With Sergio Ramos and Zinedine Zidane now consigned to the club’s history books, Real Madrid begin a new chapter under Carlo Ancelotti, whose first test will be Alavés away on Saturday in the opening weekend of LaLiga.
Ancelotti will hope his second tenure at the Bernabéu will last longer than his first (2013-15), and a win against Alaves would be a first step in the right direction for the Italian coach, who has a number of injury concerns.
The injured quartet of Ferland Mendy, Dani Ceballos , Dani Carvajal and Toni Kroos will miss the trip to the Basque country.
Having returned to the Spanish capital after a season-long loan spell at Spurs, Gareth Bale is in the squad list and could make his first appearance for Madrid since June 2020.
Madrid won this fixture at the Mendizorroza last time out back in January, securing a 4-1 win thanks to goals from Casemiro, Benzema (brace) and Eden Hazard, who, after two disappointing seasons at the Bernabéu, will be hoping to show signs of a return to his former Chelsea self should Ancelotti start him on Saturday.
What time does the Alaves vs Real Madrid game kick off?
The LaLiga 2020/21 matchday 1 clash between Deportivo Alavés and Real Madrid at the Mendizorroza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz kicks off at the local time of 10pm (CEST).
US ET: 4pm
US PT: 1pm
For everywhere else in the world, you can see here what time the Alavés-Real Madrid match gets underway.
Where can I watch Alavés vs Real Madrid?
If the Alavés-Real Madrid match is available in your country, you can see here what channels platforms will show the game.
United States: ESPN+
United Kingdom: LaLigaTV
Is the Alavés vs Real Madrid game available online?
Alavés-Real Madrid game is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
Alavés vs Real Madrid live on AS English
You can also follow our live text commentary here on AS English. We will be building up to the match an hour or so from kick-off before giving you a minute-by-minute account from the Mendizorroza as the action unfolds.