As usual there will be an
intensive programme of pre-season matches, this year starting early July and
going on to the end of August, when the league season begins again. We set out
below the most important games involving first division clubs. NB. Games
completed in red, pending in blue, changes since our last report highlighted in
bold. See aslo friendly fixtures section for matches taking place during the
league season. (26.08.05)
|2 and 9 Jul
||Intertoto cup second round
Deportivo La Coruña and Athletic
Bilbao entered the competition at this stage. First leg results (02/07):
Deportivo 3 (Xisco, Sergio, Héctor) - Buducnost 0;
Cluj 1 -
Athletic Bilbao 0.
Second leg results: (09/07):
Buducnost 2 - Deportivo 1
(Toro Acuña pen);
Athletic 1 - Cluj 0 (3-5 penalties).
go through to the next round, Athletic are out.
See separate section for
||Valencia presentation match
Participation in Intertoto cup means that
they are starting early this season, with pre-season training in Holland.
Presented the new squad to fans on 12/07 in game against Girondins Bordeaux at
the Mestalla stadium, which they lost 0-1 (Darcheville). Rest of summer
programme will depend on how they get on in the Intertoto.
|15 - 21 Jul
Sevilla summer programme (July)
As usual starting off with friendlies,
mainly against against regional opposition. First game against training camp
hosts Cartaya, 15/07: W 0-2 (Vera, Antonio López). Then played West
Bromwich Albion on 20/7; W 1-0 (Luis Fabiano) and Pilas on 21/07: W 1-5 (Kepa
(2), Baptista (2), Antoñito).
|16 - 21 Jul
||Real Sociedad in South Korea
Participated in the "Peace Cup" together
with Tottenham, PSV, Lyon, Once Caldas, Boca Juniors, Sundowns and Seongham
Ihlwa. First prize 2 million Dollars. Real were drawn in group B and lost 0-1
to Sundowns in their opening game on 16/07. Drew 0-0 in their second game
against Boca Juniors on 18/07, and drew their last match against Spurs 1-1
(Mido / De Paula) on 21/07. Spurs beat Lyon in the final. Check out
www.peacecup.com for more info.
|16/17 and 23 Jul
||Intertoto third round
Deportivo made it through and played
Slaven, with the first leg at the Riazor on 16/07. W 1-0, with late goal from
Valencia also came in to the competition at this
stage, drawing 0-0 at Gent (Belgium) on 17/07.
Second legs 23/07. Both teams made it
through, results as follows:
Slaven 0 - Depor 3 (Rubén,
Víctor pen, Tristán).
Valencia 2 (Villa, Kluivert) - Gant 0.
See separate section for more details.
|16 Jul - 7 Aug
||Real Madrid international tour
On another international tour
this summer, expected takings around 25 million. Full
16/07: Chivas (Mexico), Chicago, USA. W 3-1 (Mejía, Guti,
Soldado / Palencia)
18/07: LA Galaxy (Los Angeles, USA). W 0-2 (Owen,
23/07: Beijing Gouan (China). W 2-3 (Lu Jiang, Jelic /
Raúl, Guti, Figo pen).
25/07: Tokyo Verdy (Japan). L 3-0 (Kobayashi,
27/07: Jubilo Iwata (Japan). W 1-3 (Naruoka /
Raúl, Ronaldo 2 (1 Pen)).
29/07: Thailand All Stars (Bangkok), W 0-3
(Zidane pen, Ronaldo, De la Red).
After a brief rest they will then be
returning to Irding in Austria, where they will stay from 3-13 August. Arranged
a friendly against local third division side Trenkwalder on 07/08 which they
won 1-4 (Raul, Ronaldo, Portillo, Owen).
|17 - 31 Jul
||Espanyol in China
Espanyol took part in an international
tournament in China, with matches 17/07 in Nankin against Feyenoord (L 1-2
(Pochettino / Kuyt 2)) and 20/07 in Suzhou against Nacional de Montevideo (D
1-1 Jonathan / Castro). The last match ended in a brawl between players, with
Biel and a Nacional player sent off). Feyenoord won the tournament after
beating Nacional 3-0.
Returned for pre-season training at Perelada as usual, with
friendlies against Toulouse in Perpignan on 27/07 (D 1-1, Akpa / Jofre), and
Figueres on 31/07, L 1-0.
|20 Jul - 3 Aug
||Betis warm up games
Play a couple of warm up games prior to
their Champions' League qualifying round and Spanish Supercup fixtures, at
first against regional sides Bollullos on 22/07, W 0-2 (Joao Tomas,
Joaquín pen) and Almonte on 23/07, W 0-10 (Dani 4, Joao Tomas 3, Rivera,
Take part in the "V Trofeo Internacional
Guardiana y Copa América", which is being played at Ayamonte, near
Huelva. First match against Vitoria Setubal on 28/07, the victor between the
two cup winners of their respective countries being awarded the "Copa
Ibérica". L 1-2, (Juanito / Chaves, Nandinho). Second match against
Middlesbrough on 30/07, D 0-0.
Also play a friendly game or two to keep in trim. No news on
fixtures against Sporting Lisbon and Sporting Braga, but played Xerex on 03/08,
L 2-1 (Moreno, Ismael / Joaquín). Varela sent off.
|21 - 23 Jul
||Villarreal warm up games
Like Betis, also warming up before
Champions League qualifiers. Ridiculous 22-0 win against Vilamalla
(Forlán (5), Guayre (3), Xisco (3), Jonathan (3), Valencia (2), Marcos
(2), Font, Josico, Roger, Fuster). Then beat Navata 0-14 with three from Xisco
Nadal and two from Forlán. More games to come, including trip to China
|21 - 29 Jul
summer programme (July)
Travelled to Germany for a series of games as follows: 21/07:
Traunstein, W 0-9 (Farinós, Luis García, Víctor (2),
José, Rafita, Tuni, Okubo, Perera); 24/07: Wacker Burghausen, W 0-3
(Campano, Arango 2); 26/07: Blackburn Rovers, L 2-0 (Reid, Pedersen); 29/07:
Unterhaching, match abandoned due to rain with score 1-1 (Luis García).
||Las Palmas v Atlético Madrid
Friendly match arranged in the
Canary Islands as part of presentation of UD Las Palmas. With Fernando Torres
injured and Maxi and Petrov only just joining, only Kezman played. The game
ended in a 0-0 draw and Atlético won 2-4 on the penalty shoot-out.
|23 Jul - 2 Aug
||Málaga summer programme (July)
The brother of Bolton's Fernando
Hierro is Málaga director of sports and is setting up summer tour to
bring the Costa del Sol side to England. They are staying in the De Vere
Mottram Hall hotel near Wilmslow, playing the following fixtures: 23/07:
Burnley, D 0-0; 27/07: Chesterfield, W 1-2 (Smith / Nacho, Hidalgo); 30/07:
Preston, D 0-0; 02/08: Bolton, L 2-1 (Speed, Pedersen / Salva).
|23 Jul - 3 Aug
|| Barcelona summer programme
Barcelona began pre-season training in
Aarhus, Denmark from 20th to 25th July, playing two friendly games, one on
23/07 against an East Jutland combination (W 0-4, Larsson, Eto'o, Gabri,
Giuly), and one on 25/07 against AGF Aarhus (W 0-4, Deco, Larsson, Gabri, Maxi
From 28th July to 3rd August they go off on an international
tour, with matches against Yokohama Mariners in Japan on 30/07, D 1-1 (Kurihara
/ Xavi) and against Shenzen Jianlibao in Macao on 03/08, W 0-9 (Iniesta,
Larsson, Giuly, Eto'o 2, Messi 2, Gio, Deco).
|23 Jul - 10 Aug
Bilbao summer programme
Surprise elimination from Intertoto Cup means they have had to
reschedule their programmme. Going to Germany and have arranged four fixtures
as follows: 23/07: Rot Weiss Erfurt, W 0-1 (Llorente); 27/07: Lokomotiv
Leipzig, W 0-9 (Etxeberria 4, 1 pen, Llorente 3, Tiko, Julen Guerrero); 28/07:
Dynamo Dresden, L 3-2 (Urzaiz, Iraola); 31/07: Energie Cottbus, D 1-1 (Julen
Return to Spain to play several games as follows: 03/08:
Barakaldo, W 0-3 (Llorente, Yeste2); 06/08: Sporting Gijón in the Villa
de Gijón trophy, W 1-2 (Calandria / Llorente 2); 10/08: Eibar A, D 0-0
(Yeste missed a last minute penalty).
|23 Jul - 20 Aug
||Zaragoza summer programme
Pre-season training in the Pyrenees, then
friendly game against Huesca (A, 23/07: D 2-2, Moya, Bermejo / Oscar, Camacho).
Off to Shanghai
(see below), then fly to Greece to play Panathinaikos 04/08, L 2-0, and Aris
Salonika 05/08, W 3-4 (Ewerthon 2, Savio, Generelo).
Games later on against Ejea, 15/08, W 0-14
(Piti 3, Lafita 3, Camacho 2, Generelo 2, Savio 2, Cani, Oscar), Celta, 17/08,
L 2-1 (David Silva, Baiano / Lafita) and Valladolid, A, 20/08, L 1-0
|24 Jul - 13 Aug
||Celta summer programme
Training in and around Holland at the
start of the pre-season, with matches as follows: 24/07: Genk, W 1-2 (Tpaka /
Javi Guerrero, Ogbeche); 27/7; Triangular tournament, Aachen 0 - Celta 1 (Javi
Guerrero); Borussia Dortmund 0 - Celta 1 (Jonathan Aspas); Aachen 0 - Dortmund
1; 29/07: Sint-Trond, L 2-0; 30/07: Willem II, W 1-2 (Baiano, Perera); 02/08:
Eintracht Trier, L 3-0; 03/08: NAC Breda, W 1-2 (Javi Guerrero, Perera).
Ponferradina away on 06/08, D 1-1 (Perera - Celta won penalty shoot out),
Ourense on 08/08, W 0-2 (Gustavo López, Javi Guerrero), then Portugal's
Vitoria Guimaraes, 10/08, L 1-0, Sporting Braga, 13/08, H - Memorial Quinocho,
W 2-0 (Nem og, Perera) and Rio Ave, 15/08, in Tomiño - L 2-0. Also
played Nacional Montevideo on 16/08, W 2-0 (Placente, Canobbio) before City of
Vigo trophy on 18/08 (see below).
|27 - 30 Jul
||Shanghai International Tournament
To give it it's full name, "The
Budweiser Shanghai International Tournament of Football". Sevilla, Villarreal
and Zaragoza all take part together with a combined side from Shanghai, China,
with semi-finals 27 July as follows:
27/07: Shanghai United 0 - Sevilla 2
28/07: Villarreal 2 (Senna, Forlán) - Zaragoza 1
Final, Sevilla 2 (Alves 2). Villarreal 0.
Two early goals from the
Brazilian gave Sevilla the trophy.
3/4 playoff: Shanghai 0 - Zaragoza 4
(Piti, Ewerthon, Ponzio, Savio)
|27 Jul and 3 Aug
There are six semi-final ties, played over
two legs. Deportivo La Coruña and Valencia both made it through, the
former play England's Newcastle and the latter Dutch side Roda.
First leg results:
Depor 2 (Rubén, Andrade) - Newcastle 1 (Bowyer);
Valencia 4 (Rufete 3, Morietti) - Roda 0.
03/08, Second leg results:
(Milner) - Depor 2 (Andrade, Munitis);
Roda 0 - Valencia 0.
qualified for the finals. See separate section for more.
|27 Jul - 8 Aug
|| Alavés tour of California
Dmitri Piterman took them to his
native California this summer. Fixtures against a California U23 side, 27/07: W
1-9 (Nené 3, Aloisi 3, Jandro 2, Arthuro), Chico Rooks, 02/08: W 1-4 (De
Lucas 2, Nené pen, Wesley), Fresno Fuego, 03/08: W 2-6 (Navarro, Aloisi
pen, Nené, Carreras, Arthuro 2), San José Earthquakes, 08/08: D
1-1 (Nené pen).
|28 Jul - 19 Aug
||Getafe summer programme
Have arranged a series of
fixtures, including four games in Hungary, as follows: 28/07: Gimnastica
Segoviana, W 0-2 (Güiza, Yordi); 03/08: Zalaegeszez, D 0-0; 05/08:
Kaposvar, W 0-2 (Celestini, Güiza); 07/08: Kuvopar, W 0-4 (Pernía,
Cubillo, Paunovic, Riki); 09/08: Gyor Eto, W 0-5 (Craioveanu 2, Güiza 3);
12/08: Numancia; L 2-0 (Moreno, Tevenet); 16/08: Salamanca, D 1-1 (Arpón
/ Paunovic); 17/08: Móstoles, W 1-2 (Yordi, Redondo), 19/08: Al Ain
(Getafe presentation match), W 4-0 (Güiza 2, Riki, Craioveanu pen).
|29 Jul - 4 Aug
||Sundry warm up games
Deportivo, Cádiz and Villarreal
warm up for their forthcoming engagements with matches against sundry
29/07: Barbate 1 - Cádiz 1 (Pavoni)
30/07: Ourense 1
- Depor 4 (Carril, Juanma, Guzmán, Héctor)
30/07: Chiclana 0
- Cádiz 3 (De Gomar 2, Acuña)
04/08: Albacete 0 - Villarreal
2 (Riquelme., Català og)
|29 Jul - 8 Aug
||Atlético Madrid in England
Touring England end July / early
August, playing four games, 29/07: Ipswich, W 1-2 (Westlake / Kezman, Pablo),
31/07: Milton Keynes Dons, W 0-3 (Luccin, Arizmendi, Fernando Torres), 03/08:
Middlesbrough, W 1-2 (Nemeth / Fernando Torres, Antonio López), 07/08:
West Bromwich Albion, L 2-0 (Campbell, Kamara).
|3 - 13 Aug
||Racing Santander summer programme
Tour of England which was to
include games against Everton and Middlesbrough now seems to be in doubt.
Announced they are playing regional rivals as follows: 03/08: Escobeda, W 0-3
(Juanjo, Aganzo, Raúl), 05/08: Tropezón, W 0-3 (Jonathan, Aganzo,
Wilfred), 10/08: Burgos A, D 0-0, 13/08: Sporting Gijón H, W 1-0
(Juanjo), 16/08: Gimnastica Torrelavega, W 0-1 (Juanjo).
| 4 - 6 Aug
||Ramón Carranza trophy,
Cádiz once again host this prestigious trophy, which
this year celebrates it's 51st edition in the year they have won promotion back
to the first division. Barcelona have finally been confirmed as one of the
participants, the first time they have taken part since 1984, and in view of
their presence in the Spanish Super Cup the tounament will take place earlier
than usual. Sevilla will also be taking part, together with Portuguese side
Sporting Braga. Results as follows:
04/08: Cádiz 1 (Nunes og) -
05/08: Sevilla 1 (Alves) - Barcelona 1 (Edmilson), Barça
won 1-3 on penalties;
06/08: 3/4 play-off: Sevilla 1 (Antonio López)
- Braga 2 (Cesinho, Nunes);
Final: Cádiz 1 (Oli) - Barcelona 3
(Eto'o, Ronaldinho 2).
Two second half free kicks from Ronaldinho helped
Barça come from behind to win the tournament.
| 5 Aug
||Juan Acuña Trophy in La Coruña
managed to fit in this annual tournament between all their other commitments.
Played in triangular format this year, with Birmingham the invited team and
Deportivo B making up the numbers. Pandiani didn't play for either side, but
watched the tournament from the stands! Results as follows:
Depor B 0 -
Birmingham 1 (Forsell)
Depor 2 (Luque, Momo) - Birmingham 0
(Ramón, Senel) - Depor B 1 (Efren).
| 5 - 12 Aug
|| Real Sociedad summer programme
Start off against 3rd division
side Tolosa on 06/08, W 0-3 (Rossato, Labaka, De Paula) then a match against
Sporting Braga on 09/08, L 1-0 (Davide), followed by Eibar in Zarautz on 12/08,
L 1-2 (Rossato / Arriaga, Moya).
|5 - 16 Aug
||Mallorca summer programme (August)
Mallorca were invited to play in
a triangular tournament on 05/08 together with second division sides Ciudad
Murcia and Lorca, as part of Lorca's presentation. Results as follows:
Lorca 1 (Jorge Pérez) - Ciudad 0
Ciudad 0 - Mallorca 0
0 - Mallorca 1 (Luis García pen)
They then went on to play Lleida
(A) on 12/08, W 0-3 (Luis García, Pereyra, Arango), before their own
presentation match (Trofeo Parma de Mallorca) against Hertha Berlin on 16/08,
the first time they have played this trophy match in eight years. L 2-3 (Okubo,
Rafita / Salihovic, Okoronkwo, Cairo).
Followed up with participation in "Trofeo
Iles Baleares". Lost in semi-final on penalties to Santa Eulalia after drawing
0-0. Santa Eulalia play Manacor in final.
|6 - 13 Aug
||Espanyol European matches
Espanyol travelled to England to play
Blackburn 06/08, L 4-0 (Reid, Pedersen, Kuqi 2, Riera and Kameni sent off) and
Middlesborough 07/08, L 1-0 (Hasselbaink), and were then invited to Portugal
for friendly game at the Dragon stadium against Porto on 13/08, L 3-0 (Jorginho
2, Lucho). Espanyol have yet to win a game this pre-season.
| 6 - 19 Aug
|| Málaga summer programme (August)
from England and will be playing a series of friendlies in Spain. Start though
with a visit to Portugal to play Acadèmica de Coimbra on 06/08, D 0-0,
and then the following fixtures: 12/08: Xerez in Mauli de Antequera, W 1-0
(Hidalgo pen); 14/08: Triangular tournament in Roquetas against the hosts and
Almería, drew both games 0-0 and Almería won with 1-0 victory
over the home side; 16/08: Granada A, W 1-4 (Esteban 2, Couñago, Ador);
19/08: Rayo Vallecano, A (Teresa Rivero trophy), L 4-0 (Armentano pen, Geni 2,
De Gomar); 21/08: Poli Ejido, A, W 1-2 (Toedtli / Gerardo, Valcarce).
| 6 - 21 Aug
|| Osasuna summer programme
Have announced friendly games against West
Ham in London on 06/08, D 1-1 (Ferdinand / Puñal pen, 7-8 on penalty
shootout), Eibar (at Aoiz) on 08/08, L 0-1 (Lezaun), Lleida on 10/08 (trofeo
ciudad de Lleida - match suspended due to rainstorm), Zaragoza in Peralta on
13/08, W 0-1 (Romeo) and Alavés away on 17/08 (trofeo diputación
de Alava), L 1-0 (Bodipo). 21/08: Presentation match in Pamplona against Uruguay's
Peñarol. W 2-0 (Romeo, David López).
| 7 - 14 Aug
||Catalonia Cup (early rounds)
Played this tournament in summer last year
rather than throughout the season, and are doing so again, with the first games
already in June before sides break up for holidays.
5th round (07/08): A.
Mataró 1 - Gramanet 2; B. Vilanova beat L'Hospitalet; C. Rubí
lost to Sant Andreu.
6th round (10/08): D. Sant Andreu 0 - Terrassa 1: E.
Vilanova 0 - Gramanet 2.
7th round: 14/08: Terrassa 1 - Nàstic 1 (0-3 pp);
17/08: Gramanet 0 - Lleida 0 (2-5 pp).
Barcelona and Espanyol to play
Nàstic and Lleida in the semi-finals (although dates yet to be fixed).
|9 - 23 Aug
||Sevilla summer programme (August)
09/08: Trofeo de la Vendimia.
Triangular tournament in Jerez de la Frontera between Xerez, Sevilla and
Olympiakos. Results as follows:
Xerez 1 (Guille pen) - Olympiakos 1
Xerez 0 - Sevilla 0
Sevilla 1 (Kepa) - Olympiakos 0.
11/08: Sevilla played another friendly against Nacional de
Montevideo, which they won 3-2 (Luis Fabiano pen, Antonio López,
13/08: Training in Rondo, where they beat the local side 1-5 with
second half goals from Luis Fabiano (2, 1 Pen), Kepa, Antonio López and
new signing Saviola.
23/08: Constantina A, W 0-11 (Antoñito 4,
Moreno 3, Jesuli 2, Alfaro, Gallardo).
|9 and 23 Aug
Six sides play three finals as usual this
year, with the winners qualifying for the UEFA cup. Villarreal beat
Atlético in one of last year's finals.
Deportivo and Valencia are both through
this year, and will play Olympique Marseille and Hamburg respectively. First
leg 09/08: results as follows:
Deportivo 2 (Rubén, Carril) -
Hamburg 1 (Barbarez) - Valencia 0.
Second legs 23/08: results as follows:
Valencia 0 - Hamburg 0;
Marseille 5 (Niang 2, Ribery, Meite, Oruma) -
Depor 1 (Andrade).
Both Spanish sides lost and failed to qualify for the
UEFA cup. See separate section for more.
|9 and 23/24 Aug
||Champions' League third qualifying round
and Betis will enter at this stage, with one tie over two legs in an attempt to
make it through to the league stage. Both sides got difficult opponents in the
draw on 29/07, with Villarreal to play Everton (first leg in England) and Betis
to play Monaco (first leg in Spain). First leg results as follows:
1 (Beattie) - Villarreal 2 (Figueroa, Josico);
Betis 1 (Edu) - Monaco 0.
results as follows:
23/08: Monaco 2 (Gerard, Maoulida) - Betis 2 (Oliveira
24/08. Villarreal 2 (Sorín, Forlán) - Everton 1 (Arteta).
Both Betis and Villarreal qualified for the league stage.
section for more details.
||Trofeo Festa d'Elx
46th edition of Elche's annual trophy took
place this summer, with Atlético Madrid invited to play the hosts this
time around. Elche won 2-0 (Nino, Trotta), but complained as Atlético
left all their stars at home.
|10 - 21 Aug
||Cádiz summer programme (August)
series of friendlies against regional opposition once Ramón de Carranza
trophy over, as follows: 10/08: San Fernando, W 1-3 (Acuña 2, Sesma),
13/08: Portuense, W 0-1 (Enrique); 17/08: Algeciras, W 0-1 (Enrique); 18/08:
Linense, D 2-2 (Iván Ania, Mirosavljevic pen), 21/08: Nacional
Montevideo H, W 1-0 (Iván Ania). 23/08: Puerto Real, A, W 0-4
(Estoyanoff, Mirosvljevic, Acuña, Benjamín).
||Trofeo Naranja in Valencia
Valencia's annual tournament at the
Mestalla stadium, the Orange Trophy. was actually postponed last season due to
lack of dates. This year the tournament was played over 3 days, with Olympiakos
and Udinese invited. Matches as follows:
12/08: Valencia 1 (Mista) -
Olympiakos 3 (Konstadinou, Toure, Babangida);
13/08: Udinese 4 (Di Natale
3) - Olympiakos 2;
14/08: Valencia 0 - Udinese 1 (Di Natale).
performance by Valencia, and Udinese take away the trophy.
|| Trofeo Ibérico
Trophy played in Badajoz every summer with
first class sides. Atlético Madrid invited this year, and played
Atlético 3 (Torres 2, Luccin) - Sporting 1
(Rogerio). Two headed goals from Fernando won the trophy for Atlético.
||Teresa Herrera trophy, La
60th edition of the tournament scheduled again this summer.
Hosts Deportivo La Coruña play a three way tournament against two
Uruguayan sides Peñarol and Nacional. Results as follows:
Depor 2 (Tristán, Guzman) - Nacional 1 (Victoriano);
3 (Victorino, Albin, Alves) - Peñarol 0;
15/08: Depor 2 (Munitis 2)
- Peñarol 1 (Gaglianone).
Depor won their own tournament for the 6th
year running, rounding off an excellent pre-season.
|13 and 20 Aug
Two leg fixture between league champions
Barcelona and cup winners, Betis. First leg played at home of cup winners, with
the return a week later in the Nou Camp. Results as follows:
13/08: Betis 0
- Barcelona 3 (Giuly, Eto'o, Ronaldinho).
20/08: Barcelona 1 (Eto'o) -
Betis 2 (Dani 2).
Winners: Barcelona. See separate section for details.
| 13 - 23 Aug
|| Alavés summer programme
Toured USA at beginning of month
(see above). Fixtures confirmed in August against Numancia H. 13/08, L 1-4
(Mena / Cedrón, Tevenet 3), Osasuna H, 17/08 (presentation match), W 1-0
(Bodipo), Peñarol H, 20/08, W 4-2 (Bodipo2, De Lucas, Wesley), Cultural
Leonesa A, 21/08, W 1-4 (Lazen, Mena, Aloisi, Arthuro).
Real Madrid played a combination side from
Hungary in honour of Ferenç Puskas, who is gravely ill in hospital.
Madrid won 1-3 with goals from Zidane (pen), Ronaldo and Owen, with Kenesei
replying for the hosts. Some doubts about where proceeds were going, but in the
end Puskas received a cheque for 91,800.
|15 - 18 Aug
||Colombino trophy, Huelva
Recreativo hosted another of the big
summer competitions, the 41st time the tournamenthas taken place. Once again
they invited two first division sides, this year Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla.
Results as follows:
15/08: Recreativo 3 (Rosu, Uche 2) - Athletic 0;
16/08: Athletic 2 (Javi González, Julen Guerrero) - Sevilla 3 (Kepa
2, Fernando Sales);
18/08: Recreativo 1 (Calle pen) - Sevilla 2 (Adriano,
|16 - 21 Aug
de Barcelona trophy et al
Espanyol's annual presentation match which they played in their
Montjuic Olympic stadium against Olympique Marseille. L 1-2 (Jofre / Mendoza,
Nasri), but at least played a bit better.
21/08: Last pre-season game against
Olympiakos away. L 1-0 (Konstantinou). Ended summer without winning a single
||Spain friendly match
A pre-season warm up for "la
selección", this time very important given the World Cup qualifier
against Serbia at the beginning of September. Rivals were Uruguay, and the
match took place in Gijón. Won 2-0 with an own goal from Pablo
García and a penalty from Vicente. A second friendly will be played
against Canada in Santander on 3rd September. See separate section for more
|18 - 20 Aug
||Triangular tournament in Santander
Racing host a triangular
tournment over three days in August to celebrate Santander 250.
Racing 1 (Aganzo) - Real Sociedad 0;
19/08: Atlético 2 (Braulio,
Arizmendi) - Real Sociedad 0;
20/08: Racing 1 (S. Dalmat) - Atlético
Madrid 1 (Gabi).
Racing's Vitolo and Marqués sent off in last match.
Atlético won the trophy on the penalty shoot out.
| 18 - 21 Aug
||City of Vigo trophy et al
Celta presentation match. Cancelled last
season as they were laying new turf (and also to lack of interest after they
were relegated?). Back though this year, with fixture against Zaragoza on
18/08. Won 2-1 with goals from David Silva and Baiano, with Lafita replying
late on for the visitors.
Don't stop there tough, as play regional side Coruxo on 19/08,
W 1-3 (Baiano, Josiño og, Canobbio) and then Sevilla A, 21/08, L 5-0
| 19 Aug
||Villarreal's "Trofeo de la Cerámica"
edition of Villarreal's annual tournament, Played Uruguay's Peñarol on
Friday night to give them time to prepare for CL match on 24th vs Everton.
Villarreal won on penalties after drawing 2-2 (Guayre, Figueroa). Keeper
Barbosa sent off in 5th minute after giving away penalty.
||Palermo v Athletic Bilbao
The traditional "Homenaje al socio" match
did not take place this summer, but arranged a friendly game against Palermo in
Italy on 21/08 which they won on penalties after drawing 1-1 (Yeste).
Sevilla played Celta Vigo in their
presentation game. Second half substitutes Saviola and Kanouté hit it
off right away as the hosts won 5-0 (Kepa, Antonio López, Saviola 2,
||XXVII Santiago Bernabeu trophy
Real Madrid's presentation match
took place at the end of August against an MLS All Stars side made up of the
best players from the American league, including well known names such as
Donovan, O'Brian and Djokaeff. Madrid won 5-0 with a goal from a free kick by
Beckham and then strikes from Ronaldo 2, Guti and Raúl. Woodgate came on
for the last 5 minutes to make his debut.
||Gamper tournament, FC Barcelona
edition of FC Barcelona's annual tournament took place as usual this summer.
Italian champions Juventus were the team invited this time around. Match drawn
2-2 (Iniesta, Gio / Del Piero pen, Trezeguet epn). Juventus won 2-4 on penalty