Real Madrid

  • Ronaldo nets thrice as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo 8-2 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces and Real Madrid rolled to an 8-2 rout at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday to emphatically end their two-game losing skid in the Spanish league. Ronaldo scored his first two goals on either side of James Rodriguez's superb...
  • Real Madrid extend contract with Raphael Varene Yesterday

    Madrid: Spanish football club Real Madrid announced they had extended the contract of central defender Raphael Varene until the summer of 2020. The 21-year-old French international arrived at Real Madrid from Lens in the summer of 2011 for 10 million euros (around $12 million) and broke into the first team at...
  • La Liga: Time for Real Madrid to keep the momentum rolling Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid finally got their act together in the Champions League, and now it's time to keep the momentum rolling into the domestic competition following a disappointing start. Madrid won their 10th European title last season and routed FC Basel 5-1 on Tuesday, but started this year's Spanish league with...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes 2 days ago

    Berlin: German teams scored a point - or more accurately, seven - in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich certainly had the better of...
  • James Rodriguez starting to make a mark at Real Madrid 2 days ago

    Madrid: Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup. Real, who play at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday, snapped up the golden boot winner for a fee of around 80...
  • Atletico undone by inability to take chances - Simeone 3 days ago

    Madrid: Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 3-2 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Last year's runners-up to Manchester city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two first-half...
  • Casillas's fall from grace highlights divisions at Real Madrid 3 days ago

    When Iker Casillas triumphantly hoisted the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft in Kiev after Spain claimed a second consecutive European crown in 2012, he could scarcely have believed that within two years he would be roundly whistled by fans at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium. Born and bred in the Spanish capital and...
  • Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Casillas whistled 3 days ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club's fans to "be positive" after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday's 5-1 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel. Casillas, who celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday, was blamed by some supporters for not doing...
  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 5-1 3 days ago

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Zinedine Zidane could be interested in France coaching job 4 days ago

    Paris: Former France great Zinedine Zidane, who helped Les Bleus win the 1998 World Cup on home soil, has hinted he could be interested in coaching the national team. "I am ambitious. I am a coach now, and I tell myself 'why not be national coach?'," the Real Madrid young players'...
  • Real Madrid - minor blips or serious signs? 4 days ago

    "Too many cooks spoil the broth" - an age old proverb which might sound veridical to Madridistas at the moment. Real Madrid finished last season as the Champions of Europe, clinching the "La Decima" after a wait of over ten seasons. For the current generation of Madrid fans, it is...
  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti banking on experience for Basel tie in Champions League 4 days ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is counting on his wealth of experience to help fix the holders' midfield woes as they prepare to host FC Basel in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener at the Bernabeu. Real's poor start to their La Liga campaign continued on Saturday when they were beaten...
  • Carlo Ancelotti failing to find Real Madrid's missing balance 5 days ago

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted that his star-laden side needs to find a balance between attack and defence as they were again humbled by local rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Atletico have yet to be beaten by Real in three meetings already this campaign after...
  • Whistled Casillas accepts blame for latest Real Madrid flop 6 days ago

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas accepted some of the blame for the European champions' latest La Liga failure after they were beaten 2-1 by city rivals and champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Casillas, 33, celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday but a section of fans at the Bernabeu...
  • Real Madrid lose 1-2 against Atletico Madrid at home 6 days ago

    Atletico Madrid won 2-1 at Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday to take a small measure of revenge for last season's loss of the European Cup final to its crosstown rival. Atletico struck first through Tiago Cardoso's header in the 10th minute, but otherwise Madrid dictated the first half...
  • Real Madrid's Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti 1 week ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and picked...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti 1 week ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and...
  • Madrid derby on the menu in La Liga, Barcelona host Bilbao 1 week ago

    Madrid: The Madrid derby are coming, and Atletico coach Diego Simeone is going to miss it. Simeone is still serving an eight-match touchline ban after being sent off during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on the head. Atletico beat...
  • Javier Hernandez promises to give his all at Real Madrid September 11, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez is delighted to be able to continue his career at what he considers to be the best club in the world. Hernandez's situation changed from being a likely substitute at Manchester United for the coming season when he was loaned to Real Madrid at the...
  • Ronaldo not happy at Real Madrid and wants to leave: reports September 8, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo it seems is not happy at Real Madrid and has made his intentions clear to leave Bernabau. Moreover, Angel di Maria who recently joined Manchester United from Real also thinks his former team-mate is going through a bad phase. It is beleived that Ronaldo is no more the...
  • Real Madrid pressured Angel Di Maria not to play in World Cup final September 6, 2014

    Buenos Aires: British football's record signing Angel Di Maria says he tore up a letter sent on the morning of the World Cup final by his then club Real Madrid telling him not to play for Argentina against Germany. The 26-year-old - whose £59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) transfer...
  • Real Madrid post record revenue of $782 million September 6, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid has reported a record income of 603.9 million euros ($782.4 million) over the past year and made a net profit of 38.5 million euros ($50 million), the club's president announced Friday. Florentino Perez presented the annual report for 2013-2014, saying that the club's net debt of 71.5 million...
  • Real Madrid president Perez plays down Ronaldo spat September 5, 2014

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez sought to play down an apparent spat with Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday as he announced the La Liga club's income had surged above 600 million euros ($778 million) in 2013-14. Perez, who has splashed hundreds of millions of euros of the European champions' cash on top...
  • Barcelona beaming, Real Madrid bickering over transfer dealings September 2, 2014

    Barcelona congratulated themselves on Tuesday for a job well done in the transfer window, while rivals Real Madrid were dealing with the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent criticism of president Florentino Perez. The world's two richest clubs by income again spent big, with Barca's signings including Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo raises questions about Real Madrid transfer policy September 2, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to offer a criticism of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Monday by saying the club's transfer policy would probably be different if he was in charge. After winning a record-extending 10th European Cup crown last season, when dressing-room heavyweight Ronaldo was the team's top scorer, Real sold...
  • Real Madrid sign Javier Hernandez on loan from Manchester United September 1, 2014

    Real Madrid have moved to broaden their options in attack by agreeing to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez on loan from Manchester United for the 2014-15 season. "Real Madrid and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Javier Hernandez, who will be tied to the club...
  • We have to accept the defeat and learn from our mistakes: Casillas September 1, 2014

    Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas has called for a big improvement after the European champions suffered a surprise early-season setback at Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday. Real were missing injured top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo for their second La Liga outing of the campaign but quickly went 2-0...
  • David Zurutuza nets double as Real Sociedad stun Real Madrid 4-2 September 1, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Real Madrid collapsed after leading by two goals to lose 4-2 at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Sunday, with the European champions left rudderless without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi, meanwhile, finished Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal with a right leg injury after he set up...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo rested for Real Madrid's clash with Sociedad August 30, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday to allow him fully recover from injuries, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Portuguese has struggled with injuries since the back end of last season and has also not been called up by Portugal for the...
  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's visit to Sociedad August 30, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo won't play in Real Madrid's first away game of the Spanish league season after Portugal ruled him unfit for their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has left the Ballon d'Or winner out of his squad for Sunday's game at Real Sociedad. Ancelotti says "we preferred...