Soccer and St. Louis go back a long way, thanks to the strong Italian community in and around the Hill. So it's fitting that the summer's second big soccer match features one of the most storied Italian teams. Today at 1 p.m. F.C. Internazionale Milano
-- "Inter" to friends and fans -- takes on Spanish side Real Madrid
at the Edward Jones Dome (701 Convention Plaza; 314-342-5201 or www.explorestlouis.com
). It's another friendly match, which means it won't be as strongly-contested as a World Cup qualifier, but both sides have their share of sparkling talents so you're likely to see some flash 'n' dazzle. Real Madrid has goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo and German phenomenon Mesut Ozil, while Inter sports midfield stars Esteban Cambiasso and Fredy Guarin. Remaining tickets are $50.25 to $112.85, and they're going quickly.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013