Real Madrid 2018-19 season: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete La Liga schedule

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The European Champions prepared for the new season in North America and without the services of star striker Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid won their third successive Champions League trophy against Liverpool but are a club who have been shaken with major changes to their team – with manager Zinedine Zidane having resigned from his post soon after the European victory and star striker Cristiano Ronaldo leaving to Juventus in a big-money move

Julen Lopetegui has taken the reigns of the European Champions ahead of the new season and will look to improve on the Spanish side's league showing after they finished third in La Liga – two places behind winners Barcelona.

Fresh off the back of an eventful World Cup, where the likes of Luka Modric and Raphael Varane starred, Madrid have battled in the International Champions Cup (ICC) and closed out their preparations against local rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. 

Goal  brings you a complete guide to Real Madrid's 2018 pre-season tour as well as dates, venues and all you need to know about the preparations for the new campaign.

Real Madrid pre-season fixtures

Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 31 Real Madrid 1-2 Man United 1:05am / 8:05pm Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
Aug 4 Real Madrid 3-1 Juventus 11:05pm / 6:05pm FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Aug 7 Real Madrid 2-1 Roma 1:05am / 8:05pm MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Aug 11 Real Madrid 3-1 AC Milan 8pm / 5pm Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Aug 15 Real Madrid 2-4 Atletico Madrid (AET)* 9pm / 6pm Lillekula Stadium, Tallinn

*UEFA Super Cup fixture.

Madrid got their pre-season started with a massive fixture against Manchester United at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. In a meeting between managers of Real Madrid new and old – with Jose Mourinho's side taking a 2-1 win over his former side and their new boss. 

They then faced off against Juventus in Maryland in another high-profile European clash, with Los Blancos rolling to a 3-1 victory. 

Lopetegui's then faced Roma in New Jersey to cap off their Stateside tour with a 2-1 win. Los Blancos concluded their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 win over AC Milan at the Santiago Bernabeu before losing their first competitive fixture against Atletico Madrid in Estonia to hand their rivals the UEFA Super Cup.

Real Madrid 2018-19 squad numbers

Squad number Position Player
1 GK Keylor Navas
2 DF Dani Carvajal
3 DF Jesus Vallejo
4 DF Sergio Ramos
5 DF Raphael Varane
6 DF Nacho
8 MF Toni Kroos
9 FW Karim Benzema
10 MF Luka Modric
11 FW Gareth Bale
12 DF Marcelo
13 GK Kiko Casilla
14 MF Casemiro
17 FW Lucas Vazquez
18 MF Marcos Llorente
19 DF Alvaro Odriozola
20 MF Marco Asensio
21 FW Borja Mayoral
22 MF Isco
24 MF Dani Ceballos
30 GK Luca Zidane
- GK Andriy Lunin
- FW Vinicius Junior
- MF Martin Odegaard
- DF Fabio Coentrao
- MF Federico Valverde
- FW Raul de Tomas
- GK Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid 2018-19 transfer activity

Real Madrid pocketed a €100 million (£88m/$117m) windfall following Ronaldo's sensational move to Juventus, and they will be expected to dip into the transfer window for a suitable replacement before it closes on August 31.

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They have already been linked with the likes of Belgium duo Eden Hazard  and recently had to deny that they inquired about the services of ex-Barcelona forward Neymar .

Mauro Icardi, Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski have all been tentatively linked to the Blancos since the start of the summer, and attacking reinforcements are assured.

One long-rumoured target who has landed in Madrid is former Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who joined from Chelsea for €35m, with Mateo Kovacic heading in the opposite direction on a season-long loan.

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