Real Madrid football is back after the last FIFA break, and two big names are back along with it. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have recovered from their injuries and will play some minutes today, as Zinedine Zidane confirmed during the prematch press conference.
Ronaldo has spent two months away from the pitch after suffering a serious knee injury during the UEFA Euro Final against France. Portugal ended up winning the trophy anyway and Ronaldo will surely need some time to get back in rhythm as knee injuries are always tricky.
On the other hand, Benzema has been troubled by a hip problem all preseason long, and even though he featured in the UEFA Supercup Final against Sevilla, he still needed some more time off.
Zidane confirmed that Marcelo, Casemiro and James will rest this game after playing in South America for their countries. Madrid will begin their quest for the Champions League next Wednesday and Zidane will need his players fresh and ready for that game.
Location: Madrid, Spain.
Kick-off time: 04:00 PM CET, 10:00 AM Eastern, 07:00 AM Pacific
Time converter at worldtimebuddy.com
For listings in other countries, check out LiveSoccerTV.com.