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Will Ancelotti wait for Kondogbia to decide on Real Madrid transfer? 0

Posted on June 30, 2013 by admin

One of the priorities for the new Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is to find a replacement for Michael Essien, who has returned to his parent club Chelsea with Jose Mourinho. With Xabi Alonso now 31-years old and starting to pick up injuries, Madrid need a long term replacement for the deep lying playmaker role, and the young Sevilla star Geoffrey Kondogbia is reportedly near the top of the list.

Ronaldo goal not enough to take all 3 points for Real Madrid v Zaragoza 0

Posted on March 30, 2013 by admin

Real Madrid had the chance to make up some ground on Barcelona in La Liga, after the Catalan club rested a number of first team players ahead of their Champions League trip to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. They could only manage a draw at relegation strugglers Celta Vigo, so a win for Madrid away to Real Zaragoza would close the gap to 11 points with nine games to play.

Real Zaragoza were also fighting against the drop, starting the game just two points above 18th place. They got a dream start, with Rodri shooting past Diego Lopez to stun the Madrid players. Mourinho had also made a few changes, starting with Essien, Modric, Callejon and Kaka instead of Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Ozil and Di Maria.

Mourinho has left back problem with Real Madrid 0

Posted on December 07, 2012 by admin

Jose Mourinho has another left back dilemma on his hands as he takes his Real Madrid side to play Valladolid tomorrow. With his preferred left back, the Brazilian Marcelo still on the sidelines after an operation, Mourinho was glad to have got Fabio Coentrao back into the team, but the Portuguese defender is now also injured, leaving the Special One a headache as he cannot afford to drop any points in La Liga.

Injury to Higuain forces Mourinho to play Ronaldo as Real Madrid striker 0

Posted on November 08, 2012 by admin

Jose Mourinho was left without a recognised central striker for Real Madrid after Gonzalo Higuain was forced to retire halfway through the Champions League match against German champions Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Mesut Ozil saved Madrid’s blushes with a last minute free kick to rescue a point, but Mourinho now has to worry about an away game against Levante in La Liga.

Levante in Valencia is not a ground you want to visit without your strikers. The team have only dropped two points in their last nine games in the Spanish and Europa leagues. They have scored 17 goals and conceded just six in their seven home games in La Liga this season.

Benzema to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Dortmund 0

Posted on November 06, 2012 by admin

Real Madrid have some injury worries for the crucial Champions League game against group leaders Borussia Dortmund. With the left backs Marcelo and Coentrao out, Mourinho will be glad to have his right back, Arbeloa, available but will play him at left back tonight. Sergio Ramos will play at right back, as he used to do for Sevilla, and 19-year old Varane will partner Pepe in the centre.

Dortmund have good attacking power, with Reus, Gotze and Lewandowski, so Mourinho will be keen to keep them on the defensive, but he will have to do it without the French international Karim Benzema. The striker has a hamstring problem, so the central striker role will fall to Gonzalo Higuain.

Mourinho must do without Alonso for Real Madrid vs. Real Zaragoza 0

Posted on November 02, 2012 by admin

The 30-year old midfield general, Xabi Alonso, played his 100th competitive game for Real Madrid in September and he has become one of the most reliable players at the club, if not the world. He also played his 100th game for the Spanish national side during Euro 2012. He marked that event with both goals as Spain beat France in the quarter finals, on their way to lifting the trophy again.

Jose Mourinho will have to shuffle his playing pack tomorrow, however, as Alonso is suspended for the game due to collecting his fifth yellow card in this La Liga season. Alonso has always been combative but does not normally get booked quite so often.

Real Madrid could soon have Cole and Essien from Chelsea 0

Posted on October 22, 2012 by admin

Jose Mourinho already has one of his former players from Chelsea in the Real Madrid squad, and could soon add the left back Ashley Cole, according to reports. Mourinho has a good relationship with the players who enjoyed great success with during his time in London.

Michael Essien was brought into the squad in the summer, despite not having played alot for Chelsea, but Mourinho knows the Ghanaian and trusts his talents. This was proved on Saturday when he picked Essien at left back against Celta de Vigo. Essien is not a left back, and Mourinho had called Nacho into the squad from the reserves but gave the starting place to the former Chelsea man. This means that Essien is also likely to start against Dortmund on Wednesday.

Real Madrid suffer again as Benzema and Arbeloa pick up international injuries 0

Posted on October 17, 2012 by admin

Jose Mourinho will not want any more international games for some time, after losing three defenders during this break. Both of the central strikers for Real Madrid also picked up knocks but they are not as serious.

Having already lost Marcelo for three months and Coentrao for a month, Mourinho was having to think about shifting around his remaining defenders to accommodate. Last night we lost our right back Arbeloa to a muscle problem and he could be out for three weeks.

Real Madrid late show sinks Man City 1

Posted on September 19, 2012 by admin

With five minutes left to play in the Bernabeu last night, Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho and Christiano Ronaldo were all in a precarious position. The crisis in the club was going to deepen and Mourinho and Ronaldo were set to endure criticism from fans and media alike.

Into the breach stepped Karim Benzema who had replaced the off target Gonzalo Higuain after 72 minutes. The French striker scored a superb goal after receiving the ball on the edge of the box and turning on a sixpence. Higuain’s shooting has been woeful in the last few games but Mourinho had started him again.

Sevilla vs. Real Madrid preview plus more by Mourinho 0

Posted on September 15, 2012 by admin

Jose Mourinho has told the media about various things going on at Real Madrid at the moment in a press conference before Real Madrid play Sevilla tomorrow.

On the player’s fitness after international break;

“The players are all right, a little tired but not much, everyone is eager to work and play against Sevilla.”

On the player’s moods following the recent speculation surrounding the club and international duty;

“They are fine, why not and none of them lost with their National Teams.”

On the team’s recent performances;

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