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Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday voiced out against plans to hold a match in the United States, saying it undermined the equality of the competition.

The league asked on Tuesday for permission from Spain’s football federation to hold Girona’s fixture against champions Barcelona in Miami on January 26.

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“I am not in favour of it happening,” Lopetegui told a news conference.

“It does not benefit the equality of the competition. All the teams should play in the same stadiums.”

Madrid, who are currently on top of the league alongside Barcelona continue their campaign at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, looking for a fourth consecutive win to maintain their 100 percent record.