While much of the attention in the press is on Spain’s journey to the USA and of course, whether Prince Felipe will be crowned King bu the time the World Cup final takes place following Juan Carlos’ abdication, there is still lots of news surrounding Real Madrid.
Today we start with the kit launch which took place at the Santiago Bernabeu last night, In a glitzy affair in the Spanish capital, the new designs were beamed on the outside of the stadium. The main talking point is the away kit which next season will be pink.
Fans were divided over how it appears with Marca interviewing a number of supporters after the launch. Some were happy with the new look and said it is something slightly different, while others say the club should stay true to tradition and ensure the club plays in purple in away fixtures.
Elsewhere, assistant manager Zinedine Zidane showed he has none of the touch he had as a player as he pulled the strings in an exhibition match between Real Madrid legends and Juventus legends in Turin. The Frenchman scored for Los Blancos in their 5-1 win, but also appeared for Juventus in the second half.
Other stars to take their place in the team included Emilio Butrgueno, Michel Salgado, Fernando Morientes, and Claude Makalele.