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Real Madrid experience vital ahead of PSG tie 0

Posted on December 13, 2017 by admin

Real Madrid fans everywhere will be bemoaning the recent draw for the first knockout round of the Champions League, with the Spanish giants set to entertain Paris St Germain. The French club will not exactly be ecstatic at facing one of the tournament favourites so early in the competition, with the tie the most appealing of the round and set to be a heavyweight clash atypical of the first knockout round. Real Madrid typically thrive on this type of affair, however, and will always fancy their chances over two legs against any team in the world.

 

Zidane Insists Real Madrid Have to Ride out Slump 0

Posted on November 06, 2017 by admin

The spotlight at Real Madrid is always going to be a lot more intense when things begin to go wrong. For managers and players alike, there is no place to hide when the going becomes uncomfortable.

That is the price to pay for representing one of the world’s most decorated and prestigious clubs. It can sometimes only take only one loss to have the press and pundits beginning to turn the knife. After Real Madrid went down to Spurs 3-1 at Wembley in matchday four of the Champions League, it became apparent all was not well at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Analysis: Real Madrid should tread carefully in pursuit of hot property Mbappe 0

Posted on July 27, 2017 by admin

Back in 2009 Real Madrid set the world record for the most money spent in a single transfer window as they brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso. The first two were already Champions League and Balon d’Or winners, while the latter duo amounted to the finest striker and ball playing midfielder in the world at the time. It was a statement of intent that sent shockwaves through Europe and cemented Real’s status as gatherers of Galacticos. The record stood for eight years until this summer, when Man City eclipsed that spend by snapping up a gaggle of moderately talented full-backs, an unproven goalkeeper and a decent winger. The transfer market has gone “crazy”, in the words of former Real boss Rafa Benitez, and Chelsea are set to surpass City’s spend by moving for another bunch of players that have never come close to challenging for the Balon d’Or. Not to be outdone, Real are bidding to blow them all out of the water and regain their crown as the craziest cats in the transfer market with a single, market-shattering offer for Kylian Mbappe.

With La Liga done Real Madrid are good bet for Champions League 0

Posted on April 11, 2017 by admin

You might think I am being a bit presumptuous about Real Madrid having the Spanish title sewn up, as Los Blancos still have eight La Liga games to play and are only three points above our main rivals FC Barcelona, who we still have to play in the second El Clasico of the season.

But Madrid have one more game to play than Barca and after they were soundly beaten away to Malaga at the weekend it seems fairly clear that this version of the Catalan side are not quite as good as they used to be. So with the second El Clasico due to take place at the Santiago Bernabeu the bookies do not expect us to lose and even if we do it would not stop Real Madrid from being top of the table.

Bale injury to hurt Real Madrid in Clasico AND Champions League? 0

Posted on November 23, 2016 by admin

The latest version of the long running battle between Real Madrid and our La Liga rivals from Catalan will be foremost in the minds of Madrid fans after the news reported by Sky Sports about the injury to Gareth Bale. But the El Clasico match against Barcelona in 10 days is not the only big match coming up, making the Welshman’s absence the worst possible timing.

‘Crisis’ over as Real Madrid looking good in La Liga and Europe 0

Posted on October 17, 2016 by admin

Well that was a pretty short lived ‘crisis’ for Real Madrid wasn’t it? It just shows you, though, what great pressure there is on the manager and players of this great club, with the football media so willing to talk about a crisis just because Los Blancos drew a few games, even after Zinedine Zidane had steered Madrid to a record run of La Liga wins and another Champions League trophy.

Real Madrid in trouble after draw and Ronaldo sub strop? 0

Posted on September 25, 2016 by admin

What a difference a week makes eh? Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid were absolutely flying along this time last week, having just put Espanyol to the sword to equal the La Liga record of straight wins set by fierce rivals Barcelona and continue the 100 percent start to the new domestic league campaign.

The fact that Barca had suffered that shock defeat at home to newly promoted Alaves and seen Lionel Messi ruled out with injury, while Atletico Madrid have yet to find their best form, made the future look very bright for Los Blancos. But things do not look so rosy today.

Real Madrid look better bet for La Liga than Champions League 0

Posted on September 16, 2016 by admin

Real Madrid did get this season’s Champions League campaign off to a winning start against the Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon this week, but it was a far from convincing performance that left all the pre-match talk about Los Blancos looking like a good bet to become the first club top retain the European Cup in the4 UCL era look a bit shaky.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the inspiration for the late turnaround and you can never give up hope when CR7 is on the pitch, but he has not been scoring free kicks too often of late and on another day and with another referee he would not even have had the chance after what looked like minimal contact from the Sporting player.

Benzema back in strong Real Madrid XI for Champions League 0

Posted on September 14, 2016 by admin

Could this be the year that a club becomes the first ever to win the Champions League in back to back seasons? If it is then it will be Real Madrid making it and recording an amazing 12th European cup triumph, way more than any other club.

And with the huge experience in the playing squad as well as the manager Zinedine Zidane Madrid have the tools for the job. The Frenchman clearly wants to make no mistakes and get off to the best possible start tonight, which is obvious from the strong line up Zidane has picked to face Sporting Lisbon of Portugal at home tonight.

Real Madrid: Set to win a 12th European Cup this season? 0

Posted on August 18, 2016 by admin

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Last season, Real Madrid defied the odds to win the UEFA Champions League in Zinedine Zidane’s first season as head coach of the first team. The Los Blancos legend stepped in after Rafael Benitez was sacked midway through the campaign and showed his worth as he led Madrid to an unprecedented 11th European Cup triumph. But now Real are on the hunt for number 12 – and everybody associated with the club will be quietly confident of defending their title this season…

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