10 August 2012
Real Madrid want to say goodbye to America with another victory. After defeating Los Angeles Galaxy (1-5), Santos Laguna (2-1) and Milan (5-1), the time has come to put the crowning touch on two weeks of intense training against Celtic in Philadelphia. Two league champions going head to head in a match that marks both the end of the pre-season and the start of an official campaign that, from what we have seen during this first month of work and the titles won over the last two years, is set to promise much. Di María will feature after recently extending his contract.
Over the last two weeks of training, José Mourinho has laid the foundations for Real Madrid’s 2012/13 season. The intense training sessions at UCLA and the victories against Los Angeles Galaxy, Santos Laguna and Milan have provided a glimpse of the current promise of this young team. Now, against Celtic, comes the time to reproduce the pleasing sensations of this pre-season, in which Real Madrid have averaged almost four goals per game (19 in four matches: 3.8).
An immaculate performance in the World Football Challenge 2012
This match will bring to a close to Real Madrid’s stay in the United States (they were based in Los Angeles and travelled to Las Vegas, New York and now Philadelphia) and will also bring to an end the Whites performances in the World Football Challenge. So far, the performances of the team trained by José Mourinho have been perfect: three victories and twelve goals (five against Galaxy, two against Santos Laguna and five against Milan).
|REAL MADRID’S MATCHES DURING THIS PRE-SEASON CAMPAIGN|
|Real Oviedo||1-5||Nuevo Carlos Tartiere|
|Los Ángeles Galaxy||1-5||Home Depot Center|
|Santos Laguna||2-1||Sam Boyd Stadium|