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Real Madrid vs. Elche preview – Ronaldo red card decision could be costly 0

Posted on February 22, 2014 by admin

Real Madrid will host lowly Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu, but the result is not as straighforward as you would think. For one thing, Carlo Ancelotti has had his preparations for today’s game disrupted by a baffling decision by the panel set up to make rulings on all sorts of disciplinary cases.

The Italian manager had expected them to decide this morning that the three match ban given to Ronaldo for the slightest of touches on the captain of Bilbao a couple of weeks ago was too harsh. So Ancelotti had prepared for the game with Ronaldo in the team, but the three game ban was upheld.

Will Real Madrid have to change system with Khedira out? 0

Posted on November 17, 2013 by admin

You would think a team club like Real Madrid, with a stellar squad assembled from the world’s best players, would be able to cope with the loss of a player. Apart from Cristiano Ronaldo, who is unique, Madrid should have plenty of options, but there is serious concern among Madrid fans and pundits in Spain that the loss of Sami Khedira could be a real problem.

The German midfielder, who damaged his cruciate ligament in the friendly against Italy on Friday, is thought to be the only player of his kind in the team. There are others who play in the same position, like Alonso, Modric and the new signings Casemiro and Illarramendi, but they are all different.

Real Madrid rocked by 6 month injury to Germany star Khedira 0

Posted on November 16, 2013 by admin

It is always a danger during the international break, and it has happened again to Real Madrid. A number of players last season came down with the so-called FIFA virus, including Marcelo and Coentrao at the same time, and it struck again last night.

This time it was the Germany midfielder Sami Khedira who was injured, and it was a bad one. The powerful midfielder lasted just over an hour against Italy in his countries 1-1 draw, and today it has been revealed that he has torn a cruciate ligament in his knee, meaning that Real Madrid will have to do without him for around six months.

Real Madrid transfer news – Pogba, Ramires and Khedira 0

Posted on November 14, 2013 by admin

If there is any truth in the rumours linking Real Madrid with the Juventus player Paul Pogba and the Chelsea player Ramires, it suggests that Carlo Ancelotti has identified a weakness in his La Liga side. Both if the players mentioned play in a box-to-box midfield role, with the onus being on energy and work rate.

That is currently the position filled by Sami Khedira and Luka Modric, and while the former Tottenham man seems happy, is playing well and has become a fans favourite at the Santiago Bernabeu, the German international does not seem entirely settled. There have been stories in the press about Khedira and he was critical of the decision to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal.

Real Madrid v Real Betis La Liga preview – Ancelotti happy and confident with squad 0

Posted on August 18, 2013 by admin

Real Madrid get their La Liga campaign underway this evening when Real Betis come to the Santiago Bernabeu for Carlo Ancelotti’s first competitive game as manager of Los Blancos. Although there are still a few possible transfers being reported in the media, the 54-year old Italian has professed himsrelf to be content with the players that he has got.

Real Madrid fans are expecting a much stronger start to the season than last year, when Mourinho’s team played themselves out of the title race before Christmas. The club has already added some top quality players in key positions, although it is unlikely that Asier Illarramendi will feature as he is regaining his fitness.

After Real Madrid given £100m price Bale gets angry with Tottenham 2

Posted on July 26, 2013 by admin

Any ideas of Real Madrid getting an easy ride from Tottenham Hotspur because of the special relationship that the two clubs were alleged to have agreed on after the transfer of Luka Modric last summer can be put to one side. The Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy seems determined to make it as hard as possible for Madrid to complete the transfer that would be the cherry on the top of a fantastic summer at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Isco and Lewandowski top targets for Real Madrid 0

Posted on May 21, 2013 by admin

Real Madrid know all about Robert Lewandowski. The Polish international striker has been a real thorn in the side of Madrid this season. He scored against Real in the group stages of the Champions League and led Borussia Dortmund to top the group ahead of Madrid. The real damage came in the semi-final, when his four goals in the first leg effectively ended the tie.

6 star Real Madrid keep Barca waiting for title 0

Posted on May 09, 2013 by admin

There is still almost ho hope that Real Madrid can defend the Spanish Primera Liga title, but at least the players made sure that Barcelona would have to earn it. Anything less than a victory against Malaga at the Bernabeu last night would have meant the Catalan club sealing the league without playing.

It could have been a difficult night for Madrid, with feeling running high, especially against Jose Mourinho. The rumours of discordance in the dressing room and the fact that Malaga were desperate for points in their bid for Champions League football next season made it a potentially awkward encounter, but everything turned out great. (see highlights below)

Real Madrid have Champions League injury problems with Marcelo and Modric 0

Posted on April 23, 2013 by admin

Real Madrid face the biggest game of the season so far tomorrow, and it seems as if Jose Mourinho will have fewer players to choose from than he would like. Luka Modric, who was the star of the show as Madrid came from behind to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, is a real doubt. To add to the problems, the Brazilian left back Marcelo looks like missing both legs.

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.

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