Malaga, Athletic & La Real all defeated

Malaga, Athetic Bilbao and Real Sociedad all lost to English opposition in friendly matches on Saturday.

Bernd Schuster’s men played Aston Villa at Villa Park, and went down 3-2 to the Premier League side, thanks to two first half strikes from Christian Benteke and one from Ron Vlaar.

At St.Mary’s Stadium, La Real lost 4-3 to Southampton in a pulsating encounter. The Saints took the lead three times only to be pulled back by the Basques. However, a late Jason Puncheon goal gave the South Coast club the victory.

In Wales meanwhile, Andoni Iraola’s second half goal wasn’t enough for Los Leones as they lost 2-1.