Real Madrid v Getafe
La Liga 2018-19
Kick-off: 9.15pm BST
Real Madrid begin life in La Liga without Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo tonight as the Champions League holders host Getafe at the Bernabeu.
Barcelona dispatched of Alaves 3-0 on Saturday at Camp Nou, with Lionel Messi perhaps reminding Real quite how much of a loss Ronaldo could prove to be.
With their 4-2 Uefa Super Cup defeat to rivals Atletico Madrid still fresh in their mind, Julen Lopetegui will be desperate to make a winning start on home soil tonight.
Follow the action live with expert analysis from our Spanish Football Correspondent, Ben Hayward.
4 minutes ago
“Bale is a player we love, he has been here a long time and has been training hard,” Lopetegui told journalists ahead of the Uefa Super Cup.
“He is motivated and is an important player who forms part of the team, and being a team is what is important.
“We need great players like him, and I’m more than happy with his work and attitude.
“We have a player who is a super professional player in all aspects, who is training with the motivation of a youth player and who is helping us enormously.
“Yet I wouldn’t want to rely on one or two players. It is the team which is the main thing, and we will help Bale have a great season.
5 minutes ago
It’s set to be another night of drama in La Liga, as Real Madrid prepare for life without Cristiano Ronaldo!
Coach Julen Lopetegui has vowed to help Gareth Bale have a standout season following the departure of the Portuguese, who left Los Blancos for Juventus this summer in a £99.2million deal to become one of the four most expensive players of all time.
Real have not yet signed a replacement for Ronaldo, who scored 450 goals in 438 games for the club, but Bale has already impressed his new boss.