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Archives: Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane could succeed Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane is being lined up to be Carlo Ancelotti’s successor at Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports Spanish soccer expert Graham Hunter. Ancelotti has been under criticism for the past several months for failing to rotate his squad and being unable to find … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti refuses to change Real Madrid’s lineup against Schalke

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Carlo Ancelotti has stated he will not alter Real Madrid’s lineup for tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg against Schalke 04, despite a string of recent poor performances. The lack of goals from Madrid’s attacking trio of Gareth Bale, Karim … Continue reading

Real Madrid finalizing £22 million deal for Porto defender Danilo, say reports

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According to various reports in Spain, Real Madrid have reached a £22 million agreement for FC Porto defender Danilo. The only things left to finalize the deal are minor details in the contract and the player’s signature. Just over a week … Continue reading

Real Madrid admit signing Chicharito was a mistake

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Real Madrid have admitted signing Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez from Manchester United was a “mistake”, according to Spanish journalist Melchor Ruiz. Ruiz, who works for Cadena COPE, told the Spanish radio program El Partido de las 12 that sources close to Real Madrid told … Continue reading

Toni Kroos enjoying positive start to his Real Madrid career

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German international Toni Kroos has settled in quickly at Real Madrid after completing his summer move from Bayern Munich. In an interview with, the versatile midfielder discussed his new life in Spain, working alongside manager Carlo Ancelotti and his … Continue reading

Copa del Rey final likely to be staged at the Santiago Bernabeu

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  The date of the Copa del Rey final to be played between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona has already been confirmed – May 30th. But the location of the event has yet to be determined. Unlike most European countries, Spain … Continue reading

Real Madrid may give Martin Odegaard his Champions League debut next week

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Real Madrid are once again deciding whether or not they will give Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard his Champions League debut. After naming Odegaard to his Champions League squad for the knockout stages, manager Carlo Ancelotti omitted the midfielder from his 20-man squad which … Continue reading

Real Madrid continuing to struggle against La Liga’s top clubs this season

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Earlier this season, Real Madrid were running past opponents at a record pace, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side went on a 22-match winning streak in all competitions from October to December. But lately the Spanish giants have been dealt some adversity. … Continue reading

Luka Modric will not be in Real Madrid’s squad against Villarreal

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed midfielder Luka Modric will not be included in the match day squad against Villarreal on Sunday. Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the league match, Ancelotti expressed that even though the … Continue reading

Luka Modric may be included in Real Madrid squad against Villarreal this Sunday

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is contemplating the re-introduction of Luka Modric into his match day squad on Sunday when his team hosts sixth-place Villarreal. Modric has been sidelined since November after picking up a hip injury on international duty … Continue reading

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira could be heading to Schalke 04

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The future of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been the subject of transfer speculation since it was learned the Spanish club will not renew the German international’s contract. Khedira’s current deal is set to expire at the end of … Continue reading

Real Madrid midfielder Isco flourishing during Luka Modric absence

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Real Madrid supporters collectively held their breath when midfielder Luka Modric was ruled out for three to four months after suffering a hip injury on international duty in November. The Croatian was vital to manager Carlo Ancelotti’s side, providing a … Continue reading

Real Madrid finding their feet and grinding out results following derby defeat

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Real Madrid continued with their recent trend of grinding out results following the 4-0 derby day defeat to Atletico Madrid. Leading up to the match against their city rivals, the reigning European and world champions’ performances were dealing with adversity … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti not concerned by Real Madrid’s failure to renew his contract

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New Real Madrid coach Ancelotti holds a Real Madrid jersey as he poses with the club's President Perez during his official presentation at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid

In recent weeks, much has been made about Real Madrid’s failure to extend manager Carlo Ancelotti’s contract past June 2016. Stories have surfaced in the Spanish press stating that the second year boss will not be offered an extension if … Continue reading

Martin Odegaard scores first goal for Real Madrid in Castilla victory [VIDEO]

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Martin Odegaard scored his first goal for Real Madrid during the club’s B side victory over Barakaldo. The Norwegian wonderkid, who signed in January after a tremendous tug-of-war with numerous European clubs, has trained with both the senior squad and the … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti targets March return for midfielder Luka Modric

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Speaking ahead of his side’s encounter with Almeria on Sunday, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti informed the media he is targeting a March return for midfielder Luka Modric. The Croatia international returned to first-team training this week after being sidelined since … Continue reading

Real Madrid refused chance to sign Paul Pogba for £22 million last year, says agent

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Despite signing a contract extension with Juventus, midfielder Paul Pogba is still being heavily linked with a move away from the Italian champions. The France international extended his agreement at the Turin club in October in a deal which ties … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho couldn’t handle pressure at Real Madrid says former president

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Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon said he believed the pressure to succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu was too much for Jose Mourinho, he revealed during an interview with BBC World Service. For all his domestic and European successes while … Continue reading