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El Clasico comes twice this week – first in the Copa del Rey and then in La Liga. The Catalans and Los Blancos are both entering Tuesday’s match having won at the weekend.
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Barcelona are eager to knock out Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey but only victory or a goalless draw on home soil will do. Lionel Messi keeps scoring goals for fun in the Spanish La Liga.
However, he failed to find the net in his last two cup matches – at the Bernabeu in the first leg of this Copa del Rey semi-final tie and at the San Siro against Milan... Read the rest of the article »
Since their debut in the UEFA Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have faced Italian teams on several occasions. In this article, we bring you rare facts you probably never knew.
1) Lionel Messi has played approximately 790 minutes of normal time against Italian teams in his career so far, whereas Ronaldo has played a bit more than 1020 minutes up to now.
2) Messi and Ronaldo both faced Italian teams for the first time in the Champions League in 2005. Although he did not score a goal or made an assist, the then-Barcelona starlet enjoyed a 4-1 win over Udinese; while... Read the rest of the article »
The Welshman has been heavily linked to the Castillian side, after a fine display this season. His former teammate Luka Modric, has encouraged Bale to join him at the Bernabeu. But can Bale unlike the Croatian establish himself as a first team regular at Madrid?
The former Southampton product has been in emphatic form this season, scoring 16 goals from 26 appearances. He grew to prominence after former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, decided to play him up the field as a winger. The 23 year old has been a revelation since then, such were his performances that in 2010/2011 he was voted by his fellow professionals as the PFA Player of the Year.
His performances... Read the rest of the article »
This Wednesday, there is Champions League football at the Santiago Bernabeu. The match stars Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie.
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Real Madrid vs Manchester United is such a huge clash that every player dreams about taking part in it. However, veteran keeper Iker Casillas, new sensation Raphael Varane and influential winger Angel Di Maria will be nothing more than spectators on Wednesday night. All three Real Madrid stars are out injured.
Portuguese defender Pepe warmed up for this Champions... Read the rest of the article »
On the 13th of February 2013, the Santiago Bernabéu is poised to host its biggest event of the season, as they welcome Premier League leaders Manchester United.
The tie will put Manchester United’s own prodigal son Cristiano Ronaldo against his former side, who in an interview to UEFA’s official Champions League magazine was quoted saying that Real Madrid has a better team than United.
Is the Castillian side really better than the Red Devils? A position by position analysis will give us a better view
An injury to Real Madrid... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid and Sevilla lock horns at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Kick-off time is at 16:00 EST.
Los Blancos of Real Madrid have three targets ahead of their Spanish La Liga fixture against Sevilla. They want to build momentum, avoid injuries and possibly get three points. The fact is that the league champions – more than 15 points off the top spot – have switched their focus on UEFA Champions League glory.
Next week, they will host Manchester United on home... Read the rest of the article »
Paulo Bento called up a number of new faces to take on Ecuador at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques.
Portugal and Ecuador will go head to head on Wednesday for the first time ever. The Portuguese are ranked 7th in the latest FIFA ranking while Ecuador is 12th, the highest ranking they have ever had in their history.
Not only is Ecuador's 12th position shocking, but the fact that they are second in South America only behind Argentina who is ranked third is very impressive. They have managed... Read the rest of the article »
The biggest fixture of the season is finally here and it came quite early thanks to a Copa del Rey semi-final match between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Brace yourself for El Clasico!
The Catalans are hungry to win back the league crown they lost last season while the Spanish giants are striving to knock defending Spanish Cup champions Barcelona off their perch. Three Clasicos are on the menu with the first of those on January 30 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
After a successful campaign last year where they hit a record 100 points in the league, Real Madrid failed to transfer... Read the rest of the article »
It will be all guns blazing when Real Madrid and Barcelona step onto the Santiago Barnabeu with Copa Del Rey final tickets at stake as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are expected to star.
The two maestros have been in the twilight of their careers and have taken world football by storm with their performances. The Ronaldo vs Messi era truly began when Barcelona demolished their archrivals from Castilla 5-0 at the Camp Nou back in November 2010.
Messi was clearly victorious in that contest, scoring for the very first time against a team managed by Mourinho. The rivalry between... Read the rest of the article »
El Clasico 2013's series begins with a clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semis at the Santiago Bernabeu. Which team will have the upper hand ahead of the second leg?
Several factors could decide El Clasico on Wednesday night. They are all being discussed by soccer pundits ahead of this Spanish Cup battle.
Barcelona have never hesitated to replace Victor Valdes by Pinto in cup matches. Like it happened in the 2011/12 Spanish quarter-finals or in the 2010 Copa del Rey final, Pinto is expected to be in post against Real Madrid. This time... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid lambasted Getafe winning 4-0 at home. All the four goals were scored in the decisive half of the game as a perfect warm up for El Clasico on Wednesday.
Getafe failed to create clear cut opportunities and as a result of which they could not score. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo had a great time in the second period. The number 7 player scored a sensational hat-trick and looks in top class form ahead of the game against fierce rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.
Ronaldo was assisted by Di Maria and Ozil respectively for his opening two goals... Read the rest of the article »
The first two matches of the triple header against Real Madrid have gone totally wrong for Valencia. Can they miraculously turn their 2-0 deficit against Los Blancos in the Copa del Rey Last 8 second leg fixture?
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Jose Mourinho’s decision to build competition between Iker Casillas and Antonio Adan has so far paid off well. Real Madrid are on a run of four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions since their 2013 opening match in which they conceded three goals against Real Sociedad.
Whoever gets in post on Wednesday will be eager to stretch Los Blancos&rsquo... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid and Portuguese attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has reiterated his desire to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu amid strong exit rumours.
The number 7 icon told FIFA.com:
“I want to see out my contract at Real Madrid: I’m very clear about that. After that, well, I don’t know what will happen in the future.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a big money move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain where Brazil’s Lucas Moura and Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic play their club football. PSG have publicly shown their... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid and Valencia will engage in a triple header this January. The first of these three crucial fixtures is on Tuesday as Los Blancos host Los Che in a Copa del Rey Last 8 first leg match.
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Real Madrid’s desire to dethrone Barcelona as Spanish Copa del Rey champions has significantly increased after the former fell 18 points off the top of La Liga table last weekend. The only way for the Spanish giants to recover from their serious headache in the league is by succeeding in cup competitions this season.
In Valencia, Real Madrid arguably have... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid stumbled to a goalless draw in Pamplona. Watch how the La Liga champions failed to defeat Osasuna without many key players.
Los Blancos were deprived of suspended Cristiano Ronaldo who has netted 16 of Real Madrid's 45 goals in the Spanish La Liga. The Portuguese superstar winger’s absence apparently took its toll as Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Callejon, Angel Di Maria and Karim Benzema all failed to find a way through past Osasuna’s goal line.
The shocking news of the night occurred when Kaka was flashed... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the sensational El Clasico 2013 promo video featuring Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. The two superstars come head to head again.
The world’s two best players, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, have used text messaging to engage in a pre-match duel.
With 17 Clasico goals, Lionel Messi is just one strike behind all-time top scorer Alfredo Di Stefano. Out of these strikes, 10 have come in La Liga, five in Super Cup matches and two in Europe.
Meanwhile, Cristiano... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid turn their focus back to La Liga after cup success in midweek. They will play in the hostile atmosphere created by Osasuna’s home crowd.
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There is bad news for Madridistas as Cristiano Ronaldo will be missing in attack. The Portuguese superstar, who has netted 174 goals in 172 matches for Real Madrid since 2009, has to serve suspension after amassing his fifth yellow card on Matchday 18. Gonzalo Higuain will be tasked to replace Ronaldo. The former has not started a single match for his side since November.
Jose... Read the rest of the article »
A sensational Cristiano Ronaldo was on display at the Bernabeu against Celta de Vigo for the Copa del Rey
Real Madrid 4 - Celta de Vigo 0
Copa del Rey Round of 16.
Los Blancos advance to the quarter-finals as they beat Celta de Vigo at home 4-0 thanks to three goals by Cristiano Ronaldo who also assisted on Khediras goal. Ronaldo had just returned from the FIFA Ballon D'Or ceremony where once again he watched Leo Messi be crowned the best in the world. The prolific... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has declared that Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is the complete player.
The illustrious manager bought Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon back in 2003. He allocated the player with Manchester United’s legendary number 7 jersey and produced the best out of him.
In 2009, Alex Ferguson agreed to let Cristiano Ronaldo quit Old Trafford for Real Madrid in a record-breaking £80M transfer. Reflecting on the Portuguese star’s progress down the years, Fergie told Inside... Read the rest of the article »
The 2012 Ballon d’Or winner is Lionel Messi! On 7 January 2013, Cristiano Ronaldo’s rival from Argentina and Barcelona won the prestigious gong for an unprecedented fourth time.
History was made in Zurich on a night when Cristiano Ronaldo could have been granted more sympathy. The truth is that Lionel Messi was always expected to scoop the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or award with his 91 calendar year goals.
However, a certain formula favoured 2008 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo to triumph in the 2012 edition aside arguments backing him. Check out the secret... Read the rest of the article »