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 La Liga clubs, and will be publishing
regular updates when more information is known. NB. Games completed in red,
pending in blue, changes since our last report highlighted in bold. See also
friendly fixtures section for matches which took place during the league
|1 - 22 Jul
||Under 20 World Cup
Spain's under 20 side took part in the
Youth World Cup, which this year was in Canada. The youngsters were knocked out
at the quarter final stage by the Czech Republic. See separate section for
results and other details.
|9 Jul - 15 Aug
||Peace Cup, South Korea et al
Racing Santander return from holidays
early to take part in the Peace Cup in South Korea (although squad packed with
reserves and youngsters). Eight sides play off, including Bolton, Reading,
Olimpique Lyon, River Plate, Chivas Guadalajara, Seongnam Il Hwa, and Shimitzan
Pulse. Racing opened on 12/07 against Mexican side Chivas, L 0-5, then played
hosts Seongnam on 14/07, D 0-0, and finished against Bolton on 17/07, L 1-2
(Albendea / Anelka 2).
Racing returned to Spain to play Oviedo, D 0-0 and Maritimo, W
0-1, and then Logroñes CF, W 1-5 (Iván Bolado 2, Munitis, Alloze,
Jorge López), Eibar, D 0-0, Alavés, L 2-1 (Bayón,
Wellington / Garay) and Sporting Gijón, D 0-0, won 3-4 on penalties.
|9 Jul - 18 Aug
||Atlético Madrid summer programme
Participation in Intertoto Cup (see below and separate section)
means they only have a short holiday and return to work on 9th July, with a
short stay at Los Angeles de San Rafael. At the beginning of August they were
invited to take part in the Amsterdam tournament, with games against hosts Ajax
on 02/08, L 2-0, then Lazio on 04/08, W 3-1 (Braulio, Reyes, Luis
García). Then played Celta in Ciudad de Vigo Cup on 08/08, won 2-4 on
penalties after drawing 0-0. They went to play a qualifying round of the UEFA
cup on 16/08 and 30/08 against Vojvodina, and have confirmed a friendly match
at Getafe on 18/08 (see below for details).
|16 - 27 Jul
||Under 19 European Championship
Spain's youngsters were in action
again in Austria this summer, with group games against the hosts on 16/07,
Portugal on 18/07 and Greece on 21/07. They won through to the semi-finals,
where they beat France to reach the final on 27/07. A goal from Dani Parejo
gave them a 1-0 win over Greece, their fourth title in six years. See separate
section for more details.
|18 Jul - 4 Aug
||Valencia summer programme
Once again based in Ermelo, Holland for a
few days from 18 July, and played Lokomotiv Sofia there on 24/07, D 0-0. Then
went on to London to take part in Arsenal's Emirates Cup. Matches against Inter
Milan 28/07, W 2-0 (Gavilán, Villa) and Paris Saint Germain 29/07, L
0-3. On 04/08 played in England against Manchester City in the Thomas Cook Cup,
W 0-1 (Silva), and later in the month have the Champions League qualifiers and
their own Naranja Trophy (see below). .
|20 Jul - 19 Aug
||Getafe summer programme
Laudrup's new side warmed up
against Gimnastica Segoviana on 28/07, W 1-2 (Güiza, Kepa). Then on to
Holland with games against Sparta Rotterdam 04/08, W 1-6 (Uche, Pablo
Hernández, Sousa, Cotelo 2, Belenguer), Roda 05/08, W 0-3 (Pablo
Hernández pen, Albín, Nacho), Nec Jijmegen 07/08, W 0-1 (Kepa),
Breda 09/08, D 0-0 (match abandoned after brawl) and Venlo 11/08, D 2-2 (Kepa,
Uche). Returned to play Rayo Vallecano A, 16/08, W 1-2 (D Torres / Cata Diaz,
Uche), and had presentation match at home against Atlético Madrid on
18/08, L 0-2 (Diego Costa, Reyes).
|20 Jul - 19 Aug
||Zaragoza summer programme
Pre-season training in Boltaña,
Huesca, where they played a warm up game against Huesca on 20/07, W 1-4 (Sergio
García 2 (1 Pen), Oliveira 2).Play Villarreal 03/08, D 1-1 (Guille
Franco / Generelo) and Numancia 05/08, W 0-2 (Oliveira, Sergio García)
and take part in Colombino and Carranza trophies (see below). Then visited
Palermo on 19/08, L 4-2 (Oliveira 2), Juanfran and Diogo sent off.
|21 and 28 Jul
||Intertoto third round
Last season's revised format for the
Intertoto cup continued, with only one Spanish side competing. Spain's
representative were Atlético Madrid, and they beat Romania's Gloria
Bistrita on the away goal rule over two legs for a place in the second
qualifying round of the UEFA cup. See separate section for more.
| 22 Jul - 19 Aug
||Murcia summer programme
Local training in Oliva, where
they won three games against local sides, Benifayó 10-0 (Goitom 3,
Alonso 3, Iñigo 2, Aquino, Abel), Catarrojo 2-1 (Regueiro, Abel pen) and
Pego 4-1 (Regueiro, Goitom, Abel pen, Alonso). Played Alicante 05/08, D 1-1
(Iñigo), won on penalties, then on to Belgium to play Anderlecht 07/08,
W 0-6 (Iván Alonso 2, Richi, Regueiro, Jofre, Goitom), Dender 08/08, W
0-1 (Regueiro pen), and Roda 10/08, W 0-1 (Goitom). Triangular against Poli
Ejido and Baza on 14/08, Baza 0 - Murcia 1 (Iván Alonso), Murcia 0 -
Ejido 0, Baza 1 - Ejido 1, and then visited Castellón 15/08, D 0-0.
Presentation match at home on 17/08 against Larissa, W 2-0 (Goitom, Abel).
| 22 Jul - 18 Aug
||Valladolid summer programme
Based in Mierlo, Holland from 21 Jul - 2
Aug. Played Brugues 22/07, D 2-2 (Kike, Capdevila), Moscron 25/07, W 1-2 (Kike,
Jesús), Cologne 28/07, D 2-2 (Alvaro, Iñaki Bea), Sint Truiden
29/07, W 0-2 (Vivar Dorado, Kike) and Willem II 01/08, D 0-0. Playing away
games in Spain against Gimnastica Segoviana 07/08, W 0-1 (Llorente), Numancia
08/08, W 1-3 (Brit / Ogbeche, Kike, Borja), Cultural Leonesa 11/08, D 0-0,
Tenerife (Puma Cup) 14/08, D 0-0, pso 4-2, Zamora 15/08, L 3-1 (Estoyanoff),
Sporting Gijón 17/8, W 1-2 (Karanka / Héctor, Kome) and Salamanca
18/08, L 1-0 (Toti).
| 22 Jul - 18 Aug
||Villarreal summer programme
Local games as follows: 22/07 Navata, W
0-13 (Guille Franco 6 etc), 25/07 Villamalla, W 0-4 (Nihat 2, Tomasson,
José Mari), 26/07 La Escala, W 1-6 (Cazorla 2, Guille Franco, Fuster,
Xisco, Rocha), 28/07 Gavà, W 1-4 (Somoza 2, Pires, Tomasson). Played
Zaragoza 03/08, D 1-1 (Teruel trophy, won 7-6 pso), then 07/08 Hércules
(A), W 0-4 (Tomasson 2, Nihat, Rossi). Presentation match on 10/08 against
Sporting Braga, W 3-0 (Franco, Tomasson, Rossi). Next games 14/08 Osasuna (H),
W 3-0 (Rossi, Senna, Tomasson pen), and 19/08 Livorno (H - Ceramica Trophy), D
2-2 (Senna, Franco), Villarreal won on pso.
| 22 Jul - 19 Aug
|| Levante summer programme
Beat regional side Navaleno in warm up
game 0-16 (!!) on 22/07. Opening pre-season match at Racing Strasbourg on
28/07, D 1-1 (Viqueira pen), Then presentation match at home on 03/08 versus
Groningen, D 0-0. Played Swansea away on 05/08, L 2-0, then local opposition
(all away), 07/08 Benidorm, W 2-3 (Meyong Ze, Juanma, Alfred og), 09/08
Hércules, L 4-0, and 11/08 Castellón, L 2-1 (Pedro León).
Then visit Las Palmas on 15/08, W 1-2 (Márquez / Riga, Geijo) and on to
Greece to play Olympiakos on 19/08, L 4-0.
|23 Jul - 18 Aug
|| Betis summer programme
Poor start for Cúper,
Betis struggling in opening games against regional sides San Fernando, 23/07, W
1-2 (Caffa, Pavone), Ceuta 27/07, L 4-2 (Sobis, Fernández pen) and
Sanluqueño 30/07, L 1-0. Took part in Guadiana trophy in Algarve,
Portugal from 3rd to 5th August. 03/08: Benfica 0 - Betis 0, 04/08: Sporting
Lisbon 1 - Betis 1 (Capi). Then had friendly against Champions League winners
AC Milan on 09/08 (Betis's centenary celebrations). W 1-0 (Mark González
pen). Played in Cádiz's Carranza trophy which they won (see below),
then Costa del Sol
trophy against hosts Málaga on 19/08 (postponed to later date (TBA) due
to poor state of pitch following music concerts).
|24 Jul - 12 Aug
||Espanyol summer programme
As usual, pre-season training locally at
Perelada, where they beat the local team on 24/07 0-2 (Smiljanic, Valdo). Then
on to Belfast to play Glentoran on 28/07, W 0-6 (Tamudo, Leman og, Riera, Luis
García 2, Jonathan), followed by "stage" in Birmingham, with matches
against Coventry 31/7, D 1-1 (Torrejón), Bolton 01/08, L 3-0, and Derby
04/08, D 2-2 (Sergio Sánchez, Luis García). Travelled to Holland
to play Heerenveen 10/08, W 1-3 (Torrejón, Jarque, Coro) and Utrecht
12/08, D 2-2 (Luis García, Jonathan). Hosted Ciudad de Barcelona trophy
16/08 against Olympiakos, W 3-2 (see below).
|25 Jul - 5 Aug
|| Sevilla summer programme
Best season ever has resulted in a change
of plans this year. After 5 days of local training they were off to Chicago to
take part in a tournament. Beat Tolca 1-0 (Poulsen) on 27/07 but lost 0-1 to
Wisla Krakow, who won the trophy after also beating Reggiana. In August they
played a freindly on 05/08 against Setubal, D 1-1 (Renato), then take part in
the Spanish and European Supercups. See below and separate sections for
| 25 Jul - 14 Aug
||Deportivo summer programme
In Vilalba and Portugal early pre-season.
Played Racing Vilalbes 25/07, W 1-7 (Aythami, Taborda 2, Rubén,
Verdú, Cristian, Iván Carril), Viviero 26/07, W 0-5 (Riki,
Sergio, Taborda 2, Jairo) and Xove Lago 27/07, W 1-8 (Cholo, Bodipo, Pablo
Alvarez, Lafita, Jairo 2, 1 pen, Iván Carril, Aridane). In Portugal play
Paços Ferreira 02/08, L 2-1 (Riki) and Maritimo 03/08, W 0-1 (Taborda).
Then hosted Teresa Herrera trophy (see below) and went on to play Ourense
11/08, W 2-3 (Rubén Castro, Iago, Bodipo). Finally played Racing Ferrol
14/08, W 1-2 (Cami / Guardado, Adrián) and Lugo 16/08, W 0-2
|26 Jul - 15 Aug
|| Barcelona summer programme
Once again Barcelona are off on their
travels in the summer. Started pre-season training in Scotland from 23-28 July,
with a couple of friendlies in Saint Andrews against Dundee United 26/07, W 0-1
(Henry) and Hearts 28/07, W 1-3 (Ronaldinho 2 (1 Pen), Dos Santos).
Then they are
back to Asia from 5-10 August, with matches fixed against Beijing Guon 05/08, W
0-3 (Giovani, Iniesta, Ronaldinho), Yokohama Mariners 07/08, W 0-1 (Giovani),
and a Mission Hills invitation XI at Happy Valley, Hong Kong on 10/08
(postponed to 11/08 due to typhoon), W 0-4 (Xavi, Eto'o, Henry, Giovani),
fixtures which reportedly brought in around 4.2 Mio for the club. Finally
they returned to Europe where they will played Bayern Munich in their Olympic
stadium on 15/08, W 0-1 (Messi).
|26 Jul - 15 Aug
||Almería summer programme
Training in Catalonia with games
against local rivals Palafrugell 26/07, W 0-4 (Natalio, Negredo 2, Kalu Uche),
Girona 29/07 (Costa Brava trophy), won on penalties after 1-1 draw (Kalu Uche)
and Terrassa 01/08, W 2-4 (Negredo 4). Then return home to play regional sides
Aguilas 05/08 A, D 1-1 (Crusat), won on penalties, Orihuela 08/08 A, L 1-0, and
Roquetas 12/08 A, D 0-0, lost pso 4-2. Played match against Málaga in
Nerja on 15/08, W 2-3 (Baha, Gerardo / Uche, Cabrera, Negredo), and then visit
Xerez 17/08 for their Vendimia trophy, W 0-1 (Kalu Uche) and Lorca 18/08, L
| 26 Jul - 18 Aug
||Mallorca summer programme
Spectacular start in and around Kossen,
Austria, beating Mittersill on 26/07 by 1-10 (Basinas, Ibagaza, Tuni,
Jonás, Delibasic 3, Ramis, Varela, Ballesteros) and an Unterland XI on
27/07 by 0-10 (Víctor 2, Delibasic 3, Tuni, Basinas, Varela,
Jonás, Webó). Then 29/07 Olympiakos D 1-1 (Ibagaza) and 31/07
Wacker W 1-3 (Ballesteros, Tuni, Webó). Returned to host Palma de
Mallorca trophy on 07/08 vs Bayern Munich,W 3-0 (Webó, Güiza,
Víctor). then on to Holland to play Twente on 11/08, D 2-2
(Víctor, Jonás) and Groningen on 12/08, 2-2 (Güiza 2) -
match abandoned due to brawl. . Also invited to play Elche on 18/08, W 0-2 (see
| 27 - 31 Jul
||Real Madrid summer programme (July)
Pre-season training as usual in
Irdning, Austria, where they played Stoke City on 27/07, W 2-0 (Raúl,
Soldado). Stopped off to play Hannover on the way back on 31/07, L 0-3. Busy
August, with trip to Moscow and tournaments in La Coruña and
Cádiz, as well as Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla (see below for
|27 Jul - 14 Aug
||Recreativo summer programme
Lost to Sevilla Atlético 1-2 in
opening game in Nerva on 27/07 (Varela / Julián, Moreno). Drew 1-1 at
Sporting Lisbon on 28/07 (Sinama-Pongolle) and lost 1-0 against Louletano on
03/08. Hosted Colombino trophy in mid-August (see below), then visited Xerez on
14/08, D 3-3 (Yordi 2, Beto og / Sinama 2, Marcos) and Écija on 18/08, D
1-1 (Sinama), lost 4-3 pso.
| 28 Jul - 17 Aug
||Real Sociedad summer programme
Warmed up with two games against
local sides, Lagun Onak on 28/07, D 1-1 (Uranga) and Real Unión on
31/07, D 1-1 (Oskitz). Visited Holland, early Aug with games against Heracles
08/08, D 2-2 (Uranga 2), De Grafschap 10/08, L 3-0 and Willem II 11/08, L 2-1
(Xabi Prieto). Played Osasuna in Peralta on 17/08, L 1-0 (Medina).
||Lasesarre Trophy, Barakaldo
Second edition of tournament hosted by 2B
side, this time in a triangular format. Results:
Barakaldo 0 - Athletic
Sestao 0 - Athletic Bilbao 1 (Llorente)
Barakaldo 0 - Sestao
|1 - 8 Aug
||XXXVII Trofeo Ciudad de Vigo et al
Celta start pre-season in
Portugal, playing Maritimo 01/08, L 2-1 (Jorge), and Chaves 04/08, D 0-0.
forward due to Atlético's participation in UEFA Cup). Trofeo Ciudad de
Vigo. After beating Boavista in a delayed 2006 edition due to problems with a
new pitch, this year they invited Atlético Madrid to be their opponents.
D 0-0, Atlético won 2-4 on penalties.
Then hosted Quinoco trophy -
| 1 - 16 Aug
||Nàstic summer programme
Local games against Mafumet
01/08, W 0-5 (Gil, Oriol, Campano, De Carlos 2), Reus 04/08, W 1-2 (Pinilla,
Gil), Gavà 07/08 (A), D 0-0, FE Figueres 09/08 (A), W 0-2 (Oscar
López, Pinilla) and Miapuesta Castelldefels 11/08. (H), L 0-2.
Presentation match against Athletic Bilbao on 16/08, L 0-2 (Muñoz pen,
|2 - 18 Aug
Bilbao summer programme
After Lasessare trophy, move to Papendal, Holland, from 1 to 12
Aug. Matches against Aalten 02/08, W 0-7 (Llorente 2, Etxeberría 2,
Aduriz 2, David López), Emmen 04/08, W 0-6 (Ion Vélez 3,
Cuéllar, Dañobeitia, Muñoz), Avanti Glanerbrug XI 07/08, W
0-10 (Aduriz 4, Iraola 2, Ocio, Llorente, Susaeta, +OG), Baberich 08/08, W 0-2
(Susaeta, Murillo), and Vitesse 11/08, 0-1 (Llorente), match abandoned due to
brawl. Take part in Numancia's Duero Trophy 14/08, W 1-3 (Bolo / Susaeta, David
López, Llorente) and Nàstic presentation match on 16/08, L 0-2
(Muñoz pen, Garmendia), then own presentation match at San Mamés
against Fiorentina on 18/08, W 3-0 (Aduriz pen, Llorente, Gabilondo).
|2 - 19 Aug
||Osasuna summer programme
Matches in August as follows: 02/08
Alavés (Lakuntza), W 1-0 (M Flaño), 04/08 Eibar (Tajonar), W 2-0
(Portillo 2), 08/08 Olympiakos (A), W 0-2 (Portillo, Kike Sola), 10/08
Panionios (A), W 0-3 (Puñal, Miguel Flaño, Portillo), 14/08
Villarreal (A), L 3-0, 17/08 Real Sociedad (Peralta), W 1-0 (Medina), 19/08
Legia Warsaw (H - presentation match), D 1-1 (Josetxo), won 4-3 pso.
|3 - 5 Aug
||Real Madrid in Moscow
After a couple of weeks pre-season
training in Irdning, Austria, Real Madrid are taking part this summer in the
Railways Cup, hosted by Lokomotiv Moscow, with AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven the
other teams invited.
03/08: Lokomotiv 2 - Real Madrid 5 (Guti 2, Higuain,
Saviola pen, Balboa);
03/08: Milan 0 - PSV o (3-4 pp)
05/08: Final: PSV
2 - Real Madrid 1 (Saviola).
Champions: PSV Eindhoven.
|5 - 14 Aug
||Numancia summer programme
Numancia presented their new squad to fans
on 5th August, with a match against Zaragoza, L 0-2 (Oliveira, Sergio
García). They are also playing Valladolid at home on 08/08, L 1-3 (Brit
/ Ogbeche, Kike, Borja), and Athletic Bilbao on 14/08 in the Caja Duero trophy,
which they host each year, L 1-3, (Bolo / Susaeta, David López,
|7 - 9 Aug
||Colombino trophy, Huelva
Recreativo hosted another of the big
summer competitions, the 43rd time the tournament has taken place. This time
only two teams were invited; Zaragoza and Parma, in a three way play-off.
Results as follows:
07/08: Recreativo 1 - Parma 1 (Varela / Gasbarroni
08/08: Zaragoza 0 - Parma 2 (Crisci, Castellini);
Recreativo 2 - Zaragoza 2 (Marcos, Camuñas / D'Alessandro, Sergio
|7 - 9 Aug
||Teresa Herrera trophy, La
62nd edition of the tournament was scheduled again this summer,
with Deportivo joined by Real Madrid, Os Belenenses and Atalanta. Dates brought
forward to allow Madrid to take part in the Spanish Supercup. Results as
07/08: Deportivo 1 - Atalanta 1 (Carrozzieri og / Pereira), 7-6
08/08: Real Madrid 1 - Os Belenenses 0 (Robinho):
Deportivo 2 - Real Madrid 1 (Riki, Verdú / Baptista).
|9 - 12 Aug
||XXXVII Teide Trophy
Tenerife are hosting this Canary Island
tournament again. Results as follows:
09/08: Tenerife 1 (Ayoze pen) -
Universidad Las Palmas 1 (pso 5-3).
10/08: Las Palmas 0 - Sevilla
Atlético 0 (pso 6-7).
11/08: 3/4 play-off: UD Las Palmas 1 (Nacho
pen) - Universidad 2
12/08: Final in Orotava, Tenerife 2 - Sevilla
Atlético 2, pso 4-1.
|11 and 19 Aug
Two leg fixture between league champions
Real Madrid and cup winners Sevilla. First leg played at home of cup winners,
Sevilla 1 - Real Madrid 0, with the return a week later in the Bernabeu, Real
Madrid 3 - Sevilla 5. Champions Sevilla. See separate section for details.
Celta hosted another of their summer
trophys against Portugal's Boavista. Won 3-1 with goals from Canobbio, Jorge
and Jesús Perera.
| 14 - 16 Aug
||Ramón de Carranza trophy,
Cádiz once again host this prestigious trophy, which
this year is celebrating it's 53rd edition. Real Madrid and Betis were invited
once again, as well as Zaragoza. Results as follows:
14/08: Cádiz 2
- Zaragoza 2 (Dani 2 / Diogo Sergio García). 5-6 pso.
Madrid 0 - Betis 1 (Caffa).
16/08: 3/4 play-off: Cádiz 1 - Real
Madrid 3 (Enrique / Soldado pen, Van Nistelrooy, Vázquez og);
Zaragoza 1 - Betis 1 (Sergio García / Rivas), 3-4 pso.
|14/15 and 28/29 Aug
||Champions' League third qualifying round
Valencia enter at this round, with one tie over two legs in an attempt to make
it through to the league stage. Both play first legs at home, fixtures as
14/08: Valencia 3 - Elfsborg 0 (Vicente, Silva, Morientes).
15/08: Sevilla 2 - AEK Athens 0 (Luis Fabiano, Kanouté);
29/08: Elfsborg 1 - Valencia 2 (Helguera, Villa);
03/09: AEK Athens v Sevilla.
See separate section for details.
|16 and 30 Aug
||UEFA Cup qualifying round
Atlético Madrid play the second and
final qualifying round of the UEFA Cup after winning through their Intertoto
Cup final game. Opponents are Serbia's Vojvodina.
16/08: Atlético 3
- Vojvodina 0 (Maxi, Forlán, Agüero)
30/08: Vojvodina 1 -
Atlético 2 (Luis García, Raúl García) .
separate section for details
Ciutat de Barcelona trophy
Annual trophy to present new squad. Wanted Real Madrid, but in
the end they had to settle for Greek side Olympiakos. W 3-2, with one from
Tamudo and two from Luis García.
|18 Aug - 11 Sep
Play this tournament again in the summer.
First semi-final at Palamós on 18/08, Nàstic 2 -Espanyol 2 (Oscar
López, Rubio / Juanma, Zamora). pso 3-0 to Nàstic.
play the second semi-final on 05/09 against Girona who won through the previous
knock-out stages between Sabadell, L'Hospitalet, Girona and Premià. The
final is provisionally scheduled for 11/09, the Catalan national day.
||Trofeo Festa d'Elx
Elche's annual trophy was played against
Mallorca this year. Manzano's side won 0-2 with goals from Webó and
|19 Aug - 9 Sep
||Under 17 World Cup
The turn of the under 17 side a month
after the under 20 version, with Spain taking part in the competition in Korea.
The youngsters are currently through to the semi-finals.
section for details.
Valencia have had problems finding dates
for their annual trophy in the past, and once again their participation in the
Champions League qualifiers means that they had to fit it in between. Played
Italian side Parma, L 0-2 (Budan, Morfeo).
||Spain friendly match
A pre-season warm up for "la
selección" prior to the important 2008 European qualifiers next month.
Played Greece away in Salonica, W 2-3. See separate section for more
||Gamper tournament, FC Barcelona
edition of FC Barcelona's annual tournament took place as usual this summer
against Inter Milan (without Figo). W 5-0 (Ronaldinho pen, Giovani,
Touré, Iniesta, Motta).
|| European Supercup
Spanish presence in Mónaco once
again, UEFA Cup champions Sevilla tried to become only the second club to
defend the title against the first club to do so, Champions League winners AC
Milan. However they lost 3-1 (Inzaghi, Jankulovski, Kaká / Renato). The
match was a tribute to Antonio Puerta, who tragically died a few days
||XXIX Santiago Bernabeu trophy
Real Madrid were due to host
this tournament once again this summer against Sporting Lisbon, but the match
was postponed due to the death of Antonio Puerta.