And El Clasico #2 did not disappoint.
Returning to a competitive action after a summer of constant speculation about his future, Cristiano Ronaldo didn't disappoint and was at centre of all the drama that followed. "But we have to do it to be well prepared for the season".
"When you lose and you have the feeling that the opponent has, in some moments, been better, you have to analyse the technical aspects", he said. "All support and solidarity to the families and friends of the victims", Ronaldo wrote.
"I recognised I had to play closer to the goal as I would have more chances to score and whilst it may seem like I play as a 'number 9', I don't see that - I enjoy having freedom on the pitch". Regardless of his time as a player, his supposed betrayal was too much to bear.
"It's hard", he says with a wry smile.
"Ronaldo's sending-off annoys me because even if it is not a penalty, the card is harsh", said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane after the game. It was a very good first half.
New world No 1 Nadal, born in Mallorca, had another uncle who played for Barcelona in the early nineties. And on this performance, they are going to be hard to beat again.
Zinedane Zidane's men, who will definitely be without star forward, Ronaldo, will need to keep their 1-3 lead to be able to conquer the title.
Ronaldo has now been sent off six times in total during his time in Spain - here is what happened. Ronaldo then showed remarkable agility to contort his body as he fell to ensure his boot made contact with the Atletico skipper's nose.
So, what's in the demo?
Broyles won almost 71 percent of his games as head football coach with the Razorbacks for 19 years. "We prepare so that when a player plays, he does well". This is called persecution.
Two minutes later, he charged into the area and collided with Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti. It's the beginning of a long and difficult season. They are joined by Girona, a feeder club for Man City that is making its debut in the top division.