Pre-season Fixtures

As usual there will be an intensive programme of pre-season matches, starting after the 2015/16 campaign ends and going on beyond 20th 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. (23.08.16)

TBC: To be confirmed.

19-24 May

La Liga World
The LFP promoted several friendly fixtures after the season ended, with Eibar and Real Sociedad visiting the United States, and Espanyol playing two games in Bolivia. Games were as follows:

18/05: San José Earthquakes 2 (Wondolowski 2) - Real Sociedad 1 (De la Bella);
19/05: Club Blooming 1 (Saucedo) - Espanyol 3 (Ciani, Rufo, Sylla);
22/05: Philadelphia Fury 1 (Davis) - Eibar 1 (Borja);
22/05: Club Bolivar 0 - Espanyol 0;
24/05: Houston Dynamo 3 (Rocha, Mikel og, Manotas) - Real Sociedad 3 (Prieto, Bautista, Pardo), 5-4 pso;
25/05: New York Cosmos 2 (Duk 2) - Eibar 2 (Escalante, Luna).

13 Jul - 13 Aug Granada summer programme
Warm-up against B team, then go to Pinatar, Murcia for ten days. Will not be leaving Spain this summer.

13/07: Granada 2 - Granada B 0 (Jon Toral 2);
16/07: Granada 6 - Mar Menor 0 (Krhin, Guardiola, Machís, Cuenca, Barral 2) (in Pinatar);
20/07: Granada 2 - Bristol City 0 (Gabriel Solva, Machís) (in Pinatar);
23/07: Granada 0 - Algeria U23 side 0 (in Pinatar);
30/07: Granada 0 - Al-Ahli Sports Club 0 (in Marbella);
02/08: Granada 0 - Sevilla 2 (Vietto, N'Zonzi);
06/08: Córdoba 0 - Granada 1 (Barral pen);
13/08: Mallorca 2 - Granada 3 (Colunga, Angel / Ponce 2, Toril) (City of Mallorca trophy).
15 Jul - 14 Aug Betis summer programme
Starting locally, meeting two English sides in the Westin Cup. At the end of July they participate in the Dresdner Cup as part of the Liga World programme, and then play three friendlies in Europe. Also taking part in Recre's Colombino trophy. Fixture scheduled for 17/07 v Linense postponed due to sudden death of Linense team captain.

15/07: El Palo 0 - Betis 7 (Jonas 2, Castro pen, Alegría 3, Ceballos) (in Marbella);
18/07: Linares 0 - Betis 2 (Alegría, Joaquín) (in Los Barrios);
19/07: Betis 2 - Middlesbrough 1 (Ceballos, Castro / Rhodes) (in Marbella - Westin Cup);
23/07: Betis 2 - Fulham 1 (Piccini, Joaquín pen / Woodrow) (in Lepe - Westin Cup);
29/07: Werder Bremen 0 - Betis 1 (Nahuel) (in Dresden);
30/07: Everton 1 - Betis 1, 3-4 pso (Mandi og / Pezzella) (in Dresden);
04/08: Sporting Lisbon 2 - Betis 3 (Ruíz, Slimani / Castro 3) (in Faro, Portugal);
06/08: Montpellier 3 - Betis 0 (Boudebouz pen, Skhiri, Mounié);
10/08: Colombino triangular trophy with hosts Recreativo & Córdoba,
Betis 0 - Córdoba 2 (Juli, Rodri); Recre 0 - Betis 0;
13/08: Qatar 0 - Betis 1 (Petros) (in Lucerne - La Liga World);
14/08: Leipzig 1 - Betis 1 (Halstenberg pen / Castro pen).
16 Jul - 13 Aug Rayo Vallecano summer programme
Spending third week of July in Oliva, Valencia, otherwise based at home, with games against local teams.

16/07: Rayo 3 - Alcorcón 0 (Alex Moreno, Embarba, Montiel);
23/07: Villarreal B 2 - Rayo 3 (Embarba, Santi, Miku) (in Oliva);
27/07: Toledo 0 - Rayo 2 (Javi Guerra, Ebert);
30/07: Fuenlabrada 0 - Rayo 1 (Montiel);
03/08: Hércules 0 - Rayo 0;
06/08: Rayo 2 - Leganés 0 (Ebert, Javi Guerra) (Villa de Vallecas trophy);
10/08: Mirandés 0 - Rayo 1 (Miku);
13/08: Osasuna 1 - Rayo Vallecano 5 (Nino / Ebert 2, A. Moreno, Embarba, Manucho) (in Burgos).
16 Jul - 13 Aug Alavés summer programme
Will be staying in Spain this summer after winning promotion last season, with fixtures against local opposition.

16/07: Real Unión 0 - Alavés 0;
23/07: Alavés 2 - Huesca 1 (Barreiro, Deyverson / Lázaro) (in Olaranbe);
27/07: UD Logroñés 0 - Alavés 0, 4-3 pso (in Laguardia);
30/07: Triangular tournament, Manolo Preciado memorial,
Racing Santander, Sporting Gijón & Alavés (in Santander)
Racing 0 - Sporting 2 (Carmona, Bustos); Racing 0 - Alavés 0; Alavés 1 - Sporting 0 (Manu);
03/08: Alavés 0 - AFE selection 0;
06/08: Zaragoza 0 - Alavés 0, 4-3 pso (in Olaranbe);
13/08: Valladolid 1 - Alavés 1, 3-2 pso (Igor / Toquero).
16 Jul - 13 Aug Deportivo summer programme
Begin with a local friendly, then go to Uruguay with neighbours Celta for La Liga World matches. Finish with series of local games in Galicia & Portugal, hosting Herrera trophy v Villarreal and invited to Sporting's own presentation match.

16/07: Negreira 1 - Deportivo 10 (Borges, Luis, Fernando og, Lucas 3, Riera 3, Gama);
21/07: Celta 2 - Deportivo 0 (Iago Aspas, Radoja) (in Montevideo);
24/07: Peñarol 2 - Deportivo 2, 7-8 pso (Guilherme, Valle) (in Montevideo);
29/07: Racing Ferrol 0 - Deportivo 2 (Carles Gil, O. Riera);
30/07: Oviedo 0 - Deportivo 2 (Valle, Navarro) (in Ribadeo);
03/08: Triangular tournament, Verin, Desp. Chaves & Deportivo (in Portugal);
Verin 0 - Deportivo 3 (Monsalve, Riera, Borges); Chaves 1 - Deportivo 0 (Braga);
06/08: Feirense 0 - Deportivo 1 (Lucas) (in Portugal);
09/08: Deportivo 2 - Villarreal 0 (Andone, Carles Gil);
13/08: Sporting Gijón 1 - Deportivo 1, 4-2 pso (Cop / Gama).
16 Jul - 13 Aug Málaga summer programme
Residing in Germany this summer, taking part in the Aachen Cup (La Liga World fixture) and other matches. Also invited to Cádiz's Carranza trophy, and host their own Costa del Sol Cup against Sampdoria.

16/07: Algeciras 0 - Málaga 4 (Nesyri 2, Charles, Santos);
23/07: KAS Eupen 2 - Málaga 3 (Sylla, Blondelle / Sandro, Keko, Jony);
24/07: Aachen Cup - Málaga, Aachen, Cologne, Olympique Marseille;
Cologne 0 - Málaga 1 (Fornals); Aachen 0 - Málaga 0, 5-4 pso;
29/07: Triangular tournament in Sittard, Germany:
Málaga 2 - German VDV 0 (Fornals, Chory); Málaga 1 - F. Sittard 0 (Jony);
30/07: Fortuna Dusseldorf 2 - Málaga 3 (Fink, Yildirim / Sandro, Rosales, Nesyri);
06/08: Málaga 0 - Sampdoria 0 (4-2 pso);
09/08: Málaga 4 - Almería 0 (Santos, Juanpi, Charles, Nesyri) (in Marbella);
12/08: Málaga 4 - Nigeria XI 1 (Kuzmanovic, Sandro 2, Nesyri / Emmanuel);
13/08: Cádiz 1 - Málaga 2 (Santamaría / Charles pen, Nesyri).
16 Jul - 13 Aug Real Sociedad summer programme
Playing three friendlies locally before going to Holland and then England. Return to play local rivals Eibar, then end in Leverkusen.

16/07: Tolosa 0 - Real Sociedad 5 (Jonathas 2, Granero, Juanmi, Pardo);
20/07: UD Logroñés 0 - Real Sociedad 1 (Babic);
23/07: Real Sociedad 1 - Villarreal 1 (Juanmi / Bakambu) (in Zarautz);
27/07: Konyaspor 0 - Real Sociedad 1 (Oyarzabal) (in Arnhem, Holland);
29/07: Nec Nijmega 0 - Real Sociedad 2 (Babic, Juanmi);
30/07: Heerenveen 0 - Real Sociedad 2 (Juanmi, Zaldua);
05/08: Burnley 1 - Real Sociedad 1 (Gray / Navas);
06/08: Middlesbrough 0 - Real Sociedad 0;
10/08: Real Sociedad 1 - Eibar 1 (Concha / Peña) (in Bergara);
13/08: Bayer Leverkusen 2 - Real Sociedad 0 (Volland, Chicharito pen).
16 Jul - 13 Aug Valencia summer programme
Ches have games in Germany Holland, Finland and England before hosting their own Naranja Trophy against Fiorentina. Not playing in European competitions this season.

16/07: Castellón v Valencia (match cancelled due to poor pitch);
20/07: Münster 2 - Valencia 4 (Alcácer, Mai og, Rodrigo, Aridal);
23/07: Feyenoord 2 - Valencia 1 (Jorgensen, Botteghin / Medrán);
30/07: FC Ilves 1 - Valencia 4 (Aridai, Alcácer, Rodrigo, Mina pen);
03/08: Bournemouth 1 - Valencia 1 (Afobe / Enzo Pérez);
06/08: Crystal Palace 3 - Valencia 1 (Wickham 2, Jedinak pen / Eugeni);
10/08: Valencia 2 - Nigeria All Stars 1 (Medrán, Rodrigo / Osadiaye);
13/08: Valencia 2 - Fiorentina 1 (Rodrigo, Rafa Mir / Bernardeschi).
16 Jul - 14 Aug Celta summer programme
Local fixture at first, then playing in Liga World challenge in Uruguay before moving on to Italy. Taking part in Europa League this season, entering competition at group stage.

16/07: Lugo 2 - Celta 1 (Miquel, Pita / Méndez) (in Barreiro);
21/07: Celta 2 - Deportivo la Coruña 0 (Iago Aspas, Radoja) (in Montevideo);
23/07: Club Nacional 2 - Celta 0 (Fernández, Barcia) (in Montevideo);
28/07: Valladolid 1 - Celta 2 (Mata / Bondonga, Markel og) (in Melgaço, Portugal);
31/07: Fiorentina 0 - Celta 1 (Bongonda);
03/08: Pisa v Celta (cancelled);
06/08: Pescara 1 - Celta 2 (Manaj / Naranjo, Aspas);
10/08: Triangular tournament in Reggio Emilia, Italy with AC Milan & Sassuolo. Milan 0 - Celta 0, 4-2 pso; Sassuolo 0 - Celta 1 (Drazic); Milan 2 - Sassuolo 3. Winners: Celta.
14/08: Eintracht Frankfurt 3 - Celta 1 (Hrgota 2, Mallo og / Sisto).
16 Jul - 17 Aug Sevilla summer programme
Playing in European and Spanish Super Cups in August against Real Madrid & Barcelona, but before that they visit Orlando, USA to play two matches as part of the Liga World challenge, and then go on to Germany.

16/07: River Plate (Argentina) 1 - Sevilla 3 (Simeone / Gameiro, Konoplyanka, N'Zonzi);
19/07: Santa Fé (Colombia) 1 - Sevilla 2 (Moya / Konoplyanka, Gameiro);
24/07: Sandhausen 1 - Sevilla 2 (Konoplyanka pen, Sarabia);
28/07: Mainz '05 0 - Sevilla 1 (Escudero);
30/07: St. Pauli 1 - Sevilla 2 (Bouhaddouz / Vitolo, Correa);
02/08: Granada 0 - Sevilla 2 (Vietto, N'Zonzi);
09/08: Real Madrid 3 - Sevilla 2 (Asensio, Ramos, Carvajal / Vázquez, Konoplyanka pen) (in Trondheim);
14/08: Sevilla 0 - Barcelona 2 (Luis Suárez, Munir);
17/08: Barcelona 3 - Sevilla 0 (Turan 2, Messi).
16 Jul - 24 Aug Villarreal summer programme
The only Spanish team playing in the European qualifying rounds, joining the Champions League play-offs towards the end of August. Starting locally, and play a couple of games in Portugal, as well as being invited by Deportivo & Leganés for their presentation matches.

16/07: Villarreal 1 - L'Hospitalet 0 (Alfonso);
20/07: Nàstic 1 - Villarreal 2 (S. Emaná / Alfonso, Soldado);
23/07: Real Sociedad 1 - Villarreal 1 (Juanmi / Bakambu) (in Zarautz);
26/07: Sporting Lisbon 0 - Villarreal 0, 3-4 pso (in Badajoz);
30/07: Sporting Braga 0 - Villarreal 0;
06/08: Porto 1 - Villarreal 0 (André Silva);
09/08: Deportivo 2 - Villarreal 0 (Andone, Carles Gil);
13/08: Leganés 3 - Villarreal 2 (Víctor Díaz, Guerrero, Szymanowski pen / Mario González, Sansone pen);
17/08: Villarreal 1 - Mónaco 2 (Pato / Fabinho pen, Silva);
23/08: Mónaco v Villarreal.
17 Jul - 13 Aug Las Palmas summer programme
Preseason mainly in the Canary Isles, with double-header Mahou Cup against Tenerife, and participation in Maspolomas International Tournament, which has been been switched from January this year.

17/07: Las Palmas 8 - Local Selection 0 (Artiles, Momo 2, Lopes, Benito, Vicente, Araujo, Viera) (in Santiago de Tunte);
26/07: Las Palmas 0 - Tenerife 1 (Darixon) (in Maspalomas);
28/07: Las Palmas 0 - UAE 1 (Mabkhout) (in Pinatar);
29/07: Las Palmas 4 - Lorca 1 (Montoro, Livaja, Ortuño, Momo) (in Pinatar);
30/07: Triangular tournament, Las Palmas, Elche, Cartagena;
Las Palmas 0 - Elche 1 (León pen); Cartagena 1 - Elche 0; Cartagena 0 - Las Palmas 0;
05/08: Las Palmas 2 - Maritimo 1 (Vicente, Bigas / Babá) (Maspalomas trophy);
06/08: Maritimo 0 - Cagliari 2 (Maspalomas trophy);
07/08: Las Palmas 1 - Cagliari 0 (Macedo) (Maspalomas trophy);
09/08: Mensajero 0 - Las Palmas 2 (Carlos, Benito);
10/08: Tenerife 0 - Las Palmas 1, 4-1 pso (Michel);
13/08: Darmstadt 1 - Las Palmas 1 (Beister / Livaja).
19 Jul - 13 Aug Eibar summer programme
A couple of local friendlies, then going to be based in Kössen, Austria for 12 days or so. Return to play three more games before season starts.

19/07: Real Unión 0 - Eibar 1 (Milla) (in Irún);
22/07: Eibar 0 -Real Sociedad B 1 (Sanz pen) (in Mondragón);
26/07: Mirandés 2 - Eibar 2 (Fofo 2 / Kike, Elgezabal);
28/07: Lekhwiya 1 - Eibar 3 (Elgezabal, Milla, Bebé) (in Kössen);
30/07: Besiktas 3 - Eibar 0 (Cenk 2, Tolgay) (in Leogang);
04/08: Cologne 2 - Eibar 0 (Mladonic pen, Maroh) (in Kitzbuhel);
06/08: Leipzig 3 - Eibar 2 (Bebé 2) (in Kufstein);
10/08: Real Sociedad 1 - Eibar 1 (Concha / Peña) (in Bergara);
12/08: Osasuna 0 - Eibar 1 (Kike García) (in Etxarri);
13/08: Zaragoza 2 - Eibar 2, 6-5 pso (Angel, Lanzarote pen / Dos Santos, Inui).
19 Jul - 13 Aug Levante summer programme
End July / early August training down near Murcia, with several games against local sides.

19/07: Villarreal B 1 Levante 2 (Dario / Casadesús 2);
24/07: La Hoya Lorca 0 - Levante 1 (Verza pen) (in Campoamor);
27/07: Real Murcia 0 - Levante 1 (Martins) (in Campoamor);
30/07: UCAM Murcia 0 - Levante 1 (Roger) (in Campoamor);
04/08: Levante 0 - UAE 0 (in Pinatar);
06/08: Almería 2 - Levante 2 (Puertas, Pozo / Roger, Martins) (in Pinatar);
13/08: Huesca 2 - Levante 1 (Cmiljanic, Aguilera / Roger) (in Teruel);
14/08: Hércules 1 - Levante 0 (Chechu).
19 Jul - 13 Aug Sporting Gijón summer programme
Staying in Portugal for the start of the preseason, playing three friendly games. Return to Spain after that, finishing with their own presentation match.

19/07: AD Fafe 1 - Sporting Gijó 1 (Materrazi / Víctor Rodríguez);
22/07: Feirense 2 - Sporting Gijón 0 (Fabinho pen, Platiny pen);
23/07: Rio Ave 1 - Sporting Gijón 0 (Yasalde);
27/07: Athletic Bilbao 1 - Sporting Gijón 1 (Willams / Burgui pen) (in Leioa);
30/07: Triangular tournament, Manolo Preciado memorial,
Racing Santander, Sporting Gijón & Alavés (in Santander)
Racing 0 - Sporting 2 (Carmona, Bustos); Racing 0 - Alavés 0; Alavés 1 - Sporting 0 (Manu);
03/08: Lugo 3 - Sporting Gijón 0 (Yelko, Joselu 2);
06/08: Nancy 0 - Sporting Gijón 0 (in France);
13/08: Sporting Gijón 1 - Deportivo 1, 4-2 pso (Cop / Gama) (Villa de Gijón trophy).
20 Jul - 14 Aug Athletic Bilbao summer programme
Qualified for Europa League, although through to group stage, so no tricky pre-season qualifiers. Staying at home at first, training at Lezama, then off to England & Germany.

20/07: Huesca 1 - Athletic 1 (Camacho / Susaeta);
23/07: Bordeaux 2 - Athletic 2 (Crivelli 2 / Viguera, Guillermo) (in Tarnos);
27/07: Athletic Bilbao 1 - Sporting Gijón 1 (Willams / Burgui pen) (in Leioa);
30/07: Nantes 0 - Athletic 0;
07/08: Southampton 1 - Athletic 0 (Long);
09/08: Borussia Dortmund 0 - Athletic 1 (Susaeta);
12/08: Hoffenheim 1 - Athletic 1 (Kramaric / Gil);
14/08: Schalke '04 3 - Athletic 2 (Naldo, Huntelaar, Geis / San José, Aduríz pen).
22 Jul - 13 Aug Getafe summer programme
Staying in Segovia and then near Málaga / Marbella. Playing regional sides in August, ending in Tenerife.

22/07: Getafe 2 - Al-Ahli 2 (Fuster, Gorosito) (in Marbella);
28/07: Getafe 1 - Linares 0 (Castillón);
03/08: Gimnastica Segoviana 0 - Getafe 2 (Castillón, Calderón);
06/08: Albacete 0 - Getafe 1 (Pacheco);
10/08: Guijuelo 0 - Getafe 1 (Gorosito);
13/08: Tenerife 1 - Getafe 0 (Cristo).
22 Jul - 13 Aug Osasuna summer programme
Heading down to Costa Ballena in Andalusia for the last week of July, and will also be playing two matches against French opposition.

22/07: Toulouse 2 - Osasuna 0 (Braithwaite, Ben Yedder) (in Hendaya);
27/07: Sevilla Atlético 1 - Osasuna 2 (Ivi / Berenguer, Kodro);
30/07: Cádiz 2 - Osasuna 1 (Güiza, Despotovic / Nino);
03/08: Numancia 2 - Osasuna 1 (Alvarez pen, Mateu / Nino) (in Almazán);
06/08: Girondins Bordeaux 1 - Osasuna 1 (Guilbert / Imanol) (in San Juan de Luz);
12/08: Osasuna 0 - Eibar 1 (Kike García) (in Etxarri);
13/08: Osasuna 1 - Rayo Vallecano 5 (Nino / Ebert 2, A. Moreno, Embarba, Manucho) (in Burgos).
23 Jul - 13 Aug Atlético Madrid summer programme
Open with Jesús Gil memorial trophy in Burgo de Osma, then travel to Australia to play two games. In August they go to Turkey, and finish with Cádiz's Ramón de Carranza trophy. PS Friendly at Galatasaray cancelled due to political unrest in Turkey, replaced by visit to Italy.

23/07: Numancia 0 - Atlético 2 (Torres, Vietto);
29/07: Tottenham 0 - Atlético 1 (Godín) (in Melbourne);
31/07: Melbourne Victory 1 - Atlético 0 (Ansell);
06/08: Crotone 0 - Atlético 2 (Gaitán, Jota);
12/08: Cádiz 1 - Atlético 1, 3-2 pso (D. Sánchez / Carrasco);
13/08: Atlético 2 - Nigeria All Stars 1 (Gaitán, Godín / Bashir).
23 Jul - 13 Aug Espanyol summer programme
Training locally this year before playing three games in Holland, based in Apeldoorn. Visit Everton at start of August, then go to South Africa to take part in Amic Cup together with Kaizer Chiefs, Orland Pirates and Nigeria's Kano Pillars. No space though to fit in their own Ciutat de Barcelona trophy. PS. Trip to South Africa cancelled, replaced by a friendly against Italian champions Juventus.

23/07: Espanyol 4 - AE Prat 0 (Piatti, Baptistao 2, Jordán);
26/07: Utrecht 1 - Espanyol 1 (Haller / Reyes);
28/07: Almere City 1 - Espanyol 2 (Ahannach / Baptistao, Hernán);
30/07: Excelsior 0 - Espanyol 3 (O. Duarte, Baptistao, Alvaro);
03/08: Southampton 1 - Espanyol 1 (Romeu / Caicedo pen);
06/08: Everton 0 - Espanyol 1 (Baptistao pen);
13/08: Juventus 2 - Espanyol 2 (Mandzukic, Dybala / Baptistao, Moreno) (in Modena).
23 Jul - 13 Aug Leganés summer programme
Playing local friendles in and around Madrid before hosting their own Villa de Leganés trophy against Villarreal.

23/07: Talavera 0 - Leganés 1 (Guerrero);
27/07: Fuenlabrada 1 - Leganés 3 (Iribas / Gabriel, Saíz 2);
30/07: Real Madrid Castilla 0 - Leganés 1 (Víctor Díaz);
03/08: Toledo 1 - Leganés 1 (P. González / A. Martín);
06/08: Rayo Vallecano 2 - Leganés 0 (Ebert, Javi Guerra);
10/08: Numancia 1 - Leganés 1 (J. Alvarez / Toni);
13/08 (at 10:00): Alcorcón 1 - Leganés 0 (Nelson);
13/08 (at 20:30): Leganés 3 - Villarreal 2 (Víctor Díaz, Guerrero, Szymanowski pen / Mario González, Sansone pen);
27 Jul - 9 Aug Real Madrid summer programme
Pre-season conditioned by European Super Cup, which is against Sevilla in Norway. Taking part in International Champions Cup in North America beforehand, staying in Montreal and playing 3 matches in USA.

27/07: Paris St Germain 3 - Real Madrid 1 (Meunier 2, Ikone / Marcelo pen) (in Columbus);
30/07: Chelsea 2 - Real Madrid 3 (Hazard 2 / Marcelo 2, Mariano) (in Michigan);
03/08: Bayern Munich 0 - Real Madrid 1 (Danilo) (in New Jersey);
09/08: Real Madrid 3 - Sevilla 2 (Asensio, Ramos, Carvajal / Vázquez, Konoplyanka pen) (in Trondheim);
16/08: Real Madrid 5 - Stade Reims 3 (Nacho, Ramos, Morata, James, Mariano / Chavarría, Oudin, Kyei) (Bernabeu trophy).
30 Jul - 17 Aug Barcelona summer programme
Staying in Europe this summer, based initially near Birmingham, UK, with trips to Dublin & Stockholm. Host Gamper tournament against Sampdoria before playing in two-leg Spanish Super Cup v Sevilla.

30/07: Celtic 1 - Barcelona 3 (Griffiths / Turan, Ambrose og, Munir) (in Dublin);
03/08: Leicester 2 - Barcelona 4 (Musa 2 / Munir 2, L. Suárez, Mujica) (in Stockholm);
06/08: Liverpool 4 - Barcelona 0 (Mané, Mascherano og, Origi, Grujic) (in Wembley);
10/08: Barcelona 3 - Sampdoria 2 (L. Suárez, Messi 2 / Muriel, Budimir);
14/08: Sevilla 0 - Barcelona 2 (Luis Suárez, Munir);
17/08: Barcelona 3 - Sevilla 0 (Turan 2, Messi).
9 Aug LXXI Teresa Herrera Trophy, La Coruña
Single match again this season, with Villarreal the opponents in Riazor. Respective ladies' teams met first.
Deportivo 2 - Villarreal 0 (Andone, Carles Gil).
9 Aug European Super Cup
The European Supercup was once again played in the second week of August, this time in Trondheim, Norway. For the third year in a row it was an all Spanish affair, Champions League winners Real Madrid meeting five time Europa League champions Sevilla.

Real Madrid won 3-2 thanks to a strike by Dani Carvajal in the last minute of extra time. See separate section for details.
10 Aug Colombino trophy, Huelva
52nd edition of this prestigious trophy took place, despite the serious financial problems that Recreativo are having. Triangular tournament together with Betis & Córdoba.

Recre 1 - Córdoba 0 (Manu Torres);
Betis 0 - Córdoba 2 (Juli, Rodri);
Recre 0 - Betis 0.
Winners: Recreativo.
12 / 13 Aug LXII Ramón de Carranza trophy, Cádiz
Top level line-up for the 62nd edition of Cádiz's prestigious summer tournament to celebrate team's promotion: Cádiz, Atlético Madrid, Málaga and a Nigerian "All-Star" XI.

12/08: Cádiz 1 - Atlético 1, 3-2 pso (D. Sánchez pen / Carrasco);
12/08: Málaga 4 - Nigeria All-Stars 1 (Kuzmanovic, Sandro 2, Nesyri / Emmanuel);
13/08: 3/4 play-off: Atlético 2 - All Stars 1 (Gaitán, Godín / Bashir);
13/08: Final: Cádiz 1 - Málaga 2 (Charles pen, Nesyri).
Winners: Málaga.
14 / 17 Aug Spanish Super Cup
Barcelona won the Spanish league and cup this season, so they played cup runners up Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup. First leg in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium 14/08, and the return match in the Nou Camp 17/08. See separate section for more.

14/08: Sevilla 0 - Barcelona 2 (Luis Suárez, Munir);
17/08: Barcelona 3 - Sevilla 0 (Turan 2, Messi).
Winners: Barcelona.
17 / 23 Aug Champions' League play-off round
Villarreal 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 are Mónaco, with the first leg at home. See separate section for details.

17/08: Villarreal 1 - Monaco 2 (Pato / Fabinho pen, Silva);
23/08: Monaco 1 - Villarreal 0 (Fabinho pen).
Villarreal eliminated and will play Europa League instead.
18 - 25 Aug Europa League play-off round
With Europa League champions Sevilla being bumped up once again to the Champions League, only fifth placed Athletic Bilbao and sixth placed Celta are taking part in the competition this season. Both have been given a pass through to the league stage however, so there will be no La Liga teams in the play-off round this year.
19 - 22 Aug LA LIGA, DAY ONE
First weekend of the season, both in the first and second divisions. Fixtures were published on 15th July. See separate sections for details.

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