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Rafa Benítez: “We’re at home and we’re favorites”

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benítez hit back at those who have accused him of being too defence-minded. “Real Madrid’s ethos is to try to win by attacking and outscoring the opposition, whoever it is we’re up against. We don’t worry too much about the opponents; we just aim to take care ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo ready to serve out the humble pie

Cristiano Ronaldo literally cannot wait to silence his critics, and he is well aware that there is no better stage to do so than that provided by the ‘Clásico’. The former Manchester United wizard is out to prove to his doubters that he’s still capable of delivering, and that he is ...

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Benitez denies confrontation with three senior Madrid players

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez denied that some of the dressing rooms heavyweights had asked him to consider changing his defensive tactics during a meeting. Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos are rumoured to to be the three players. In a tense press conference to preview Saturday’s Clasico between Madrid ...

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Ramos WILL start Clasico and Benzema makes Madrid squad

Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Keylor Navas will all be included n Real Madrid’s squad for Saturday’s clash with Barcelona at the Bernabeu. All three have been nursing injury problems, but Rafa Benitez confirmed they’re all ready for action. “Benzema is in the squad,” the Madrid boss confirmed when asked ...

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Rodriguez hits back at Benitez

Rafa Benítez had some words to say about James when Real Madrid’s match against Sevilla ended. “You saw what James is: very good quality but he lacks the rhythm and form right now,” said the manager. James scored Colombia’s only goal and decided to answer his coach. “I am ready ...

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Marcelo doubt for Clasico

Real Madrid are waiting for news on the extent of Marcelo’s hamstring injury, suffered in the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain. Marcelo lasted barely 30 minutes with Marca noting he is the 12th Madrid player to go down injured this season, and, in his case, it’s felt to be ...

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Rio Ferdinand believes Ronaldo will stay in Madrid

Rio Ferdinand has played down talk of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo moving back to Manchester United in the near future. The Red Devils have been linked with a move for the Portugal international on a number of occasions over the past two seasons, although a big-money transfer has failed ...

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Ramos ruled out of Spain squad

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been ruled out of Spain’s international friendlies against England and Belgium through injury, it has been confirmed. The Los Blancos defender injury his should in the process of scoring a spectacular bicycle kick goal for his team in the 3-2 loss to Sevilla on ...

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Benitez believes that Real Madrid were exceptional

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez described his injury-hit team’s performance in holding Paris Saint-Germain to a 0-0 draw at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday as “exceptional”. “We deserved to win the match. Given the circumstances the performance of the team was not good, it was exceptional,” said Benitez after the Group ...

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Benitez defends the team’s tactics

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has hit back at the suggestion from Paris Saint-Germain counterpart Laurent Blanc that the Spanish giants are a defensive side under his leadership. The two European heavyweights will meet in the French capital on Wednesday looking to put themselves in prime position to take top ...

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