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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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Rafa Benitez: Cristiano Ronaldo guarantees goals

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez says striker Cristiano Ronaldo guarantees goals ahead of the Champions League clash with PSG. Los Blancos head to France this evening to take on the Ligue 1 champions in the first of their back-to-back group stage games. The 10-time winners of the competition are without ...

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Rafa Benitez: More players need to share the goals

Rafa Benitez says he wants his Real Madrid players to share the goals more between them and not rely so much on Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. Los Blancos drew a blank in their last game – a disappointing draw at home to Malaga. They also failed to score against ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a history maker – Rafa Benitez

Los Blancos routed the Catalans 6-0 on Saturday with Karim Benzema getting the other goal. But the limelight was very much on Ronaldo, who’s goals saw him surpass legendary striker Raul as the club’s leading scorer in La Liga with 230. Speaking at his press conference after the game, Benitez ...

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Rafa Benitez: We are confident despite injuries

The pair picked up injuries on international duty and will be sidelined for around a month. Daniel Carvajal and Isco are expected to cover. Speaking ahead of the game, Benitez told reporters he was pleased with what he’d seen in training and the squad was excited to get back to ...

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Arsenal target Karim Benzema

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has underlined how important Arsenal target Karim Benzema is for the Spanish giants this season. The French international posted a tweet earlier this week revealing his desire to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu, seemingly putting an end to speculation linking him with a big-money switch ...

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Benítez: “I’m happy with the balance of the team”

“The changes are made to manage the squad in the best way possible”, he noted. Rafa Benítez assessed the Audi Cup semi-final, which ended with a Real Madrid win over Tottenham: “The team are very good and compact in defence. It’s still early days because so far we have only been in Australia, ...

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