The first day of La Liga Santander will have two teams from opposite realities: Real Madrid, super champion, will visit the recently promoted Almería at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos, who will seek to give the blow. Juan Martínez Munuera will be in charge of dispensing justice.
Those led by Carlo Ancelotti arrive at the premiere of the local competition with a trophy in their showcases, after having become champions of the European Super Cup by beating Eintracht Frankfurt, 2-0.
With the objective of the latent bi-championship, Merengue could start the Spanish competition with the same line-up that obtained the conquest against the Germans. For their part, Dani Carvajal and Rodrygo Goes will be absent from the call due to their respective injuries.
However, the income of Antonio Rudiger and Eduardo Camavinga, reinforcements from Casablanca, as starters, is not ruled out, since the Italian coach would consider giving rest to some footballers who played in the final in Helsinki.
On the Rojiblanco side, expectations will be very high for his return to the top flight, in which he last participated in the 2014/15 season. With Fernando Portillo, Umar Sadiq and Largie Ramazani as references, the locals will try to surprise.
It should be noted that the last victory for humble Almería against Real Madrid came in the 2007/08 season, when they defeated them 2-0 at home, with goals from Juanito, at 15′, and Álvaro Negredo, at 46. ‘.
Meanwhile, the last clash between the two teams took place on April 29, 2015, at the Santiago Bernabéu, where the Whites thrashed 3-0 with goals from James Rodríguez, Mauro Dos Santos (e/c) and Álvaro Arbeloa.
Almería: Fernando, Alejandro Pozo, Rodrigo Ely, Babic, Akieme, Samú Costa, César de la Hoz, Robertone, Portillo, Sadiq and Ramazani.
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois, Nacho, Éder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema and Vinícius Júnior.