Read a preview and watch a live stream of Real Madrid vs Real Betis in La Liga, as Carlo Ancelotti takes the reins in the Primera Division for the first time.
Where: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
When: 20:00 BST
Watch live: Click here to watch on NowTV from Sky!
The Carlo Ancelotti era at Real Madrid has begun, with the Italian coach already having made some big changes to Jose Mourinho’s team from last season.
Los Meringues have sold Gonzalo Higuain, and brought in young Spanish starlets Isco and Asier Illarramendi for big transfer fees, while Cristiano Ronaldo appears set for a change in position.
Having started predominantly on the left under Mourinho, Ancelotti seems set on converting the Portuguese superstar into an out and out striker to accommodate Isco on the left. This may well also explain the sale of Higuain, as the Argentina international’s move to Napoli left Karim Benzema as the only orthodox centre forward in the squad.
With Ronaldo central in attack, and absolved of defensive responsibilities, Real Madrid could be a more balanced unit under Ancelotti.
This match against Real Betis will be the first indication of just that.