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Real Madrid to play the Bernabéu Trophy against Galatasaray on August 18th

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The testimonial for Iker Casillas will have to wait, according to La Sexta.

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Real Madrid will host Galatasaray on August 18th to play the Bernabéu Trophy, according to La Sexta. Many fans wanted to recover this cup after the club decided not to schedule it last year, and here they have it. Although some early reports indicated that Real Madrid wanted FC Porto to be their rival, these two clubs couldn't find a good day to play the match and bid a testimonial to Iker Casillas.

The match will be played 5 days before the start of the Liga BBVA season, so Benítez will surely have plenty of time to rotate his players and get them ready for the game against Sporting de Gijón, which is obviously far more important than this friendly, no matter if it's Madrid's own trophy.

Galatasaray are a good team and they played in the Bernabéu trophy years ago too. The Turkish side will compete in this year's Champions League.