Real Madrid

  • Hierro replaces Zidane as Ancelotti aid at Real Madrid 11-07-2014 01:10 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid says former captain Fernando Hierro will replace Zinedine Zidane as assistant to coach Carlo Ancelotti. Hierro returns to Madrid 11 years after surprisingly exiting alongside former coach Vicente del Bosque. The former defender made 601 appearances for Madrid, scoring 127 goals and winning the Champions League three...
  • Real Madrid says goodbye to Alfredo Di Stefano 09-07-2014 02:08 PM

    Madrid: Fans, sportsmen and several politicians said goodbye to Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday at his funeral chapel at the Santiago Bernabeu, the stadium of Real Madrid. Dozens of fans waited at the gates of the stadium to say goodbye to the honorary president of Real Madrid,...
  • Real Madrid great Di Stefano dies, aged 88 07-07-2014 10:13 PM

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano, 88, has died in a Madrid hospital two days after suffering a heart attack, the club said on Monday. Argentina-born Di Stefano, who helped turn Real into one of the world's leading teams in the 1950s and is considered one of the...
  • Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano in coma after heart attack 06-07-2014 10:54 AM

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano is in an induced coma in a Madrid hospital after suffering a heart attack on Saturday afternoon. The 88-year-old, who celebrated his birthday Friday, was taken to the Gregorio Maranon hospital in the capital after suffering a heart attack when leaving a...
  • Zinedine Zidane to coach Real Madrid B team 25-06-2014 03:20 PM

    Real Madrid say Zinedine Zidane will coach their B team next season after the French great spent the last campaign as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant with the first squad. Zidane, 42, will coach a team that was relegated to Spain's third division last season. Zidane played for Madrid from 2001 until...
  • Real Madrid could sign Suarez after World Cup: Ancelotti 22-06-2014 06:52 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti says the signing of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and two other players will be discussed after the 2014 World Cup. "There will be no signings until after the World Cup. We are in no rush and we do not need to do a...
  • Former Real Madrid striker Joselu joins Hannover 09-06-2014 09:05 PM

    Germany: Hannover have signed former Real Madrid striker Joselu from Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim. Hannover say in a statement that the 24-year-old Joselu, who spent the past season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt, signed a deal through June 2018. Joselu scored 14 goals in 33 games in all competitions for Frankfurt....
  • Real and Atletico face UEFA charges over European final 28-05-2014 09:03 AM

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are facing disciplinary action over their behaviour during the Champions League final in Lisbon, UEFA said on Tuesday. Atletico coach Diego Simeone faces a hearing after he ran on to the pitch and was sent off by the referee near the end of extra time,...
  • Ronaldo first to score for two different European Cup winners 25-05-2014 04:18 PM

    Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in the 59-year history of the European Cup to score for two different winning teams when he netted Real Madrid's fourth goal in their 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The 29-year-old Portugal captain also scored for Manchester United when they won the...
  • Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria says triumph makes sacrifice worthwhile 25-05-2014 12:53 PM

    Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria accepted a Man-of-the-Match award from Alex Ferguson on Saturday and said winning the Champions League made a sore leg and a year of sacrifice worthwhile. The Argentine worked tirelessly down the wing to keep his side in the final of Europe's elite club competition after...
  • Real Madrid fans celebrate on night of contrasting emotions 25-05-2014 12:23 PM

    Whoever won, Madrid was never going to miss out on a night of celebrations. Thousands of Real Madrid fans, chanting "champions!" and clad in their team's white colours, swarmed onto the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday minutes after their team beat cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the final...
  • Ancelotti trumps Simeone to secure Real's 10th title 25-05-2014 12:03 PM

    Real Madrid overcame Atletico in the Champions League final because coach Carlo Ancelotti was able to adjust his tactics and go on the attack in time to rescue the game while his opposite number Diego Simeone had no cards left to play Ancelotti fielded a cautious starting lineup at Lisbon's...
  • Gareth Bale writes his name into Real Madrid folklore 25-05-2014 11:56 AM

    Gareth Bale completed a dream first season at Real Madrid as he paid off another large slice of his world record price tag with the decisive goal in a 4-1 Champions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Welsh forward, signed for 100 million euros ($136.31 million) from...
  • Real Madrid rally to snatch Champions League title from Atletico Madrid 4-1 25-05-2014 02:53 AM

    Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League final 4-1 on Saturday and finally deliver the club's record 10th European title. Real struck three times in the second period of extra time, through Gareth Bale's header in the 110th minute, Marcelo's shot in...
  • As it happened: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League Final Live 24-05-2014 11:26 PM

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in today's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final 24-05-2014 10:50 AM

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had...
  • Atletico Madrid bid to outwit Real Madrid in Champions League final 24-05-2014 08:32 AM

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in Saturday's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of...
  • Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo full of praise for Gareth Bale 23-05-2014 08:48 PM

    Saturday's Champions League final at Lisbon's Stadium of Light is going to be a very special one for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo who will be making a rare club appearance in his homeland. The 29-year-old Portuguese national captain, who has scored a season-record 16 goals in the competition, is delighted...
  • Factbox: Key Champions League final head-to-heads 22-05-2014 12:28 PM

    Key head-to-heads in Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Real players listed first: Iker Casillas v Thibaut Courtois A clash of youth and experience. Courtois, 22, may be a more complete goalkeeper, with his extra height giving him an advantage with crosses, but 33-year-old Casillas has...
  • Carlo Ancelotti restoring Real Madrid's prestige 22-05-2014 11:12 AM

    Carlo Ancelotti promised a heady mix of spectacular football and trophies when he took over at Real Madrid, the holy grail for coaches handed the reins of the world's richest club by income. Although he has not consistently managed the former in his debut season at the Bernabeu, the Italian...
  • This is the beginning of a new Barcelona, says coach Luis Enrique 21-05-2014 06:53 PM

    Former Barcelona player Luis Enrique signed a two-year contract to become coach on Wednesday, a hire the club hope will resemble the success stories of Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola. Enrique signed the deal with club president Josep Bartomeu two days after it was announced by the club. That was...
  • Ronaldo confident of fitness, Costa seeks miracle ahead of Champions League final 21-05-2014 04:21 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is certain he will finally shake off his muscle problems and be able to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League football final on Saturday. Ronaldo again set the alarm bells ringing when he pulled up during his warm up ahead of the last...
  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale to play Champions League final 20-05-2014 08:55 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says forward Gareth Bale will play in Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. Bale has had a successful debut season in Spain, and Ancelotti appears ready to reward him with a starting role on Saturday. Ancelotti says "Gareth had some problems at the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo confident he'll be fit for Champions League final 20-05-2014 07:11 PM

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will have recovered from a persistent thigh injury in time for Saturday's Champions League final. The FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, top scorer in La Liga this season with 31 goals, has been suffering recurring thigh problems since early April and has spent...
  • Diego Simeone won't rule Diego Costa out of Champions League final 19-05-2014 10:26 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says it's still too early to rule Diego Costa out of the Champions League final despite striker's chances of playing looking slim. Costa limped off early in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Barcelona that clinched Atletico's first Spanish league title in 18 years, and the...
  • Ronaldo, Benzema fine for Champions League final: Carlo Ancelotti 18-05-2014 10:18 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have not suffered serious injuries and should be fit for next Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Alarm bells rang after Ronaldo, Real's top scorer, apparently hurt himself in the warm-up before Saturday's La Liga game...
  • Alvaro Morata scores twice as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 3-1 17-05-2014 10:03 PM

    Spain: Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid close their Spanish league season with a victory that was tempered by concerns over the health of Cristiano Ronaldo before the Champions League final. Ronaldo was expected to play in the 3-1 win over Espanyol but came off during pre-match warmups. The Portugal forward...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit to face Espanyol, says Carlo Ancelotti 16-05-2014 07:34 PM

    Real Madrid's top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from a series of niggling injuries and is fit to play in Saturday's La Liga game at home to Espanyol, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. The Portugal captain limped out of the 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid on May 7 with...
  • I have become a better player at Real Madrid, says Cristiano Ronaldo 15-05-2014 10:58 PM

    Cristiano Ronaldo believes he has become a better player since joining Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 and has thrived on the obsession the La Liga club have with winning a 10th European title. Real play city rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on May 24 and...
  • Real must improve before Champions League final: Sergio Ramos 12-05-2014 05:22 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid need to forget their La Liga flop and focus on ironing out weaknesses before the Champions League final against city rivals Atletico on May 24, according to defender Sergio Ramos. An injury-hit Real, missing key performers including top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Wales winger Gareth Bale and midfielder...