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BBC propel themselves into top goalscorer hunt

Real Madrid‘s historic 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano, coupled with the Sporting vs Barcelona game being put back on account of the Club World Cup, has had a direct impact on the race for the crown as La Liga’s top scorer. Gareth Bale’s four strikes, a Karim Benzema hat-trick and ...

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Real Madrid get 1600th La Liga win in Rayo game

They are the first side in the competition to reach this figure. Real Madrid obtained their 1600th league win in the game against Rayo. Of those wins, 1039 have come at home and 561 in away games. No other side in the history of the competition has amassed so many victories. Barcelona, ...

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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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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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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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Cristiano Ronaldo rediscovers his swagger

Three months, that’s the period for which Cristiano Ronaldo has been playing through the pain barrier, dogged by ongoing discomfort to his left knee. The Portuguese forward has been hampered by a recurrence of the issues with the patellar tendon which back in 2014 forced him to watch on from ...

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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’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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“Florentino out!”

The Santiago Bernabéu faithful made their feelings plain during and after Real Madrid’s humiliation at the hands of bitter rivals Barcelona. The fans let rip with cries of “Florentino out!” at half-time and when the game came to an end. The drubbing and the poor performances all over the pitch by Rafa ...

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