Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain will want to wow the crowd in Eugene, Oregon as the International Champions Cup hits American shores from Sunday. While Inter Milan look to build a squad capable of challenging Juventus for the Serie A title, PSG, with a new manager in tow, will want to make an impact in the Champions League, considering the Ligue 1 title defence looks like a foregone conclusion again.
Unai Emery was hired by PSG as a replacement for Laurent Blanc owing to his success with Sevilla in Europe, and while Inter Milan will not be a part of the Champions League next season, the Italian side is the kind of difficult opposition the French champions will expect to face in the European competition.
"For me it's a challenge and a step up in my career," Emery told reporters. "The last few years in Sevilla and winning the Europa League gave a new dimension to Sevilla – to the club, to the players and to me, the coach.
"That success now needs to continue and the opportunity that Paris Saint-Germain has given me will help me to improve, with a great team, to reach even more ambitious heights."
Preseason games abroad are all about gaining fitness for the new season, while entertaining the global fans, who would not, otherwise, get to see such quality teams in action. While there are a few star players missing from both squads, this International Champions Cup match promises to be an entertaining one.
"The International Champions Cup is an important tournament for us as we prepare for the start of the new season and the competitions we'll be playing in, such as Ligue 1 and the Champions League," Emery, whose team will also play Real Madrid and Leicester City in the preseason tournament, added. "All three of our opponents will demand a lot from us, but the matches will give us a chance to see where we are in terms of our preparations and the ideas we've been trying to put in place on the pitch.
"We'll be able to apply those ideas against Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Leicester City. Obviously we'd like to play well in those games and we'd also like to win so that we can be motivated to carry on executing our plans to have an identity on the pitch. This tournament gives us the opportunity to do just that."
Where to Watch Live
Inter Milan vs PSG is scheduled for a 2 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET, 10 p.m. BST, 2.30 a.m. IST) start. Below is the live streaming and TV information.
India: TV: Sony ESPN. Live Streaming: Sonyliv.
USA: TV: ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Live Streaming: Watch ESPN.
Canada: TV: TSN 5. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 1/HD. Live streaming: Sky Go.
Thailand: TV: PPTV.
Singapore: TV: Starhub and Bein Sports.
China: TV: Guangdong Sports and LeTV.
Australia: TV: Optus Sport.