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Spain
Can Zinedine Zidane revive Real Madrid next season?
08:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid made a perfect marriage when the Frenchman returned to the Santiago Bernabeu as manager in the 2015/16 season's halfway point. Although he couldn't stop Barcelona from winning La Liga that campaign,…

Spain
Is Zinedine Zidane the saviour Real Madrid needs?
12:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Winning three Champions League trophies back-to-back is no mean feat. It does not happen by accident. Neither can it be explained away as a matter of luck. Zinedine Zidane earned all the praise he received and more for his exploits in the Real…

Champions League
What next for Real Madrid after shameful Champions League exit?
16:00 Thursday 7th March 2019

After three years living in a dreamy stratosphere, Real Madrid crashed to reality this week. It wasn't the perfect landing Yuri Gagarin experienced in 1961 either. Los Blancos were humiliated on arrival. A carefully curated mythology came…

Spain
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…

Features
It is time for Gareth Bale to step up at Real Madrid?
15:00 Wednesday 20th February 2019

Nothing lasts forever. This is a statement that has always had paramount effects in the human world. Not even the perfect-looking marriage between Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his former club, Real Madrid was able to overcome…

Spain
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…

Features
Can Real Madrid win a fourth consecutive Champions League?
08:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

How can you discuss the Champions League favourites without mentioning the holders for the past three years? Zinedine Zidane may be gone. So too Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, you simply cannot discount Real Madrid until someone knocks…

Spain
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…

Spain
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…

Spain
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…

Spain
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…

Spain
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…

Spain
Florentino Perez's big gamble on youth replacing galacticos
12:00 Saturday 19th January 2019

Real Madrid have been a shadow of their former themselves this season. The Champions League holders currently sit fourth in La Liga, 10 points behind Barcelona with just 19 games played. The world's biggest club cannot even mount a…

Club World Cup
River Plate look to capitalize on Real's unpleasant form and clinch the Club World Cup
17:00 Tuesday 18th December 2018

The Club World Cup's 15th edition is underway in the United Arab Emirates. As it often goes unnoticed, ambitious FIFA president Gianni Infantino plans to replace the competition with a 24-team event held every four years. Until…

Opinion
Should Chelsea move for Isco?
09:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Isco Alcaron moves with the ball like a ballerina. The ball is always glued to the Real Madrid midfielder's feet. He has been an undeniable success at the Santiago Bernabeu following a big-money move from Malaga in 2013. He has been a crucial…