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Spain
Opportunity knocks twice for Alphonse Areola
08:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

Football is about taking advantage of opportunities. Alphonse Areola has two knocking. At Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois’ position is there for the taking. Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris' injury could spell a turnaround with France. Even though…

Spain
Real Madrid v Granada: El Derbi de la Legitimidad
08:00 Saturday 5th October 2019

Matchday 8 in La Liga features a battle between the Spanish top-flight’s first and second-place teams. Real Madrid tops the Primera Division, surprising their own supporters as well as rivals and neutrals. Perhaps more surprising, there…

Spain
Panic at the Bernabeu
08:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

Have you read the book--sorry, what am I saying? Have you seen the film where the baby is born into an obscenely wealthy family, grows up wanting for nothing, graduates from the best university not because his parents have money but because…

Spain
Should Real Madrid regret selling Ronaldo?
09:00 Sunday 15th September 2019

There's nothing as frustrating as seeing former players flourish elsewhere. Gambling that age was about to catch up to their talisman, Real Madrid sold their most influential player to Juventus last summer. The gamble didn't pay…

Transfers
Does Donny van de Beek fit into Zidane's Real Madrid master plan?
08:01 Monday 5th August 2019

After Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy came in so soon after the transfer window opened that it was like they'd camped out for Black Friday, all went quiet on the Real Madrid front. Club President Florentino…

Spain
Equal Time: Gareth Bale is not done
09:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Sometimes a player develops an unfavourable reputation, deserved or unwarranted, that he just can’t shake. If this was Family Feud, you’d probably buzz in with ‘Paul Pogba’s lack of dedication’. Survey says……

Champions League
Is Florentino Perez getting the Bernabeu band back together?
08:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

When a virus infects your computer, sometimes the only recourse is to reset the system to a point in time when the problem didn’t exist. Real Madrid lost their last four home games under Santiago Solari. Opponents outscored them 11-2…

Spain
Real Madrid fans looking at wrong end of horse
14:00 Thursday 11th January 2018

Much as elite club supporters might wish (or expect) otherwise, nothing lasts forever. The Kop faced that reality soon after a manager named Alex Ferguson came south. Manchester United fans had to swallow similar medicine when he left. Following…

Opinion
Selling their soul didn't pay off for Barcelona in El Clásico
16:45 Sunday 4th December 2016

It took the full ninety minutes but this weekend's renewal of El Clásico at the Nou Camp proved there isn't much to separate Barcelona and Real Madrid on the pitch. Los Blancos were the aggressors with the clearer chances in the first half…