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Real thumping as Madrid’s young guns impress Mourinho in Ajax win

Real Madrid's young contingent played their part, but it was Ronaldo and other familiar names who made the score-sheet in the 4-1 victory over Ajax in the final game in Group D.
Real Madrid’s young contingent played their part, but it was Ronaldo and other familiar names who made the score-sheet in the 4-1 victory over Ajax in the final game in Group D.

Real Madrid eased to victory in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday, beating Ajax 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, and manager Jose Mourinho was impressed by what he saw from some of the young academy players who he fielded in the game. Continue reading Real thumping as Madrid’s young guns impress Mourinho in Ajax win

Champions League: Real Madrid v Ajax preview

Cristiano Ronaldo rides a challenge from Ajax's Toby Alderweireld in the previous meeting between tonight's side, but who will form tonight's starting line-up for both teams?
Cristiano Ronaldo rides a challenge from Ajax’s Toby Alderweireld in the previous meeting between Real Madrid and Ajax, but who will form tonight’s starting line-up for both teams?

Real Madrid head into tonight’s final Group D Champions League match against Ajax knowing that they will end the night and group stages in second place, but Ajax are in contention to grab the group’s Europa League place if they equal or better Manchester City’s result against Borussia Dortmund. Continue reading Champions League: Real Madrid v Ajax preview

Pellegrini expects maximum effort despite Malaga’s Champions League qualification

Even though Malaga have already progressed through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, manager Manuel Pellegrino expects nothing less than maximum effort from his team as they aim to remain unbeaten.
Even though Malaga have already progressed through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, manager Manuel Pellegrino expects nothing less than maximum effort from his team as they aim to remain unbeaten.

Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini will not let his side take it easy in their final Champions League group game despite the club already having won Group C, and the boss expects his side to remain unbeaten by avoiding defeat to tonight’s opponents Anderlecht. Continue reading Pellegrini expects maximum effort despite Malaga’s Champions League qualification

Espanyol part ways with coach Mauricio Pochettino

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has left Espanyol after a miserable start to the La Liga season which sees the club bottom of the table
Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has left Espanyol after a miserable start to the La Liga season which sees the club bottom of the table

Espanyol have parted ways with coach Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Ramon Planes as a consequence of the clubs poor run of form that sees them propping up the La Liga table.  Continue reading Espanyol part ways with coach Mauricio Pochettino

Portugal match too soon for Ronaldo return

Ronaldo battled on until half time against Valencia after suffering a blow to the face, but the Madrid frontman has been ruled out of Portugal's fixture against Gabon.
Ronaldo battled on until half-time against Valencia after suffering a blow to the face, but the Madrid frontman has been ruled out of Portugal’s fixture against Gabon.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been forced to withdraw from the Portugal squad that play Gabon tonight. Continue reading Portugal match too soon for Ronaldo return