Pre-season plans revealed

Club confirms preseason friendlies

Atletico Madrid in pre-season training

Although it is still unclear whether Atlético will tour Africa and/or Asia this summer, the club did confirm the friendlies the team will play in preseason. An overview:

17 July: Alcalá

6-8 August: Trofeo Ramón de Carranza (Sevilla, Cádiz and an unconfirmed fourth team)

17-19 August: Trofeo Colombino (Atlético vs Sporting Gijón / Recreativo vs Bolton Wanderers)

14 August: Trofeo Ciudad de Palma (Real Mallorca)

It is rumoured that Liverpool will be the fourth team participating in the Trofeo Ramón de Carranza.

Like previous years, the team has started training in Los Ángeles de San Rafael in Segovia to get in physical shape. Atlético’s first match of the season, against Alcalá, will be played coming Saturday. Kickoff is at 20.45 CET in Estadio Municipal Virgen del Val. Coach Quique Sánchez Flores has been working with twenty-six players in preseason, but it seems unlikely all will be given a shot.

These six friendlies are all in preparation for the European Supercup on 27 August, when Atleti takes on Internazionale in Monaco.

  • Derek Maaijen

    Although unconfirmed, it seems we’ll also be playing a friendly against Real Betis on 24 July