Wednesday, 10 August 2016

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The Spain international yet again scored in a major showpiece final in Tuesday's Super Cup win over Sevilla and is quickly becoming the man for the big occasion

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The Portugal international watched from home as his side edged Sevilla in Tuesday's clash, but he sent a message of congratulations via Instagram after the final whistle

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The Andalucians led up until the final minute when Sergio Ramos forced extra time, and their debutant trainer believed that they needed to make their superiority count

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The centre-back came up big again for his team in a major final to help them to glory, and his boss was delighted with his injury-time equaliser

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The centre-back was once again on hand to score a vital goal for Los Blancos and spoke of the spirit in their camp in the aftermath of the dramatic win

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

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The coach was accosted by Marcelo during the chat with reporters, and saw his suit drenched as his charges enthusiastically celebrated last-gasp victory over Sevilla

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The right-back's late solo effort lifted the Merengue past their Liga rivals in the battle of the Champions League and Europa League winners

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A surprise selection in the starting line-up by Zinedine Zidane, the Mallorca-born midfielder lit up the UEFA Super Cup with a stunning strike as Los Blancos beat Sevilla

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The right-back took a leaf out of Diego Maradona's book to cut Sevilla's backline to shreds, after Sergio Ramos had earlier kept them in the game with a last-minute equaliser

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Jorge Sampoali makes his debut in European football in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup clash against the Champions League holders, who are without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale

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After two seasons in Serie A the forward is thrown straight back into action due to the absences of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, while Benzema starts from the bench

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With Cristiano Ronaldo missing, his team-mates have the chance to grab the headlines instead, while Sevilla are looking for their new signings to make an instant impact

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The Real Madrid defender says he has been impressed with the former France international’s ability to communicate with the players

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The UEFA Super Cup clash in Trondheim represents an opportunity for some of the fringe players as Los Blancos seek to start the season with a trophy against Sevilla

Monday, 8 August 2016

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have already been ruled out of the all-Spain clash, and the Merengue look set to play without a single member of the BBC

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Two of the BBC trio will be missing on Tuesday while Toni Kroos, Keylor Navas and Pepe are also out, but the defender believes they have the quality to beat Sevilla

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The captain of the Europa League winners says that they are not favourites going into the clash, but with an aggressive approach they can cause an upset

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An Achilles injury suffered by Keylor Navas is likely to give the Blancos' second-choice goalkeeper the chance to shine as Sevilla await in the European test

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Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup will see the Argentinian lead his team for the first time as they meet the reigning European champions in Norway at the Lerkendal Stadion