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  • Injury crisis threatens Real Madrid's trophy aspirations 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid's trophy aspirations could well depend on how well they cope with an injury crisis that sees Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in the treatment room. Both were substituted during Real's 3-1 victory over Malaga in La Liga on Saturday and tests are being carried out to establish the...
  • Luka Modric set to miss rest of La Liga season with knee injury 14 hours 17 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has suffered knee ligament damage and could miss the rest of the La Liga season, the club said on Sunday. Modric went off injured during the second half of Real's 3-1 victory over Malaga on Saturday. "A sprained medial collateral ligament of his right knee hasbeen...
  • Real Madrid's Luka Modric has injured knee ligament 14 hours 23 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid will be without injured midfielder Luka Modric as the season enters a critical phase with both the Champions League and Spanish league titles at stake. Madrid says medical tests show the Croatia international has a "strain to the medial collateral ligament of his right knee" after he hurt...
  • La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid grab big wins 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener then notched his 400th goal for Barcelona in stoppage time to give the Spanish league leaders a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. The 27-year-old Argentine is the all-time leading scorer for both Barcelona and the Spanish league. His 400th goal...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 Yesterday

    Cristiano Ronaldo made up for a missed a penalty by also scoring in injury time to reach the 50-goal mark for a fifth consecutive season as Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 at home to stay two points behind Barcelona with six rounds left. The win, however, proved costly with both Gareth...
  • UEFA not taking action over Carvajal bite allegations 4 days ago

    UEFA are not taking any action against Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal over allegations that he bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg. European soccer's governing body said in a statement that proceedings had been opened against hosts Atletico over "blocked stairways" and a pitch invasion....
  • UEFA must act if Carvajal bite evidence conclusive, says Gabi 4 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has called on UEFA to act if there is evidence Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg. Carvajal, who could in any case be sanctioned by European soccer's governing body over a punch he threw at...
  • Champions League: Pleased with my performance, says Jan Oblak 4 days ago

    Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday. Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves against the team that beat Atletico in last season's final to...
  • Ancelotti urges more consistency after Real Madrid held at Atletico Madrid 4 days ago

    Holders Real Madrid will need to maintain their intensity for the whole of next week's return leg if they are to get past Atletico Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real dominated their city rivals in the first half of Tuesday's quarter-final, first leg at...
  • Madrid derby: Atletico hold Real to a goalless draw in Champions League 5 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday. Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves against the team that beat Atletico in last season's final...
  • Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo may play for UEFA All-Star team 5 days ago

    Madrid: Two of the most popular footballers in the world Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could play alongside each other in a All-Star match showcasing the best of European-based talent for European football's world governing body UEFA, according to media reports in Spain and England. Ronaldo and Messi would feature for...
  • Past counts for nothing in Champions League quarter-final: Diego Simeone 5 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone doesn't expect anything that has happened in the past to have any relevance for the Champions League football quarter-final, which sees his side face city rivals Real Madrid for the seventh time this season. Atletico lost last season's Champions League final 1-4 after extra time...
  • La Liga: Valencia pushing Atletico hard in battle for third 5 days ago

    Madrid: Valencia turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the fight for third place in La Liga when a 3-0 derby victory at home to Levante on Monday lifted the Singapore-owned club to within a point of the champions with seven games left. Paco Alcacer nodded Valencia in front from...
  • Madrid derby in quarters a re-run of last Champions League final 5 days ago

    Madrid: Defending champions Real Madrid travel to last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid for the first leg of a Champions League quarter-final with more than a hint of revenge about it. Last year, Madrid lifted the silverware by beating an exhausted Atletico 4-1 after a very late Sergio Ramos goal extended the...
  • Gareth Bale fit for Real Madrid's Champions League clash at Atletico 6 days ago

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is fit for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final showdown at Atletico Madrid after sitting out Saturday's La Liga win at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. There was a question mark over Bale's availability for the first-leg clash at the Calderon but Real's world...
  • Atletico Madrid match is balanced 50-50, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti 6 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes that the results previous meetings between his side and city neighbours Atletico Madrid have no relevance over the outcome of the Champions League quarter-final between the two sides on Tuesday night. Real and Atletico will slug it out for the seventh time this season...
  • Mario Mandzukic fit for Real Madrid clash in Champions League 1 week ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has recovered from a right foot injury in time for the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. The Croatia international missed Atletico's last two Spanish league games. Atletico hosts their crosstown rival on Tuesday in the first leg of their final-eight tie, which will be...
  • Diego Simeone's knowledge of Atletico Madrid's weaknesses key: Fernando Torres 1 week ago

    Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres believes coach Diego Simeone's clear understanding of the team's weaknesses has been the key to their success as they seek revenge against Real Madrid on Tuesday for last season's Champions League final defeat. With the determined Argentine at the helm, Atletico have belied their economic inferiority...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again as Real Madrid win to pressure Barcelona April 11, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his Spanish league-leading 38th goal of the season to help Real Madrid ease to a 3-0 win over Eibar on Saturday and keep the pressure on Barcelona. Madrid pulled to within one point of leader Barcelona which later visits a Sevilla side that hasn't lost at home...
  • Big weekend in La Liga as Real Madrid hope to close gap with Barcelona April 11, 2015

    Madrid: The La Liga is heading for one of its most important weekends of the season as the sides prepare for the 31st round of games with hardly time to rest following the week's midweek fixtures. Real Madrid will almost certainly have a red ring around Saturday in their calendar as...
  • Gareth Bale absence, suspensions force Real Madrid reshuffle for Eibar game April 10, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will be rested for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, meaning the Welshman joins suspended midfielders Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez on the sidelines. Ancelotti said he had not made a final decision on who would come...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona win as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo score April 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez netted two goals after Lionel Messi opened the scoring to guide Spanish league leader Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo later made sure that Real Madrid stayed in contention for the league title by scoring his competition-leading 37th goal of the season in...
  • Valencia coach expects protracted Champions League fight April 8, 2015

    Madrid: The battle between Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla for a lucrative Champions League berth will go down thtoe wire, Valencia coach Nuno predicted on Wednesday as his side prepare for Thursday's La Liga match at Athletic Bilbao. Leaders Barcelona and second-placed Real Madrid look destined to finish in the...
  • Atletico Madrid hard on Sociedad's heels, Sevilla down Levante April 8, 2015

    Atletico Madrid made a typically aggressive start to lay the foundations for a 2-0 victory at home to mid-table Real Sociedad on Tuesday that lifted the champions to within two points of second-placed Real Madrid. Diego Simeone's men came roaring out of the blocks at the Calderon and, after Arda Turan...
  • Gareth Bale doubtful for Real Madrid's La Liga clash at Rayo April 7, 2015

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has a foot problem and could miss Wednesday's La Liga game at Rayo Vallecano when Real will look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Bale's absence, if confirmed, would allow Ancelotti to put off having to make a...
  • Mario Mandzukic out of Atletico's game against Sociedad April 6, 2015

    Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has an ankle problem and will miss Tuesday's La Liga game at home to mid-table Real Sociedad, coach Diego Simeone said on Monday. Mandzukic made little impact for the champions in Saturday's 2-0 win at bottom side Cordoba before making way for Fernando Torres after just...
  • Selection headache for Carlo Ancelotti before Rayo Vallecano game April 6, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is facing a midfield selection conundrum for Wednesday's La Liga match across town at Rayo Vallecano as the European champions look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona. Second-placed Real, who hammered Granada 9-1 on Sunday with Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo netting his first five-goal...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores five as Real Madrid hammer Granada 9-1 April 5, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo struck the quickest hat-trick of his career on his way to netting five goals in Real Madrid's 9-1 drubbing of second-from-bottom Granada on Sunday which took Real to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona. Portugal forward Ronaldo struck three times in eight minutes after Gareth Bale...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid leapfrog Valencia in battle for third April 5, 2015

    Atletico Madrid turned up the heat on Valencia in the battle for La Liga's third automatic Champions League berth when club top scorer Antoine Griezmann set them on the way to a 2-0 stroll at bottom side Cordoba on Saturday. The victory for the champions at Cordoba's El Arcangel stadium in...
  • James Rodriguez back for Real Madrid after two-month injury absence April 4, 2015

    Madrid: James Rodriguez will return to Real Madrid's starting lineup for Sunday's La Liga game at home to Granada after being out for two months with a broken bone in his foot, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Colombia midfielder, who has had a fine debut season since joining from...