Pre-season fixtures

The first big pre-season tournaments took place this week, with Real Madrid invited to take part in Arsenal's Emirates Cup. Although they beat Van der Vaart's old side Hamburg in the first match, they then lost to Arsenal, and the German team took the trophy after a big win over Juventus. A couple of days later Sevilla beat AC Milan and then hosts Lokomotiv to win the Railways Cup in Moscow. The Andalusians announced that they will be inaugurating the Antonio Puerta Trophy in memory of the player who died last season. The match will take place against Málaga near the end of the month. (06.08.08)