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. (28.03.13)
|4-12 Sept||Sundry matches
Several friendly matches were played during gaps in the busy season:
04/09: Atlético Madrid 1 (Diego Costa pen) - Al Ain 0;
04/09: Cacereño 3 - Betis 1 (Molina);
04/09: Alcorisa 0 - Zaragoza 12 (Riera 2, Zuculini, Aranda, Alamo pen, Goni, Víctor 3, Hugo, Kevin 2);
05/09: Gimnastica Segoviana 0 - Getafe 0;
05/09: Alcarria trophy: Guadalajara 2 - Rayo 2 (Susaeta, Kepa / Sueliton, Perea), 4-2 pso;
06/09: Benefit match for fire victims: Alt Empordà XI 0 - Espanyol 8 (Simao 2, Wakaso, Stuani 2, C. Alfonso 2, Cubillas);
06/09: Huétor Tájar 1 - Granada 8 (Machis, Orellana 2, Benítez 2, Borja, Migue);
06/09: Maracena 1 - Granada reserves 0;
06/09: Dubra 0- Deportivo 5 (Santos 2, Ayoze, Valerón 2);
07/09: Osasuna 1 (Armenteros) - Real Sociedad 1 (Agirretxe);
07/09: Coria 1 - Betis 2 (Pereira, Sevilla);
09/09: KS Flamurtari 1 - Sevilla 2 (Negredo, Manu);
12/09: Benfica 1 (Gaitán) - Betis 1 (Pereira).
|25 Sep||Champions for Africa
The fifth edition of this charity match took place in Sevilla between a Sevilla XI and a "Champions Selection", made up largely from players who play in Spain, promoted by UNICEF and the Kanouté Foundation. Proceeds to help children in Africa. See website www.championsforafrica.es
Sevilla XI 4 (Baba 2, Manu, Ricardo) - Champions Team 7 (Babovic, Quini, Fall 2, Abalo, Valle, Bodipo).
|26 Sep||XXXIV Santiago Bernabeu trophy
Real Madrid hosted their in-house trophy again, although for lack of dates they had to play at the end of September. Colombia's Millonarios were their opponents, W 8-0 (Kaká 3, Callejón 2, Morata 2, Benzema).
|11-14 Oct||Sundry matches
More friendly games took place during the international break in October:
11/10: Toulouse 2 - Osasuna 1 (Torres);
11/10: Granada 0 - Loja 1;
11/10: Pontevedra 2 - Deportivo 2 (Saúl, Camuñas);
12/10: Ribarroja 0 - Valencia 4 (Bernat 2, Jonas 2 pens);
12/10: Valladolid 0 - Getafe 1 (Hugo Fraile).
|29 Dec / 2 Jan||Regional matches
As usual, a couple of regional matches took place this winter, with teams from the autonomous regions playing international fixtures during the festive break. Matches as follows:
29/12 (Anoeta stadium): Euskadi 6 - Bolivia 1 (Aduríz 2, Toquero 2, Ibai, Agirretxe / Pontons).
Euskadi: Iraizoz; Iraola, Mikel González, Iñigo Martínez, Balenziaga; Xabi Alonso, Beñat; Xabi Prieto, Toquero, Ibai Gómez; Aduríz. Also played: Zubikarai, Carlos Martínez, Labaka, Castillo, Oier, Mikel Rico, Susaeta, Kike Sola, Agirretxe.
02/01 (Cornellà): Catalonia 1 - Nigeria 1 (Sergio pen / Dike).
Catalunya: Kiko Casilla; Marc Bartra, Piqué, Puyol, Capdevila; Víctor Sanchez, Xavi, Verdú; Sergio, Sergio García, Bojan. Also played: Alvaro Vázquez, Codina, Montoya, Jordi Amat, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Busquets, Sergio Tejera, Piti, Jonathan Soriano, Tello.
Nigeria: Chigozie, Godfrey, Francis, Ogude, Solomon, Azubuike, Brown, Bright Dike, Ogenyi, Sunday.
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|7-10 Jan 2013||XXVIII Maspalomas trophy
Winter trophy involving European club sides, which returned to centre stage last year after a two year lay-off. Tournament takes place in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria (Canary Islands).
07/01: Twente (Holland) 0 Helsinki (Finland) 0;
08/01: Stromsgodset (Norway) - Lausanne (Switzerland);
Twente and Lausanne through to final on penalties.
10/01: 3/4 play-off: Helsinki 1 - Stromsgodset 0;
10/01: Final: Twente 2 - Lausanne 0 (Luc Castaignos 2).
A couple more friendly games took place during the international break in March:
20/03: Osasuna 1 - Mirandés 1 (Omar / Martins);
20/03: Avila 0 - Getafe 3 (Lafita, Alcácer 2);
21/03: Castellón 1 - Valencia 5 (Mathieu, Jonas, Molina, Viera, Choco Lozano);
21/03: Alzira 1 - Levante 2 (Roger 2);
23/03: AE Prat 0 - Espanyol 2 (Sergio García, Petrov).
|7 Jun 2013||Madrid Regional Community v Andalusia
Seems that Madrid have arranged a game this summer to celebrate their centenary. Raúl and Fernando Torres have already been put on stand-by.
|24 Jul 2013||Bayern Munich v Barcelona
The two clubs have announced that they will be playing a charity match in Munich this summer, called the "Uli Höness Cup" after Bayern president. It will probably mark Pep Guardiola's first game in charge og the German club.
|27 Jul 2013||Real Madrid v Paris Saint Germain
Another post-season friendly announced, to be played in Gothenborg. Coaches Mourinho and Ancelotti may have changed places by then???