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Bale on elusive goal trail

Now completely recovered from injury, Gareth Bale has another challenge ahead of him: to rediscover his previous goalscoring form. The Welshman has only scored eight times for Real Madrid in 2015. Bale’s numbers are a million miles from the feats that catapulted him on to the world football stage. So ...

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The Kovacic mystery

Mateo Kovacic has mysteriously vanished from the scene. The Croat, who was as good as Rafa Benítez’s 12th man earlier in the season, has only played nine minutes since picking up an injury before the game in Paris on 21st October. The midfielder sustained a muscle strain in training ahead ...

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A line-up laced with intrigue

To shake things up or leave things be? That is the question Rafa Benítez faces ahead of his team’s Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk. Florentino Pérez’s public vote of confidence has given Benítez the mandate to field the starting XI he chooses, but doubts may still pray on his ...

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The truth of the fall of Ancelotti

One of the arguments used yesterday by the President to justify the commitment it made ​​in summer by Benitez was that this would be “a situation which reconduzca coming from January.” Florentino Perez suggests that from January to May was the Madrid an accumulation of failures and natural disasters .True, ...

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All eyes on Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid‘s three biggest stars, the BBC, have seen their reputations somewhat tarnished by their Clásico performances. They are charged with bringing the hardest and most valuable thing in football: goals. They were off their game against Barcelona and barely managed four shots on target. It is important to point ...

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Perez Press conference

During his 30-minute appearance in front of the press,Florentino Pérez repeatedly accused several media sources of “lying”, adding that Rafa Benítez has complete authority as head coach and the full backing of the club’s board of directors. Regarding Benítez, the president said: “He was chosen because of his professionalism, track record, ...

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Isco starting to get fed up

It was harsh for Isco to be named a sub for the Clásico. He wasn’t expecting it. On Friday, he believed he would be playing and that the one left out would be James. But things turned out to the contrary and Isco in some respects feels betrayed by Benítez. He ...

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Zidane: I’m still not ready to be Real Madrid manager

Zinedine Zidane says he’s still not ready to take over as Real Madrid manager. The Frenchman, currently managing the club’s reserve side, has been touted as the replacement for Rafa Benitez, who is on the brink at the club after being humiliated in the Clasico. “I am coach of Castilla ...

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Rafa Benítez, a sitting duck

Rafa Benítez’s dismissal is not a matter of if, but when. The debacle against Barcelona would seem to have made the decision a foregone conclusion. The Real Madrid board no longer have faith in the coach, who has lost the dressing room in less than three months. The suits at ...

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Rafa Benítez’s secrecy takes it toll

Rafa Benítez held his cards so close to his chest that he ended up losing the game. He had two weeks to prepare for ‘el Clásico’ with the bulk of his squad (with the exception of Nacho, Danilo, Cheryshev, James, Pepe, Kovacic and Varane), but the Real Madrid boss dropped ...

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