Arbeloa, Baptista and Xabi Alonso to play their first Corazón Classic Match

The three stars will make their Real Madrid Legends debut in this season's clash with an Arsenal eleven.
The Corazón Classic Match 2018 is set to take place at the Santiago Bernabéu on the 3rd of June, and there are surprises aplenty on what will be the ninth edition. The latest news surrounding the game is the confirmed presence of Álvaro Arbeloa, Julio Baptista and Xabi Alonso. The three former players will make their debut in the charity match which this season sees Madrid take on an Arsenal Legends side.

English football is no unknown quantity for the three former madridistas, all of whom spent time playing in the Premier League. During their careers, Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso played at Liverpool, while Julio Baptista donned the Arsenal colours. This announcement adds further appeal to a game which helps bring together some of the greatest players in recent footballing history.

This season's offering already boasts an incredibly attractive cast made up of Ronaldo, Figo, RaúlButragueño, Morientes, Solari, Seedorf, Roberto Carlos, Julio César, Fernando Sanz, Alfonso, Amavisca, Karembeu, Julio Llorente, Pavón and Alberto Rivera. Many of the players confirmed for this edition of the Corazón Classic Match are legendary Champions League winners.

Tickets are already on sale on, and will be available at ticket offices soon. With the slogan Football for the Children, the proceeds from this Corazón Classic Match will go to the socio-sporting educational projects run by the Real Madrid Foundation for children around the world.