Real Madrid’s 2013 pre-season has been officially announced. With Carlo Ancelotti as new boss and signings in Dani Carvajal, Casemiro and Isco already announced, Real Madrid’s focus can now shift to preparing for the next season with the reinforcements and giving Ancelotti the chance to experiment with things.
|Pre-season friendlies 2013|
|21 July||AFC Bournemouth||Goldsands Stadium||2045 CET|
|24 July||Lyon||Stade de Gerland, France||2100 CET|
|27 July||Paris Saint Germain||Goteborg, Sweden||2000 CET|
|1 August||Real Madrid v LA Galaxy||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||0430 CET (2 August)|
|3 August||Real Madrid v Juventus or Everton||Los Angeles, California, United States||0200 CET (4 August)|
|6 or 7 August||Opponent not confirmed||Miami, Florida, United States||–|
|10 August||Real Madrid v Inter Milan||Saint Louis, Missouri, United States||2000 CET|
|29 August||Deportivo La Coruna v Real Madrid||Estadio Riazor (Trofeo Teresa Herrera)||–|
For a fourth consecutive year, Real Madrid would be based in UCLA Campus and have major chunk of the pre-season in the United States. The US tournament is termed as the Guinness International Champions Cup.
Before that, Real Madrid face English side AFC Bournmeouth then French sides in Paris Saint Germain and Lyon.
UPDATE: Real Madrid will play a friendly against Deportivo La Coruna on the 29th August for which apparently Real Madrid would earn nothing and the proceeds to go to Deportivo who dropped to the Segunda division.