Athletic announce German friendlies

Athletic Bilbao have announced they will play two German teams as part of their pre-season preparations in Austria.

Ernesto Valverde’s men will be based in Leogang, a famous winter sports and summer mountain biking resort in the state of Salzburg, and will face Eintracht Braunschweig and TSG Hoffenheim.

The match with Eintracht, newly promoted to the Bundesliga, will take place in the Austrian town of Kufstein on July 20, with the Hoffenheim game pencilled in for three days later at Leogang’s Sportzplatz.

The two fixtures bring to eight the number of friendlies Valderde’s team will play before they kick off the new La Liga season on the weekend of August 17 and 18 against Real Valladolid at the Nuevo Jose Zorrilla.

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