Ahead of the start of La Liga 2018-19 season, a bullish Sergio Ramos downplayed the effect of Ronaldo's departure from the club.
Atletico's win ends Real's run of two victories and after an investment-heavy summer Simeone's men will be looking to progress in the Champions League after a group stage knockout last season.
"He is so motivated with a lot of hope and he's been working well since the beginning of the season", Lopetegui told reporters on the eve of Real's UEFA Super Cup showdown with Europa League holders and city rivals Atletico Madrid in Tallinn.
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Real Madrid finally completed the signing of the Chelsea goalkeeper earlier this month as the Blues landed Kepa Arrizabalaga as his replacement.
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However, the immediate build-up to the wedding was overshadowed by her father, a former lighting director for U.S. On Sunday, she slammed the Duchess of Sussex as "inhumane" in the treatment of their father, Thomas Markle .
Courtois has travelled to Estonia for tonight's game with his new team-mates but will not be making his debut.
The match will air on Movistar+ in Spain.
Atletico, meanwhile, still have a 100% record in the UEFA Super Cup, having won it in 2010 and 2012. All of those services require credit card information and subscription fees - but each offers a seven-day free trial, and if the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that weeklong period, fans can watch the UEFA Super Cup match live stream for free.
Over the previous nine years, Ronaldo was crowned as the best footballer in the world five times, helping Real Madrid to four Champions Leagues, with 450 goals in 438 games for the club.