BERNABEU

  • Carlos Ancelotti under no illusions about Real Madrid's play November 9, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlos Ancelotti is under no illusions as to why the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium hasn't exactly been applauding him this season. "Because of the play of the team," Ancelotti says, "but we're going to keep getting better." Madrid trail Spanish leader Barcelona by six points going into Saturday's game...
  • Barcelona, Madrid avoid cup clash until final November 9, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona and Real Madrid have been placed on separate sides of the Copa del Rey draw, with the latter on the same half as defending champion Atletico Madrid. Atletico beat Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in May's final and another Madrid derby could take place in the semifinals following...
  • Name change for Santiago Bernabeu Stadium? November 7, 2013

    Madrid: Could the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, the famous home of Real Madrid football club, be about to change its name for financial reasons? According to Maria Garana, the Microsoft president in Spain, the answer could well be "yes", as she revealed in an interview with Spanish TV network Antena 3...
  • Gareth Bale hopes to kick on after disrupted start in La Liga November 1, 2013

    Madrid: Gareth Bale gave Real Madrid fans their first real taste of what he is capable of with two goals and two assists against Sevilla on Wednesday and the world's most expensive player believes he has turned a corner. The 100 millioneuro Wales winger's season has been disrupted by injury but...
  • Gareth Bale set for Bernabeu baptism of fire in Madrid derby September 27, 2013

    Madrid: With his Real side misfiring and city rivals Atletico flying high, world record signing Gareth Bale may be in for a baptism of fire when he makes his home debut in Saturday's Madrid derby at the Bernabeu. The 100million euro Wales winger was due to play his first match at...
  • A whopping 100 million pounds for Gareth Bale? July 31, 2013

    Director of Football at Real Madrid, the legendary Zinedine Zidane has advised Tottenham Hotspur to let Gareth Bale talk to them if the player has expressed a desire to join the Spanish giants, who are reportedly preparing a recordbreaking 100 million bid for the Spurs' star. "It is not unusual, when...
  • Real Madrid unveil new midfielder Isco July 3, 2013

    Madrid: Francisco 'Isco' Alarcon delighted the several hundred Real Madrid fans with a solo display of ball control at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday. Madrid officials believe he'll be a great team player, too. "Isco has what it takes to satisfy a club as immensely demanding as Real Madrid,"...
  • Real Madrid beat Osasuna 42 in Jose Mourinho's last game June 1, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid beat Osasuna 42 on Saturday in Jose Mourinho's last game before his expected return to the Premier League. After the Santiago Bernabeu fans greeted Mourinho with a mix of applause and jeers, Gonzalo Higuain opened in the 35th minute before Michael Essien headed in Madrid's second goal three...
  • Real to host Atletico in Copa del Rey final March 8, 2013

    Madrid: The Copa del Rey final between Real Madrid and cross-town rival Atletico Madrid will be played on May 17 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The Spanish football federation announced the game's location and the change of date from May 18 on Friday. Both teams will be allotted the same...
  • Bayern edge Madrid on penalties to reach final April 26, 2012

    Madrid: Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 31 on penalties on Wednesday to secure their place against Chelsea in the Champions League final following a memorable contest between the longtime European rivals. Cristiano Ronaldo looked to have put the home side on their way to the final with two early goals, but...
  • Mourinho under pressure after 'woeful' Barca loss January 19, 2012

    Madrid: Another loss to Barcelona has piled pressure on Jose Mourinho, with support for the Real Madrid coach ebbing after another illtempered and ineffective display against their biggest rivals summed up by Pepe's ugly stamp on Lionel Messi's hand. Barcelona rallied for a 21 Copa del Rey victory on Wednesday for...