Villarreal heading to Australia

Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar will face La Liga outfit Villarreal in friendlies in the off-season.

The Reds take on Villarreal, who sit sixth in the Spanish top-flight, at Coopers Stadium on May 29.

Just five days later and Marcelino's men will take to Suncorp Stadium to meet the Roar.

The matches are part of the LFP World Challenge tour and Villarreal are expected to field a strong team on their first ever visit to Australia.

Both Adelaide and Brisbane also face Premier League giants Liverpool in the off-season.

Adelaide coach Josep Gombau is excited by the friendly, with his Reds having faced Malaga last year.

"This is another good chance for everybody in Adelaide to see one of the best Spanish La Liga teams," he said.

"They play very good and attractive football where we also get the chance to play and compare ourselves with a team that implements the same style as us.

"Last year we brought out Malaga, and they play fantastic football. The people of Adelaide got to see this and they will have the chance to see it all again.

"It will also be a good way to end the season. It will be a fantastic game in front of our fans at our stadium. I hope to see everyone out supporting us."