Ahead of the start of La Liga 2018-19 season, a bullish Sergio Ramos downplayed the effect of Ronaldo's departure from the club.
That will mean increased pressure to perform this season for Bale, who scored twice in the Champions League final win over Liverpool, but he has already impressed new Real boss Lopetegui with his work ethic in preseason. Michael Rummenigge netted the fastest goal in a Europa League (then UEFA Cup) final for Borussia Dortmund at the two-minute mark in 1993.
The Wales global scored with a brilliant acrobatic effort - one of two he scored in the game - as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Kiev to claim their 13th European crown.
Here, Sports Mole looks at how Bale has fared against Atletico in the past.
FC Barcelona President Refuses To Rule Out Paul Pogba Move
The Frenchman's comments show that this isn't the case, and Mourinho is said to blame the strain on Pogba's agent Mino Raiola. There are still 20 days left, we will see which players can leave and which players can come.
Luka Modric's agent has opened the door to a potential move to Inter, insisting the Real Madrid midfielder is enthused by the idea of playing for the Serie A side. Find out by following our live matchcast. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m.
The game will be played at the Lillekula Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia.
This is the fourth time in five years that two Spanish teams have faced each other in this high-profile contest, as well as the first time it has featured two clubs from the same city.
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Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus earlier this summer to bring an end to his illustrious nine-year stay in the Spanish capital, which saw him score a club-record 450 goals in just 438 appearances.