James Rodriguez Set for Real Madrid Bow in Super Cup

The first glimpse of 80-million-euro ($108 million) playmaker James Rodriguez in a Madrid shirt is keenly anticipated after he dazzled for Colombia in Brazil, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot.

updated: August 11, 2014 10:49 IST
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James Rodriguez waves during his official presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

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London: World Cup sensation James Rodriguez is in line to make his Real Madrid debut when the European champions tackle Europa League winners Sevilla in Tuesday's all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff. (Also read: Bale hopes for success in his 'home' match)

Madrid's 4-1 extra-time win over city rivals Atletico Madrid in Lisbon in May ended their 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup and they now look even stronger after a characteristically extravagant close-season recruitment drive.

Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and Keylor Navas arrived at the Bernabeu after impressing at the World Cup and all are in line to feature at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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