Real Madrid faces Chelsea on Wednesday in the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup final. The match begins at 9 p.m. ET. Watch the live stream HERE.
Managers Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti each face their former club on Wednesday, Goal.com reports.
Mourinho, Chelsea's current boss, recently faced his former club Internazionale Milan and now faces Real Madrid, another former club of his. Chelsea has played well this preseason, winning all five of its preseason matches and outscoring opponents 17-2. The Blues made it to the ICC final with a 2-0 win against Inter, and then following it with a 2-0 victory over AC Milan.
Ancelotti, meanwhile, faces the team he managed from 2009 to 2011. His Real Madrid squad is undefeated in the preseason, but has kept only one clean sheet in its last four matches. Real earned a spot in the ICC final by handing the L.A. Galaxy a 3-1 loss in the opener and following with a 2-1 win over Everton.
One headline in the preseason bout is the apparent rift between Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea manager Mourinho, LatinosPost.com reports. Mourinho, Ronaldo's former Real Madrid boss, seemingly took a jab at his former player.
"I was manager for the first time in 2000 but, before that, I was assistant in big clubs and with big managers and coaching the best players in the world, so I was 30 and I was coaching Ronaldo, not this one [Cristiano], the real one, the Brazilian Ronaldo," Mourinho told ESPN, according to LatinosPost.com.
Ronaldo declined to fire back. He instead said Wednesday's match is a match against Chelsea, not its manager.
Projected Lineups (via Goal.com):
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Iker Casillas; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Pepe, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira; Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Karim Bezema.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, Azpilicueta; Mako van Ginkel, John Obi Mikel; Kevin De Bruyne, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Romelu Lukaku.