Real Madrid’s Jese Rodriguez gets up close and personal with team-mate Angel Di Maria during their match against Guangzhou Evergrande yesterday. We approve of this method of bonding, and from the looks of it, Ricky Kaka does too. Image via Zimbio.
There were interesting results among the AC Milan players when training called for Yoga Position No.45: The Hump.
Wooh! What did we win again? Image: Getty Images/Daylife.
We’re not even going to pretend we know what the hell is going on with these pre-season friendly matches now. It’s hard enough trying to keep track of fixtures when they’re safely confined to a league structure, but when squads start randomly roaming the globe and turning up in the most unexpected places, we can’t even pretend to know why or how.
So we won’t. Please enjoy a random selection of matches chosen by the Kickette staff on our ‘really, what?’ scale; a system that in previous weeks has ensured we missed at least three matches/events that you deemed more important than the ones we chose. Hooray!