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Archives: Real Madrid

Juventus confirm Paul Pogba will resume training with sights set on Real Madrid next week

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that midfielder Paul Pogba will resume first-team training tomorrow and could feature this weekend when the Bianconeri host Cagliari. The goal is to have the France international ready to start next week’s crucial UEFA Champions … Continue reading

Juventus vs Real Madrid; Champions League semi-final 1st leg: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

It’s finally here. The semi-final of the UEFA Champions League between Juventus and Real Madrid. As discussed in our interview with Anto from Beyond The Pitch a few days ago, do not count Juventus out. Real Madrid are still favorites to … Continue reading

Juventus’ achievements the result of collective effort, says Carlos Tevez

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez says his team’s achievements are the result of the collective effort of everyone involved at the legendary Italian club. Despite being one of Europe’s top teams in recent years, many experts consider Juventus underdogs heading into today’s Champions … Continue reading

Karim Benzema not included in Real Madrid squad against Juventus

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has not been included in the squad, which travels to Turin to take on Juventus tomorrow. Benzema has missed the club’s last five matches due to a strained ligament in his right knee. The Frenchman resumed training … Continue reading

David de Gea to sign extension with Manchester United until June 2017, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is set to snub interest from Real Madrid and sign a two-year deal which will see him remain at Old Trafford until June 2017. According to the British tabloid the Sun, the 24-year-old will agree … Continue reading

Iker Casillas brushes off criticism after earning milestone victory

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas stopped a late-game penalty and made several key saves during his side’s 3-2 victory over Sevilla on Saturday. With the win, Casillas equaled legendary shot stopper Andoni Zubizarreta’s record for La Liga victories. Despite continuing to show … Continue reading

The head of Spain’s sports council hails landmark La Liga TV rights deal

Posted on by Peter Quinn

The head of Spain’s sports council Miguel Cardenal has hailed the new legislation which will bring Spanish soccer in line with how the Premier League and Serie A are marketed globally. Late yesterday, Spanish lawmakers passed legislation governing the sale of television … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti heaps praise on Sergio Ramos ahead of Sevilla clash

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Sergio Ramos is the most complete defender he has ever seen. The Spain international began his career at the club in 2005 and has widely been considered one of the best centre-backs in the world. … Continue reading

Spain agrees new La Liga TV rights deal that will end Real Madrid-Barcelona hegemony

Posted on by Peter Quinn
FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

New legislation has been passed that will bring Spanish soccer in line with how the Premier League and Serie A are marketed, and will correct existing imbalances in earnings, which allow Real Madrid and Barcelona to claim a disproportionate amount of the television income … Continue reading

Iker Casillas targeting Champions League glory; La Liga out of Real Madrid’s hands

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Real Madrid v Athletico Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is targeting Champions League glory since the La Liga title rests in the hands of Barcelona. The veteran player’s comments shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans. The Madrid captain is merely echoing earlier statements made by manager Carlo … Continue reading

Gareth Bale resumes training with Real Madrid ahead of crucial fixtures

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Gareth Bale has resumed first-team training with Real Madrid as the club prepares for crucial domestic and European fixtures. The next four games will see Madrid play two important league matches against Sevilla (away) and Valencia (home), along with their two-legged … Continue reading

Real Madrid claim transfer ban reports were false and meant to cause harm

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Real Madrid have formally responded to reports claiming they and Atletico Madrid will be handed FIFA-imposed transfer bans for breaching regulations regarding the signing of youth players. Late Tuesday, it was reported by Cadena SER that Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid … Continue reading

Spanish Football Association denies knowledge of Real Madrid transfer ban

Posted on by Peter Quinn

The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) has denied knowledge of a FIFA-imposed two-window transfer ban on Real Madrid for irregularities in the signing of youth players, according to Marca. Late Tuesday, it was reported by Cadena SER that Real Madrid and Atletico … Continue reading

FIFA to impose 2 transfer window bans on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA will impose two transfer window bans on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for repeated violations of the rules and regulations regarding the transfers of international youth players, according to a report in Cadena SER. The embargo will take effect at … Continue reading

Martin Odegaard will be included in Real Madrid squad for Wednesday’s match

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has named Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard to his matchday squad against Almeria on Wednesday. With Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale injured, and Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal suspended, the team is a little … Continue reading

Louis van Gaal rules out Chicharito return to Manchester United

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ruled out a return for striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, who is currently on-loan at Real Madrid. Until recently, the Mexico international has primarily been used as a substitute in Carlo Ancelotti’s side. However, … Continue reading

Chicharito’s future with Real Madrid still unclear despite fantastic week

Posted on by Peter Quinn

The future of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is still unclear despite a fantastic week for Real Madrid. The on-loan striker from Manchester United scored the decisive goal during the second leg of Real Madrid’s 1-0 Champions quarter-final victory over Atletico Madrid … Continue reading

Champions League glory more likely than La Liga title, says Carlo Ancelotti

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Real Madrid Training and Press Conference

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says his side has a better chance of winning the Champions League than it has of winning La Liga this season. Earlier today, Barcelona opened up a five-point lead over Real Madrid on the league … Continue reading