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  • Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid, says agent 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has ruled out a Manchester United return, claiming the Portuguese winger will retire at Real Madrid. And Mendes, on Friday, even went so far as to claim that Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time, and his club should retire the famous number 7...
  • Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014 4 hours 16 minutes ago

    Madrid: Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season, setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of Europe's elite club...
  • Fernando Torres poised to re-join Atletico Madrid 2 days ago

    London: Fernando Torres is poised to re-join boyhood club Atletico Madrid after they outlined a deal with AC Milan that should see Alessio Cerci go in the opposite direction. Torres is on a two-year loan from Chelsea but has failed to impress and Atletico are convinced they can rekindle the player...
  • Khedira would be happy to extend Real Madrid contract 3 days ago

    Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has indicated he would be happy to extend his contract with Real Madrid beyond June 2015 if an agreement can be reached. Khedira, whose season has been disrupted by injuries, is not a first-choice starter under coach Carlo Ancelotti, with Germany team mate Toni Kroos, Croatia international...
  • Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award 5 days ago

    Decorated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dubbed 2014 "the best year of my life" after playing a key role for the Spanish giants as they swept to four titles including a record-extending 10th European crown. A no-nonsense centre back whose strength in the air regularly yields goals, Ramos scooped the...
  • James Rodriguez most searched athlete on Google in 2014 5 days ago

    Madrid: Colombia's football star James Rodriguez was the most searched athlete on Google during 2014. Rodriguez, who had an outstanding Brazil 2014 World Cup and was then signed by Spanish giants Real Madrid in a big money move, was the most searched athlete on Google, said Colombia's local press cited by...
  • Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup 6 days ago

    Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans. Real scored in each half to clock up a 22nd successive win in all...
  • Barcelona need goals to keep pace with Real Madrid 1 week ago

    Madrid: With Real Madrid still playing at the Club World Cup in Morocco, Barcelona will have a chance to close the gap on the Spanish leaders on Saturday. Madrid was due to play Sevilla, but the match will be played at a later date because the Champions League winners have reached...
  • Atletico Madrid set up Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid December 19, 2014

    Atletico Madrid set up a crosstown Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid despite drawing 2-2 with third-division Hospitalet on Thursday, advancing 5-2 on aggregate. Athletic Bilbao, Malaga and Elche also won to complete the last 16. Striker Mario Mandzukic slotted in Atletico's opener in the 19th minute and headed in a...
  • My girlfriend steals my boxers: Cristiano Ronaldo December 18, 2014

    London: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that his girlfriend, top Russian model Irina Shayk, has a crazy obsession with his 'CR7' boxers and steals them at the slightest opportunity. The former Manchester United forward was answering a question- 'What item in your wardrobe does your girlfriend steal?'. The Portuguese star...
  • EPL managerial job interests Zinedine Zidane December 17, 2014

    Paris: French football legend Zinedine Zidane has shown interest in managing the English Premier League side. The 42-year-old expressed his desire on Tuesday to take the next step in his coaching career and he'd be tempted by a top job in England, reports Xinhua. "The future lies in doing something else and...
  • Real Madrid coast into Club World Cup final December 17, 2014

    Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday for a place in this weekend's Club World Cup final against Argentina's San Lorenzo or New Zealand's Auckland City. Sergio Ramos scored in the 15th minute and Benzema in the 36th. Bale added...
  • Champions League last-16 draw: Real Madrid get Schalke, Manchester City face Barcelona December 15, 2014

    A Champions League draw heavy with reunions on Monday paired Real Madrid and Barcelona with the same last 16 opponents as last season, and sent Arsene Wenger back to the club where he made his reputation. Defending champion Madrid will play Schalke a year after a 6-1 rout in Germany sparked...
  • La Liga: Villarreal end Atletico's home unbeaten run December 15, 2014

    Barcelona: Villarreal ended Atletico Madrid's streak of 27 straight home games without a loss in the Spanish league after striker Luciano Vietto scored late to grab a 1-0 win on Sunday. Vietto received a pass and used a quick change of foot to shed Diego Godin before firing the winner past...
  • Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid defeat Almeria 4-1 in La Liga December 13, 2014

    Two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid stretch their Spanish record winning streak to 20 matches as it beat Almeria 4-1 in the league on Friday. Madrid bettered the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06 when they beat Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday. Francisco "Isco" Alarcon...
  • Real Madrid look to continue record winning streak in La Liga December 12, 2014

    Madrid: Fresh from setting a Spanish record with their 19th straight win, Real Madrid can take a step toward the overall record by beating Almeria on Friday. Madrid beat Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the Champions League, bettering the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06. The world record of...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Brazilian Ronaldo December 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football great Ronaldo described Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring run as "unthinkable", and said the Portuguese forward is a clear favourite for the Ballon d'Or award. Ronaldo has scored 32 goals in 26 matches in all competitions this season for Spanish giants Real Madrid and is in...
  • World's longest train journey concludes in Madrid December 10, 2014

    Madrid: Madrid was the final destination on Tuesday for a train which has set the record for the longest train journey in history; 13,052 kms between the Chinese city of Yiwu and the Spanish capital. The train which arrived in Madrid at 11 am, departed from Yiwu on November 18 with...
  • Champions League: Real Madrid beat Ludogorets 4-0 December 10, 2014

    Madrid: Goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory over 10-man Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday and a clean sweep of six wins in Group C of the Champions League. The defending champion, who had already won the group, stretched their winning streak to 19 matches...
  • Champions League: Real Madrid seek record 19th win against Ludogorets December 9, 2014

    A Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid can set a new Spanish record of 19 straight victories when they take on Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday with first place in Champions League Group B already assured. The phenomenal Portuguese notched up his 200th league goal with a record 23rd La Liga hat-trick as Real...
  • Rodriguez injury could prompt Real Madrid to dip into transfer market December 8, 2014

    An injury to playmaker James Rodriguez could prompt Real Madrid to dip into the transfer market next month and they are interested in Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva among others, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. Tests have confirmed Rodriguez suffered a calf strain in Saturday's La Liga win at home to...
  • Ronaldo sets a new hat-trick record as Real Madrid register their 18th straight win December 7, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo turned in another multi-goal performance by scoring three goals to lead Real Madrid to a record-tying 3-0 win over Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ronaldo's 21st, 22nd and 23rd goals through 14 rounds ensured Madrid claimed their 18th consecutive victory across all competitions, matching a...
  • Manchester City to face Real Madrid in Melbourne friendly December 5, 2014

    English Premier League champions Manchester City will play European champions Real Madrid in an exhibition match next year at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, organisers said on Friday. The teams will play each other as part of the International Champions Cup, a series of pre-season matches involving top European clubs. A third...
  • Brazilian youngster Lucas Silva gets Real Madrid call December 4, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Highly rated Brazilian mid-fielder Lucas Silva revealed his agent has received a call from Real Madrid about a move to the Spanish club. In an interview with Sportv Wednesday, Silva said that his representative, Luiz Rocha, had told the 21-year-old to focus on playing for Brazilian club Cruzeiro...
  • Dominant Sevilla join Real Madrid in King's Cup last 16 December 4, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla joined holders Real Madrid in the last 16 of the King's Cup when a quickfire Iago Aspas hat-trick helped secure a crushing 11-2 aggregate victory over second-division Sabadell on Wednesday. Sevilla romped to a 6-1 win in their last-32, first leg at Sabadell at the end of October, when...
  • Concussed Sami Khedira released from hospital December 3, 2014

    Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been released from hospital after spending a night under observation due to a concussion sustained in Tuesday's King's Cup game at home to Cornella. Khedira collided with Cornella midfielder David Garcia shortly after halftime at the Bernabeu and after playing on for a few minutes...
  • Real Madrid rout Cornella in Copa del Rey December 3, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid whitewashed Cornella 5-0 in their Copa del Rey as Real forward Jese Rodriguez scored on his return after nearly nine months. James Rodriguez scored two goals at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tuesday as the holders eased into the round of 16 with a 9-1 victory on aggregate, reported Xinhua. The...
  • Simeone urges fans to keep calm before 'high risk' Cup game December 2, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has called for an end to football-related violence as his team prepare to play their first game since the death on Sunday of a Deportivo La Coruna fan near the Atletico stadium. The 43-year-old supporter had to be pulled out of the Manzanares river following...
  • Spain soccer fan clash leaves 1 dead, 11 injured December 1, 2014

    Madrid: One man died and 11 others suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out outside Atletico Madrid's soccer stadium between its fans and those of visiting team Deportivo La Coruna, officials said Sunday. Madrid's Clinico San Carlos hospital said a man died of injuries sustained in the clash between rival...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid up to second after home win over Deportivo November 30, 2014

    Atletico Madrid climbed above Barcelona into second in La Liga when Saul Niguez and Arda Turan fired the champions to a 2-0 win at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. The match at the Calderon was overshadowed by a street battle between dozens of rival fans a few hours before...