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. (15.07.17)

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 - Valencia;
13/07 (in Switzerland): Sporting Lisbon - Valencia;
16/07: Etoile Sportive - Valencia;
22/07 (in Canada): NY Cosmos - Valencia;
24/07: Cincinnati - Valencia;
30/07: Bournemouth - Valencia;
05/08: Werder Bremen - Valencia;
11/08: Valencia - Atalanta.
12 Jul - 12 Aug Athletic Bilbao summer programme
Starting early this year as have to play Europa League qualifier at end of June. First games based in Crans Montana, Switzerland, then back to Spain.

12/07: Basel - Athletic;
15/07: Sion - Athletic;
77/07 (in Switzerland): Fenerbahce - Athletic;
21/07: Brugues - Athletic;
22/07 (in Sestao): Valladolid - Athletic;
27/07: Dinamo Bucharest- Athletic (E-League);
03/08: Athletic- Dinamo Bucharest (E-League);
05/08 (in Dublin): Liverpool - Athletic;
12/08: Alavés - Athletic.
13 Jul - 5 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 2 ;
15/07: Silva - Deportivo;
18/07: Cerceda - Deportivo;
20/07: Somozas - Deportivo;
22/07: Bergantiños - Deportivo;
25/07: Pontevedra - Deportivo;
27/07: Racing Ferrol - Deportivo;
30/07: Porto - Deportivo;
03/08: Oviedo - Deportivo;
05/08: Deportivo - West Brom;
05/08: Tenerife - Deportivo.
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 - Betis ;
18/07: Arcos - Betis ;
20/07 (in Faro): Benfica - Betis ;
21/07 (in Lepe): Vitoria Setubal - Betis ;
26/07: Extremadura - Betis ;
06/08 (in Reutlingen): Stuttgart - Betis ;
08/08: Córdoba - Betis ;
09/08 (in Catania): AC Milan - Betis ;
12/08 (in Lecce): Inter Milan - Betis.
14 Jul - 13 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**, but no news as yet of their own Costa del Sol Cup.

14/07: Málaga - Sheffield United;
23/07*: Hertha Berlin - Málaga;
23/07*: Duisberg or Aston Villa - Málaga;
26/07: AZ Alkmaar - Málaga;
29/07: Borussia Mönchengladbach - Málaga;
12/08**: TBC - Málaga;
13/08**: TBC - Málaga;
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 - Real Sociedad;
18/07: Girondins Bordeaux - Real Sociedad;
22/07: Saint Etienne - Real Sociedad;
25/07 (in Arnhem): Genclerbirligi - Real Sociedad;
27/07: Venlo - Real Sociedad;
29/07: Feyernoord - Real Sociedad;
02/08: Groningen - Real Sociedad;
05/08: Watford - Real Sociedad;
12/08 (in Palencia): Sporting Gijón - Real Sociedad.
15 Jul - 13 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 - Villarreal B;
22/07: Nàstic - Villarreal;
26/07: TBC - Villarreal;
30/07 (in Alcoy): Levante - Villarreal;
02/08: Boca Juniors - Villarreal;
06/08 (in Tronto): Inter Milan - Villarreal;
12/08*: TBC - Villarreal;
13/08*: TBC - Villarreal.
16 Jul - 13 Aug Las Palmas summer programme
More to follow...

16/07: San Bartolomé de Tirajana - Las Palmas;
17 Jul - 12 Aug Eibar summer programme
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17/07: Real Unión - Eibar;
17 Jul - 23 Aug Sevilla summer programme
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17/07: Cerezo Osaka - Sevilla;
19 Jul - 10 Aug Espanyol summer programme
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19/07 (in Jakarta): Persija - Espanyol;
19 Jul - 12 Aug Alavés summer programme
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19/07: Toulouse - Alavés;
20 Jul - 13 Aug Levante summer programme
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20/07: La Nucia - Levante;
22 Jul - 12 Aug Leganés summer programme
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22/07: Fuenlabrada - Leganés;
22 Jul - 5 Aug Celta summer programme
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22/07: Sporting Gijón / Ferrol - Celta;
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 - Barcelona;
25/07 (in Washington): Manchester United - Barcelona;
29/07 (in Miami): Barcelona - Real Madrid;
07/08: Barcelona - Chapecoense;
12 or 13/08*: Barcelona - Real Madrid;
15 or 16/08*: Real Madrid - Barcelona.
23 Jul - 16 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.

23/07 (in Santa Clara): Manchester United - Real Madrid;
26/07 (in Los Angeles): Manchester City - Real Madrid;
29/07 (in Miami): Barcelona - Real Madrid;
03/08 (in Chicago): MLS XI - Real Madrid;
08/08 (in Skopje): Manchester United - Real Madrid;
12 or 13/08*: Barcelona - Real Madrid;
15 or 16/08*: Real Madrid - Barcelona.
25 Jul - 6 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 - Atlético;
01/08*: Napoli - Atlético;
02/08*: Bayern Munich or Liverpool - Atlético;
06/08: Brighton - Atlético.
25 Jul - 5 Aug Girona summer programme
More to follow...

25/07: Nottingham Forest - Girona;
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 will be Dinamo Bucharest, with the first leg in Romania on 27/07, and the return at San Mamés on 03/08.

28 Jul - 9 Aug Getafe summer programme
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28/07: Villarreal B - Getafe;
5 Aug LXXII Teresa Herrera Trophy, La Coruña
Single match again this season, with West Bromwich Albion the opponents in Riazor.
8 Aug European Super Cup
The European Supercup will take place once again in the second week of August, this time in Skopje, Macedonia. Champions League winners Real Madrid will play José Mourinho's Manchester United.
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 - Las Palmas;
12/08: Málaga - Villarreal;
12/08: 3/4 play-off;
12/08: Final.
11-13 Aug Colombino trophy, Huelva
With Recreativo (the oldest club in the league) struggling for survival, no details have been announced to date of the 53rd edition of this prestigious trophy. Dates provisionally set for mid-August though.
13 / 16 Aug Spanish Super Cup
There will be 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 provisionally on 13/08, and the return match in the Bernabeu stadium 16/08. See separate section for more.
15 or 16 / 22 or 23 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 to be decided. See separate section for details.
19 - 20 Aug LA LIGA, DAY ONE
First weekend of the season, both in the first and second divisions. Fixtures will be published on 20th July. See separate sections for details.

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