Real Madrid to Open Preseason Games At Bournemouth, Sunday 20:45 CET

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid plays its very first match this Sunday (20:45) against Bournemouth. This will be the first chance to speak about Ancelotti's tactical formation. Casillas, Ramos, Arbeloa, Marcelo, Jesé, Varane and Alonso will miss the game.

As Carlo Ancelotti said this Saturday, every player will have the opportunity to play 45 minutes. Real Madrid will be able to present a decent lineup with players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Mesut Özil and some other elite players while waiting for the men that participated in the Confederations Cup. Varane, Jesé and Alonso will also miss this match.

Asier Illarramendi and Isco Alarcón will have the opportunity to play their very first match under Real Madrid's uniforms. They might also start the game alongside the potential starters unless Carlo Ancelotti decides to mix teams.

Bournemouth promoted to the Coca-Cola Championship last season for the first time in their history. That means that Real Madrid should be able to beat the English team comfortably even though this has been the team's first week of preseason work.

Players like Illarramendi, Pepe, Diego López, Coentrao or Carvajal will surely be willing to show their skills with Varane, Casillas, Marcelo and Arbeloa out.

This could also be Gonzalo Higuaín's last game with Real Madrid if he finally accepts Napoli's contract.

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