As usual there will be an intensive programme of pre-season matches, this year starting mid 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 season. (28.08.10)
|12 Jul - 7 Aug||Mallorca summer programme
Michael Laudrup's new side first to kick off. The Islanders qualified for the Europa League, but in the end have been banned from taking part after filing for protection from creditors. Started training in Sweden, where they played Djurgarden 12/07, W 1-2 (Víctor, Castro) and Norrköping 14/07, W 1-2 (Nsue, Sergi Enrich). On to Holland to play Zwolle 22/07, D 1-1 (Webó), Feyenoord 25/07, W 0-1 (De Wrij og), Vitesse 27/07, W 1-2 (Pereira, Josemi), Heerenveen 31/07, L 4-0, and Utrecht 01/08, L 2-0. Then visited Birmingham City 07/08, W 0-1 (Nsue), and hosted Atlético Madrid 14/08 in Ciudad de Parma trophy, W 3-2 (Nunes, Nsue, Webó / Fran Mérida, Agüero). Inivited by Tenerife for their presentation match 20/08, L 2-0 (Natalio, Nino).
|17 Jul - 22 Aug||Málaga summer programme
Only announced a couple of fixtures to date, at Atlético Malagueño 17/07, L 1-0, and Unión Estepona 23/07, W 0-1 (Juanmi). Played Scottish side Hamilton 28/07, W 2-0 (Juanmi, Jordi Pablo), then Betis in Almuñécar 31/07, W 2-0 (Rondón, Baha). Brief spell in Bad Kreuznach, Germany where they play Mainz '05 08/08, L 2-0, Panionios 10/08, W 0-1 (Edinho), and Wehen Wieswaden 12/08, L 3-2 (Malagueño, Gaspar pen). Hosted Trofeo Costa del Sol 22/08 against Parma, W 2-1 (Weligton, Edinho).
|16 Jul - 25 Aug||Sevilla summer programme
Early matches against local opposition, Chiclana 16/07, W 1-5 (Rodri, Perotti, Kanouté, Escudé, Negredo), Rota 17/07, W 0-6 (Rodri, Perotti, Negredo, Kanouté, Alfaro 2). and San Fernando 23/07, W 1-4 (Alfaro, Negredo 2, Capel). Visited Atalanta in Bergamo 31/07, W 1-2 (Luis Fabiano pen, Kanouté), then took part in Cádiz's Carranza trophy before two leg Spanish Supercup against Barcelona and Champions League qualifiers (see below for details).
|17 Jul - 27 Aug||Atlético Madrid summer
Pre-season training in Spain, starting with friendly against local side Alcalá 17/07, W 2-8 (Rubén Pérez, Perea,Juanito, Fran Mérida (2), Jurado pen, Salvio, Mínguez). Visited Betis 24/07 for charity match in campaign against wife beaters, W 1-2 (Odonkor / Camacho, Alberto Perea). Travelled to Thailand for game 01/08 against All Stars XI, W 0-3 (Salvio, Domínguez, Simao). Taking part in Cádiz's Carranza trophy (see below), and will play Mallorca in Ciudad de Parma trophy 14/08, L 3-2 (Nunes, Nsue, Webó / Fran Mérida, Agüero), then Recre's Colombino trophy before European Supercup on 27/08 against Inter Milan.
|18 - 30 Jul||Under 19 European Championship
Spain's under 19 side took part again in this summer's edition, which was played in and around Caen, France. Opponents at the group stage were Croatia 18/07, W 2-1, Portugal 21/07, W 2-1, and Italy 25/07, W 3-0. Finished top of their group and beat England 3-1 in semi-finals 27/07, but lost final 2-1 to hosts France 30/07. See separate section for details.
|18 Jul - 21 Aug||Zaragoza summer programme
Training locally, with games against regional sides Navaleno 18/07, W 0-14 (Braulio 2, Lafita, Uche 3, Jorge López 2, Ortí 2, Marco Pérez, Ander 2, 1 pen, Kevin), Atlético Calatayud 21/07, W 0-2 (Jorge López, Ander), Alavés 24/07, W 0-1 (Braulio), and then played Osasuna in Soria 31/07, D 1-1 (Soriano / Gabi). Chile trip called off as organisers failed to make advance payments, so next game in England against Wigan 04/08, W 1-3 (Jorge López pen, Braulio, Gabi). Invited by Tenerife to Teide trophy in La Orotava 08/08, L 1-0 (Nino), then play Villarreal in Teruel 11/08, W 2-1 (Kevin, Marco Pérez / Nilmar), Numancia (A) 14/08, W 0-2 (Bertolo, Marco Pérez), and Celta (A) 21/08 (Ciudad de Vigo trophy), W 0-1 (Gabi).
|18 Jul - 22 Aug||Athletic Bilbao summer
Started training in Isla Canela near Huelva, where they played Portuguese side Olhanense on 18/07, W 1-3 (Ustaritz, Gurpegui, Díaz de Cerio). Friendlies after that away from home against Sporting Braga 21/07, W 1-3 (Susaeta, Igor Martínez, San José), Alavés 28/07, D 2-2 (Salcedo, Morcillo / Díaz de Cerio, Igor Martínez), Lens 31/07, W 0-2 (Susaeta, Aurtenetxe), Wolverhampton 07/08, L 2-1 (Fletcher, Blake / David López), Genoa 13/08, L 1-0 (Toni), UD Logroñés 18/08, W 0-3 (Torres og, Susaeta, David López), and Catania (Sicily) 22/08, W 0-3 (San josé pen, De Marcos, Carboni og). Juventus game postponed to a date later in the season.
|20 Jul - 21 Aug||Deportivo summer programme
Started off in Switzerland, where they played in the Uhrencup in Grenchen. 20/07, L 0-1 to Young Boys, and 24/07 D 1-1 (Riki) with Twente in the 3/4 play-off, losing on penalties. Then went on to play Union Berlin in Germany 25/07, D 3-3 (Michel, Riki, Desmarets) and travelled to Wales to play Cardiff 31/07, W 0-1 (Dioni).
65th edition of the in-house Teresa Herrera trophy scheduled again this summer. Played Newcastle in Riazor on 03/08. D 0-0, L 3-5 on penalties. Then on for friendlies at West Ham 07/08, D 0-0, Pontevedra in Lalín 12/08, W 1-3 (Rubén Reyes / Valerón, Saúl, Riki pen), Olympiacos 18/08, D 0-0, and Lazio 22/08, L 3-1 (Adrián).
|21 Jul - 19 Aug||Sporting Gijón summer
Will not be leaving Spain this summer. Away games arranged at Gimnastica Torrelavega 21/07, D 1-1 (Landeira), Barakaldo 28/07, D 1-1 (Diego Castro), L 11-10 penalties, Marino de Luanco 31/07, W 1-4 (Barral 2, Botía, Carmelo), UD Logroñés 04/08, D 0-0, Ponferradina 07/08, D 1-1 (Mayor / Sangoy), Espanyol (in Luarca) 11/08, W 1-0 (Sangoy), Real Sociedad (in Zarautz) 14/08, W 0-1 (Carmelo), Racing Santander (in Guarnizo) 16/08, L 1-0 (Torrejón), and then Recre's Colombino trophy (see below).
|23 Jul - 21 Aug||Levante summer programme
Local games at first against Benasque 23/07, W 0-11 (Mono, Carril, Rubén, Mateu, Juanlu, Jordà 4, Robusté 2), Binéfar 26/07, W 0-1 (Juanlu). and Teruel 30/07, W 2-3 (Xavi Torres, Rubén, Higón). Invited Roma to centenary match 05/08, D 0-0, L 4-5 on penalties, then played Villarreal B 07/08, L 1-0 (Coria), and Castellón 09/08, D 2-2 (Luismi 2 / Xisco Muñoz, Mono). Hosted Ciutat de Valencia trophy against Getafe 12/08, L 1-2 (Xisco Muñoz / Colunga, Ríos), then visited Lazio 14/08, L 3-1 (Xisco Muñoz pen), and Almería 18/08 (in Cieza), W 1-0 (Rubén), before playing Alcoyano 21/08, W 0-1 (Rafa Jordà).
|24 - 31 Jul||Villarreal summer programme
Pre-season in Ireland, where they played Athlone Town 24/07, W 0-3 (Rossi, Fuster 2), and Bray Wanderers 26/07, W 0-5 (Cani 2, Rossi, Fuster, Musacchio). Beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-4 (Giovanni / Rossi 3, Marco Rubén) on 29/07, and drew 1-1 (Cazorla) at Gdansk 31/07. Hosted Ceramica trophy against Besiktas 08/08, D 2-2 (Cani, Altidore), 6-5 pso, played Zaragoza in Teruel 11/08, L 2-1 (Kevin, Marco Pérez / Nilmar), Alzira 14/08, W 0-3 (Rossi pen, Cani, Mario), and will be playing in Europa League qualifier in place of Mallorca 16 and 23 August (see below for details).
|24 Jul - 18 Aug||Betis summer programme
Started against Atlético Madrid 24/07 in charity match in campaign against wife beaters, L 1-2 (Odonkor / Camacho, Alberto Perea). At home to Osasuna 28/07, W 2-1 (Sergio García 2 / Damiá), then played Málaga in Almuñécar 31/07, L 2-0. Then triangular tournament 15/08 in Benidorm with hosts, L 1-0, and Tenerife, W 3-0 (Emaná, Momo, Castro). Benidorm drew 2-2 with Tenerife to win the trophy. Last match against Rota 19/08, W 1-4 (Molina 2, Vega, Israel).
|24 Jul - 21 Aug||Espanyol summer programme
As usual start training locally, with games against Palamós 24/07, W 0-4 (Iván Alonso, Galán, Osvaldo 2) and Peralada 28/07, W 0-3 (Coro, Luis García, Alvaro). Brought forward their Ciutat de Barcelona trophy to 31/07, where they met Sampdoria at the new Cornellà stadium, D 0-0, W 6-5 on penalties. German tour didn't come off, so after playing in Cádiz's Ramón de Carranza trophy (see below), will go to Asturias to play Sporting in Luarca 11/08, L 0-1 (Sangoy), and then Oviedo in their Carlos Tartiere stadium 12/08, W 1-2 (Forlín, Luis García). Also lined up friendly at Nàstic 21/08, D 1-1 (Rubén Navarro / Osvaldo pen).
|24 Jul - 1 Sep||Getafe summer programme
Start training in Segovia, then on to Oosterbeek (Holland) for the last week of July. Friendly games arranged in Holland against Germinal Beerschot 24/07, D 0-0, Twente 27/07, W 1-2 (Adrián Sardinero, Pedro Ríos), Osnabruck 28/07, W 1-4 (Mosquera, Pedro Ríos, Cata Díaz, Manu del Moral), Roda 30/07, D 1-1 (Dani Parejo) and Bochum 31/07, L 4-2 (Dani Parejo, Miku). Then back to Spain to play Levante 12/08, W 1-2 (Xisco Muñoz / Colunga, Pedro Ríos), and Gimnastica Segoviana 14/08, W 0-3 (Pedro Ríos, Colunga, Marcano). Have Europa League qualifier 16 and 23 Aug (see below), and play Valladolid 01/09.
|25 Jul - 18 Aug||Valencia summer programme
Pre-season training in Maribor, Slovenia, where they play Al Hilal 25/07, W 0-2 (Mathieu, Soldado) and Celje 28/07, L 2-1 (Vicente). Away games after that against Hannover 96 31/07, W 1-2 (Soldado, Joaquín), Olympique Marseille 01/08, L 1-0, Aston Villa 06/08, D 0-0, Manchester City 07/08, L 2-0 (Barry, Jo Alves), and triangular tournament 12/08 against Napoli, D 1-1 (Soldado pen) and Palermo, L 1-0. Returned to Spain for presentation match 18/08 against Fiorentina, W 2-0 (Soldado, Aduriz), and ended pre-season at Lecce 22/08, W 0-2 (Aduriz, Fernandes).
|25 Jul - 21 Aug||Racing Santander summer
Pre-season in Germany, where they play four matches, Werder Bremen 25/07, L 3-1 (Iván Bolado), Eintracht Frankfurt 27/07, L 2-1 (Edu Bedía), St. Pauli, 30/07, L 3-0, and Holstein Kiel 31/07, D 2-2 (Arana, Tchité pen). Then on to Italy to play Parma 05/08, D 1-1 (Bolado pen), and Lazio 10/08, W 1-3 (Arana 2, Tchité). Played Sporting Gijón in Guarnizo on 16/08, W 1-0 (Torrejón), and invited to take part in presentation match of Salamanca 21/08, W 0-1 (Bolado).
|25 Jul - 21 Aug||Almería summer
Training in La Manga del Mar Menor (Murcia) from 24/07 to 03/08, where they will play regional sides Cartagena (3º) 25/07, W 0-10 (Goitom 3, Piatti, Ulloa 2, Corona, Valeri 2, Joserra), Cieza 27/07, W 0-3 (Jakobsen, Marcelo Silva, Goitom), Yeclano 29/07, W 0-1 (Piatti), Costa Cálida 01/08, W 6-0 (Goitom 3, Crusat, Ortiz og, Valeri), ending against Cartagena 03/08, D 1-1 (Víctor / Valeri). After a short break they returned to Murcia to play Albacete 08/08, W 0-1, (Goitom pen), and Tenerife 10/08, W 2-1 (Ulloa 2, 1 pen / Iriome), then home for presentation match against Granada 14/08, W 2-0 (Ulloa, Goitom). Travelled to Cieza to play Levante 18/08, L 1-0 (Rubén), and ended at Granada 21/08, W 0-1 (Valeri).
|25 Jul - 21 Aug||Valladolid summer programme
Local match against Arandina 25/07, W 0-1 (Sisi), then tour Scotland, with games against Inverness 03/08, D 0-0, Kilmarnock 05/08, D 0-0, Saint Johnstone 07/08, L 1-0, and Celtic 09/08, W 0-6 (Raúl Navas 2, Rubén, Quique, Jofre, Bueno). Returned to Spain for away games against Osasuna 18/08, W 0-1 (Calle), and Oviedo 21/08, D 0-0.
|28 Jul - 22 Aug||Osasuna summer programme
Visited Betis 28/07, L 2-1 (Sergio García 2 / Damiá), then played Zaragoza in Soria 31/07, D 1-1 (Soriano / Gabi). Confirmed tour of England early August and played Bolton 06/08, L 2-0 (Elmander, Lee), and West Bromwich Albion 07/08, D 1-1 (Morrison / Nekounam pen). Then go on to play Numancia 11/08, W 0-1 (Soriano), and Rayo Vallecano 15/08, L 1-0 (Provencio). Played Valladolid 18/08 in Tafalla, then presentation match in Pamplona 22/08 against Real Sociedad, L 0-1 (Tamudo).
|29 Jul - 25 Aug||Barcelona summer programme
Arranged game (missing World Cup players) against Valerenga in Oslo on 29/07, W 2-4 (Víctor Sánchez, Maxwell, Benja, Keita). Travelled to South Korea to play a K-League XI 04/08, W 2-5 (Ibrahimovic, Messi 2, Víctor Sánchez, Jonathan Soriano), and then to China to play Guoan 08/08, W 0-3 (Sergi Roberto, Nolito, Ibrahimovic). Played Spanish Supercup against Sevilla 14/08 and 21/08 (see below), and ended with in-house Gamper tournament against AC Milan on 25/08, D 1-1 (Villa / Inzaghi), W 3-1 pso,
|30 Jul - 10 Aug||Tenerife summer programme
Games announced so far against CD Marino 30/07, W 0-4 (Hidalgo, Nino 2, Kome), Ibarra 04/08, W 2-5 (Kome, Rubén Rosquete, Nino 3), Zaragoza 08/08 (Teide trophy), W 1-0 (Nino), Almería 10/08 in La Manga, L 2-1 (Ulloa 2, 1 pen / Iriome), and Orihuela 13/08, D 3-3 (Natalio 2, Nino). Then triangular tournament 15/08 in Benidorm with hosts, D 2-2 (Nino, Hidalgo), and Betis, L 3-0 (Emaná, Momo, Castro). Benidorm beat Betis 1-0 to win the trophy. Presentation match 20/08 against Mallorca, W 2-0 (Natalio, Nino).
|30 Jul - 21 Aug||Hércules summer
Second division finished late, so start pre-season accordingly. Local matches against Santa Pola 30/07, D 1-1 (Tiago Gomes), Eldense 03/08, W 0-4, Orihuela 05/08, W 0-3 (Eldín, Kiko), Torrevieja 10/08, W 0-2 (Abel Aguilar, Portillo), and Granada 12/08, W 0-1 (Portillo). Invited to play Elche in Festa D'Elx trophy on 14/08, W 0-1 (Thiago Gomes), then presentation match (Ciudad de Alicante trophy) against Real Madrid 22/08, L 1-3 (Sendoa / Benzema 2, Di Maria).
|30 Jul - 22 Aug||Real Sociedad summer programme
Started with local match against Elgoibar 30/07, W 0-3 (Llorente, Sutil, Agirretxe), then went on to Germany to play Dynamo Tirana 04/08, W 2-4 (Llorente, Agirretxe 2, Viguera), APOEL Limassol 05/08, W 0-3 (Viguera, Aranburu, Llorente), and Bochum 07/08, D 1-1 (Xabi Prieto pen). Back to Basque country after that to meet Eibar 11/08, W 1-3 (Aranburu, Agirretxe, Albistegi), Sporting Gijón (in Zarautz) 14/08, L 0-1 (Carmelo), Real Unión (in Azkoitia) 18/08, D 1-1 (Brit / Agirretxe), and Osasuna 22/08, W 0-1 (Tamudo).
|1 - 19 Aug||Colombino trophy, Huelva
Recreativo will be hosting 46th edition of major summer competition. but previously play friendlies against Cartaya 01/08, W 0-10, Ayamonte 05/08, W 0-3, San Roque 08/08, L 2-1, Sevilla B 11/08, W 3-0, and Badajoz 14/08, L 2-1.
Montevideo Wanderers, Atlético Madrid and Sporting Gijón have been invited to join hosts for Colombino trophy. Fixtures as follows:
17/08: Recre 2 (Fidel 2) - Wanderers 0.
18/08. Sporting 1 (Sangoy) - Atlético 0;
19/08. 3/4 play-off: Atlético 3 (Costa, Reyes, Raúl García) - Wanderers 0;
19/08. Final. Recre 3 (Kepa 2, Pablo Sánchez) - Sporting 0.
|4 - 24 Aug||Real Madrid summer programme
Mourinho called off pre-season training in Dublin and summer tour to Asia, and took them to Los Angeles from end Jul to 8 Aug Played two games against local opposition, Mexico's Club América (in San Francisco) 04/08, W 2-3 (Canales, Higuaín, Ronaldo), and LA Galaxy 07/08, W 2-3 (Higuaín 2, Pedro León). Then return to play games in Europe, versus Bayern Munich (A) 13/08, D 0-0, W 2-4 pso (Casillas saved 3 pens), Standard Liege (A) 17/08, D 1-1 (Van der Vaart), Hércules (A) 22/08, W 1-3 (Sendoa / Benzema 2, Di Maria) and Bernabeu trophy against Peñarol 24/08, W 2-0 (Di María, Van der Vaart pen).
|6-8 Aug||Ramón de Carranza trophy,
Cádiz once again hosting this prestigious trophy, which this year will celebrate it's 56th edition. Club relegated to 2B this season, but have still invited top teams including Atlético Madrid, Sevilla and Espanyol.
06/08: Cádiz 1 (Aarón pen) - Atlético 1 (Agüero pen), 5-6 pso;
07/08: Espanyol 1 (Javi López) - Sevilla 1 (Kanouté pen), 4-1 pso;
08/08: 3/4 play-off, Cádiz 2 (Caballero, Aarón pen) - Sevilla 3 (Fazio, Negredo 2);
08/08: Final: Atlético Madrid 1 (Diego Costa) - Espanyol 1 (Callejón), 3-4 pso.
|11 Aug||Spain friendly match
Spain played Mexico away in a pre-season warm up. D 1-1, with injury time equaliser from David Silva. See separate section for more details.
|11 Aug||Under 21 European qualifier
Spain played Finland at Kotka in a must-win match after losing to Holland a few months ago. Only drew 1-1 though, with penalty from Bojan. See separate section for details.
|14 and 21 Aug||Spanish Super Cup
Two leg fixture between league champions Barcelona and cup winners Sevilla. See separate section for more details.
14/08. Sevilla 3 (Luis Fabiano, Kanouté 2) - Barcelona 1 (Ibrahimovic);
21/08. Barcelona 4 (Konko og, Messi 3) - Sevilla 0.
|18 and 24 Aug||Champions' League third qualifying
Sevilla made it through to the fourth Champions League spot, and they have to play a qualifying tie over two legs against Portugal's Sporting Braga.
First leg 18/08: Braga 1 - Sevilla 0;
Second leg 24/08. Sevilla 3 - Braga 4.
Sevilla out of Champions League, but will stay play the Europa League. See separate section for details.
|19 and 26 Aug||Europa League play-off round
Mallorca and Getafe qualified this year as fifth and sixth placed teams in the league, although Mallorca were subsequently banned and replaced by seventh placed Villarreal after filing for protection from creditors. Getafe and Villarreal both have to play one qualifying round, the former against APOEL Nicosia and the latter against Dnepr. Atlético Madrid are also in the competition, both as winners of last year's competition and losing cup finalists, and as defending champions they will enter at the league stage.
First leg 19/08: Getafe 1 - APOEL 0; Villarreal 5 - Dnepr 0.
Second leg 26/08. APOEL 1 - Getafe 1; Dnepr 1 - Villarreal 2.
Both teams qualified for the league stage. See separate section for more.
|21 to 24 Aug||Under 19 friendly tournament
Spain's latest under 19 side were invited to a friendly tournament in Japan. L 2-0 to Japan, then won 2-0 against Shizuoka and 4-0 against Ghana. (See separate section for details).
|24 Aug||XXXII Santiago Bernabeu trophy
Real Madrid hosted this tournament once again. Opposition were the Uruguayan side Peñarol. W 2-0 with goals from Di María and Van der Vaart (pen). Mourinho's side have remained unbeaten during the pre-season.
|25 Aug||Gamper tournament, FC Barcelona
45th edition of FC Barcelona's annual tournament. New president Sandro Rossell invited AC Milan. Rossell was the man who brought Ronaldinho to the Nou Camp. D 1-1 with goals from David Villa and then Inzaghi. Barça won penalty shoot out 3-1, with Pinto making three saves. Ronaldinho played and was given an ovation by fans.
|27 Aug||European Super Cup
Atlético Madrid took part in this season's edition after winning the newly created Europa League. Their opponents were Rafa Benítez's Inter Milan, who won the Champions League under Real Madrid's new coach Mourinho. Barcelona (3 times), Valencia (twice), Real Madrid and Sevilla have already won the trophy.
Atlético won the game 0-2 with second half goals from Reyes and Agüero. See separate section for more details.
|End Aug||Catalonia Cup
Playing this tournament again in the summer. Details yet to be announced.
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