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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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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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Real Madrid fans chant for Florentino Perez to resign as president

Real Madrid fans waved their handkerchiefs at half-time. The reasons were clear and varied. After an initial barrage by Madrid in the first few minutes, Barcelona took charge of the encounter. They began to dominate the game and the scoreboard. The first goal of the game, with a great assist ...

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A Real crisis against Barcelona

Barcelona enjoyed arguably their most dominating victory ever against Real Madrid in ‘El Clásico’ with a decisive 4-0 triumph on Saturday evening at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. Luis Suárez scored a goal in each half and Neymar and Andres Iniesta added scores in what was a lopsided affair ...

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Benítez: “Obviously I didn’t pick the right line-up

Rafael Benítez was critical of his players, assuring that they “started the game well and have enough quality to do better than they did”. The Real Madrid coach refused to talk about tactical errors, but did admit that his starting XI failed to live up to the occasion. “Looking at ...

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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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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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