In Case You Missed It: Real Madrid vs Córdoba (August 25, 2014)
The striking new kit has been designed by Japanese design revolutionary and long term adidas collaborator Yohji Yamamoto, bringing together a global design legend with one of the biggest football clubs in the world. The design collaboration aims to unify the values of Madridismo focused on its two main elements, greatness and determination. Both elements are represented by two mythical beasts which originate from the Eastern culture.
King Dragon symbolizes the greatness, glory and power of the club, Bird Dragon, an animal that is able to relive the most hostile situations, represents the club’s resistance, determination and agility on its way to the victory.
King Dragon - the greatness, the glory, the greatness, the one who leads
Bird Dragon - agility, perseverance, give everything until the last moment, rise from the ashes
Where to Watch: MD1 - Real Madrid vs Córdoba - 8 pm CEST | 2 pm EDT
Absences: Di María (pending transfer) | Coentrão, Jesé (injury)
Training | August 23-24, 2014
Following the Supercopa defeat, the team began preparation on Saturday for Monday’s opening La Liga fixture. The players who had the most minutes from Friday remained indoors for a recovery session. Khedira and Di María were involved in the day’s work.
On Sunday the squad completed the last practice before facing Córdoba. Di María didn’t partake in the session but showed up to say his goodbyes before reportedly leaving for Manchester United. Coentrão and Jesé (knee) were the only other absentees. [+] [+]
- Di María is confirmed to leave despite the club’s attempt to retain him, but Khedira will stay.
- Ronaldo is mostly recovered from his injuries but will have an entire week to complete specific trainings geared for him.
- No announcement on the starting keeper (rumored to be Casillas)
- 29 years unbeaten at home on Match Day 1 (MD1)
Kickoff vs Córdoba (H) is 8 pm CEST | 2 pm EDT.
James Rodríguez in FIFA Weekly (#44) | August 22, 2014"The new Real Madrid star is the most in-demand player in the world at the present time. In interview, he talks about his glorious goals at the World Cup, the Colombia team and the trophies he has collected."