The Athletic summer plan is taking shape. The Lions, who have yet to confirm half of the friendly matches they will have during Berizzo’s first preseason in front of the team, will close the preparation before starting the League with two friendlies on German soil: on Saturday, August 11 the team will visit at Hannover96 and a day later they will play against Augsburg, which they already faced with Valverde in competition during the Europa League.
None of the rivals chosen to play the last weekend before starting the league finished the German championship in European positions. Hannover96 was thirteenth with 39 points in 34 games while Augsburg finished one place ahead with just two more points. The two matches will be played in the main fields of each club and will start at 15.30. It is striking that between Hannover and Augsburg there are 600 kilometers away so the red and white expedition will have to travel by plane between the two cities.
The Athletic has announced four appointments for a preseason that will not count with less than 9 parties and that the last week of July could include a stage in some border town between Germany and Holland. The Berizzo team, in addition to the duels against Hannover96 and Augsburg, have their participation on July 28 at the Schauinsland-Reisen Cup of Traditions, where they will share the bill with Fiorentina, Fulham and Duisburg in two team matches of 45 minutes each. , and on August 4 will be measured against the Real Sociedad in the Euskal Herriko Kopa.