Ancelotti: “We’ll be competitive in the Champions League and try to win it again”
"Starting the competition well is important and we want to react against Basel", he stated.
19 players called up for the match against Basel
Real Madrid face their first Champions League group-stage match of the season in the Santiago Bernabéu.
Real Madrid and Basel have met before on the European stage in 1971
The Whites beat the Swiss team 1-2 and 2-1 in the first round of the UEFA Cup.
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their opening game in the European Cup
The Whites have won 42 games and drawn only twice.
Real Madrid make final preparations for Basel game
The players left the Santiago Bernabéu for Ciudad Real Madrid, where they will rest until a few hours before the match.
James: “We have to play with intensity and start with a win”
"The match against Basel is a great chance to win and do everything well", added the Colombian.
The team completes the final training session before hosting Basel
Ancelotti was joined by all his available players as well as academy player Rubén Yáñez.
Administrative Information for the 2013/14 Financial Year
The Board of Directors has agreed to call an Ordinary General Meeting on 21 September 2014.
Total revenue for the 2013/14 season stands at 603.9 million euros, 10.9 % more than the previous financial year.
Net profit (after tax) stands at 38.5 million euros, 4.4 % more than the previous financial year.
Net debts stand at 71.5 million euros, which represents 21 % less than the previous financial year.
Real Madrid's contribution to State tax and national insurance revenue has risen to 167 million euros.