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JUE 22.07.2021 | NEWS

LaLiga Santander clubs descend on Britain this summer in bumper schedule of pre-season action

A record nine teams from Spain’s top flight are heading to Britain this summer for pre-season matches, with the Premier League and beyond looking to test themselves against top opposition.


JUE 22.07.2021

Football fans hoping to get a sneak peek of the best LaLiga Santander has to offer ahead of the new season are in luck this summer, with just under half the Spanish top flight heading to the UK for friendly action.

As teams from the Premier League, Championship and SPL put the final touches on their preparations for next season, they have looked to LaLiga to provide their sides with top-notch opposition.

In total, a record eleven teams from LaLiga Santander are playing warm-up matches in the UK, kicking off with Real Madrid’s showpiece clash with Rangers on Sunday 25th July at Ibrox.

Athletic Club and CA Osasuna will be taking on Liverpool, while Real Betis, Levante UD, Cádiz CF, RC Celta, Sevilla FC, Getafe CF, and Valencia CF all face similar Premier League tests. Villarreal CF, meanwhile, who showed Manchester United what they are made of in last season’s UEFA Europa League final, take on Leicester and Leeds in preparation for their UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea in Belfast.

The full list of matches this summer is as follows (all times BST):


Sun 25 - Rangers 2-1 Real Madrid (6pm) - Ibrox Stadium

Wed 28 - Derby County 1-0 Real Betis - Pride Park

Sat 31 - Leeds Utd 2-3 Real Betis - Loughborough University



Wed 4 - Leicester City 3-2 Villarreal CF - King Power Stadium

Wed 4 - Southampton 1-0 Levante UD - St Mary's Stadium

Sat 7 - Aston Villa P-P Sevilla FC - Villa Park

Sat 7 - Burnley v Cádiz CF (3pm) - Turf Moor

Sat 7 - Southampton v Athletic Club (3pm) - St Mary's Stadium

Sat 7 - Wolverhampton v RC Celta (3pm) - Molineux

Sat 7 - Brentford v Valencia CF (5.30pm) - Brentford Community Stadium

Sat 7 - Leeds Utd v Villarreal CF (7pm) - Elland Road

Sat 7 - Brighton and Hove Albion v Getafe CF (7pm) - The Amex Stadium

Sun 8 - Liverpool v Athletic Club (4pm) - Anfield

Mon 9 - Liverpool v CA Osasuna (7pm) - Anfield

Wed 11 - Chelsea v Villarreal CF (UEFA Super Cup, 8pm) - Windsor Park, Belfast

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