Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid face off again barely a month after their last meeting in the Spanish Supercup Final, won by Real Madrid in a dramatic penalty shootout.
This time, Karim Benzema will be available for coach Zinedine Zidane. The French attacker didn't play in the Supercup and Madrid missed his presence upfront. He's the team leading scorer and definitely a game changer for Madrid.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Modric, Isco, Benzema.
Atletico de Madrid predicted XI: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Partey, Herrera, Llorente, Saul; Correa, Morata
While Atlético have been poor this month and got knocked out of the Copa Del Rey by Segunda División B team Cultural Leonesa, Simeone's men are very dangerous when they're struggling, so Madrid will have to take this game seriously if they want to win.
Zidane will likely use the five man midfield which brought him success in the Supercup. Vinicius, Jovic and James would be on the bench waiting for their chance if Madrid need to turn things around.
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Time: 16:00 CET (local time), 10:00am EST.
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)
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