The bleak Real Madrid stat that wouldn't have come under Zidane

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

Ramos will captain the Julen Lopetegui's men on Sunday against Getafe in their La Liga opener.

After falling behind to an early strike from Diego Costa, goals from Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos put Real back into a familiar winning position against Atletico in European games but they uncharacteristically surrendered the lead. "We have worked and the team shows that it is good".

Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo with an extra-time defeat to bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

Despite saying things like "If nobody comes in and nobody else goes, I will be happy", during pre-season and "I do not think the club's policy changes much because of this game", after the defeat to Atletico, AS suggests that the Real coach really does want new signings.

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Jim Furyk , the U.S. captain in Paris next month, remains out on his own with a 58 in the Travelers Championship in 2016. Jolly finished tied for second in Monday qualifying and earned himself a spot in this week's tournament.

After the match, Lopetegui told reporters: "A final is typically won by the team who capitalises on circumstances and Atletico are experts in doing that and they deserved to win".

During the summer transfer window, real Madrid did not make any expensive purchase, then as the leader of Atletico's Antoine Griezmann rose in price to 120 million euros.

It's also said that with the lack of depth now at the club, there is "no doubt" that Zidane resigned over the issues that Lopetegui is now facing.

Bale has often come under scrutiny from sections of the Real support over the years but has always stepped up to the big occasion - the Welshman has found the net in multiple cup finals, including scoring a stunning bicycle kick in last season's 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool. "The important players are the ones that are here, not the ones that are not".

Real face an Atletico side who finished above them in LaLiga last term and also won the Europa League.