 https://t.co/Br4OUmgR6e

Chivas did have chances to score against Benfica, but Miguel Ponce, Juan Basulto and Alexis Vega were all denied by the woodwork:

International Champions Cup @IntChampionsCup

Match day stats powered by @adidas. Close match statistically, but @SLBenfica excelled in the most important stat of the match against @Chivas. https://t.co/P2ruF4xvMq

Head coach Tomas Boy's side will be keen to avoid finishing their ICC campaign with a third straight defeat, but it will be a surprise if they can take anything from a talented Atletico team.

Prediction: Chivas 0-2 Atletico Madrid

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