Modric during a Real Madrid training session

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He Real Madrid already has two organized preseason games. The merengue team, which returned to training last Monday, does not want to arrive at the start of La Liga out of shape and without having had contact with another team on a pitch. Therefore, the set of Zidane has closed a game against him Vallecano Ray and another against him Getafe to get a rhythm before September 20.

The preseason will be completely different from those experienced on other occasions and all due to the coronavirus pandemic that affects a large part of the planet. Far from the friendly championships against teams from other leagues, the stadiums packed with fans from other countries and meetings to test the signings, this time only two games will be played and against teams from the Community of Madrid. They will be in the Alfredo Di Stefano and following the strict protocol set by LaLiga to avoid any risk of contagion.

On September 9, Rayo Vallecano will be the one that approaches the Valdebebas facilities to play on the same field that the National Team will do in the UEFA Nations League. The Madrid team is part of the Second Division and recently received the transfer of Fran garcia, Real Madrid youth squad and first incorporation of the team of Iraola.

Modric during a Real Madrid training session

After this first physical test, the merengue team will continue training until the 15th, when Getafe de Bordalás make a journey similar to that of Rayo to play against the merengue team. The azulones finished last season in the Europa League area and this season they traveled to Germany to play the round of 16. However, and as it happened to Madrid, they did not pass the phase and returned to their city.

Curiously, this game was going to be the one on the first day of La Liga. Both would debut the weekend of September 12 and 13. However, due to the permission granted by The league to all the teams that have played in August, their start in the domestic competition will be delayed more than usual and they will not debut until matchday 2.

The start of the League

That is the next important date that Zidane’s squad has in mind. On September 20 they will travel to the Basque Country to play against the Real Sociedad in Anoeta. It will be the return of Odegaard to what has been his home and the first litmus test for the new Real Madrid. The game against Getafe, postponed, still does not have a closed date on a fairly tight calendar.

For these matches, the players will be able to be summoned with their respective teams and who have returned to work before the rest. In front of the training that is being carried out in Valdebebas by players like Modric or Casemiro, others like Sergio Ramos They have once again tasted what it is like to jump onto the pitch to play an official match.

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