Category: Real Madrid

Real Madrid TV now available in US through Fanatiz streaming service

Fanatiz continues to add to their already impressive offering of soccer content. The latest addition is Real Madrid TV, which is now available exclusively in the United States through Fanatiz, the soccer streaming service. Real Madrid is arguably the biggest club in the world. The 13-time Champions League winners, a record, are in the hunt for trophies every year and attract the best players on the globe to join their illustrious organization. So far this season, Los Blancos beat local rivals Atletico Madrid to win the Spanish Super Cup, are two points behind Barcelona for the top spot in LaLiga ... Read more

Real Madrid tickets on sale for US summer tour

Real Madrid are heading to the United States for a summer preseason tour for the fourth year in a row. With no World Cup or European Championship scheduled this summer, it’s likely that Real Madrid will feature a close to full-strength squad of world-class players. In the Real Madrid US tour, Zinedine Zidane’s team will be playing near New York City, Washington DC and Houston. And looking at their squad, there are so many that stand out as stars such as Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Vinícius Júnior and Luka Modrić. World Soccer Talk readers, get $10 off your ... Read more

Steadying a sinking ship: How Solari and Solskjær saved two of Europe’s biggest clubs

Julen Lopetegui exited the Nou Camp in late October with both a sense of shock and a sinking realization that his dream of being Real Madrid’s manager was about to come to a screeching halt. Real Madrid had just been thrashed 5-1 at the hands of their oldest and fiercest rivals, FC Barcelona, which was their worst loss in the Clásico since a 5-0 setback in November 2010. This defeat came against a shorthanded Barcelona, without Lionel Messi. It didn’t matter. Lopetegui’s Real were torn to shreds in their fifth loss in their last seven in all competitions. Jose Mourinho ... Read more

Why Real Madrid doesn’t need another Galactico

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

Gareth Bale set to step up in absence of Ronaldo

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

Ronaldo’s capture strengthens Serie A and adds to CR7’s legacy

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

Real Madrid tickets on sale for US summer tour

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

Quick preview of the 2018 Champions League final

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