Thibaut Courtois set to make Real Madrid debut this weekend

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New man between the sticks: Thibaut Courtois.

Thibaut Courtois is set to make his Real Madrid debut this weekend as the European champions take on Girona in La Liga.

The £35million signing from Chelsea was not in the squad for Los Blancos’ UEFA Super Cup tie against Atletico Madrid, and then was named only as a substitute in last week’s opening league win over Getafe.

Incumbent goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who had said in the wake of Courtois’ signing that he was “as likely to die as to leave Real Madrid”, got the nod in both games, looking impressive against Getafe.

Navas and Courtois have been locked in an intense battle during training, and despite Navas’ showing last week, it seems the new signing’s turn has come.

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Live Real Madrid Blog: Marco Asensio sets sights on becoming key player this season

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Hello Madridistas!

It’s David Cooper here bringing you all your Real Madrid news on Thursday.

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day via Twitter and Facebook.

9:49pm – Asensio sets goal for the season

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Marco Asensio has stated his aims for the season, saying that he wants to develop from an exciting talent into an important player for club and country.

Read what the young star had to say here.

9:12pm – Bayern would have won two Champions League titles with VAR, says Vidal

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Champions League disappointment from his time at Bayern Munich is clearly still on the mind of new Barcelona signing Arturo Vidal.

Bayern were knocked out by Madrid in successive seasons, but with refereeing controversies affecting both times.

Vidal, without mentioning Madrid by name, said Bayern would have won the trophy twice during his spell there had VAR been in place.

Read more here.

12:01pm – Ronaldo will improve Juventus in every department, former great claims

Perhaps not what Whites fans wanted to hear about their former star.

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s sheer presence on the pitch will raise the level of his Juventus team-mates around him this season, according to Bayern Munich and Germany legend Oliver Kahn.

Watch the ex-goalkeeper, here.

Are Real missing Ronaldo already?

11:30am – Llorente set to leave Bernabeu

Marcos Llorente could be forced out of the Bernabeu before the La Liga transfer window deadline slams shut on August 31.

Struggled for game time: Marcos Llorente.

Read more, here.

10am – Juventus line up Zidane as next boss

Juventus are keen to appoint club icon and former Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane as their new manager next season, according to EI Pais.

Read more, here.

Zidane took the football world by surprise with his resignation.

Zinedine Zidane took the football world by surprise with his resignation back in May.

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Marco Asensio looking to become a more important player for Real Madrid and Spain

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Asensio is looking to turn into a proper Real Madrid star.

Marco Asensio has already established himself as one of Real Madrid‘s rising stars, but he’s looking to go beyond that this season.

The Spaniard played the full 90 minutes in Los Blancos’ 2-0 win over Getafe last Sunday as the European champions got their La Liga campaign off to a fine start.

“My first aim is always to triumph at Real Madrid, and then you never know what can happen,” he said to GQ when asked about his future.

“I have already had the opportunity to be a starter in very important matches in both Madrid and the national team and I hope that each time I can become more important and play more regularly for both.”

“I try not to pay too much attention to the expectations placed on me.

“It is normal that so many have been generated because I have had two very good years at Real Madrid.

“I just hope to keep surpassing these expectations.”

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