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#Real Madrid

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'There is no money that can pay for happiness. I was born poor. I don't mind dying poor'
# Perspective
# Perspective

'There is no money that can pay for happiness. I was born poor. I don't mind dying poor'

Sep 1st 2018, 8:56 PM 17,965 Views 2 Comments

Fabio Coentrao is quite content to take a step out of the spotlight.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'Bale can fill Ronaldo void at Real Madrid' - Giggs
# The Main Man
# The Main Man

'Bale can fill Ronaldo void at Real Madrid' - Giggs

Aug 30th 2018, 8:59 AM 3,382 Views 4 Comments

The Welsh forward is being backed by his international manager to step into the shoes of a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'Too many stepovers' - Ronaldo says father figure Ferguson 'taught him everything'
# Constructive Criticism
# Constructive Criticism

'Too many stepovers' - Ronaldo says father figure Ferguson 'taught him everything'

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:38 PM 13,758 Views 5 Comments

Alex Ferguson’s influence still endures for the former United star as the Portugal international begins his new chapter at Juventus.

'It surprised me a lot because this has never happened in my life'
# Respect
# Respect

'It surprised me a lot because this has never happened in my life'

Aug 22nd 2018, 1:17 PM 13,094 Views 1 Comment

Cristiano Ronaldo says the standing ovation he received from the Juventus fans last season helped convince him to join the club.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Cristiano who? Bale scores one, sets up another, as Real Madrid kick off new season with a win
# Real Deal
# Real Deal

Cristiano who? Bale scores one, sets up another, as Real Madrid kick off new season with a win

Aug 19th 2018, 11:41 PM 9,296 Views 5 Comments

Madrid were comfortable 2-0 winners against Getafe.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'It's not the first final he's lost' - Ramos bites back at Klopp
# Quip
# Quip

'It's not the first final he's lost' - Ramos bites back at Klopp

Aug 14th 2018, 8:24 PM 10,215 Views 18 Comments

The Real Madrid star gave a typically blunt answer when questioned on the criticism he has received from his Champions League final adversary.

Modric's agent claims Real Madrid star wants to join Inter Milan
# Serie A
# Serie A

Modric's agent claims Real Madrid star wants to join Inter Milan

Aug 14th 2018, 12:08 PM 6,033 Views 4 Comments

The Croatian midfielder has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid this summer.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Friday 10 August, 2018

Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly
# Debut
# Debut

Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly

Aug 10th 2018, 11:37 PM 10,427 Views 2 Comments

Villar Perosa (population: roughly 4,100) is the home of the family estate and summer retreat of the powerful Agnellis.

'His salary will be the same as Sergio Ramos and just behind that of Gareth Bale'
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

'His salary will be the same as Sergio Ramos and just behind that of Gareth Bale'

Aug 10th 2018, 8:52 PM 19,726 Views 6 Comments

Luka Modric looks set to stay at Real Madrid.

Chelsea boss claims Hazard 'very happy to stay' despite Madrid interest
# Wanted Man
# Wanted Man

Chelsea boss claims Hazard 'very happy to stay' despite Madrid interest

Aug 10th 2018, 2:09 PM 2,335 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old Blues winger has continuously been linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu but his manager is convinced he’s staying put.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'I dreamt of this moment': Courtois says he has joined the best club in the world
# Boyhood Dream
# Boyhood Dream

'I dreamt of this moment': Courtois says he has joined the best club in the world

Aug 9th 2018, 2:35 PM 6,593 Views 8 Comments

The Belgium international was unveiled as a Real Madrid player today.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Chelsea in talks to bring Real Madrid and Croatia star on loan
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Chelsea in talks to bring Real Madrid and Croatia star on loan

Aug 7th 2018, 6:00 PM 7,762 Views 8 Comments

The Blues are aiming to secure the signing of Mateo Kovacic from the European champions.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Monday 30 July, 2018

Bayern boss says Man United target Robert Lewandowski is going nowhere
# Rumour Mill
# Rumour Mill

Bayern boss says Man United target Robert Lewandowski is going nowhere

Jul 30th 2018, 9:10 AM 4,054 Views 3 Comments

Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the big Polish striker.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Man United and Real Madrid rumours no distraction for Lewandowski
# Target
# Target

Man United and Real Madrid rumours no distraction for Lewandowski

Jul 19th 2018, 10:36 AM 4,794 Views 10 Comments

The Bayern Munich striker maintains that he has given no thought to a summer transfer.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling
# Superstar
# Superstar

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

Jul 15th 2018, 7:21 PM 12,874 Views 4 Comments

There the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will sign a four-year contract worth a reported €30 million

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo agrees €105 million transfer to Juventus
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo agrees €105 million transfer to Juventus

Jul 10th 2018, 4:49 PM 50,331 Views 144 Comments

The Portuguese star has signed a four-year contract worth €30 million euros per season.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Masterful Modric continues to show why he's one of the best players of his generation
# World Class
# World Class

Masterful Modric continues to show why he's one of the best players of his generation

Jul 7th 2018, 10:44 PM 14,485 Views 10 Comments

The Real Madrid and Croatia star was the best player on the pitch in his side’s World Cup quarter-final tonight.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Real Madrid to pay €40 million for highly-rated Spanish full-back
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

Real Madrid to pay €40 million for highly-rated Spanish full-back

Jul 5th 2018, 6:43 PM 11,543 Views 6 Comments

Alvaro Odriozola will become Julen Lopetegui’s first signing at the La Liga club.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Real Madrid release statement after reports of €272 million Mbappe deal with PSG
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Real Madrid release statement after reports of €272 million Mbappe deal with PSG

Jul 4th 2018, 12:05 PM 17,301 Views 13 Comments

French media claimed a world record deal had been agreed for the 19-year-old.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Real Madrid deny making €310 million Neymar bid
# Claim
# Claim

Real Madrid deny making €310 million Neymar bid

Jul 3rd 2018, 2:33 PM 6,521 Views 7 Comments

The colossal transfer claim was made by Spain’s public television station TVE on Monday evening.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Lyon president reveals why Fekir wasn't sold to Liverpool and how Real Madrid could now sign him
# In Demand
# In Demand

Lyon president reveals why Fekir wasn't sold to Liverpool and how Real Madrid could now sign him

Jun 23rd 2018, 3:28 PM 9,790 Views 13 Comments

The France international’s move to the Champions League finalists fell through prior to the World Cup.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Friday 15 June, 2018

Ronaldo agrees to pay €18.8 million tax settlement - legal source
# Punishment
# Punishment

Ronaldo agrees to pay €18.8 million tax settlement - legal source

Jun 15th 2018, 6:45 PM 23,698 Views 24 Comments

The deal between the fiscal authorities and the advisors of the star comes hours before Portugal face Spain.

Real Madrid agree deal for Brazilian wonderkid
# Potential
# Potential

Real Madrid agree deal for Brazilian wonderkid

Jun 15th 2018, 5:51 PM 9,466 Views 8 Comments

Santos teenager Rodrygo will join the club next year after agreeing a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Italian legend Buffon slapped with three-match European ban over referee rant
# Tirade
# Tirade

Italian legend Buffon slapped with three-match European ban over referee rant

Jun 5th 2018, 3:24 PM 2,759 Views 1 Comment

The veteran goalkeeper said English referee Michael Oliver had a ‘rubbish bin for a heart’ after Juventus lost out to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Monday 4 June, 2018

Benzema claims Champions League final goal was not lucky
# Fortune
# Fortune

Benzema claims Champions League final goal was not lucky

Jun 4th 2018, 11:49 PM 6,476 Views 7 Comments

Karim Benzema denied he got lucky for his Champions League final goal against Liverpool.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'Ronaldo wants to play for Mourinho again,' claims Fabio Capello
# Speculation
# Speculation

'Ronaldo wants to play for Mourinho again,' claims Fabio Capello

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:44 PM 10,518 Views 7 Comments

The Portuguese superstar has hinted at a summer move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, with a second stint at Old Trafford now being mooted.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Real Madrid parade Champions League trophy in front of thousands of ecstatic fans
# CAMPEONES
# CAMPEONES

Real Madrid parade Champions League trophy in front of thousands of ecstatic fans

May 27th 2018, 9:30 PM 8,148 Views 10 Comments

They know how to celebrate in the Spanish capital at this stage.

Police probe Karius death threats after Champions League misery
# Problems
# Problems

Police probe Karius death threats after Champions League misery

May 27th 2018, 7:05 PM 14,437 Views 38 Comments

The 24-year-old German threw the ball into Real forward Karim Benzema and it bounced back into the net for the opening goal.

The story of Arsenal's tragic lost star in the making and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Essential Reading
# Essential Reading

The story of Arsenal's tragic lost star in the making and more of the week's best sportswriting

May 27th 2018, 2:42 PM 13,352 Views 0 Comments

Remembering Niccolo Galli and more great reads from this week.

Ronaldo: It should be called the CR7 Champions League
# Boast
# Boast

Ronaldo: It should be called the CR7 Champions League

May 27th 2018, 1:35 PM 16,379 Views 29 Comments

Having claimed the European crown for a fifth time and another Golden Boot, the Real Madrid superstar has suggested the competition be named after him.

Wanted by Man United, Gareth Bale hints at move away from Real Madrid after 'best goal ever'
# Doubt
# Doubt

Wanted by Man United, Gareth Bale hints at move away from Real Madrid after 'best goal ever'

May 27th 2018, 12:48 PM 12,944 Views 20 Comments

The Wales international stepped off the bench against Liverpool to seal European glory.

'I really feel for him' -- Klopp agony as Karius howlers condemn Liverpool
# Reaction
# Reaction

'I really feel for him' -- Klopp agony as Karius howlers condemn Liverpool

May 27th 2018, 12:09 AM 16,099 Views 37 Comments

The 24-year-old handed Karim Benzema the opening goal when he threw the ball against the France forward.

Mo Salah is now a serious doubt for the 2018 World Cup
# Fitness Race
# Fitness Race

Mo Salah is now a serious doubt for the 2018 World Cup

May 27th 2018, 12:02 AM 13,896 Views 11 Comments

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp suggested he could miss the competition.

# real-madrid-club-de-futbol - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points
# Analysis
# Analysis

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points

May 26th 2018, 11:02 PM 44,395 Views 116 Comments

Plus, Gareth Bale emphatically silences the critics.

Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final
# World Class
# World Class

Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final

May 26th 2018, 9:38 PM 40,643 Views 155 Comments

Loris Karius had a night to forget in goals for Liverpool.

Gareth Bale has scored one of the all-time great Champions League final goals
# Unbaleivable
# Unbaleivable

Gareth Bale has scored one of the all-time great Champions League final goals

May 26th 2018, 9:20 PM 11,495 Views 12 Comments

The Wales international came off the bench to score a spectacular bicycle kick.

Watch: The freak opening goal in tonight's Champions League final

Watch: The freak opening goal in tonight's Champions League final

May 26th 2018, 9:05 PM 16,589 Views 17 Comments

Loris Karius was at fault, as Karim Benzema opened the scoring in bizarre fashion.

Early drama as Mo Salah departs Champions League final in tears

Early drama as Mo Salah departs Champions League final in tears

May 26th 2018, 8:30 PM 11,545 Views 39 Comments

The Egypt international picked up a shoulder injury and now looks a doubt for the World Cup

No Gareth Bale in Real Madrid side to face Liverpool
# Team News
# Team News

No Gareth Bale in Real Madrid side to face Liverpool

May 26th 2018, 6:45 PM 9,364 Views 5 Comments

Many pundits had expected the Wales international to start the game.

‘I hated myself… I got terribly down and lost my confidence, not just as a footballer but as a person’
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

‘I hated myself… I got terribly down and lost my confidence, not just as a footballer but as a person’

May 26th 2018, 10:00 AM 32,985 Views 14 Comments

33 years on from representing Liverpool in the European Cup final, Jim Beglin reflects on a career full of highs and lows.