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Modric: “We didn’t play as a team”

Luka Modric rued Real Madrid’s ‘Clásico’ washout: “We haven’t learned from our mistakes; we didn’t play as a team. This isn’t the first time that’s happened to us. We played poorly. Very, very poorly”. “We deserve the criticism. We need to show character and pick our heads up. We’re Real ...

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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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Ramos: “It’s too soon to talk of failure”

Sergio Ramos lived up to his role as captain in front of the media: “I don’t want to single anyone out or lay the blame at anyone’s feet. When things don’t go well is when we really have to pull together. We can’t point the finger at anyone in particular. ...

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Marcelo apologises

The Brazilian full-back Marcelo talked about the harshness of the ‘Clásico’ defeat. “It hurts a lot because we were at home and then to play a game like that… We tried, but we didn’t do a good job. We have to face the music and ask the fans for their ...

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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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Cristiano Ronaldo ready to serve out the humble pie

Cristiano Ronaldo literally cannot wait to silence his critics, and he is well aware that there is no better stage to do so than that provided by the ‘Clásico’. The former Manchester United wizard is out to prove to his doubters that he’s still capable of delivering, and that he is ...

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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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Report: Aguero to replace Ronaldo at Real Madrid

Real Madrid will attempt to sign Kun Aguero from Manchester City if Cristiano Ronaldo decides to leave, according to reports. Citing an article in Le10Sport, Madrid-based daily AS, says Florentino Perez has identified the Argentinean as the man to take over from the club’s all-time leading scorer. Los Blancos were ...

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