The summer fixtures are now set in stone, with eight friendlies – starting in Essen and ending in Zwickau – arranged to prepare BVB for the start of the new Bundesliga season in August. A clash with Espanyol completes the off-season preparations.


The match with the two-time UEFA Cup finalists and four-time Spanish Cup winners, who finished in eighth place in the Primera División last season, will take place in the Swiss city of Winterthur on 28 July as part of the club's annual pre-season training camp in Switzerland.

The kick-off time has been provisionally scheduled for 19:30 CET. The friendly against Atalanta in Altach, Austria on 1 August is set to start at the same time. (br)

You will find further information on the pre-season friendlies here