Although clubs have a busy
calendar once the league and other competitions commence, there will be several
friendly matches whenever time allows. We set out below details of those games
which have come to our attention. Please bear in mind that all dates are
provisional and are subject to change at short notice. Matches already played
in red, games pending in blue, changes since our last update in bold. For last
summer's pre-season games see separate section. (30.06.09)
| 9 Sep
Play this tournament again in the summer.
Regional division sides played two rounds in May/June, and then continued from
10 August. Barcelona and Espanyol enter at the semi-final stage. Nàstic
beat Barça in last season's final.
Semi finals took place 09/09 in
Sant Carles de la Ràpita, with Espanyol beating Sanboia 5-1, and a
Barcelona B side losing 1-3 to Sant Andreu.
Final took place 8 October.
Sant Andreu won 2-1, Jonathan Soriano opening the scoring for Espanyol, but
Alvaro Corral and Dani Martí replying for the second divsion B side.
A couple of friendly matches are due to be
played during the first international break.
Athletic Bilbao played
Aluvión de Cascante in Bilbao on 03/09, W 0-5 (Iñigo, Ion
Vélez, Koikili, Balenziaga, Murillo).
Recreativo beat San Roque 0-3
on 05/09 in Lepe, with goals from Beto, Colunga and Joselito.
Puertollano 2 - Getafe 2 (Soldado, Uche).
Espanyol's game at FC Santboià as
part of the regional division club's centenary celebrations was postponed , as
the two clubs met in the Catalonia Cup semi-finals the day before.
A few more friendly matches were played
during the second international break.
Alzira 2 - Valencia 4
(Baraja, Joaquín, Angulo, Viana);
Málaga 3 (Baha, Fernando,
Eliseu) - Antequera 3;
Atlético Baleares 2 - Mallorca 4 (Nico, Sergi
Guadalajara 1 - Valladolid 3 (Kike, Nano, Trigo).
Mahonés 1 - Mallorca 1 (Nico), 4-2 pso;
Utrera 0 -
Sevilla 3 (Romaric, Carreño, Salva);
Osasuna 0 - Toulouse
Brenes 0 - Betis 6 (Pavone 2, Juanlu 2, Rivera, Damià).
Zaragoza 2 (Ayala, Licht og) - Getafe 2 (Kepa 2).
Espanyol 1 (Nené) - Oman.
The usual round of regional matches take
place this winter, with teams from the autonomous regions taking on
international opposition. The Basque side will not be one of them though after
the players refused to play unless they changed their name from Euskadi to to
The Murcia regional community were the first to kick off,
and they drew 1-1 with Estonia in Lorca thanks to a Toché penalty. Kink
had given the East Europeans the lead.
Murcia: Andrés; Ángel
Robles, Antonio Robles, Zamora, Óscar Sánchez; Rodri, Javi
García; Quique Mateo, Pedro León, Dani Aquino, Toché. Also
played: Tudela, Isaac, Tato, Espín, Mariano Sánchez, Pina, Lorca,
Manolo, Tudela, Morillas, Pedro Alcalá, Alcántara.
||Galicia 3 - Iran 2
Rangers striker Nacho Novo scored twice
just hours after playing for his club as Galicia beat Iran in Deportivo's
Galicia: Roberto; Aspas, Rubén, Adrián
López "Piscu", Roberto Lago; Pablo Alvarez, Cabanas, Borja,
Falqué; Julio Alvarez, Nacho Novo. Also played: Diego López;
Noguerol, Capi, Sito, Trashorras, Alex Bergantiños, Dani Abalo, Nano,
Jonathan Vila, Losada.
Goals: Nacho Novo (2), Losada (Pen) / Borhani,
||Extremadura 2 - Peru 2
Cáceres. Extremadura played their
second ever match after debuting against Guinea last year, this time drawing
2-2 with Peru thanks to two goals from Cacereño striker Rai.
Line-up: Casto; Edu Moya, Sergio Rodríguez, Cidoncha, Sergio Benito;
Javito, Ito, Jesús Rueda, Troteiro; Enrique, Rocha. Also played: Samir,
Tete, Agustín Fernández, Parra, Gúzman, Carballo,
Generelo, Chirri, Sabino, Rai.
||Catalonia 2 - Colombia 1
Catalonia beat South America's Colombia
2-1 in the Nou Camp. Barcelona's Bojan got the first and Deportivo's
Verdú the second, with Montero getting one back near the end. Next
season they are hoping to organise the Nations Cup, with Spanish regional sides
invited as well as international teams such as Scotland.
(Morales 46'); Puyol (Belenguer 46'), Lopo (Carlos García 46'),
Piqué (Bruno Saltor 46'), Capdevila (David García 46');
Damià, Sergio (Marc Crosas 60'), Busquets (Matamala 66'), Verdú;
Sergio García (Coro 46'), Bojan (Jordi Alba 77').
|May / Jun 09
||Barcelona on tour
Were offered 5 million to play
against Kuruvchi in Uzbekistan in May! Agreed friendlies as well in Kuwait and
Saudi Arabia for June.