Rivals and matches of Simeone’s team

The Cholo team is preparing for the start of the League in Los Angeles de San Rafael, in Segovia. The hard physical preparation that teacher Ortega submits to the rojiblancos soccer players will last until approximately July 23, when the first games before the national competition are near.

After a season made up of ups and downs like last year, the mattress team, which finished third in LaLiga Santander, wants to fight for the title again and the first step is the athletic preparation that the players will do in the concentration of Segovia. The physical load imposed on the players will also help them to prevent injuries, a key factor during the past year that the team had to face in the middle of the season. Because of this, the club also decided not to make Asian tours or travel to excessively distant destinations so as not to burden the players before the competition begins.

The first game of the rojiblanco team, as is tradition, will be played at the end of training in Burgo de Osma. His rival will be a historical like the Numantia, against whom he will play his first preparation match on July 27. In this way, Cholo will also have the opportunity to see the form of his footballers, especially the new signings such as Axel Witsel and Samuel Lino, in addition to the reincorporated Alvaro Morata and Saul Niguez.

The second confirmed match will be on July 30 against the mighty Manchester United, who with Ten Hag on the bench seeks to open a new cycle. In their preseason debut, the ‘red devil’ team had to face Klopp’s Liverpool, who ran over them 4-0. In addition, Manchester United was already Atlético Madrid’s rival last season, when ‘Atleti’ eliminated them in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The match will be played in Norway, at the Ullevaal Stadion, in Oslo.

The third match confirmed in this preparation will be next August 4 against Cadiz. As is tradition, the trophy will be disputed Ramon de Carranzabetween two clubs with a good relationship and that usually coincide in the historic preseason tournament in Cadiz.

The last duel recently confirmed is the friendly, in Tel Aviv, against the Juventus. The Italian team from Turin will face their former striker Álvaro Morata who has just returned to his club after a loan at the Bloomfield stadium.



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