REAL MADRID

  • La Liga will be decided on final day, predicts Ancelotti 5 days ago

    Real Madrid may have extended their lead over second-placed Barcelona at the top of La Liga to four points on Sunday but coach Carlo Ancelotti still expects the title to be decided on the final day of the campaign. Real took full advantage of Barca's 1-0 defeat at home to Malaga...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo scores to help Real Madrid win 2-0 at Elche, extend lead 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday, as the Spanish league leaders capitalised on Barcelona's stumble to increase their advantage to four points. Madrid grasped the opportunity Barcelona had presented them with after a 1-0 defeat at home to Malaga...
  • Under-fire Carlo Ancelotti tells Real Madrid 'I am here to stay' 1 week ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti does not believe his future at the club depends on him winning a trophy this season and says: "I am here to stay". Madrid finished 2014 on the crest of a wave, having set a new Spanish record of 22 straight wins, but less than two...
  • La Liga: Barcelona look to pile pressure on Real Madrid by beating Malaga 1 week ago

    Luis Suarez's stunning goal last weekend was outshone by the exploits of hat-trick man Lionel Messi but the bicycle kick strike could be just what the Uruguay forward needed after a stuttering start in Spain. Messi netted a record-equalling 23rd La Liga treble in the 5-0 victory at home to Levante...
  • Real Madrid's Luka Modric back in training after three-month layoff February 20, 2015

    Real Madrid had some positive news on the injury front on Thursday when Croatia midfielder Luka Modric returned to training after a three-month absence with a thigh injury. Real have missed the control Modric gives them in central midfield and his reappearance a day after Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League last 16,...
  • Coach Ancelotti relieved after Ronaldo returns to goal-scoring form February 19, 2015

    Madrid: Spanish football club Real Madrid's manager Carlo Ancelotti welcomed his star forward Cristiano Ronaldo's return to form as the striker netted one goal and set up another in his team's 2-0 win against German side Schalke 04 in a last-16 tie of the Champions League tournament. "Cristiano is back," Ancelotti...
  • Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in Champions League February 19, 2015

    Cristiano Ronaldo ended a brief goalscoring slump to help holder Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo headed home in the 26th minute of the first leg match, after going three matches without a goal in the Spanish league. He also set...
  • Real Madrid turning the corner and ready for Schalke: Carlo Ancelotti February 18, 2015

    Real Madrid are turning the corner after a stuttering start to the year and Wednesday's Champions League Round of 16 first leg at Schalke 04 will prove it, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. The title holders, aiming to become the first team to retain the Champions League crown, will have defender Pepe...
  • Champions League: Chelsea face PSG test; Real Madrid take on Schalke in round of 16 February 17, 2015

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in a rare position: the goals are drying up for the Real Madrid star. The Ballon d'Or winner has not scored in his past three games and has netted just four times in the past 10 - totally unexpected giving that he started the season...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo slump not a concern, says Carlo Ancelotti February 15, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is not worried by Cristiano Ronaldo's recent sharp drop in form as the holders prepare to play at Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo made a blistering start to the season and looked well on the way to breaking the...
  • La Liga: Isco, Benzema score as Real Madrid beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 February 15, 2015

    Real Madrid needed goals from Francisco "Isco" Alarcon and Karim Benzema to beat a determined Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 Saturday and ensure they remained Spanish league leader. Eager to make up for its humiliating 4-0 loss at Atletico Madrid in the last round, Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both hit...
  • Court blocks Real Madrid's plans to remodel Bernabeu stadium February 11, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid says a Spanish court has annulled permission granted by the Madrid city government to allow the club to remodel its Santiago Bernabeu stadium. The European champions said in a statement that "Real Madrid will work together with the city hall and regional Madrid governments to correct the necessary...
  • Real Madrid will win La Liga, says Cristiano Ronaldo February 9, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid's star striker Cristiano Ronaldo Monday insisted that his team will make a strong comeback from its Saturday's 0-4 loss to rivals Atletico Madrid and clinch the La Liga title this year. This was Real's heaviest defeat in recent years but they still top the league table ahead of...
  • Carlo Ancelotti says Atletico Madrid defeat his worst at Real Madrid February 8, 2015

    Shell-shocked Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti described the 4-0 defeat at derby rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday as his worst at the club and blamed himself for the capitulation. A weakened Real defence, missing the injured Pepe and Sergio Ramos along with Marcelo through suspension, was torn apart by a rampant...
  • La Liga: Atletico thrash Real 4-0 in Madrid derby February 7, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance on Saturday that threw open the Spanish league title race. The defending champion set the tone from the start as Tiago Cardoso and substitute Saul Niguez scored early before Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic sealed Atletico's most...
  • Diego Simeone rejects claims of violent play ahead of Madrid derby February 7, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said his side won't change its way of play despite accusations of at times being excessively violent in its style of football. Speaking to the press Friday ahead of the sixth Madrid derby of the season against Real Madrid, Simeone was asked about the...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo returns to lead injury-hit Real at Madrid derby February 7, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid will hope Cristiano Ronaldo's return from suspension will be enough to overcome a spate of injuries when they visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday in another rematch of last season's Champions League final. James Rodriguez joined Madrid's list of injured players when he broke a bone in his right...
  • Atletico's aerial strength a worry for derby: Carlo Ancelotti February 6, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits that Atletico Madrid's aerial strength against his side's inexperienced defence is cause for concern ahead of Saturday's La Liga derby. Real's regular centre-backs Sergio Ramos and Pepe are injured while left-back Marcelo is also suspended for the game, when victory for leaders Real would...
  • Torn hamstring sidelines Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos February 6, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid says there key defender Sergio Ramos has torn his left hamstring and looks set to be sidelined for up to six weeks. Ramos limped off the field on Wednesday in the eighth minute of the hard-fought Spanish league clash against Sevilla that Madrid edged 2-1. The 28-year-old Ramos attended...
  • Real's James Rodriguez to have surgery on broken foot February 5, 2015

    Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez will require surgery on a broken bone in his foot and is expected to be out for two months, the club confirmed on Thursday. "A fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot has been detected. The player will have surgery in the following hours,"...
  • James Rodriguez scores as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-1 in La Liga February 5, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid held on to beat Sevilla 2-1 and increase their lead of the Spanish league on Wednesday despite a spate of injuries and not counting on suspended forward Cristiano Ronaldo. In a match postponed from December for Madrid's participation in the Club World Cup, Madrid lost Sergio Ramos and...
  • Barcelona president suggests Real Madrid behind Neymar court case February 4, 2015

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insinuated that bitter enemies Real Madrid had a part to play in the Neymar transfer court case in which he has been called to give evidence. "We have done nothing wrong and we will keep saying the truth. The signing of Neymar took place using the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo worth 300 million pounds: agent February 3, 2015

    Madrid: Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes on Tuesday revealed that the Real Madrid prolific striker would sell for at least 300 million pounds if Spanish giants Real Madrid wish to set him free anytime soon. Asked how much Ronaldo was worth, Mendes said: "Cristano Ronaldo? One billion. His buyout...
  • Karim Benzema brace helps Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 4-1 January 31, 2015

    Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 4-1 on Saturday without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure they remained top of the Spanish league. Sociedad defender Aritz Elustondo headed in his first goal for the Basque club 36 seconds into the match. But James Rodriguez headed the hosts level...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-match ban for kicking opponent January 28, 2015

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during their La Liga clash with Cordoba last Saturday, the Spanish league said on Wednesday. Ronaldo was unable to make an impact in the match and his frustration saw him first lash...
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move January 28, 2015

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says he is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United. Despite playing a significant role in Real winning their celebrated 10th European Cup and the King's Cup last season there has been talk of a move back to the Premier...
  • Dream come true to join Real Madrid: Lucas Silva January 27, 2015

    Madrid: Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva, who was presented as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium by club chairman Florentino Perez, said it was his dream come true. Lucas posed with club directors at the event on Monday holding his new shirt with the number 16. "I am very happy...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression at Cordoba must be punished: Neymar January 27, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona striker Neymar says players are often provoked, but must expect punishment if they retaliate as Cristiano Ronaldo did during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba. Ronaldo was sent off on a straight red card for punching and kicking defender Edimar inside Cordoba's penalty area during a Spanish league clash....
  • FIFA to investigate Real Madrid for transfer rule violation January 26, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid could face the same transfer ban imposed on Barcelona after FIFA opened an investigation into their signings of under-age players. The suspicion in Spain is that the club is preparing for the worst after FIFA's exclusion of Barcelona from the transfer market for the next 12 months, reported...
  • Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in La Liga January 26, 2015

    Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but they still have a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on February 4. Elsewhere,...