19 August 2012
The official season begins for the new project of Real Madrid 2012/2013. After a spectacular finish to last season dramatically winning the 32nd league title beating the great records of the tournament, the white team returns to the competition in a game at the highest level against what was the third best team in Spain, Valencia (19:00, C + League and Gol T). The Whites kick off their title defense with the same block that gave so much joy to the fans last year and with the highest expectations in all competitions after completing a magnificent preseason: in four games played in the American tour the whites have notched up four victories. The new season which trainers, players and all Madrid fans were waiting for,starts for the best Spanish champions.
José Mourinho begins his third season leading the Real Madrid line-up after he extended his contract with the club. The trainer has conquered the Copa del Rey and the League of records, but principally has formed a winning group with very young players who are able to aspire to everything. "We are the same people, we know each other well and we will try to maintain the quality of play, team spirit and level of ambition. Keeping all of this we will be candidates to win every competition we play to win and to win every time", said the Portuguese before the league debut.
The white team will play for the eighth time in its history against Valencia on the opening day of the championship, and in the seven preceding matches Real Madrid have managed five wins, four of them in the Santiago Bernabeu, and only two losses. In the total balance of matches Real Madrid has managed 58 wins, 10 draws and nine defeats in the 77 games in which they played at home against Valencia CF.
Real Madrid cleans up in the American tour
Real Madrid faces this league opener after completing a brilliant preseason. The white team began their preparation on July 16 in Valdebebas and played two games (against Oviedo with a victory and a defeat against Benfica in the second) before all the internationals playing in the European Cup joined the group dynamics to start the American tour. They worked with great intensity and the team managed four wins in four games in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Philadelphia. José Callejón was one of the major players in these games and finished the preseason as the team's top scorer with five goals.
|Preseason Matches 2012/2013|
|League Training Sessions in the Santiago Bernabeu|