REAL MADRID

  • Gareth Bale doubtful for Real Madrid's Liverpool clash Yesterday

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has a buttock muscle strain and is doubtful for their Champions League Group B match against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, the club said. "Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale by Real Madrid medical staff he has been diagnosed as suffering an injury to the...
  • Ronaldo brace helps Real Madrid thrash Levante 5-0 3 days ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to extend his scoring streak with Real Madrid to nine straight appearances and help win 5-0 at Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ronaldo opened from the penalty spot in the 13th minute before adding another goal in the 61st, increasing his league-leading tally to 15...
  • Brazilian starlet Lucas Silva 'ready' for Real Madrid move 3 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Real Madrid forward Julio Baptista says his Cruzeiro team-mate Lucas Silva is "ready" to join the Spanish giants should they make a move for the midfielder. The 21-year-old has also been linked to English club Chelsea but Baptista backed the Brazil under-23 international to be successful at...
  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to miss Levante clash 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will miss Saturday's La Liga clash at Levante due to flu, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. The French hitman will be given time to recover ahead of two important matches away to Liverpool in the Champions League next Wednesday followed by the weekend 'Clasico'...
  • Luis Suarez ready for Clasico, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend. The Catalan side take on newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday following the international break, but all eyes are already...
  • My El Clasico comeback is fate, says Luis Suarez 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez is likely to play his first competitive game for Barcelona in La Liga's El Clasico against Real Madrid later this month and he says it is no coincidence his four-month biting ban expires the day before one of biggest fixtures in world soccer. FIFA sidelined the controversial Uruguay...
  • Diploma-less Zinedine Zidane threatened with Real Madrid coaching ban October 11, 2014

    Madrid: France legend Zinedine Zidane has been threatened with suspension from his current role as Real Madrid's reserve team coach because he has not validated his coaching badge, according to a club source. "We've received a notification (from the Spanish Federation) detailing a possible suspension. We have 10 days to present...
  • 'No chance of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United' October 9, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes on Thursday denied that the 29-year-old striker wants to leave the Spanish club to return to his former team Manchester United. Rumours of a return to England for the Portuguese international have been gathering pace recently as Manchester United look to rebuild...
  • I considered leaving Real Madrid: Iker Casillas October 7, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas admitted that there were moments when he felt like he was "the plague" at the club and that he had considered leaving Spain to play abroad. Casillas has won back his place as first choice keeper at the club this season after difficult 18 months...
  • Free-scoring Ronaldo has Messi's record in his sights October 6, 2014

    Madrid: Not content with setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of the Champions League last season, Cristiano Ronaldo is already well on the way towards breaking Lionel Messi's La Liga best haul of 50 goals in one campaign. Ronaldo netted his third hat-trick this term in Sunday's 5-0...
  • Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Athletic Bilbao 5-0 October 6, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo had another hat trick to extend his scoring streak to eight consecutive games and lead Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday. It was Ronaldo's second treble to go with one four-goal game already this season and gave the Ballon d'Or...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in 'perfect shape' before Bilbao clash October 4, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team-mates on Saturday and coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was in "perfect shape" ahead of Sunday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao. The World Player of the Year took a knock to the ankle near the end of...
  • Karim Benzema's late goal helps Real Madrid win 2-1 at Ludogorets October 2, 2014

    Sofia: Real Madrid needed a 77th-minute goal from substitute Karim Benzema for a 2-1 comeback win at Champions League newcomer Ludogorets on Wednesday, after Cristiano Ronaldo missed one penalty before making amends with a second spot kick. Ludogorets, unfazed by the star-studded visitors in its first home game in Europe's top-tier...
  • Ludogorets set to host Real Madrid in their Champions League home debut October 1, 2014

    Bulgarian underdogs Ludogorets will look to match the stunning giant-killing exploits of compatriots CSKA Sofia when they make their Champions League home debut against holders Real Madrid on Wednesday. CSKA, the most successful club in the Balkan country with 31 titles, boast a remarkable record of upsetting the odds, including European...
  • Ronaldo scores as Real Madrid win 2-0 at Villarreal September 27, 2014

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored in his sixth straight game to help Real Madrid win 2-0 at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Saturday. Villarreal attacked well early on at El Madrigal Stadium, as an airplane circled overhead trailing a banner asking Ronaldo to return to former club Manchester United. But Luka...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid bank on Ronaldo in Villarreal clash September 27, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo is on a goal-scoring streak, Lionel Messi has become Barcelona's best playmaker, and Valencia is leading the Spanish league for the first time in three years. Not to mention that Sevilla haven't lost yet, and Atletico Madrid have come close to perfecting the corner kick. La Liga is only five...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Real Madrid thrash Elche September 24, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo made amends for conceding a penalty by scoring four times as he led Real Madrid to a 5-1 rout of Elche in the Spanish league on Tuesday. Ronaldo fouled Pedro Mosquera while disputing a ball in the box in the 15th minute, allowing Edu Albacar to stroke the penalty...
  • Real Madrid's defence needs to improve, says Carlo Ancelotti September 22, 2014

    Madrid: Performances have improved but it is too early to conclude Real Madrid have put their earlyseason stutter behind them, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. Real lost two La Liga matches in a row, at Real Sociedad and at home to Atletico Madrid, before bouncing back with a 51 win...
  • Champions League: Contenders, Pretenders and the Outsiders September 22, 2014

    Every four years, the world comes together to be enthralled and excited by the magic of the Football World Cup, the most watched and celebrated sporting event in the world. And while the splendour and romance of the World Cup dictates that it shall always remain the premier and definitive...
  • Ronaldo nets thrice as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo 82 September 20, 2014

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 82 to emphatically end their twogame losing skid in the Spanish league on Saturday. After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped to a 22 draw with Celta...
  • Real Madrid extend contract with Raphael Varene September 19, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish football club Real Madrid announced they had extended the contract of central defender Raphael Varene until the summer of 2020. The 21yearold 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 September 19, 2014

    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 51 on Tuesday, but started this year's Spanish league with...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 17, 2014

    Madrid: Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 32 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Last year's runnersup to Manchester city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two firsthalf...
  • Casillas's fall from grace highlights divisions at Real Madrid September 17, 2014

    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 September 17, 2014

    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 51 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 51 September 17, 2014

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 51 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Zinedine Zidane could be interested in France coaching job September 16, 2014

    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? September 16, 2014

    "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...