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