Athletic Club vs Real Madrid 2023/24: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time
Real Madrid kick-off the new season on Saturday as they travel to Bilbao to face Athletic Club at the San Mamés.
The new season holds the promise of a fresh start, and Los Blancos are determined to recapture the LaLiga title after a disappointing season in which Barcelona held the upper hand.
With Karim Benzema no longer at the club and Thibaut Courtois suffering a season-ending injury, a lot of responsibility will fall on the shoulders of players like Bellingham, Vinicius and the other youngsters in the squad.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.
Carlo Ancelotti will be without the services of Thibaut Courtois, Arda Güler, Ferland Mendy and Dani Ceballos who are all suffering from injury.
As for Athletic Club, head coach Valverde has no injury concerns heading into this game and will have a full squad available.
📋 Squad list for Saturday’s match against Athletic Club.
❌ Players NOT called up: Courtois, Güler, Mendy & Ceballos. pic.twitter.com/tuEwLi9svu
— Real Madrid News (@onlyrmcfnews) August 11, 2023
Real Madrid (4-3-1-2):
Carvajal — Militão — Alaba — F. Garcia
Camavinga — Tchouaméni — Kroos
Rodrygo — Vinícius
Athletic Club (4-2-3-1):
De Marcos — Alvarez — Vivian — Lekue
Ruiz de Galarreta — Vesga
N. Williams — Sancet — Muniain
Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)
Athletic Club: 1 Win
Real Madrid: 3 Wins
Last meeting: Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Club.
Athletic Club host Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight on Saturday (12 August) at 21:30 CET.