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Carlo Ancelotti no problems after a successful week

Carlo Ancelotti will have no problems preparing his side for a return to La Liga action after a successful week with victory over fierce rivals Atletico Madrid. Injuries forced the defending champions into a tough position prior to the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, but patience proved to be ...

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First-choice players prepare for Vigo trip

Real Madrid completed their penultimate training session at Valdebebas, the first one involving the players who started the game against Atlético, with the exception of Sergio Ramos, who stayed inside training alongside Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Despite finishing the game with some muscular problems and only stretching ...

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Four giants fighting at the ranking arena

After this week’s quarter-final second legs, FC Barcelona are top of the UEFA club coefficient rankings for this season – but the Spanish side remain in second place overall, behind their great rivals Real Madrid CF. Barcelona have collected 29.271 points this season, just ahead of fellow UEFA Champions League ...

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Carlo Ancelotti ‘should stay,’

Real Madrid: Carlo Ancelotti ‘should stay,’ says ex-president (CNN)In the notoriously precarious profession of football management, there is perhaps no more insecure position than that of a Real Madrid coach. Some 11 different men have passed through the Madrid exit door since the turn of the century, having often struggled ...

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Real Madrid finally broke the Atletico curse

Real Madrid defeated Atletico (admittedly one of seven games rather than 14 years) in the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening, and once again got the better of Diego Simeone’s side when it really mattered after last year’s final in Lisbon.

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