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Rafa Benitez: We feel like we dropped two points

Los Blancos remain unbeaten in La Liga and sit second in the table just behind Villarreal after the stalemate at the Vicente Calderon. Karim Benzema gave the visitors the lead but they conceded just seven minutes from time. The result was a marked improvement on their last trip to the ...

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Atletico Madrid 1 – Real Madrid 1 match report: Vietto earns Atleti a point

Keylor Navas saved Los Blancos from defeat stopping a penalty shot and making some superb saves in the last minutes, when Atletico increased their pressure seeking the victory. Rafa Benitez was too conservatives and kept introducing defensive players in the field during the second half. Atletico levelled, Real didn’t have ...

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Rafa Benitez: We’re ready for an intense game

The cross-city rivals meet for the first time this season at the Vicente Calderon with Los Blancos keen to avenge the 4-0 reverse they suffered at the same ground in February – a result that swung the pendulum in the title race to Barcelona’s favour. Los Blancos also lost in ...

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Real receive fitness boost ahead of derby

The captain has been out for the past couple of weeks with a dislocated shoulder sustained in the win over Shakhtar Donesk in the Champions League. Team mate Gareth Bale was also injured in the same game and was expected to be out for a longer period but joined the ...

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Derby games have added motivation – Keylor Navas

Los Blancos visit the Vicente Calderon on Sunday evening looking to protect their unbeaten start to the season and respond to last week’s disappointing home draw with Malaga. Speaking in an interview with sponsors Mahou, the Costa Rican, who has only conceded one goal in eight games so far this ...

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Atletico Madrid – Real Madrid preview: Los Blancos seek derby revenge

Rafa Benitez men will try to go back to winning days after dropping two points at the Santiago Bernabeu against Malaga last week. James Rodriguez, Danilo and Pepe have not recovered on time and they will be Benitez’s main losses. On the other hand, the Spanish coach will recover Sergio ...

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