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  • Sami Khedira to leave Real Madrid at season end 22 hours 25 minutes ago

    Berlin: Germany midfielder Sami Khedira confirmed he will exit Real Madrid at the end of the season as his contract expires. "This is not a decision against Real, I just want to spice up my career and evolve," Khedira said on Wednesday, reports Xinhua. The 27-year-old reaffirmed his decision to leave Real...
  • Real Madrid suspend member for insulting players after defeat 3 days ago

    Real Madrid have suspended a club member and banned him from their installations pending an inquiry after three men insulted players and struck at least one of their vehicles as they were leaving the training ground on Sunday. Players including Wales winger Gareth Bale and forward Jese were targeted along with...
  • Barcelona squander head-to-head advantage against Real Madrid 3 days ago

    Barcelona's 2-1 win over Real Madrid in Sunday's 'Clasico' may have put them four points clear at the top of La Liga but they will be kicking themselves for not taking a host of second-half chances and grabbing the head-to-head advantage. If Real manage to draw level on points with their...
  • Suarez is a scorer and someone that can set up chances, says Luis Enrique 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes that few players would be capable of scoring the Luis Suarez goal that gave them a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico'. Suarez was slow to get into his stride at Barca following a four-month biting ban but his winner in...
  • La Liga: Luis Suarez scores as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 to extend lead 4 days ago

    Luis Suarez scored the winning goal to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over title rival Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday and extend their Spanish league lead to four points. Lionel Messi curled in a perfect free kick for Jeremy Mathieu to head in Barcelona's opener in the 19th minute...
  • Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets given all-clear to face Real Madrid 4 days ago

    Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has recovered from injury and was fit to face Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday, the club has confirmed. Busquets suffered an ankle injury in Barcelona's King's Cup victory over Villarreal at the start of March and has missed their last three games. "The first team player...
  • David Beckham backs Gareth Bale to recover from Real Madrid troubles 4 days ago

    Madrid: David Beckham has backed Gareth Bale to return to his best at Real Madrid, claiming that the Welshman had the "perfect" first season at the club last term. Bale has come under intense scrutiny this season and there have been several reports linking him with a move back to the...
  • El Clasico: Barcelona aim for decisive blow against Real Madrid 5 days ago

    Barcelona: A surging Barcelona have overhauled Real Madrid in the Spanish league standings, and the team now has the chance to open up a significant gap in the second "clasico" of the season on Sunday. Barcelona are on a run of 17 wins in their last 18 games and lead the...
  • Barcelona's Sergio Busquets may be fit for Real Madrid clash 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is optimistic that holding midfielder Sergio Busquets can recover from injury in time for Sunday's "clasico" match against Real Madrid at Camp Nou. Luis Enrique said on Saturday that Busquets "isn't 100 percent but he will be there" for the clash against Barcelona's fierce rival and...
  • Real, Barcelona have 50-50 chance to win El Clasico: Gerard Pique 5 days ago

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insisted on Saturday that his team and Real Madrid have an equal chance of winning Sunday's La Liga blockbuster match the "El Clasico". Barcelona lead Real by one point at the top of the table and host their bitter rivals at the Camp Nou with...
  • Lionel Messi would be in my team ahead of Ronaldo, says Pele 6 days ago

    Brazil great Pele has stirred the pot ahead of this weekend's Clasico, saying he would rather have Barcelona's Lionel Messi as a team mate than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. The 74-year-old Pele, who scored a record 1,281 goals, mostly for Santos, has watched the two phenomenal goal hunters jousting for the...
  • Real Madrid face Atletico, Barcelona get PSG in Champions League quarters 6 days ago

    Atletico Madrid were handed a chance to avenge last season's Champions League final defeat by city rivals and record 10-times winners Real after the two sides were drawn together in the last eight on Friday. Paris St Germain and Barcelona were paired together having met in the group stage, with the...
  • Real Madrid need Cristiano Ronaldo at his best for Barcelona 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid need Cristiano Ronaldo to channel his frustration into producing his top form as they face Barcelona in a top-of-the-table 'Clasico' showdown on Sunday that could decide the title race. The Portuguese has struck a moody figure in recent weeks as Real struggled to recapture the blistering form that...
  • Carlo Ancelotti concerned by Real Madrid's second-half stutter March 16, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid will need to play with intensity for 90 minutes and not just the first half if they are to have a chance of beating Barcelona in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico', according to Real coach Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti praised his side for their performance before the break in Sunday's...
  • La Liga: Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid beat Levante 2-0 March 16, 2015

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale struck a brace to end his scoring drought and Real Madrid's winless run with a 2-0 victory over Levante on Sunday, keeping his side a point behind Spanish leader Barcelona before the title rivals meet next week. Bale had been the focus of criticism during Madrid's three games...
  • Real Madrid, Spain's keeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78 March 15, 2015

    A minute's silence will be held before Real Madrid's La Liga game at home to Levante later on Sunday and the players will wear black armbands following the death overnight of former Real and Spain goalkeeper Antonio Betancort at the age of 78. After joining from Las Palmas in his native...
  • Sergio Ramos back in Real Madrid squad for Levante clash March 14, 2015

    Real Madrid have centre back Sergio Ramos back in the squad for Sunday's La Liga game at home to Levante, when Carlo Ancelotti's men will try to end a run of three matches without a win. Ramos has not played since damaging a hamstring in early February and his return is...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid aim to regroup against Levante March 14, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid may face opposition from two sides on Sunday when they host Levante in the Spanish league. Besides the rivals on the field, the team's own fans may be force to be reckoned with. Rarely has a team been booed after qualifying for the Champions League quarterfinals. But the...
  • Gareth Bale's Spanish adventure turning sour at Real Madrid March 12, 2015

    Gareth Bale may have been warned by his new employers about how fickle the Real Madrid fans can be when he signed for the Spanish giants for a world record fee in 2013. Just how fickle is now painfully clear to the Wales winger, who has become a target for supporters...
  • Barcelona's 'MNS' is better than Real Madrid's 'BBC', says Neymar March 11, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona's Neymar reckons the club's forward line, which also includes Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, is superior to Real Madrid's attacking trio, fanning debate over whose is best. On recent form, Barca's South Americans, known in Spain as 'MNS', have the edge over Real's European strike-force of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim...
  • We are playing very badly, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti March 11, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti did not mince his words after the Champions League holders managed to get past Schalke 04 into the quarter-finals by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday and were whistled off the pitch. Real slumped to a stunning 4-3 home reverse to the battling Bundesliga...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo in the record books as Real Madrid advance to Champions League quarter-finals March 11, 2015

    European footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo helped himself to one goalscoring record and equalled another as holders Real Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. Ronaldo is now the all-time leading goalscorer in European competition after two goals in the upset 4-3 defeat against Schalke took...
  • Real Madrid's poor form won't prompt tactical change: Carlo Ancelotti March 10, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has no intention of altering his tactics because of the European champions' indifferent domestic form, the Italian said on Monday. Real host Schalke 04 in a Champions League last 16, second leg on Tuesday and should have little trouble getting past the Bundesliga side into the...
  • Misfiring Real Madrid hoping for Luka Modric lift against Schalke March 10, 2015

    Barcelona: Misfiring Real Madrid hope to have Luka Modric back for their Champions League last 16 clash with Schalke and provide the creativity that they have been missing. Murmurs of crisis at the Bernabeu have been growing with Real having surrendered their lead at the top of La Liga following a...
  • Real Madrid lose 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao, put La Liga lead in jeopardy March 8, 2015

    Barcelona: Spanish league leader Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, stumbling for a second straight week. Aritz Aduriz rose to head in the only goal in the 26th minute, and strike partner Inaki Williams outshone Madrid's star-studded attack led by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Ballon d'Or holder was left...
  • Champions League titles show I am no soft touch, says Carlo Ancelotti March 6, 2015

    Winning three Champions League titles proves that Carlo Ancelotti can be a tough operator and is no pushover when it comes to coaching, the Real Madrid coach said on Friday. Despite Real holding a two-point lead at the top of La Liga, Ancelotti has been criticised for their lull in form...
  • Surreal to be called a Galactico, says Gareth Bale March 6, 2015

    Madrid: Winger Gareth Bale is approaching the end of his second season at Real Madrid, but the world's most expensive footballer admits he still finds it surreal to be called a 'Galactico'. The Wales international left Tottenham Hotspurs FC for the Spanish capital in September 2013, and has already won a...
  • Real Madrid's Marcelo recalled for Brazil friendlies March 5, 2015

    Brazil coach Dunga has recalled Real Madrid full back Marcelo for friendlies against France and Chile later this month in a squad he said mixed blend youth and experience. There were no surprises in the squad, his last before the Copa America in June, with all 23 players having some international...
  • Barcelona's Sergio Busquets out of Rayo Vallecano clash March 5, 2015

    Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is battling to be fit for the El Clasico with Real Madrid after the club said on Thursday he will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano. "Tests have revealed that the player has suffered an injury to the syndesmosis joint of his right ankle," Barcelona...
  • Tide turning against Carlo Ancelotti at faltering Real Madrid March 4, 2015

    With Real Madrid's attack losing its potency and the team faltering in crunch games the tide has started to turn surprisingly rapidly against coach Carlo Ancelotti. Such is the level of expectation at the Bernabeu that winning a coveted 10th European Cup last season and overseeing their Spanish record 22-match winning...