Antoine Griezmann trolls Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos with 'coronation' image

Hope Soto
August 19, 2018

Their only new arrivals so far have been right back Alvaro Odriozola, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and 18-year-old Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr.

"We like the players we have and I have no doubts about the squad I have".

The Real Madrid side lost the match by a score of four goals to two, and that should be cause for concern for Zidane's replacement, Julen Lopetegui.

Following the successful implementation of the new system for the Lyon final, UEFA was able to increase the distribution system to all of the general public acquiring tickets for this year's UEFA Super Cup match in Estonia.

"We can not talk about Cristiano to cover things up, because any team would miss Cristiano".

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro admits they missed club-record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo in their UEFA Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid. "We have full confidence in our coach", he said after the game.

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However, Atletico Madrid have been the most resilient team in Europe for the best part of a decade, thanks largely to their manager Diego Simeone.

Valencia are gearing up for a return to the Champions League and have moved to strengthen in attack, with French striker Kevin Gameiro joining from Atletico for a reported 16 million euros.

Real Madrid were stunned by the summer departures of coach Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving new coach Julen Lopetegui to face the daunting task of maintaining the club's high standards in a time of disarray.

Lopetegui said: "It'll be a tough game both physically and tactically".

Real, who beat Atletico in the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals and also dumped them out of the competition in 2015 and 2017, looked set to pour more pain on their neighbours when Juanfran handled and skipper Sergio Ramos tucked the penalty away. "The important players are the ones that are here, not the ones that are not".

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