Pre-season Fixtures

As usual there will be an intensive programme of pre-season matches, starting after the 2016/17 campaign ends and going on to the end of August, when the league season begins again this year (see below for more). 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 sundry matches which are taking place during the league season. (16.08.17)

TBC: To be confirmed.

11 Jul - 11 Aug Valencia summer programme
First team to start this season. Based in Evian, France, then go to Tunisia, Canada, USA, England and Germany before hosting their own Naranja Trophy* against Atalanta.

11/07: Lausanne 0 - Valencia 5 (Santi Mina, Rafa Mir, Orellana, Negredo, Rodrigo);
13/07 (in Martigny): Sporting Lisbon 0 - Valencia 3 (Orellana, Rodrigo, Nacho Gil);
16/07: Etoile Sportive - Valencia (suspended);
22/07 (in Canada): NY Cosmos 2 - Valencia 0 (Calvillo, Ledesma);
24/07: Cincinnati 0 - Valencia 2 (Nando, Zaza);
30/07: Bournemouth 0 - Valencia 1 (Orellana);
05/08: Werder Bremen 1 - Valencia 2 (Kruse / Parejo, Lata);
11/08*: Valencia 1 - Atalanta 2 (Vezo / Toloi, Palomino).
12 Jul - 24 Aug Athletic Bilbao summer programme
Starting early this year as have to play Europa League* qualifier at end of July. First games based in Crans Montana, Switzerland, then back to Spain.

12/07: Basel 3 - Athletic 2 (Delgado pen, Van Wolfswinkel, Pululu / Sabín, Kike Sola);
15/07: Sion 0 - Athletic 2 (Zverotic og, Raúl García);
77/07 (in Switzerland): Fenerbahce 0 - Athletic 0;
21/07: Club Brugge 0 - Athletic 2 (Raúl García 2, 1 Pen);
22/07 (in Sestao): Valladolid 2 - Athletic1 (José, Nacho / Córdoba);
27/07*: Dinamo Bucharest 1 - Athletic 1 (Rivaldinho / Laporte);
29/07 (in Sarriena): Athletic 3 - Reus 0 (San José, Aketxe pen, Williams);
03/08*: Athletic 3 - Dinamo Bucharest 0 (Raúl García 2, Aduriz);
05/08 (in Dublin): Liverpool 3 - Athletic 1 (Firmino, Woodburn, Solanke / Williams);
12/08 (in Barakaldo): Alavés 2 - Athletic 2 ab. (Ibai, Santos pen / Vesga, Aduríz);
17/08*: Panathinaikos - Athletic;
24/08*: Athletic - Panathinaikos.
13 Jul - 12 Aug Deportivo summer programme
Training locally at first, with games against regional opposition. Hosting Herrera trophy* v Pepe Mel's old team West Bromwich Albion this year.

13/07: Villalbés 0 - Deportivo 2 (Oscar, Bruno Gama);
14/07: Arosa 0 - Deportivo 7 (Oscar, Adrián, Arribas 2, Borges, Bruno Gama 2);
15/07: Silva 0 - Deportivo 5 (Oscar, Andone, Pedro 2, Borges);
18/07: Cerceda 0 - Deportivo 1 (Bicho);
20/07: Somozas 1 - Deportivo 6 (Jacobo / Albentosa, Luisinho, Valverde, Borges, Andone, Gil);
22/07: Bergantiños 1 - Deportivo 6 (Rivera / Gama, Andone, Valle, Arribas, Çolak, Bakkali);
25/07: Pontevedra 0 - Deportivo 5 (Cartabia, Bakkali 2, Valle, Gama);
27/07: Racing Ferrol 1 - Deportivo 4 (Sota / Çolak 2, Lama OG, Juanfran);
30/07: Porto 4 - Deportivo 0 (Aboubakar 2, Corona, Marega);
03/08: Oviedo 0 - Deportivo 0;
05/08*: Deportivo 2 - West Brom 0 (Bruno Gama, Borja Valle);
12/08 (Teide trophy): Tenerife 0 - Deportivo 3 (Andone, Cartabia, Borges).
15 Jul - 12 Aug Betis summer programme
Starting locally and in Portugal, then go to Germany before playing both Milan clubs in Italy.

14/07: Linense 1 - Betis 0 (Gato);
18/07: Arcos 2 - Betis 2 (Sánchez, Camps / Camarasa, Gabi OG);
20/07 (in Faro): Benfica 2 - Betis 1 (Seferovic 2 / Sergio León);
21/07 (in Lepe): Vitoria Setubal 0 - Betis 1 (Nahuel);
26/07: Extremadura 1 - Betis 1 (Valverde / Amat);
29/07 (in Marbella): Valladolid 1 - Betis 1 (Guitián / Brasanac);
30/07 (in Algeciras): Besiktas 1 - Betis 1 (Tosic / Nahuel);
06/08 (in Wiesbaden): Eintracht Frankfurt 3 - Betis 0 (Chandler, Wolf, Barkok);
06/08 (in Reutlingen): Stuttgart 1 - Betis 2 (Ginzcek / Fabián, Sergio León);
08/08: Córdoba 1 - Betis 0 (Markovic);
09/08 (in Catania): AC Milan 1 - Betis 2 (Silva pen / Fabián, Sanabria pen);
12/08 (in Lecce): Inter Milan 1 - Betis 0 (Icardi pen).
14 Jul - 12 Aug Málaga summer programme
Play Sheffield United to kick things off, then on to Garderen, Holland. Taking part in the four-way Duisberg's Schauinsland Reisen Cup*, then play Alkmaar and Mönchengladbach. Invited again for Cádiz's Carranza trophy**, and before that host their own Costa del Sol Cup against Lazio.

14/07: Málaga 0 - Sheffield United 1 (Fleck);
23/07*: Hertha Berlin 2 - Málaga 1 (Baak, Eswein pen / B. Bastón);
23/07*: Duisberg 1 - Málaga 0 (Bradstetter);
26/07: AZ Alkmaar 3 - Málaga 0 (Ouwejan, Van Overeem, Seuntjes);
29/07: Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 - Málaga 1 (Oxford, Raffael pen / Mula);
05/08: Málaga 0 - Lazio 1 (Immobile);
08/08: Granada 1 - Málaga 0 (Joselu);
11/08**: Málaga 1 - Villarreal 0 (Adrián);
12/08**: Málaga 0 - Las Palmas 2 (Boateng pen, Bigas).
15 Jul - 12 Aug Real Sociedad summer programme
Starting locally with games in Northern Spain and Southern France. Then on to Ermelo, Holland, from where they will play four matches, and visit Watford before returning to Spain.

15/07: Elgoibar 0 - Real Sociedad 5 (Ruíz OG, Capilla 2, Aritz, Bautista);
18/07: Girondins Bordeaux 1 - Real Sociedad 0 (Touré);
22/07: Saint Etienne 1 - Real Sociedad 1 (Tannane / Capilla9;
25/07 (in Arnhem): Genclerbirligi 1 - Real Sociedad 1 (Skultic / Navas);
27/07: Venlo 2- Real Sociedad 0 (Thy, Seuntjens);
29/07: Feyernoord 1 - Real Sociedad 0 (Jorgensen);
02/08: Groningen 0 - Real Sociedad 2 (Willian José, Agirretxe);
05/08: Watford 0 - Real Sociedad 0;
09/08: Burgos 2 - Real Sociedad 3 (Suárez, Pablo / Agirretxe, Janujaz, Oyeazábal);
12/08 (in Palencia): Sporting Gijón 2 - Real Sociedad 2 (Carmona, Castro / Juanmi, Prieto).
15 Jul - 12 Aug Villarreal summer programme
Warm up against the B team, and training locally this season. Have organized a quick trip to Argentina to play Boca, then against Inter in San Benedetto del Tronto, finishing the pre-season with Cádiz's Carranza trophy*.

15/07: Villarreal 1 - Villarreal B 2 (Leo Suárez / Acosta, Genis);
22/07: Nàstic 2 - Villarreal 0 (Omar, Emaná);
26/07: Reus 0 - Villarreal 1 (Semedo);
30/07 (in Alcoy): Levante 1 - Villarreal 3 (Bardhi / Trigueros, Shaq og, Mario González);
02/08: Boca Juniors 1 - Villarreal 0 (Pavón);
06/08 (in Tronto): Inter Milan 3 - Villarreal 1 (Eder, Jovetic, Brozovic / Soldado);
11/08*: Málaga 1 - Villarreal 0 (Adrián);
12/08*: Cádiz 0 - Villarreal 3 (Soriano, Bakambu 2).
16 Jul - 12 Aug Las Palmas summer programme
Staying in Spain and Portugal for pre-season, and have been invited to Cádiz's Carranza trophy* a week before the new season begins.

16/07: San Bartolomé de Tirajana 0 - Las Palmas 6 (Halilovic, Calleri 2, Santana, Benito, Siverio);
22/07: Maritimo 1 - Las Palmas 1 (Pinho / Tana);
27/07 (in Marbella): Besiktas 1 - Las Palmas 4 (Tosic / Viera, Erik, Momo, Benito);
29/07: Linense 1 - Las Palmas 2 (Gato / Halilovic, Lemos);
02/08: Tenerife 2 - Las Palmas 2 (Villar 2, 1 pen / Momo, Vitolo);
08/08: Las Palmas 2 - Tenerife 0 (Viera, Calleri);
11/08*: Cádiz 0 - Las Palmas 1 (Calleri);
12/08*: Málaga 0 - Las Palmas 2 (Boateng pen, Bigas).
17 Jul - 12 Aug Eibar summer programme
Start with two games against regional sides, then based in Kössen, Austria for the last twelve days of July, playing four more fixtures before returning to Spain.

17/07(in zarautz): Real Unión 1 - Eibar 3 (Orbegozo / Enrich, Kike, Nano);
19/07 (in Mondragón): Barakaldo 0 - Eibar 4 (Nano, Capa 2, Enrich);
22/07 (in Kufstein): Watford 1 - Eibar 0 (Capoue);
23/07 (in Jenbach): Leeds 2 - Eibar 4 (Wood, Alioski / Sarriegi, Arbilla, Enrich, Oliveira);
29/07 (in Kössen): Alanyaspor 1- Eibar 3 (Karala / Kike, Escalante, Gálvez);
30/07 (in Mittersill): Schalke 1 - Eibar o (José Angel OG);
04/08: Sporting Gijón 3 - Eibar 2 (Scepovic, Viguera, Rubén G / Alejo, Bebé);
05/08 (in Torrelavega): Oviedo 0 - Eibar 1 (Kike pen);
11/08: Osasuna 2 - Eibar 0 (David, Xisco);
12/08: Zaragoza 0 - Eibar 2 (Inui, Benito og).
17 Jul - 22 Aug Sevilla summer programme
Travelling to Japan to begin the pre-season, then play in Arsenal's Emirates Cup*, as well as two more friendlies in England. Host their own IX Antonio Puerta trophy against Roma, and then have a two leg Champions League qualifier** later on in August.

17/07: Cerezo Osaka 1- Sevilla 3 (Fukumitsu / Ben Yedder 2, Pen, Muriel);
22/07: Kashima Antlers 2 - Sevilla 0 (Suzuki 2);
29/07*: Leipzig 0 - Sevilla 1 (Ben Yedder pen);
30/07*: Arsenal 1 - Sevilla 2 (Lacazette / Correa, N'Zonzi);
05/08: Southampton 2 - Sevilla 0 (Stephens, Gabbiardini);
06/08: Everton 2 - Sevilla 2 (Sandro, Mirallas / Banega 2);
10/08: Sevilla 2 - Roma 1 (Escudero, Nolito / Dzeko);
16/08**: Istanbul Basaksehir - Sevilla;
22/08**: Sevilla - Istanbul Basaksehir.
19 Jul - 10 Aug Espanyol summer programme
Making a trip to Indonesia to play Persija (Espanyol second team also travelling to play Indonesia U19 on 14/07), then back for a friendly at regional side Olot. After that based in Herzlake, Germany for three more games, and finish off in Italy against Napoli. Don't seem to have time to fit in their own Cuitat de Barcelona trophy?

19/07 (in Jakarta): Persija 0 - Espanyol 7 (Moreno, Granero 2, Jurado, David L ópez, Aarón, Diop);
25/07: Olot 0 - Espanyol 4 (Granero, Baptistao 2, Puado);
28/07 (in Winterthur): Borussia Dortmund 0 - Espanyol 1 (Piatti);
02/08: Twente 0 - Espanyol 0;
06/08: Hamburg 1 - Espanyol 1 (Holtby / Baptistao);
10/08: Napoli 2 - Espanyol 0 (Mertens, Albiol).
19 Jul - 12 Aug Alavés summer programme
First games locally, and are staying near Alicante as from the start of August Play Athletic in Barakaldo a week before the season starts for the "Euskal Herriko Txapelketa", trophy between the top two Basque country teams in meetings between them all during the previous first division season.

19/07 (in San Juan de Luz): Toulouse 0 - Alavés 0;
22/07 (in Laguardia): UD Logroñes 0 - Alavés 1 (Alexis);
25/07: Alavés 3 - Mirandés 0 (Ibai Gómez, C. Santos 2);
28/07: Numancia 1 - Alavés 1 (Dani Nieto / C. Santos);
02/08: Trabzonspor 2 - Alavés 0 (Bongonda, Yusuf);
06/08: Levante 1 - Alavés 1 (Lerma / Sobrino);
09/08: Leganés 1 - Alavés 1 (Leonardo / Pedraza);
12/08 (in Barakaldo): Alavés 2 - Athletic 2 ab. (Ibai, Santos pen / Vesga, Aduríz).
20 Jul - 13 Aug Levante summer programme
Not travelling too far in their return to the top flight, although will be realizing an intense programme of fixtures.

20/07: La Nucía 0 - Levante 5 (Toño, Alegría 2, Bardhi, Chema);
24/07: Cádiz 1 - Levante 2 (Romera / Campana, Bardhi);
27/07 (in Pinatar): Real Murcia 0 - Levante 1 (Morales);
30/07 (in Alcoy): Levante 1 - Villarreal 3 (Bardhi / Trigueros, Shaq og, Mario González);
05/08: Zaragoza 2 - Levante 0 (Pombo, Luna og);
06/08: Levante 1 - Alavés 1 (Lerma / Sobrino);
12/08: Elche 0 - Levante 2 (Ivi, Bardhi);
13/08: Rayo Vallecano - Levante (suspended).
22 Jul - 12 Aug Leganés summer programme
Staying in and around Madrid for the preseason, and have their own presentation match against Alavés in August. .

22/07: Fuenlabrada 0 - Leganés 1 (Szymanovsky);
26/07: Real Madrid Castilla 0 - Leganés 2 (Guerrero, Koné);
29/07: Talavera 0- Leganés 2 (Rubén Pérez, Arribas);
02/08 (in Medina de Rioseco): Valladolid 1 - Leganés 0 (Mata);
05/08: Rayo Vallecano 0 - Leganés 2 (Rico, Gabriel og);
09/08: Leganés 1 - Alavés 1 (Leonardo / Pedraza);
12/08: Leganés 0 - Atlético Madrid 1 (Juan Moreno);
12/08: Toledo 3 - Leganés 0 (Canario, Sergio García 2).
22 Jul - 13 Aug Celta summer programme
Invited to Ferrol for a triangular tournament in honour of their recently deceased president, then playing friendlies in England and Germany.

22/07: Sporting Gijón 0 - Celta 2 (Brais, Aspas pen);
22/07: Racing Ferrol 0 - Celta 0;
29/07: Brentford 2 - Celta 1 (Vibe, Jota / Guidetti);
01/08: Burnley 2 - Celta 2 (Brady, Hendrick / Jozabed 2);
05/08: Bayer Leverkusen 3 - Celta 3 (Mehmedi, Pohjanpalo, Volland / Guidetti 2, Maxi Gómez);
09/08 (Quinocho Memorial): Celta 1 - Udinese 1 (Maxi G. / De Lima) (2-3 pso);
13/08: Celta 4 - Roma 1 (Aspas 2, 1 pen, Sisto 2 / Strootman).
22 Jul - 16 Aug Barcelona summer programme
Invited this summer to International Champions Cup in USA, where they will meet Juventus, Manchester United and arch rivals Real Madrid. Host Gamper tournament against Chapecoense before meeting Madrid again in the two-leg Spanish Super Cup*.

22/07 (in New Jersey): Juventus 1 - Barcelona 2 (Chiellini / Neymar 2);
26/07 (in Washington): Manchester United 0 - Barcelona 1 (Neymar);
29/07 (in Miami): Barcelona 3 - Real Madrid 2 (Messi, Rakitic, Piqué / Kovacic, M. Asensio);
04/08: Nàstic 1 - Barcelona 1 (Barreiro / Alcácer);
07/08: Barcelona 5 - Chapecoense 0 (Deulofeu, Busquets, Messi, L. Suárez, D. Suárez);
13/08*: Barcelona 1 - Real Madrid 3 (Messi pen / Piqué og, Ronaldo, Asensio);
16/08*: Real Madrid - Barcelona.
23 Jul - 23 Aug Real Madrid summer programme
Pre-season conditioned by European Super Cup, which is against Manchester United in Skopje on 08/08, and by the Spanish Super Cup against old rivals Barcelona a few days later*. Taking part again in International Champions Cup in USA beforehand, where they will play both Manchesters and Barça, finishing off against a select MLS XI. Have organized their own Bernabeu trophy** for the week after the league starts.

23/07 (in Santa Clara): Manchester United 1 - Real Madrid 1 (2-1 pso) (Lingard / Casemiro pen);
26/07 (in Los Angeles): Manchester City 4 - Real Madrid 1 (Otamendi, Sterling, Stones, Brahim Díaz / Oscar);
29/07 (in Miami): Barcelona 3 - Real Madrid 2 (Messi, Rakitic, Piqué / Kovacic, M. Asensio);
03/08 (in Chicago): MLS XI 1 - Real Madrid 1 (Dwyer 7 Mayoral) (2-4 pso);
08/08 (in Skopje): Real Madrid 2 - Manchester United 1 (Casemiro, Isco / Lukaku);
13/08*: Barcelona 1 - Real Madrid 3 (Messi pen / Piqué og, Ronaldo, Asensio);
16/08*: Real Madrid - Barcelona;
23/08**: Real Madrid - Fiorentina.
25 Jul - 12 Aug Atlético Madrid summer programme
Training locally in Los Ángeles de San Rafael (Segovia), but this year no friendly fixtures arranged at that stage. First match will be in Mexico as they have been invited to Toluca's centenary. Then participate in the Audi Cup in Munich*, and travel on to UK to play newly promoted Brighton.

25/07: Toluca 0 - Atlético 0;
01/08*: Napoli 1 - Atlético 2 (Callejón / F. Torres, Vietto);
02/08*: Liverpool 1- Atlético 1 (Firmino pen / Keidi) (4-5 pso);
06/08: Brighton 2 - Atlético 3 (Gross, Sidwell / Gaitán, F. Torres, Lucas);
11/08: Getafe 0 - Atlético 0;
12/08: Leganés 0 - Atlético Madrid 1 (Juan Moreno).
25 Jul - 15 Aug Girona summer programme
Have close ties with Manchester City, and will be staying at their training facilities for 8 days from 20 July, with three matches against English sides. Return to play two local second division teams and then their own Costa Brava trophy against associates Manchester City before beginning their first ever season in the top flight.

25/07: Nottingham Forest 2 - Girona 1 (Vellios 2 / Andrés);
27/07: Oldham 1 - Girona 2 (Duffus pen / Eloi, Aday);
01/08 (in Palamós): Girona 0 - Brighton 0;
04/08 : Barcelona B 2 - Girona 2 (Vitinho, Carles Pérez / Kevin Sony, Andzouna);
05/08 (in Puertollano): Girona 0 - Getafe 1 (Gaku);
12/08: Reus 0 - Girona 0;
15/08: Girona 1 - Manchester City 0 (Portu) .
27 Jul - 24 Aug

Europa League play-off rounds
Three Spanish teams are taking part in the Europa League this season, fifth placed Villarreal and sixth placed Real Sociedad, who qualify directly for the league stage, and seventh placed Athletic Bilbao, who come in to the competition at the third qualifying stage. Their opponents were Dinamo Bucharest, with the first leg in Romania on 27/07, and the return at San Mamés on 03/08. After winning that, they meet Panathinaikos in the play-off round. See separate section for details.

27/07: Dinamo Bucharest 1 - Athletic 1 (Rivaldinho / Laporte);
03/08: Athletic 3 - Dinamo Bucharest 0 (Raúl García 2, Aduriz);
17/08: Panathinaikos - Athletic;
24/08: Athletic - Panathinaikos.

28 Jul - 12 Aug Getafe summer programme
Were the last team to win promotion back to the first division this summer, and are the last to get going. Training at Oliva Nova Golf, near Valencia, but so far have only arranged a couple of friendly fixtures before the season starts.Have confirmed a match against Atlético though 11/08 to inaugurate their renovated stadium and present the new squad.

28/07 (in Oliva): Alcoyano 1 - Getafe 1 (David Arenas / Alvaro Jiménez);
02/08: Getafe 1 - Atlético Baleares 3 (Molina / Xisco 2, Cata og);
05/08 (in Puertollano): Girona 0 - Getafe 1 (Gaku Shibasaki);
09/08: Alcorcón 2 - Getafe 1 (Nono, Peña / Chuli);
11/08: Getafe 0 - Atlético Madrid 0;
12/08: Albacete 2 - Getafe 1 (Susaeta, Josean / Amath).
5 Aug LXXII Teresa Herrera Trophy, La Coruña
Single match again this season, with West Bromwich Albion the opponents in Riazor. Depor won 2-0, with goals from Bruno Gama and Borja Valle.
8 Aug European Super Cup
The European Supercup took place once again in the second week of August, this time in Skopje, Macedonia. Champions League winners Real Madrid beat José Mourinho's Manchester United to take their 2nd title in a row. See sparate section for more.

08/08: Real Madrid 2 - Manchester United 1 (Casemiro, Isco / Lukaku).
11 / 12 Aug LXII Ramón de Carranza trophy, Cádiz
Top level line-up again for the 63nd edition of Cádiz's prestigious summer tournament: first division sides Villarreal, Málaga and Las Palmas join the hosts.

11/08: Cádiz 0 - Las Palmas 1 (Calleri);
11/08: Málaga 1 - Villarreal 0 (Adrián);
12/08: 3/4 play-off; Cádiz 0 - Villarreal 3 (Soriano, Bakambu 2)
12/08: Final. Málaga 0 - Las Palmas 2 (Boateng pen, Bigas)
Winners: Las Palmas.
13 / 16 Aug Spanish Super Cup
A couple of official pre-season "clásicos" this year, league champions Real Madrid playing cup winners Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. First leg in the Nou Camp on 13/08, and the return match in the Bernabeu stadium 16/08. See separate section for more.

13/08: Barcelona 1 - Real Madrid 3 (Messi pen / Piqué og, Ronaldo, Asensio);
16/08: Real Madrid - Barcelona.
16 / 22 Aug Champions' League play-off round
Sevilla made it to the fourth Champions League spot last season, and they will play a qualifying tie over two legs via the non-champions route. Opponents will be Turkey's Istanbul Basaksehir. See separate section for details.

16/08:Istanbul Basaksehir - Sevilla;
22/08*: Sevilla -Istanbul Basaksehir.
18 - 21 Aug LA LIGA, DAY ONE
First weekend of the season, both in the first and second divisions. Fixtures were published on 21st July. See separate sections for details.
End Aug Colombino trophy, Huelva
With Recreativo (the oldest club in the league) struggling for survival in the regional second division B, no details have been announced to date of the 53rd edition of this prestigious trophy. Latest news is that they are trying to arrange a match against 1st division opposition in the last week of August.

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