Real Madrid v Manchester City: Pre-season tournament at MCG

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Aguero
Real Madrid and Manchester City last played each other competitively in the Champions League in 2012

Manchester City will play Real Madrid at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a pre-season tournament next summer.

The International Champions Cup from 18-24 July will feature Premier League holders City, Champions League winners Real and a final team to be confirmed.

City hold a stake in Australia's A-League after the club's owners purchased and rebranded Melbourne Heart as Melbourne City in January.

A crowd of 95,000 saw Liverpool play Melbourne Victory at the MCG last year.

City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: "We are looking forward, once again, to being a part of the tournament.

"We are particularly excited to be visiting Melbourne, which is home to our sister club."

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