Rangers to host Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly at Ibrox as Carlo Ancelotti goes up against Steven Gerrard in his first match since returning to the LaLiga side
- Real Madrid will travel to Glasgow to take on Rangers in a pre-season friendly
- Carlo Ancleotti’s side will play the Scottish champions at Ibrox on July 25
- It will be the Italian’s first game in charge since leaving Everton last month
- Steven Gerrard’s side beat Partick Thistle in their first pre-season game
Scottish champions Rangers will host LaLiga giants Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly at Ibrox.
The 13-times European champions will visit Glasgow on July 25, six days before Steven Gerrard’s side open their title defence against Livingston.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will also serve as preparation for Rangers’ Champions League qualifying campaign, which begins on August 3-4.
Carlo Ancelotti will go up against Steven Gerrard in his first game since taking charge of Real Madrid as his side travel to Rangers for a pre-season friendly on July 25
Real have visited Ibrox once before, in the 1963-64 European Cup, beating Rangers 1-0 courtesy of a late Ferenc Puskas goal before a 6-0 home win in Spain.
It will be Ancelotti’s first game in charge of Real since leaving Everton to return to the Spanish capital last month.
Gerrard and Ancelotti met when the former Liverpool captain came up against the Italian during his time as manager of Chelsea.
Rangers beat Scottish championship side Partick Thistle 1-0 in their first game of pre-sesaon
Rangers played their first pre-season friendly against Partick Thistle on Monday after returning from their summer break last week.
Cedric Itten scored the only goal as the Gers beat the Scottish Championship side 1-0.
New signing John Lundstram could feature after he completed a free transfer this week. The midfielder joined Rangers after leaving Sheffield United at the end of his contract.
Real started pre-season training on Monday but the players who have been involved in Euro 2020 are set to rejoin on July 19, according to Marca.
The majority of Real Madrid’s players will return for pre-season training between July 19-25
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