Champions League teams' pre-season friendlies

We look at the preparations of the 26 sides already in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Robert Lewandowski scored the first-ever German Super Cup hat-trick as Bayern beat Eintracht 5-0
Robert Lewandowski scored the first-ever German Super Cup hat-trick as Bayern beat Eintracht 5-0 ©Getty Images

Atlético Madrid (ESP)

Having beaten Arsenal on penalties and lost to a last-minute Paris goal in Singapore, Atlético won at Cagliari – 19-year-old Borja Garcés getting the only goal. The defeat by Inter was the last of their three International Champions Cup games following the two in Asia. They are off to Tallinn to face Real Madrid for the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday, five days before opening the Liga at Valencia.

26/07: Atlético 1-1, 3-1pens Arsenal (Singapore)
30/07: Paris 3-2 Atlético (Singapore)
05/08: Stuttgart 1-1 Atlético (Stuttgart, Germany)
08/08: Cagliari 0-1 Atlético (Cagliari, Italy)
11/08: Atlético 0-1 Inter (Madrid, Spain)

Barcelona (ESP)

There were mixed results with a depleted squad in the International Champions Cup in the United States, but they were followed by a 2-1 win against Sevilla in Tangier to lift the new one-off Spanish Super Cup. Wednesday's visit of Boca Juniors in the Joan Gamper Trophy is to come before the first Liga game on Saturday.

29/07: Barcelona 2-2, 5-3pens Tottenham (Pasadena, United States)
01/08: Barcelona 2-4 Roma (Arlington, United States)
05/08: AC Milan 1-0 Barcelona (Santa Clara, United States)
12/08: Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla (Tangier, Morocco)
15/08: Barcelona v Boca Juniors (Barcelona, Spain)

Bayern München (GER)

After mixed fortunes in their three International Champions Cup games, seeing a 2-0 lead disappear against Manchester City, Bayern have returned home for three matches including a stunning German Super Cup win at new coach Niko Kovač's previous club Eintracht Frankfurt in which Robert Lewandowski scored the competiiton's first-ever hat-trick. Bayern's domestic season kicks off with a German Cup tie at Drochtersen/Assel on Sunday before their Bundesliga defence starts six days later against Hoffenheim.

21/07: Bayern 3-1 Paris (Klagenfurt, Austria)
25/07: Juventus 2-0 Bayern (Philadelphia, United States)
29/07: Bayern 2-3 Manchester City (Miami, United States)
05/08: Bayern 1-0 Manchester United (Munich, Germany)
12/08: Eintracht Frankfurt 0-5 Bayern (Frankfurt, Germany)
15/08: Hamburg v Bayern (Hamburg, Germany)

Dortmund got the better of Manchester City
Dortmund got the better of Manchester City©Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Back-to-back wins against Manchester City and Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool were highlights of a successful International Champions Cup campaign while Marco Reus was on target in the last friendly against Lazio. Dortmund's domestic season starts with a 20 August German Cup trip to Greuther Fürth before hosting RB Leipzig six days later in the Bundesliga.

13/07: Austria Wien 0-1 Dortmund (Vienna, Austria)
20/07: Manchester City 0-1 Dortmund (Chicago, United States)
22/07: Liverpool 1-3 Dortmund (Charlotte, United States)
26/07: Dortmund 2-2, 3-4pens Benfica (Pittsburgh, United States)
03/08: Dortmund 1-1 Rennes (Altach, Austria)
07/08: Dortmund 1-3 Napoli (St Gallen, Switzerland)
12/08: Dortmund 1-0 Lazio (Essen, Germany)

Club Brugge (BEL)

A low-key build-up for Club Brugge ended with a Belgian Super Cup victory at home to Standard. The start to their league campaign has been anything but understated, however, with a perfect record from three matches and nine goals scored.

30/06: Torhout 0-6 Club Brugge (Torhout, Belgium)
04/07: FCSB 1-1 Club Brugge (Garderen, Belgium)
14/07: Hapoel Haifa 1-3 Club Brugge (Deinze, Belgium)
18/07: Club Brugge 0-0 Mechelen (Tongeren, Belgium)
22/07: Club Brugge 2-1 Standard Liège (Bruges, Belgium)

CSKA Moskva (RUS)

Another team already back in league action, CSKA won the Russian Super Cup on 27 July thanks to Khetag Khosonov's 106th-minute goal against Lokomotiv. That promise has not materialised as yet, though, with no wins and only one goal in their opening three league contests.

29/06: Admira Wacker Modling 1-1 CSKA Moskva (Maria Enzerdorf, Austria)
07/07: CSKA Moskva 1-4 FC København (Dietersdorf bei Furstenfield, Austria)
11/07: Hamburg 1-0 CSKA Moskva (Drassburg, Austria)
15/07: CSKA Moskva 4-1 Beşiktaş (Graz, Austria)
21/07: CSKA Moskva 1-1 Yenisey (Moscow, Russia)
27/07: Lokomotiv Moskva 0-1aet CSKA Moskva (Nishny Novgorod, Russia)

Galatasaray (TUR)

Galatasaray ended pre-season with defeat on penalties in the Turkish Super Cup against Akhisarspor. Their league campaign started more successfully as they emerged 3-1 winners at Ankaragücü.

13/07: Wil 0-1 Galatasaray (Zurich, Switzerland)
18/07: Galatasaray 1-3 PSV Eindhoven (Montreaux, Switzerland)
21/07: Galatasaray 1-2 Valencia (Freibourg, Switzerland)
25/07: Sakaryaspor 0-3 Galatasaray (Asapazari, Turkey)
28/07: Club Africain 0-1 Galatasaray (Rades, Tunisia)
31/07: AEK Athens 3-2 Galatasaray (Athens, Greece)
05/08: Galatasaray 1-1aet, 4-5pens Akhisarspor (Konya, Turkey)

Hoffenheim (GER)

As they prepare for their group debut, Hoffenheim start their domestic campaign with a German Cup trip to Kaiserslautern on Saturday, six days before they launch the Bundesliga at Bayern. Seven different players scored in the win against Heerenveen, five against Chievo.

13/07: Hoffenheim 3-0 Unterhaching (Pocking, Germany)
21/07: Hoffenheim 2-2 Queens Park Rangers (Eppingen, Germany)
28/07: Hoffenheim 8-2 Heerenveen (Bruchsal, German)
04/08: Hoffenheim 5-0 Chievo (Wels, Austria)
11/08: Hoffenheim 1-1 Eibar (Sinsheim, Germany)

Lautaro Martínez enjoys scoring Inter's winner against Atlético
Lautaro Martínez enjoys scoring Inter's winner against Atlético©Getty Images

Internazionale Milano (ITA)

Inter have remained within Europe for pre-season with even their International Champions Cup games in Nice, Lecce and Madrid. Third in that competition, they begin Serie A at Sassuolo on Sunday.

14/07: Lugano 0-3 Inter (Lugano, Switzerland)
18/07: Sion 2-0 Inter (Sion, Switzerland)
21/07: Inter 3-3 Zenit (Pisa, Italy)
24/07: Sheffield United 1-1 Inter (Sheffield, England)
28/07: Chelsea 1-1, 5-4pens Inter (Nice, France)
04/08: Inter 1-0 Lyon (Lecce, Italy)
11/08: Atlético 0-1 Inter (Madrid, Spain)

Juventus (ITA)

While Cristiano Ronaldo trained in his new home of Turin, his club-mates were in the United States, including a defeat by Real Madrid. Juventus start their Serie A defence at Chievo on Saturday.

25/07: Juventus 2-0 Bayern (Philadelphia, United States)
28/07: Benfica 1-1, 2-4pens Juventus (Harrison, United States)
01/08: MLS All-Stars 1-1, 3-5pens Juventus (Atlanta, United States)
04/08: Real Madrid 3-1 Juventus (Landover, United States)

More than 100,000 saw Liverpool defeat Manchester United
More than 100,000 saw Liverpool defeat Manchester United©Getty Images

Liverpool (ENG)

Liverpool's pre-season included a 4-1 defeat of Manchester United in front of more than 100,000 fans at Ann Arbor's Michigan Stadium, aka The Big House. The goals kept coming as their Premier League season started on Sunday with a 4-0 win at home to West Ham United, Sadio Mané striking twice.

07/07: Chester 0-7 Liverpool (Chester, England)
10/07: Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Liverpool (Tranmere, England)
14/07: Bury 0-0 Liverpool (Bury, England)
19/07: Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Liverpool (Blackburn, England)
22/07: Liverpool 1-3 Dortmund (Charlotte, United States)
25/07: Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool (East Rutherford, United Srares)
28/07: Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool (Ann Arbor, United States)
04/08: Liverpool 5-0 Napoli (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
07/08: Liverpool 3-1 Torino (Liverpool, England)

Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)

Lokomotiv found goals hard to come by in Austria; that trend continued back home as they lost 1-0 to CSKA Moskva in the Russian Super Cup before goalless draws with Ufa and Spartak Moskva, and a 1-0 defeat at Orenburg, in their league openers

29/06: Austria Klagenfurt 1-1 Lokomotiv Moskva (Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria)
03/07: Lokomotiv Moskva 0-0 Osijek (Murau, Austria)
13/07: Wolfsberger 0-0 Lokomotiv Moskva (Wolfsberg, Austria)
17/07: Lokomotiv Moskva 0-3 Vitesse (Klagenfurt, Austria)
21/07: Lokomotiv Moskva 2-1 Akhisar Belediyespor (Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria)
27/07: Lokomotiv Moskva 0-1aet CSKA Moskva (Nishny Novgorod, Russia)

Lyon (FRA)

Lyon's final three friendlies were part of the International Champions Cup; they started their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Amiens on Sunday.

13/07: Sion 2-2 Lyon (Savièse, Switzerland)
21/07: Lyon 4-0 Fulham (Bourgoin-Jallieu, France)
25/07: Huddersfield Town 3-1 Lyon (Huddersfield, England)
28/07: Lyon 2-1 Wolfsburg (Bourg-en-Bresse, France)
01/08: Benfica 2-3 Lyon (Faro, Portugal)
04/08: Inter 1-0 Lyon (Lecce, Italy)
07/08: Chelsea 0-0, 5-4pens Lyon (London, England)

Sergio Agüero scored twice for City at Wembley
Sergio Agüero scored twice for City at Wembley©Getty Images

Manchester City (ENG)

Two Sergio Agüero goals ensured the English champions won 2-0 against the side they dethroned, Chelsea, in the FA Community Shield at Wembley. They begann their title defence with a win by the same scoreline at Arsenal on Sunday.

20/07: Manchester City 0-1 Dortmund (Chicago, United States)
25/07: Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool (East Rutherford, United States)
28/07: Bayern 2-3 Manchester City (Miami, United States)
05/08: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City (London, England)

Manchester United (ENG)

José Mourinho cut a frustrated figure as United failed to shine in their first four friendlies before beating Real Madrid in their last International Champions Cup game, only for them then to fall against Bayern in Munich. They did, however, begin the Premier League by beating Leicester City 2-1.

19/07: Club América 1-1 Manchester United (Phoenix, United States)
22/07: San Jose 0-0 Manchester United (Santa Clara, United States)
25/07: AC Milan 1-1, 8-9pens Manchester United (Carson, United States)
28/07: Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool (Ann Arbor, United States)
31/07: Manchester United 2-1 Real Madrid (Miami, United States)
05/08: Bayern 1-0 Manchester United (Munich, Germany)

Monaco (FRA)

Monaco stayed in Europe until their defeat by Paris in the French Super Cup in China. They made amends in their Ligue 1 opener, however, as three goals in the final 21 minutes saw off hosts Nantes 3-1.

07/07: Wisła Kraków 1-1, 5-4pens Monaco (Krakow, Poland)
08/07: Ruch Chorzów 0-3 Monaco (Krakow, Poland)
14/07: Cercle Brugge 2-3 Monaco (Bruges, Belgium)
21/07: Paderborn 3-2 Monaco (Paderborn, Germany)
25/07: Bochum 2-2 Monaco (Verl, Germany)
28/07: Hamburg 3-1 Monaco (Hamburg, Germany)
04/08: Paris 4-0 Monaco (Shenzen, China)

Napoli (ITA)

Summer signing Simone Verdi hit the ground running by scoring in their first three friendlies. Lazio provide their first Serie A opposition when Napoli head to Rome on Saturday.

14/07: Napoli 4-0 Gozzano (Dimaro, Italy)
22/07: Napoli 5-1 Carpi (Trento, Italy)
29/07: Napoli 2-0 Chievo (Trento, Italy)
04/08: Liverpool 5-0 Napoli (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
07/08: Dortmund 1-3 Napoli (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
11/08: Wolfsburg 3-1 Napoli (Wolfsburg, Germany)

Paris beat Monaco to win the French Super Cup
Paris beat Monaco to win the French Super Cup©Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Christopher Nkunku and Timothy Weah caught the eye in pre-season, culminating in a goal each as Paris won a record-equalling eighth French Super Cup by beating Monaco. There was then another win, and another Gianluigi Buffon clean sheet, as Caen were beaten 3-0 in Ligue 1 in Paris on Sunday with Timothy Weah getting his first senior club goal.

11/07: Paris 1-0 Sainte-Geneviève (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France)
15/07: Paris 2-4 Chambly (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France)
21/07: Bayern 3-1 Paris (Klagenfurt, Austria)
28/07: Arsenal 5-1 Paris (Kallang, Singapore)
30/07: Paris 3-2 Atlético Madrid (Kallang, Singapore)
04/08: Paris 4-0 Monaco (Shenzen, China)

Porto (POR)

Porto kept six clean sheets in eight friendlies before beating Aves in the Portuguese Super Cup, their 21st triumph in all. They were quickly into their stride in their league starter on Saturday, Vincent Aboubakar scoring twice in a 5-0 quelling of Chaves.

07/07: Porto 4-0 Espinho (Olival, Portugal)
11/07: Porto 8-0 Varzim (Olival, Portugal)
14/07: Porto 3-0 Académica (Olival, Portugal)
17/07: Portimonense 2-1 Porto (Portimão, Portugal)
20/07: Porto 1-2 Lille LOSC (Algarve, Portugal)
22/07: Porto 1-0 Everton (Algarve, Portugal)
25/07: Porto 2-0 Farense (Lagos, Portugal)
28/07: Porto 0-0 Newcastle United (Porto, Portugal)
04/08: Porto 3-1 Aves (Aveiro, Portugal)

Real Madrid (ESP)

Madrid get the better of Juventus
Madrid get the better of Juventus©Getty Images

The post-Zinedine Zidane/Cristiano Ronaldo era started with three International Champions Cup matches. Julen Lopetegui's men are off to Tallinn to face Atlético in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday. Four days later their Liga quest begins at home to Getafe.

31/07: Manchester United 2-1 Real Madrid (Miami, United States)
04/08: Real Madrid 3-1 Juventus (Landover, United States)
07/08: Real Madrid 2-1 Roma (East Rutherford, United States)
11/08: Real Madrid 3-1 AC Milan (Madrid, Spain)

Roma (ITA)

Patrick Schick scored five times in their first three friendlies with Spain's big two providing the last opposition before starting off in Serie A at Torino on Sunday.

14/07: Latina 0-9 Roma (Latina, Italy)
20/07: Roma 1-1 Avellino (Frosinone, Italy)
25/07: Roma 1-4 Spurs (San Diego, United States)
31/07: Barcelona 2-4 Roma (Arlington, United States)
07/08: Real Madrid 2-1 Roma (East Rutherford, United States)

Schalke (GER)

The German side headed to China before completing pre-season with three clean sheets in four games, including an impressive 3-0 victory against Fiorentina. With coach Domenico Tedesco having extended his contract until 2022, a German Cup game at Schweinfurt on Friday starts their competitive action with Wolfsburg away on 25 August their first Bundesliga assignment.

05/07: Southampton 3-3 Schalke (Kunshan, China)
11/07: Hebei China Fortune 1-3 Schalke (Langfang, China)
21/07: Schwarz-Weiss Essen 0-1 Schalke (Essen, Germany)
29/07: Erzgebirge Aue 1-0 Schalke (Aue, Germany)
05/08: Angers 0-1 Schalke (Mittersill, Austria)
11/08: Schalke 3-0 Fiorentina (Gelsenkirchen, Germany)

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Shakhtar are already well into competitive action in Ukraine, winning two league games in between 1-0 defeats by Dynamo Kyiv in both the Super Cup and the league. They beat Vorskla 4-1 on their most recent outing.

26/06: Brøndby 2-3 Shakhtar (Kufstein, Austria)
30/06: CSKA-Sofia 0-0 Shakhtar (Kufstein, Austria)
05/07: Austria Wien 0-3 Shakhtar (Villach, Austria)
09/07: Vitesse 1-4 Shakhtar (Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria)
12/07: Beşiktaş 0-0 Shakhtar (Wolfsberg, Austria)
21/07: Shakhtar 0-1 Dynamo Kyiv (Odessa, Ukraine)

Spurs drew 2-2 with Barcelona before losing on penalties
Spurs drew 2-2 with Barcelona before losing on penalties©Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)

Spurs posted some impressive International Champions Cup results in the US despite the absense of their English and Belgian World Cup contingent, and were confirmed as the tournament winners on Saturday night. That afternoon, they also won 2-1 at Newcastle United in their first Premier League test.

18/07: Spurs 6-0 Southend (Enfield, England)
21/07: Spurs 2-1 Brentford (Enfield, England)
25/07: Roma 1-4 Spurs (San Diego, United States)
28/07: Barcelona 2-2, 5-3pens Spurs (Pasadena, United States)
31/07: Spurs 1-0 AC Milan (Minneapolis, United States)
04/08: Girona 4-1 Spurs (Girona, Spain)

Valencia (ESP)

Rodrigo struck twice to ensure Valencia earned a victory at Everton then added another in the triumph against Leverkusen in their only home warm-up. They start their Liga campaign at home to Atlético on 20 August.

21/07: Galatasaray 1-2 Valencia (Fribourg, Switzerland)
24/07: Valencia 0-0 Lausanne-Sport (Lens, France)
28/07: PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Valencia (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
01/08: Leicester City 1-1 Valencia (Leicester, England)
04/08: Everton 2-3 Valencia (Liverpool, England)
11/08: Valencia 3-0 Bayer Leverkusen (Valencia, Spain)

Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)

The Czech champions have begun their title defence impressively with four straight wins and only one goal conceded, having scored 35 times in their eight pre-season friendlies.

19/06: Doubravka 0-7 Plzeň (Senec, Czech Republic)
23/06: Klatovy 0-6 Plzeň (Klatovy, Czech Republic)
27/06: Sokolov 0-2 Plzeň (Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic)
01/07: České Budějovice 3-4 Plzeň (Přeštice, Czech Republic)
06/07: Plzeň 4-0 Terek Grozny (Westendorf, Austria)
10/07: Wacker Innsbruck 0-2 Plzeň (Westendorf, Austria)
14/07: Plzeň 0-2 Dynamo Kyiv (Schwaz, Austria)
25/07: Plzeň 10-1 Jiskra Domažlice (Luční, Czech Republic)

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