Real Madrid-Valladolid: first game of the season at the Bernabéu
After a win at Balaídos, the Whites are making their home debut (7:00pm CEST).
"We have to focus on reproducing what we did in Vigo and try to do even better", declared the boss.
In the 2003/04 season, The French talisman scored a great goal as the Whites thrashed Real Valladolid.
The captain got his name on the scoresheet at the José Zorrilla back in 2014 and again at the Bernabéu last time out.
The run started in 2006/07 against Villarreal.
Prior to the derby, Real Madrid will travel to take on Sevilla (Sunday 22 September, 9pm) before hosting Osasuna (Wednesday, 25 September, 9pm).
The German has registered in each of his six seasons at Real Madrid.
"Two weeks since my operation. Step by step I'm making progress with my recovery. Thanks for the support. Let's keep going!", was the message published by the madridista on his social media channels.
"The result was fair, we saw a typical Real Madrid side today", added the captain, who now has the fourth most wins as a madridista in the competition.
The two madridistas and Lunin are on a list of 60 players looking to win the award for the best Under-21 player in Europe.
The accolage will be presented on 30 August in Monaco during the draw for the group stage of the competition.
The Real Madrid player is on the list of 10 nominees with the winner being announced on September 23 in Milan.