Confirmed Line-Ups: UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Ronaldo’s bicycle kick beats Bale’s in UEFA poll

Ronaldo’s bicycle kick beats Bale’s in UEFA poll

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui says he expects his team to be pushed "to the limit in all ways" by Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup final.

Real Madrid, the Champions League winners, and Atletico Madrid, the holders of the Europa League.

Earlier in July, Cristiano Ronaldo shocked the entire footballing community when he announced his desire to end his 9-year marriage with Real Madrid. Real Madrid has gotten the better of Atletico in cub finals over the last decade, so this is a chance for Atleti to get one back.

Although an early move for Antoine Griezmann broke down when the striker chose to stay with Atletico Madrid, they quickly sealed deals for Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet, Gremio playmaker Arthur and Bordeaux winger Malcom.

Los Blancos need both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to step up a level to cover for Ronaldo's absence and Marco Asensio will also be given a more prominent role.




Real retained the Champions League for the third season on the bounce in May with a 3-1 victory against Liverpool and Sergio Ramos gave his side the lead from 12 yards when Juanfran was adjudged to have handled in the box just after the hour mark. Find out by following our live matchcast.

Eastern European Summer Time at 15,000-seat A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, Estonia, on Wednesday, August 15. In Spain, the match gets underway at 9 p.m.

It is the seventh UEFA Super Cup match between two clubs from same country, and the fifth all-Spanish affair.

Ahead of the UEFA Super Cup clash between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, Sports Mole looks at Gareth Bale's previous record against La Rojiblancos.

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