This is the perfect match for Gareth Bale to prove his worth. Real Madrid will face Tottenham Hotspur without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, so the Welsh player will be the under the spotlight after returning from China and Australia scoreless.
However, the fans will also pay close attention to Borja Mayoral and Marco Asensio, who should also get some minutes. The youngsters will try to earn a spot in this season's squad, althoughit seems that Asensio will leave on a loan deal while Mayoral should play for Castilla.
Should Real Madrid beat Tottenham today, Los Blancos will likely face Bayern Munich in the Final if Guardiola's team beat AC Milan as well. Rafa Benítez needs to make some decisions because La Liga starts in 20 days. Is Illarramendi ready to be Real Madrid's fourth midfielder? Can Arbeloa be Marcelo's backup considering that Coentrao can't stay healthy? These two questions will be very important because Real's time to make any signings is running out.
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Date & Time: Tuesday, August 4th (18:15 local time, 12:15 EST).
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany.
Projected Real Madrid XI: Keylor, Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Bale, James, Jesé.
Players to watch: James, Jesé, Asensio.
TV Information: ESPN2 (United States), Premier Sports (United Kingdom), TVE1 (Spain), Others.
Stream information: Watch ESPN (United States), Real Madrid App, Others.