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Where: Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid
When: Sunday September 1, 11:00 BST.
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Real Madrid will look to continue their 100% La Liga record this season at home to Athletic Bilbao in Sunday’s early La Liga kick off.
Although Los Blancos will have a huge selection of brilliant players to choose from, Gareth Bale will not be one of them – as a transfer from Premier League side Tottenham is yet to be completed. As a result, Real Madrid had to embarrassingly take down the presentation stage they erected in the stadium last week because of today’s match.
Cristiano Ronaldo will look to open his La Liga account today, laying down a marker before the Welshman’s imminent arrival.
Elsewhere, mercurial midfielder Xabi Alonso is out until November, and new signing Asier Illarramendi will expect to start in his place.
Bilbao will be no pushovers however, and have also won their opening two La Liga matches, despite losing experienced pair Fernando Llorente and Fernando Amorebieta over the summer. Manager Ernesto Valverde has done brilliantly to sign Benat from Betis however, and the club look likely to keep midfielder Ander Herrera, after rejecting an offer from Manchester United last week.