Real Madrid pre-season fixtures: Complete summer tour & match schedule

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Zinedine Zidane's men participated in the ICC before a potentially hectic start to the competitive campaign

Real Madrid have a busy pre-season as a result of their double-winning 2016-17 campaign, which saw them collect both La Liga and the Champions League trophies

By defending their European crown, Zinedine Zidane's men added the UEFA Super Cup to a schedule that already includes the Spanish Super Cup between the winners of the league and the Copa del Rey.

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With four friendly matches in the United States already played, the Blancos will certainly not be short of minutes when the league campaign gets under way.

This is your complete guide to the fixtures played by Real Madrid during pre-season.


REAL MADRID PRE-SEASON FIXTURES


Date Opponent Time (local / BST) Venue
Jul 23 Manchester United 14:00 / 22:00 Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Jul 26 Manchester City 20:00 / 04:00 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Jul 29 Barcelona 19:30 / 00:30 Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Aug 2 MLS All-Stars 21:00 / 02:00 Soldier Field, Chicago

Madrid's first game was against Manchester United at the 68,500-seater Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on July 23. The Blancos went behind before equalising through Casemiro, but ultimately lost on penalties, with David de Gea foiling the Spanish champions.

Madrid then took a quick one-hour flight down the coast to Los Angeles, to play Manchester City three days later. However, they were utterly outclassed by Pep Guardiola's men, losing 4-1 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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After that, Real contested the first Clasico against Barcelona outside of Spain for 25 years at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, but Zidane's men tasted yet another defeat, with Gerard Pique scoring the winner in a 3-2 thriller.

With their ICC participation over, Madrid flew three hours north to Chicago for the much anticipated MLS All-Star Game against a team containing former player Kaka and the likes of David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Real concluded their friendly schedule with victory at Soldier Field, but only through penalties, after being held to a 1-1 draw.


WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?


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Real Madrid begin their defence of the Liga title with an away clash against Deportivo la Coruna on August 20.

Ahead of that, however, Madrid will, of course, play in the Supercopa as defending league champions. They will face Barcelona, who won the Copa del Rey, so we will see three Clasicos between the end of July and mid-August.

The second leg of the Supercopa - which Madrid will host at the Santiago Bernabeu - will then take place on Tuesday, August 15.

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Before that, though, the Champions League winners will play Europa League winners Manchester United in Macedonia in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday, August 8.

Since the first league game is not until the end of August, Real will have three competitive matches under their belt by the time they kick a ball in the Spanish top flight. Their Champions League campaign, meanwhile, will begin when the group stage kicks off in September.

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