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  • Atletico Madrid can't compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona: Coach 11 hours 23 minutes ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists that despite their winning success last season, it's impossible for the team to compete against economic powerhouses FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Last season saw Simeone lead Atletico to the BBVA Primera Liga title and to the final of the Champions League, where they...
  • Mascherano backs Messi after World Cup disappointment Yesterday

    Barcelona: Javier Mascherano hasbacked his Argentina team mate Lionel Messi to respond to his World Cup disappointment on the pitch for Barcelona in the new season. Messi was named the best player at the World Cup after Argentina lost the final to Germany, a decision that was widely questioned after the...
  • Ronaldo fit for Real's Super Cup decider against Atletico Yesterday

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday. The Portuguese went off as a precaution at half time during the first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday suffering a hamstring strain during the 1-1...
  • Manchester United, PSG target Angel Di Maria as he wants to leave Real Madrid Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped them win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer...
  • Ten European Cups in hand, Real Madrid aim to win La Liga this season Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid are set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending their quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown...
  • Luka Modric commits to Real Madrid with new four-year deal 2 days ago

    Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will remain at the European Champions for the next four years after signing a new contract, the La Liga giants announced on Wednesday. "Real Madrid C. F. announces the extension Luka Modric's contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons," the club...
  • Spanish league keeps growing star power 2 days ago

    Two months after Spain's national team flopped at the World Cup, the country's domestic league is ready to shine with even more star power. Already boasting the sport's two biggest names in Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the Spanish league got even richer in individual talent with the...
  • Champions Atletico Madrid aim to upstage La Liga big spenders again 2 days ago

    While Real Madrid and Barcelona have once more spent vast sums to win back the La Liga crown, they are set to face dogged competition again from champions Atletico Madrid who have a side built on a fraction of the cost. Atletico became the first team since Valencia in 2004 to...
  • Rodriguez scores on debut as Real draw 1-1 with Atletico in Super Cup first leg 2 days ago

    Madrid: James Rodriguez scored in his Spanish debut as Real Madrid earned a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super Cup on Tuesday. Rodriguez came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half at the Santiago Bernabeu and found the back of the net in the...
  • Real Madrid aim high ahead of Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid 3 days ago

    European champions Real Madrid could be without the world's most expensive player in Welshman Gareth Bale and Portuguese defender Pepe when they meet city rivals and domestic champions Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Both players were unable to train on Friday when they nursed injuries...
  • Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti rules out further signings 5 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotii on Sunday ruled out any further signings before the end of the month. Real Madrid lost a pre-season friendly game 1-2 to Italian side Fiorentina late Saturday night, reports Xinhua. Real Madrid cruised past Sevilla in the European Supercup Tuesday to lift the first title of...
  • Real Madrid lift Super Cup thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo double August 13, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strike force ever assembled, powered to a 2-0 win over Sevilla in an all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. It was a thoroughly deserved victory before a 33,500 crowd at the Cardiff City Stadium in the traditional...
  • Sami Khedira not leaving, says Carlo Ancelotti August 12, 2014

    London: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu for German midfielder Sami Khedira. The German international was a subject of transfer rumours linking him to three English clubs - Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Ancelotti, however, has denied outright any move away for Khedira. "He's...
  • James Rodriguez to make Real Madrid debut in Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Cardiff: After exquisite touches and exceptional goals established him as the World Cup's breakthrough star, James Rodriguez has a new platform to showcase his skills at Real Madrid - starting with his debut in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. The versatile 23-year-old playmaker, who landed a $108-million move from Monaco...
  • Sevilla, Real Madrid prepare for European Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla and Real Madrid will play for their first title of the new football season on Tuesday when the two Spanish clubs contest the European Super Cup in Cardiff. The traditional game between the winners of the Europa League and the Champions League should serve as a barometer of the...
  • Real Madrid to field costly strikeforce in Super Cup August 11, 2014

    European champions Real Madrid are expected to field the world's most expensive strikeforce - including local Welsh hero Gareth Bale - when they play Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday. Three months after winning the all-Spanish Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon,...
  • Atletico Madrid sign defender Jesus Gamez from Malaga August 8, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid have reinforced their defense by signing right back Jesus Gamez from Malaga. The 29-year-old Gamez will compete with Spanish international Juanfran Torres for playing time on the right side of Atletico's defense. Atletico did not release the financial details of the transfer. Gamez has been a regular starter...
  • James Rodriguez hopes World Cup form continues at Real Madrid August 8, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez hopes the scoring streak that earned him the Golden Boot award at the World Cup continues after his move to European champion Real Madrid. Madrid paid Monaco a reported $108 million for the Colombia forward after he scored a tournament-leading six goals at this summer's World Cup in...
  • Gareth Bale looking forward to Supercup return 'home' to Cardiff August 8, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Welsh star, Gareth Bale is looking forward to returning 'home' next week when his side take on Sevilla in the European Supercup. The game between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League will be held in Bale's hometown of Cardiff August 12 and Bale, who...
  • Real Madrid's Angel di Maria 'too pricey', says PSG president August 7, 2014

    Paris St Germain have ended talks with Real Madrid on buying Angel Di Maria because the Argentina midfielder is too expensive, the president of the Ligue 1 champions was quoted as saying on Thursday. PSG had discussed a bid for Di Maria, whom Spanish media have reported has a price tag...
  • Karim Benzema extends contract with Real Madrid through 2019 August 7, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid says France striker Karim Benzema has agreed to extend his contract with the European champions to the end of the 2018-19 season. The 26-year-old Benzema's previous contract expired in June 2015. Benzema joined Madrid in 2009 from French club Lyon. He has scored 111 goals in 235 games for Madrid,...
  • Liverpool sign Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo August 6, 2014

    England: Liverpool have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo on loan with a view to a permanent deal. The Anfield club announced the deal on Wednesday and Manquillo becomes manager Brendan Rodgers' seventh summer signing. Manquillo says "I'm very happy to have signed for a club like Liverpool. I...
  • Real Madrid lure Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Levante August 4, 2014

    Real Madrid have agreed to sign highly-rated Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who shone at the World Cup, from La Liga rivals Levante on a six-year contract, the European champions said on Sunday. "The player will be presented on Tuesday ... on the VIP tribune at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium after...
  • Manchester United beat Real Madrid, Manchester City lose to Olympiakos August 3, 2014

    Two first-half goals by Ashley Young proved enough to help United beat the European champions 3-1 on Saturday in a friendly. United's win means they advance to Monday's final in Miami, where they will meet traditional English rivals Liverpool. The appeal of two of the world's most iconic sports teams attracted...
  • Manchester United beat Real Madrid to advance to International Champions Cup final August 3, 2014

    The largest crowd to watch a soccer match in the United States - 109,318 - poured into Michigan Stadium on Saturday to see Manchester United beat Real Madrid 3-1 in a friendly. The appeal of two of the world's most iconic sports teams attracted fans to the International Champions Cup match...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo ruled out of Manchester United friendly August 2, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Saturday's friendly in Michigan against his former club Manchester United but the La Liga side are hoping he will be fit for the European Super Cup. The Portugal captain and World Player of the Year has been hampered by a...
  • Man sues Cristiano Ronaldo over 'CR7' trademark August 1, 2014

    Providence: A Rhode Island man has sued Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7," which is used by soccer fans around the world as shorthand for the Real Madrid forward. Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit on Monday in US District Court in Providence against the Portuguese soccer star and a Danish company,...
  • Carlo Ancelotti unfazed after Real Madrid suffer second setback July 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti tried to put up a brave face after a 0-1 defeat to Italian side AS Roma that saw his side eliminated from the Guinness International Champions Cup in the US. A Francesco Totti goal gave Roma a narrow win against the Champions League winners Tuesday...
  • Seydou Keita refused to shake hand with Pepe before friendly July 30, 2014

    An old feud has sparked up after Roma's Seydou Keita refused to shake Pepe's hand before his side's friendly against Real Madrid in Dallas. Keita snubbed Pepe and then threw a water bottle at him, which appeared to hit the Portugal defender on the shoulder. The two have endured a troubled relationship...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo may feature in United friendly, says Ancelotti July 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is recovering well from his knee injury and may return to action in Saturday's friendly against his former club Manchester United in Michigan, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Portugal captain and World Player of the Year has been hampered by a left knee problem...