NEWS | 06/09/2019 | Edu BuenoThe Whites face Euroleague newcomers at the Torneo Costa del Sol (Friday, 8:00pm CEST).
Zenit St Petersburg will be the first test for Real Madrid who will play four games in the eight days leading up to the semi-finals of the Endesa Super Cup against Montakit Fuenlabrada (Saturday 21st, 9:00pm CEST). The Russian side have some key players who will help guarantee success in the Euroleague with Joan Plaza leading a group of ex-ACB players, including ex-madridista Ayón, Albicy, Iverson, Renfroe, Will Thomas, Abromaitis and Ponitka.
Testing the water
“The aim is to grow and prepare for the Super Cup”, explained Laso prior to the game which will help him size up his team. The five players who featured at the World Cup will not be available but there could be a start for Mickey, as well as moves to the first team for Nakic and Garuba or four youth team prospects. The game will be played at the Villa de Frigiliana facilities and shown live on Realmadrid TV.