Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale scored 55 goals in 203 appearances for Tottenham Getty

Real Madrid step up their preparations for the new season with an Audi Cup clash against Tottenham Hotspur at the Allianz Arena in Munich on 4 August.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.15pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Premier Sports.


Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez declared himself pleased with what he saw from his squad in the globe-trotting tour that took the club first to Australia and then China. After an underwhelming penalty shootout defeat to Roma in their first match, the Spanish giants responded well with back-to-back wins over Manchester City and Inter Milan before sealing a shootout victory over AC Milan in Shanghai to lift the International Champions Cup.

Los Blancos are continuing their pre-season in Germany, where they are taking part in the four-team Audi Cup featuring Spurs, AC Milan and Bayern Munich. The competition, which takes place once every two years, is played at Bayern's home ground, the Allianz Arena.

Tuesday's (4 August) clash is the first time Real forward Gareth Bale will come up against former club Spurs since sealing a high-profile transfer to the Spanish capital two summers ago. Bale will want to impress his former employers after enduring a challenging 2014/15 season at the Bernabeu.

Meanwhile, Spurs prepared for the new season with a 2-1 defeat against the MLS All-Stars in a friendly played 5,000ft (1,500m) above sea level in Denver, Colorado, on 30 July. First-half goals from Kaka and David Villa were enough to beat the London side, for whom Harry Kane scored a sublime consolation goal.

What managers say

Rafael Benitez: "The overall assessment is very positive on a tour of these characteristics. The team deserves praise for its attitude, for its good play and for the results it has picked up.

"The squad we have is a good one, I have to work with them and if anyone comes in they'll be a welcome addition, but they have to improve what we currently have. Have I asked for anyone? My conversations with the board are private."

Mauricio Pochettino: "We showed a good reaction after going 2-0 down [against MLS All-Stars], scored to make it 2-1 and created chances but only scored one goal.

"It was a difficult game, tough and the players felt it a little in the altitude, but in the end there were lots of positives - and a lot of things that we need to improve as well."

Betting odds (bet365)

  • Real Madrid win: 3/10
  • Draw: 9/2
  • Tottenham Hotspur win: 8

Team news

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Danilo, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric; Bale, Isco, Ronaldo; Benzema

Tottenham Hotspur possible XI: Vorm; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Bentaleb; Chadli, Eriksen, Dembele; Kane