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  • Real Madrid not distracted by record, says Carlo Ancelotti 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid are focused on preparing for Saturday's La Liga game at Malaga and are not distracted by the chance of setting a club record for consecutive victories, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Real have won their last 15 matches in all competitions since a 2-1 La Liga defeat...
  • Barcelona face tough Valencia in Spanish league 19 hours 32 minutes ago

    Madrid: Lionel Messi will be looking for a hat trick of hat tricks when Barcelona take on Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. The Argentina forward scored three goals last weekend against Sevilla to become the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer with 253. A few days later, he scored another...
  • 15 wins in a row great achievement: Carlo Ancelotti Yesterday

    Geneva: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has called Real Madrid's 15th straight victory "a great achievement" and said he expected Basel to advance in the Champions League. Real defeated Basel 1-0 Wednesday night to qualify for the knockout stage in the Champions League. Basel will take on England's Liverpool in the...
  • Arsenal reach 15th straight Champions League knockout round Yesterday

    Arsenal reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month. Yaya Sanogo ended his 15-month wait to score for Arsenal...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo goal lifts Real Madrid to 1-0 win against FC Basel in Champions League 2 days ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half goal helped Real Madrid beat FC Basel 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, and tie a club record with a 15th straight win. Ronaldo's 71st career Champions League goal, in his 108th match, also tied the old competition scoring record long held by Madrid great Raul Gonzalez. Both...
  • Champions League: Liverpool on brink of exit; Real Madrid play Basel 2 days ago

    Liverpool: Wins have not come easy for Liverpool this season, neither at home in England or in the Champions League. But a win on Wednesday in Bulgaria against Ludogorets is exactly what the five-time European champions need to ensure they still have a chance to advance to the second round. Both Liverpool...
  • Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, says Carlo Ancelotti 2 days ago

    Holders Real Madrid will field their strongest team at FC Basel in Wednesday's Champions League Group B clash despite having already qualified for the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real, who have a maximum 12 points from four matches, need only to avoid a defeat of four goals...
  • Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirms contract negotiations 4 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday that he is already negotiating a contract extension with the Spanish football club. Ancelotti expressed his contentment after leading the club to their 10th Champions League title last season and to the leadership of La Liga this current campaign, reports Xinhua. "I hope...
  • Real Madrid to play at Melbourne Cricket Ground 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Real Madrid has been confirmed as one of three European teams to contest the International Champions Cup Australia tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next July. The 100,024-seat stadium will host matches on July 18, 21 and 24 when the International Champions Cup expands to including an Asia-Pacific tournament running...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid's 4-0 win at Eibar 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the 19th and 20th time in the Spanish league this season after setting up Real Madrid's opening goal in a 4-0 win Saturday at Eibar to stay top of the table. Ronaldo has scored in all 11 league matches he has played in this campaign and...
  • Zinedine Zidane wins appeal against coaching ban 6 days ago

    Madrid: A Spanish sports court backed Zinedine Zidane's appeal against a three month ban from coaching Real Madrid's reserve team over his disputed qualifications. Spain's football federation imposed the ban at the end of October, arguing the former France midfielder did not have the right licence to coach in Spain. Real...
  • Carlo Ancelotti earmarks Khedira as replacement for injured Modric 1 week ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was a big blow to lose Luka Modric to a long-term injury, but he hopes to have Sami Khedira fit to take his place in midfield against Eibar on Saturday. Khedira has made few starts this season, having suffered with a succession of injuries...
  • Court lifts Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban 1 week ago

    Madrid: A Spanish court has lifted Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban, allowing the Real Madrid great to manage its reserve team. The same court had already suspended the ban this month while it considered its ruling. On Friday, it ruled in favor of Madrid's appeal of the three-month ban. The now-voided ban had...
  • Luka Modric injury gives Carlo Ancelotti midfield problem November 20, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces a dilemma following an injury to Croatia midfielder Luka Modric when the leaders return to La Liga action after the international break at promoted Eibar on Saturday. Modric is likely to be out until at least January and replacing him with Spain playmaker Isco,...
  • Real Madrid and Microsoft announce digital platform deal November 19, 2014

    Real Madrid and Microsoft Corp have sealed an agreement to create a digital platform to connect fans of the European champions around the world. Real president Florentino Perez and Orlando Ayala, a Microsoft vice president, presented the platform at a ceremony at Real's Bernabeu stadium in the Spanish capital on...
  • Real Madrid's midfielder Luka Modric suffers injury blow November 18, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is set to miss the rest of the year with a thigh injury, the La Liga leaders said in a statement on Monday. Modric went off injured in the first half of Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier in Italy on Sunday and team doctor Boris Nemec's...
  • Zidane's son Enzo makes debut for Real Madrid B team November 17, 2014

    Madrid: Enzo Zidane, the eldest son of former France and Real Madrid midfielder Zinedine Zidane, made his debut for Real's B team under his father's orders in Sunday's 2-1 win at home to Conquense. Zinedine Zidane is assistant coach of Real Madrid Castilla, who play in the third tier of Spanish...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid thrash Rayo Vallecano 5-1 to stay at top November 9, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored again as Real Madrid stayed at the top of the table on Saturday. Madrid stayed two points ahead of Barcelona by routing Rayo Vallecano 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu for their 13th straight victory in all competitions. Ronaldo polished off the lopsided win with his league-leading 18th goal and...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo aiming to be best ever November 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will work to be the best player of all time after being presented with his third European Golden Boot award. The 29-year-old was speaking at a lavish ceremony in Madrid where he received the trophy for being the joint top scorer last season...
  • La Liga: Lionel Messi eyes Zarra's record as Barcelona visit Almeria November 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi has another scoring record in sight when Barcelona visit Almeria on Saturday looking to bounce back from consecutive losses that have cost it the Spanish league lead. Messi scored his 70th and 71st goals in the Champions League in a 2-0 win at Ajax on Wednesday to equal...
  • Messi equals Raul's Champions League scoring record November 6, 2014

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi equalled the Champions League scoring record of 71 goals when he struck for the second time in the 76th minute of Wednesday's Group F match at Ajax Amsterdam. The Argentina four-times world player of the year matched the record set by former Real Madrid and Schalke 04...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo receives his third Golden Boot award November 5, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo says he still has many years and a lot of football to come as he picked up his third Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. Ronaldo shared the award with Luis Suarez, who also scored 31 goals. At a lavish ceremony...
  • Fit-again Greth Bale to start at weekend, says Carlo Ancelotti November 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will return to the starting line-up this weekend against Rayo Vallecano after the Welshman successfully played the final 30 minutes against Liverpool on Tuesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Bale showed no signs of the muscle injury that had kept him out for a month, looking...
  • Arsene Wenger slams Arsenal's defending after capitulation November 5, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger slammed his side's defending after watching Anderlecht claw their way back from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw in Champions League Group D on Tuesday. The hosts were 3-0 ahead inside the hour and apparently cruising into the last 16 of the competition for a...
  • Real Madrid's Karim Benzema turning Bernabeu boos into cheers November 5, 2014

    Karim Benzema has endured his share of whistling from Real Madrid's demanding fans in recent years but the France forward appears to have finally won over the Bernabeu after netting another Champions League goal on Tuesday. Benzema was given a standing ovation by the Real faithful when he was taken off...
  • Champions League: Atletico Madrid sink Malmo thanks to Koke, Raul Garcia November 5, 2014

    Atletico Madrid's Koke and Raul Garcia secured a 2-0 victory at Malmo for the Group A leaders in their Champions League clash on Tuesday after the Swedes spurned several excellent chances. Having soaked up considerable pressure, Koke broke the deadlock for last season's runners-up on the half-hour, sweeping Juanfran's low cross...
  • Brendan Rodgers defends team changes after defeat in Madrid November 5, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers defended his team selection for Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, saying his side deserved more from the game after what he called "an excellent performance". Rodgers made a host of changes from the side that lost to Newcastle United in the Premier League at...
  • Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund advance in Champions League November 5, 2014

    Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 on Karim Benzema's 27th-minute goal on Tuesday night to advance to the knockout phase of the Champions League along with Borussia Dortmund, and Arsenal wasted a three-goal lead at home in a 3-3 tie against Anderlecht. Real improved to 4-0 in Group B as Cristiano Ronaldo...
  • Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 to reach knockout round November 5, 2014

    Holders Real Madrid breezed into the last 16 of the Champions League with two games to spare when a Karim Benzema strike secured a 1-0 win in their Group B match at home to a toothless Liverpool on Tuesday. Benzema clipped a Marcelo cross high into the net from close range...
  • Real Madrid trip can lift Liverpool's season: Rodgers November 4, 2014

    Liverpool see Tuesday's Champions League game at holders Real Madrid as a chance to prove their doubters wrong and get their season back on track, said coach Brendan Rodgers and midfielder Jordan Henderson. Beaten 1-0 at Newcastle United on Saturday, a fourth defeat in 10 Premier League games this season, Liverpool...