As we all wait in anticipation for the new domestic football season, here at bet365 we're doing our best to fill the void left by the Euro's, by supplying live streams of all the summers top pre-season friendlies.
One of this week's highlights see's the European Champions, Real Madrid, take on a PSG side that will be looking to test their wits without superstar striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has departed the French capital for a swansong year at Man United. Real will be without key men Cristiano Ronaldo & Gareth Bale, both of whom are yet to return to training following their exploits at Euro 2016 and so this may present an opportunity for Alvaro Moratta to stake a claim for a place in Zinedine Zidane's first 11, after Real's decision to activate a buy-back clause in his contract with Juventus. PSG on the other hand will be looking to continue their 100% pre-season record under new manager Umai Emery, following recent victories over West Brom and Inter Milan.
Elsewhere in the Champions Cup, Bayern Munich take on AC Milan and Chelsea meet Liverpool in an all English clash.
Bayern are another of Europe's heavyweights who've had a seat on this summers managerial merry-go-round, after appointing the highly decorated Carlo Ancelotti to replace Manchester City's new chief, Pep Guardiola. One of Ancelotti's major signings to date, Renato Sanches, is yet to join up with his new teammates and given that Germany made it to the semi-finals of the Euro's, there is likely to be a number of youngsters making it into the starting line-up with a large percentage of the national side also representing the Bavarian giants.
Chelsea v Liverpool offers the first opportunity for one of the Premier League's title challengers to gain bragging rights over another, after the all English fixture between the two Manchester clubs was called off earlier in the week. Antonio Conte and his Chelsea side will be looking to abolish memories of last season's pitiful title defence and look to get one over on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. Although both teams would perhaps not be main challengers for the title following their exploits in 2015/16, it's worth remembering that neither of them have European commitments this year and can therefore look to fully commit to each match in the league. With that in mind, there may be more riding on this fixture than a normal pre-season friendly, as losing out to a rival this close to the beginning of the season is bound to play on the mind of both players and management.
Please see below some key highlights for bet365's Live Streaming schedule this week.