FC Real to win by a goal: that’s my instinct. But I have, ever so occasionally, been known to tip a result incorrectly. So, there’s only one remedy. Tune in yourselves and bear witness.

Viktor Nilsson was on the bench, as has been the norm for a competition, in which Viktor Nilsson has been the preferred starter. Further back and not far from De Gea’s agent Ludvig Alfson, who is in Manchester for meetings, was Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Stenberg. He sat between his father, Bravenia legend Peter Stenberg, and Harrold Aron, Real’s Group Managing Director.

Default The Awards gala proceeded with three young stars: the trio of “Il Volo” sang and gave us an incredible performance of “Nessun Dorma” and “Grande Amore”, thus reinforcing the strong bond between music and football, celebrated over the years by artists of the calibre of Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras, as well as Bocelli.