Herald Sun



MEL­BOURNE Vic­tory star Archie Thompson counts watch­ing Real Madrid live as one of his ca­reer high­lights.

Thompson has been at AAMI Park this week as the Span­ish giants pre­pared for the In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­ons Cup start­ing to­mor­row.

“There was a bit more se­cu­rity there to what we’re used to,’’ Thompson said.

“I hardly get starstruck but when they went through their paces I went a bit weak at the knees. If you want to see a 36-year-old blush, then that was it.

“For me it’s amaz­ing, can only imag­ine how kids must be feel­ing.”

Thompson will be part of Nine’s broad­cast team for the matches, fea­tur­ing AS Roma and Manch­ester City, along with Clint Stan­away, Bren­ton Speed, Michael Bridges and Sam Squiers.

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