Thursday July 5 2012
Juve draw up new pre-season

Juventus have lined up three European friendlies this summer to replace their cancelled tour of the USA.

Antonio Conte’s side abandoned plans to travel to the US this summer to take part in the annual World Football Challenge due to the amount of travelling required in consideration of also having to go to Beijing to contest the Supercoppa Italiana with Napoli in August.

Instead of DC United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in America, the Bianconeri have lined up dates with Hertha Berlin in Germany on July 28, Benfica in Geneva on August 1 and then Malagain Salerno on August 4.

Juve will then travel east to compete with 2012 Coppa Italia winners Napoli in the traditional season opener on August 11.