The highly-anticipated El Clasico Miami match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is more than a week away, but the International Champions Cup fun officially began on Saturday, when the Paris Saint Germain plane touched down at Miami International Airport.
PSG, the most popular team in France, is training a few days at Barry University before hitting the road for matches in Detroit July 19 against AS Roma and in Orlando July 22 against Tottenham Hotspur. The French club returns to Miami for a July 26 game against Champions League finalist Juventus of Italy at Hard Rock Stadium.
The team practiced Sunday night, and had another practice scheduled Monday morning (closed to the public).
On Monday night, Argentine PSG player Angel Di Maria will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Marlins game. Other PSG players are expected to be in attendance.
Real Madrid and Barcelona will hold open practices July 28 at Hard Rock Stadium. Real Madrid is a 6 p.m. and Barcelona at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. for Miami Dolphins members and at 1 p.m. for the general public. There is a four-ticket limit per order. They are available at elclasicomiami.com