Keylor Navas starts for Real Madrid, no Modric

Buffon spent 17 years at Juve. AFP

The Welshman returned to top the popularity charts after a sensational performance against Liverpool in the Champions League final last season and that has shown Lopetegui that Bale has what it takes to perform at the highest levels.

Newly-signed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will reportedly miss Real Madrid's UEFA Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid because he has not been registered.

Although an early move for Antoine Griezmann broke down when the striker chose to stay with Atletico Madrid, they quickly sealed deals for Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet, Gremio playmaker Arthur and Bordeaux winger Malcom. Atletico Madrid has won the last two Super Cup games in which it has played.

However, a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real side hit back when Gareth Bale teed up Karim Benzema to equalise shortly before half-time. Find out by following our live matchcast.

With several new faces on board, Barcelona are favourites to lift the Spanish title again, and star player Lionel Messi will want to triumph in his first season as the club captain. In the United States and Canada Eastern Time Zone that start time will be 3 p.m., noon in the Pacific time zone.

Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid gets it first test
Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure will not stop Real Madrid from winning, says Sergio Ramos

The former Spain coach will be in charge of Madrid for the first time in an official match.

"He is the present of Real Madrid, he is on our team", Marcelo told reporters at a pre-UEFA Super Cup press conference.

A trophy to become the super cup king of Europe. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus earlier this summer to bring an end to his illustrious nine-year stay in the Spanish capital, which saw him score a club-record 450 goals in just 438 appearances.

Trump asks if firing means end to Russian Federation probe
Strzok also faced off against Republicans during a 10-hour congressional hearing regarding the text messages in June. Mr Trump took to Twitter not long after the news broke.

Tottenham Hotspur begin season with entertaining win at Newcastle United
England's skipper and Golden Boot victor at this year's World Cup was defended by Pochettino who said: " For me, he's in his best form.

Liverpool 4, West Ham 0: Mane grabs brace in big win
If you lose 4-0, it's not to have any excuses but I think in football, two or three balls decide the score. They just blew West Ham away. "We have to be ready week in, week out for the different challenges".

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