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Benítez’s safe… for now

Rafa Benítez will take his place in the Bernabéu dugout on 30th December for Real Madrid’s game against Real Sociedad. Florentino Pérez has decided to stick with his head coach barring a serious fiasco. Florentino’s decision has overruled the Bernabéu faithful – on the warpath over the team’s current form ...

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Fans prefer Zidane over Mourinho

In the case that Rafa Benítez should be sacked, MARCA.com’s online readership would like to see Zinedine Zidane take over from the Spaniard in the Real Madrid dugout. Almost half of the readers who took part in our online poll prefer the Frenchman to Jose Mourinho. 53% of the more ...

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Real Madrid out to seal top spot in Ukraine

The Whites will assure themselves of first place in Group A if they beat Shakhtar Donetsk in Lviv (8:45pm CET).  Real Madrid confront their first opportunity to clinch top spot in Group A as they visit Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday five of the Champions League group stage (8:45pm CET), in what is their ...

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Match post-view: Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano

Four goals by the Welshman, a Benzema hat-trick, a Ronaldo brace and a Danilo finish secured the win against Rayo. Real Madrid thumped Rayo before heading into the Christmas break, and only needed three minutes to go in front. The perfect counter-attacking move in which Kroos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale, among ...

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No backing down from Real Madrid

Real Madrid have announced that they have presented an appeal to the Spanish Sports Tribunal (TAD) against the decision made by the RFEF’s Appeals Committee which rejected the club’s case against their elimination from the Copa del Rey. ‘Los Blancos’ were kicked out of the competition on account of having ...

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Benzema & Real Madrid accept French Federation’s decision

Karim BenzemaandReal Madridhave publicly expressed their understanding with regard to the French Football Federation’s decision to suspend the forward until such time as the 27-year-old’s alleged part in a blackmail and sex-tape case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena is resolved. Upon being informed of the news, Benzema took to Twitter ...

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Real draw another blank

eal Madrid took to the pitch at El Madrigal with James Rodríguez, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo poised to provide the goals, but it was not to be. Villarreal ran out 1-0 winners… and Atlético and Barcelona extended their lead over Los Blancos to five points. Roberto Soldado’s ...

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All ears to the Bernabéu

Florentino Pérez is still backing Rafa Benítez both publicly and privately. The same cannot be said of most of those around him, the Real Madrid players first and foremost. The fans who flock to the Bernabéu on Sunday may well have the final word. Their reaction could determine whether or ...

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Benítez in the spotlight

Real Madrid‘s loss at Villareal was a double blow: on footballing and institutional levels. A blow on the pitch as well as in the boardroom, where Rafa Benítez’s credit is starting to run out. A stronger reaction was hoped for after ‘el Clásico’, but the very blunt knock-back at El ...

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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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