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James: another Real messy contract renewal?

On 22nd July 2014 Real Madrid presented their latest star signing: James Rodríguez. As usual when Real Madrid, or any other club shells out a big transfer fee, the player’s wages are not what they’d be if it weren’t for the high initial outlay. At the time of the deal, ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo: “I like Madrid more than Paris”

Cristiano Ronaldo has stated that he prefers Madrid to Paris as a city and feels at home in the Spanish capital, while not ruling out that changing in the future. “I like Madrid more than Paris, but maybe one day things will change. I might get a girlfriend in Paris ...

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Florentino Pérez: “Mourinho isn’t coming back right now”

Florentino Pérez discussed the latest talk surrounding Real Madrid on Cadena SER’s El Larguero show. A possible return to the Bernabéu for José Mourinho: “No one can see into the future, but right now he’s not coming back to Real Madrid. Rafa Benítez is capable of solving the problems we ...

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All ears to the Bernabéu

Florentino Pérez is still backing Rafa Benítez both publicly and privately. The same cannot be said of most of those around him, the Real Madrid players first and foremost. The fans who flock to the Bernabéu on Sunday may well have the final word. Their reaction could determine whether or ...

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Top 5 candidates to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is about to turn 31 years old and many believe the time has come for him to leave the Santiago Bernabeu when he can still earn himself a good contract in another club. The Portugal international is entering the final stage in his career, and a section of ...

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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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Match Preview Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Real Madrid will be making their first appearance at the stadium. Arena Lviv will be the setting for the clash between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid on matchday five of Champions League Group A, in what will be the Whites’ first ever fixture at the stadium. Shakhtar have been playing ...

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Bale on elusive goal trail

Now completely recovered from injury, Gareth Bale has another challenge ahead of him: to rediscover his previous goalscoring form. The Welshman has only scored eight times for Real Madrid in 2015. Bale’s numbers are a million miles from the feats that catapulted him on to the world football stage. So ...

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The Kovacic mystery

Mateo Kovacic has mysteriously vanished from the scene. The Croat, who was as good as Rafa Benítez’s 12th man earlier in the season, has only played nine minutes since picking up an injury before the game in Paris on 21st October. The midfielder sustained a muscle strain in training ahead ...

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