Saying it’s been a tumultuous summer for Real Madrid would be a massive understatement. Fresh off an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League title that well and truly solidified their place atop the European footballing world, everything began to crumble very suddenly. First was their manager. Zinedine Zidane took over Los Blancos at a difficult time, tasked with picking up the pieces of the failed Rafa Benitez experiment. His record in Madrid was impeccable: one league title, and three Champions Leagues. Zidane never lost a knockout tie in the Champions League as manager, a remarkable 12-0 record. That’s unheard of. But ... Read more
He has been at Real Madrid for five seasons, played 189 times, scored 88 goals and won 11 trophies, four of those are Champions League titles. Now after Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus, Gareth Bale’s star will finally shine on the turf of the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid bought Bale in the summer of 2013 hoping the Welshman would take over the mantle of Ronaldo who had by that stage been at the club for four seasons. But it felt that Madrid wanted Bale to be the next Ronaldo while the Portuguese star was still doing a pretty fine job ... Read more
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus for a reported $140m. The Portuguese star, who had threatened to leave Madrid for the past few seasons, has finally moved on. Ronaldo was Madrid’s number one star player and certainly their best since Zinedine Zidane. His departure comes across as a surprise but, make no mistake, this is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Eyebrows have been raised at the fee involved for a player who is 33 years old. Ronaldo isn’t just any 33-year-old soccer player. He’s a dedicated professional and one of the fittest players in the world. He ... Read more
UEFA Champions League finalist Real Madrid will be heading to the United States this summer on a tour featuring games across the country versus high-profile teams. After the World Cup break, Real Madrid will play against Manchester United (in Miami), Juventus (in Maryland) and AS Roma (in New Jersey). Real Madrid will be competing in the 2018 International Champions Cup. And tickets are now available. Here’s the schedule of Real Madrid games (all kickoff times listed are in the Eastern United States time zone): Tuesday, July 31 Manchester United vs Real Madrid (International Champions Cup), 8pm, Miami [TICKETS] Saturday, ... Read more
Today, Liverpool and Real Madrid will do battle to decide the winner of the 2018 UEFA Champions League. Liverpool, the tournament surprise package, enter the final looking for their first Champions League trophy since their famous 2005 triumph in Istabul and the failed attempt in 2007. Last year, Real Madrid became the first team to ever successfully defend their UEFA Champions League title and are going for an unprecedented third straight today. This game has everything: storylines, intrigue, and lots and lots of star power. The top 4 scorers in the Champions League should all be playing. With Real Madrid’s ... Read more
Real Madrid’s shirt for the 2018/19 season will feature a classic white and black design from adidas. The new shirt design, which will be officially revealed later this month by Real Madrid and adidas, features the Adidas Climachill template, which has debuted for the 2018 World Cup shirts. With images from the experts at FootyHeadlines, it’s the first time that Real Madrid has featured a classic white shirt with black trim since the 2008-09 season. Browse through the complete collection of Real Madrid shirts and merchandise.
Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to play for Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Zidane also said on Tuesday that Mohamed Salah deserves great credit for Liverpool’s surprise run in Europe but insisted the match in Kiev will not be a contest of the Egyptian against Ronaldo. Ronaldo was forced off at half-time of Sunday’s Clasico between Real and Barcelona, which ended 2-2 at the Camp Nou, and Zidane has confirmed the Portuguese sprained his ankle. There were fears the injury could affect Ronaldo’s chances of facing Liverpool on May 26 but Zidane ... Read more
Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona emerged from a thrilling Clasico the more satisfied on Sunday as the 10-man Catalans edged closer to a first unbeaten La Liga season following a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergi Roberto both missed the second half at Camp Nou, the first injured, the second sent off, as Gareth Bale’s late strike rescued Real a point. Lionel Messi had given Barca the lead after early goals from Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. Barca, already crowned champions, remain 15 points ahead of Real in the table but this clash was about more than just points. ... Read more