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
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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.
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.
Transfer activity in
|GK||Andriy Lunin||Zorya Luhansk||€8.5m|
|DF||Alvaro Odriozola||Real Sociedad||€30m|
Transfer activity out
|DF||Achraf Hakimi||Borussia Dortmund (loan)||Free|
|MF||Mateo Kovacic||Chelsea (loan)||Swap|
|DF||Theo Hernandez||Real Sociedad (loan)||Free|
Real Madrid's La Liga 2018-19 fixtures
|19/08/2018||17:30||Real Madrid vs Getafe|
|26/08/2018||17:30||Girona vs Real Madrid|
|02/09/2018||17:30||Real Madrid vs Leganes|
|16/09/2018||17:30||Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid|
|23/09/2018||17:30||Real Madrid vs Espanyol|
|26/09/2018||17:30||Sevilla vs Real Madrid|
|30/09/2018||17:30||Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid|
|07/10/2018||17:30||Alaves vs Real Madrid|
|21/10/2018||17:30||Real Madrid vs Levante|
|28/10/2018||17:30||Barcelona vs Real Madrid|
|04/11/2018||17:30||Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid|
|11/11/2018||17:30||Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid|
|25/11/2018||17:30||Eibar vs Real Madrid|
|02/12/2018||17:30||Real Madrid vs Valencia|
|09/12/2018||17:30||SD Huesca vs Real Madrid|
|16/12/2018||17:30||Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano|
|22/12/2018||17:30||Villarreal vs Real Madrid|
|06/01/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad|
|13/01/2019||17:30||Real Betis vs Real Madrid|
|20/01/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Sevilla|
|27/01/2019||17:30||Espanyol vs Real Madrid|
|03/02/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Alaves|
|10/02/2019||17:30||Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid|
|17/02/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Girona|
|24/02/2019||17:30||Levante vs Real Madrid|
|03/03/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Barcelona|
|10/03/2019||17:30||Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid|
|17/03/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo|
|31/03/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs SD Huesca|
|03/04/2019||17:30||Valencia vs Real Madrid|
|07/04/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Eibar|
|14/04/2019||17:30||Leganes vs Real Madrid|
|24/04/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao|
|28/04/2019||17:30||Getafe vs Real Madrid|
|05/05/2019||17:30||Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid|
|12/05/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Villareal|
|19/05/2019||17:30||Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid|
|26/05/2019||17:30||Real Madrid vs Real Betis|