Zidane's treatment of Bale is certainly controversial, but the Frenchman is seemingly determined to make big changes this summer to ensure that Madrid are competitive next season. The team will then face Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the Audi Cup on July 30 ahead of either a final or third-placed playoff against Bayern or Fenerbahce. New series of Doctor Who delayed until 2022?

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Real have had a summer of upheaval with a host of new signings arriving at the Bernabeu, and Zidane is hard-pressed to integrate so many acquisitions.

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Lewis Capaldi boasts about "bang-on average genitalia", Rishi Sunak's former boss emerges as favourite for BBC chairman role. Preview: Real Madrid vs. Arsenal - prediction, team news, lineups. Arsenal face their toughest pre-season test yet as the Gunners take on Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup at midnight (UK time) on Wednesday morning. There is no question that it is performances and fitness rather than results that matter most at this stage of pre-season, and Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will have been encouraged by aspects of his team's display against Bayern on Saturday night despite a disappointing final result. Indeed, a Thierry Henry strike at the Bernabeu proved to be enough for the Gunners to make the last eight after a goalless draw in the second leg at Highbury. Eddie Nketiah has made the strongest impression on tour, netting against Bayern before striking a double in the 3-0 success over Fiorentina. In terms of what is ahead, Emery's side will face Lyon and Angers in their next two pre-season matches, before ending their preparations for the new campaign against Barca on August 4.

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