At 13:50 CEST on 19th July, S04 will take on Besiktas in the Zhuhai Sports Center in Zhuhai. Former Bundesliga players Demba Ba, Tolgay Arslan & Co. were crowned Turkish champions once again this year, defending their title from the previous season.
The second friendly will see the Royal Blues meet recently-appointed Luciano Spaletti’s Inter Milan side on 21st July. Schalke will come up against the likes of Mauro Icardi and former Bundesliga star Ivan Perisic at 13:00 CEST at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Center.
Alongside the two friendly matches, the Schalke team will also work on their pre-season training programme, and in keeping with the tour’s motto “Ni hao China”, there are also autograph sessions, meet & greets and various other PR activities planned where the locals will get the chance to see the players up close.