Concentration in Alicante and friendly match against Cartagena

Sporting’s preseason, which begins this coming Saturday in Mareo, has an important last-minute change that has affected the scheduled match in Lugo, which has been canceled with the consequent anger of the Galician club. Abelardo’s team will carry out a five-day concentration in Alicante before traveling to Mallorca to play the most important game in the preparation of the rojiblancos.

On Saturday, July 23, Sporting was scheduled to play one of the preparation matches in the town of Viveiro against CD Lugo. It’s not going to be like that because on that day, Abelardo’s team Cartagena will be measured in the Murcian town of San Pedro del Pinatar.

One day before, the red and white squad will be installed at La Finca Golf Resort, from the Alicante town of Algorfa, near Torrevieja, to face a five-day preparation stage. Abelardo and his players will remain in this sports center until Tuesday the 26th, when they will travel to Palma de Mallorca. Wednesday 27 is the day scheduled for the match against CD Mallorca at the Ciudad Deportiva Antonio Asensio of the Balearic club.

The last time that Sporting included a concentration of this type outside of Asturias was precisely with Abelardo Fernández as coach at the end of July 2015 in the preseason of the 2015-12016 campaign in the First Division. The rojiblanco team concentrated in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and carried out training sessions at Tenerife Top Training in the town of Adeje, in the south of the island, as shown in the photograph that accompanies these lines. The stage concluded with a match at the Heliodoro Rodríguez López.