Ronaldo rested and ready for Barca in Spanish Super Cup

Liverpool and Arsenal have made bids for Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio

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Real are obviously keen not to fall into the same trap as Clásico rivals Barcelona, who lost superstar Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain after the French club triggered his €222m clause. The second season for the young coach was developed more than successfully - "real" has defended victory in the Champions League and became the champion of Spain. "We have tried to maintain that with the new great players - like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, great players who help you to grow both on and off the pitch".

Real Madrid star Isco has reportedly signed a new four-year contract with the club that will keep him at the Bernabeu until at least the summer of 2021, while raising his release clause to a huge €700m.

Isco made his point in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday, however, as he starred in Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Manchester United in Macedonia.

Brazilian Casemiro, for example, has developed from a holding midfielder primarily picked to shackle the opposition into a box-to-box player with a knack for scoring in big games, striking in the Super Cup and Champions League final as well as against Barcelona, Napoli and Athletic Bilbao.

The 2017 Spanish Super Cup first leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played at Camp Nou, Barcelona, and kicks off at 22:00 CEST on Sunday 13 August 2017.

"I know it will end at some point, but I am very happy at the moment". The opposite. They're a club in the process of changing but Barcelona is Barcelona. If we continue this way, it is because of the effort, being united and preparing the games.

"He's an important player for us, he works hard and he's crucial".

However, Iniesta allayed any fears on Friday after being pictured back in training as the Catalans continue their preparations for the visit of Real Madrid.

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