Here is your complete guide to the club’s 2019-20 pre-season, matches, dates and venues, featuring all you need to know about their summer
Real Madrid returned to the United States this summer to participate in the International Champions’ Cup (ICC).
The Spanish giants will face off against European heavyweights such as Bayern Munich and Arsenal stateside, including a flagship Madrid derby against Atletico at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Here is your complete guide to Real Madrid’s 2019-20 pre-season and La Liga fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about their summer preparations.
Real Madrid pre-season fixtures
|Date||Match||Time (UK / US ET)||Venue|
|Jul 20||Bayern Munich 3-1 Real Madrid||1am / 8pm||NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas|
|Jul 23||Real Madrid 2-2 Arsenal (3-2 pens.)||12am / 7pm||FedExField, Maryland|
|Jul 26||Real Madrid 3-7 Atletico Madrid||12:30am / 7:30pm||MetLife Stadium, New Jersey|
|Jul 30||Real Madrid 0-1 Tottenham||5pm / 12pm||Allianz Arena|
Real Madrid’s pre-season campaign began when they took on Bayern Munich in Texas to open their ICC campaign on July 20.
They play an additional two ICC matches against Arsenal and Atletico towards the end of the month before rounding off their pre-season preparations against Tottenham at the Allianz Arena in the Audi Cup.
Real Madrid 2019-20 transfer activity
Real Madrid are in the middle of a busy summer following an underwhelming season in which they failed to lift silverware. Los Blancos finished third in the league and exited from the Champions League early at the hands of Ajax.
The Liga side completed the signing of Eden Hazard for a fee upwards of €100 million, after already having confirmed Luka Jovic as an arrival in the first week of June .
Rumours circulated around captain Sergio Ramos potentially leaving the side for a move to China amidst a rumoured falling out with the club backroom, but the defender recently stated that he plans on staying at the Bernabeu until the end of his career.
Gareth Bale, who has become overwhelmingly unpopular with Real Madrid fans, is also expected leave the Bernabeu following a turbulent few seasons in Madrid.
|CF||Luka Jovic||Frankfurt||€70m||July 1|
|CB||Eder Militao||Porto||€50m||July 1|
|LB||Ferland Mendy||Lyon||€48m||July 1|
|CAM||Eden Hazard||Chelsea||€100m||July 1|
|MF||Marcos Llorente||Atletico Madrid||€40m||July 1|
|MF||Oscar Rodriguez||Levante||Loan||July 1|
|GK||Luca Zidane||Racing Santander||Loan||July 1|
|DF||Sergio Reguilon||Sevilla||Loan||July 1|
|DF||Alvaro Tejero||Eibar||€3m||Jul 1|
|MF||Mateo Kovacic||Chelsea||€45m||Jul 1|
|MF||Martin Odegaard||Real Sociedad||Loan||Jul 1|
|FW||Raul de Thomas||Benfica||€20m||Jul 1|
|DF||Theo Hernandez||AC Milan||€20m||July 6|
Real Madrid 2019-20 La Liga fixtures
Real Madrid kick off the 2019-20 Liga campaign away from home with a game against Celta Vigo on August 17.
Their first home game comes the week afterwards, with Real Valladolid visiting the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos are away for the first league Clasico of the season against Barcelona, which is scheduled to take place on October 27 at Camp Nou.
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