Friday, February 12, 2016

Live updates: Real Madrid vs. Celtic

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the reigning Spanish champions against the reigning Scottish champions.

Live updates: Real Madrid vs. Celtic


Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
TV/Online: ESPN2 (Adrian Healey and Robbie Mustoe)/ESPN Deportes (Ciro Procuna and Mario Kempes)/

The crowd at the Linc hasn't even filled the lower bowl in the moments before kickoff, perhaps showing that it has only so much capacity for big-time soccer in one summer.

Nonetheless, there's plenty of star power on hand, as Cristiano Ronaldo leads the reigning Spanish champions against the reigning Scottish champions in the final game of the MLS-sponsored World Football Challenge.

Follow along below for live game updates from the press box. If you're on a mobile device, click here.

Starting Lineups

Real Madrid (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Antonio Adán
Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrão, Raul Albiol
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira; José María Callejón, Kaká, Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward: Gonzalo Higuaín

Bench: GKs Iker Casillas, Jesús Fernández Collado; Ds Nacho Fernández, Pepe, Raphaël Varane; Ms Ángel di María, Lassana Diarra, Álex Fernandez, Esteban Granero, Mesut Özil, Jesé Rodríguez, Nuri Şahin; Fs Karin Benzema, Alvaro Morata

(No, they won't all play, but they are all listed as being available.)

Celtic (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: Łukasz Załuska
Defenders: Emilio Izaguirre, Charlie Mulgrew, Adam Matthews, Kelvin Wilson, 
Midfielders: Biram Kayal, Joe Ledley, Dylan McGeough, Kris Commons
Forwards: Daryl Murphy, Anthony Stokes

Bench: GK Fraser Forster; Ds Marcus Fraser, Thomas Rogne; M Callum McGregor; F Gary Hooper

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