Iker Casillas and Atlético de Madrid midfielder Gabi went head-to-head in the build-up to the Copa del Rey final on 17th May at an event organised by Mahou.
During the event, footage was shown of Casillas speaking about the famous defeat in the cup final against Deportivo de La Coruña, during the club’s centenary year, and his anxiety about history repeating itself.
“Maybe it’s the nerves. The Bernabéu perhaps had an influence: it was weird to see the fans split 50-50. I was stunned. I don’t know, but it gives me a bad feeling”.
The Real Madrid captain has faith in his teammates: “I’m sure the team will do its best because the players want to finish the season on a high. The cup final is a special match. People are excited”.
It has emerged Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Old Trafford at a time when Manchester United are close to securing the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Only hours after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that he will be retiring as United manager at the end of the season, making way for Everton manager David Moyes to take charge, the Daily Mail revealed that Rooney told Ferguson two weeks ago that he wants a fresh start.
Outgoing United chief executive David Gill has been in Madrid to meet Jorge Mendes, the Portuguese agent who represents Ronaldo. Sources on Wednesday night insisted United are confident of securing the return of the player they sold to Real Madrid for a world record £80million in 2009.
Wayne Rooney knows that Chelsea would be keen to take him to Stamford Bridge, while Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested.
The first Madrid derby of the year was viewed as the most evenly-matched in recent years, but Real Madrid came out on top yet again. Atlético continued their terrible form against their cross-city rival and they now haven’t won in nearly 14 years.
Atlético stay second and still have a five-point lead over third place Real despite losing in the Bernabeu. Although Falcao carved out the opening opportunity of the game, which Casillas saved, the rest of the match action took place in the area defended by Atlético’s Courtois. Continue reading Real prove superior yet again→
Real Madrid all but confirmed their spot in the last eight of the Copa del Rey following an emphatic triumph over Alcoyano. José Mourinho’s side started its domestic cup campaign in a powerful fashion, making a huge step to advancing to the next stage.