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Is Sergio Ramos becoming more trouble than he's worth at Real Madrid?
09:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

After a difficult start to the season that cost Julen Lopetegui the job he'd only just accepted at the expense of managing Spain in the World Cup, Real Madrid finally turned a corner. The Merengues won seven and drew one in their last…

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5 summer destinations if Isco leaves Real Madrid
12:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Isco’s become encaged in his own paradox after not taking kindly to Santiago Solari’s appointment as Real Madrid manager. A favourite of former manager Julen Lopetegui, he’s barely featured under the Argentine, starting only…

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Sergio Ramos says don't hate the player for gaming the game
09:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Sergio Ramos shows no shame in playing the villain but when UEFA is done, he may wish he’d been more discreet about it. The Real Madrid and Spain captain’s admission he intentionally drew a yellow card sparked an investigation from…

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Should Atletico Madrid call time on Diego Simeone?
12:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

When it's derby day, form is always not a factor in who wins the games as everything is on the line to ensure that the bragging rights at yours. Real Madrid ensured that they'd be the ones celebrating with a comfortable 3-1 victory…

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Why Real Madrid should not buy Eden Hazard
08:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Eden Hazard is vocal about his future but gives mixed answers about where his future lies. He fancies Real Madrid, saying it is his childhood dream to play for the Whites. He also wants to become a club legend for Chelsea like Didier Drogba…

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Marcelo nearing the end at Real Madrid
15:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

Just a year ago, it seemed almost unthinkable, absolutely absurd for Real Madrid to play a game without Marcelo. The Brazilian was indisputable. His place in Los Blancos' starting eleven was assured. Not anymore, however. Marcelo on the…

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Is Vinicius Junior Real Madrid's long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

A new star is born in Madrid. Vinicius Junior arrived at Real Madrid last year with a glowing reputation. This season, he’s put it into effect. The young Brazilian thrives under Santiago Solari, fitting into the Cristiano Ronaldo…

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Stars don't align for Coutinho to Chelsea move
08:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

The universe works in mysterious ways. On the one hand, everything in it adheres to a precise set of physical laws. Newton's laws of motion allow for anyone or anything to go anywhere they please. In some cases, it may take some doing but…

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Does Spain's aggressive tax fraud stance threaten La Liga's quality?
09:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Jose Mourinho is the latest to have received a suspended jail term for tax evasion in Spain. The former Real Madrid manager must pay a €2 million fine to the tax office in Spain. Spanish law allows first-time offenders to pay off convictions…

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Santiago Solari's trust in youth is proving to be a masterstroke
08:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Real Madrid are not over former manager Zinedine Zidane's glory days. The club appointed Julen Lopetegui but the Spanish boss failed to incorporate his philosophy into the team. Now comes Santiago Solari. It was a make-or-break point for…

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Why Ousmane Dembele's career is at risk
15:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

Barcelona was destined to struggle after Neymar's departure. The Brazilian's exit broke supporters' hearts. Like many lovers seeking to ease the pain, Barca quickly signed a replacement on the rebound. Looking for a star who could…

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Karim Benzema back to his best at the right time for Real Madrid
13:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Karim Benzema has been amongst the most criticised players in world football over the last six months. Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid left big shoes to fill. The Frenchman started out with a fine response, scoring four times…

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Atletico Madrid must beware unpredictable Real Madrid
11:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Another chapter in the ancient Madrid folklore will be written today. Atletico welcome [sic] Real Madrid to the Wanda Metropolitano with both teams chasing La Liga leaders Barcelona. Although two points better, Diego Simeone’s men must…

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Has Santiago Solari turned the corner for Real Madrid?
09:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

One hundred and forty days into the job that denied him the honour of leading Spain to the 2018 World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was handed a sack letter. It took just 10 La Liga matchdays for Florentino Perez to realize his mistake. Santiago Solari…

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What's behind Ousmane Dembele's turn in fortune at Barcelona?
09:00 Sunday 27th January 2019

Ousmane Dembele’s Barcelona exit seemed almost inevitable two months ago. The Catalan club seemingly gave up on their second-record buy. Fast forward to January, the Frenchman was suddenly Ernesto Valverde’s second-most-important…