If the game were today , Benzema would not play . ” Ancelotti ‘s phrase , uttered during the media day of the white club last Tuesday, set off alarms in the most pessimistic . But this group is not Benzema, that after the first few days I had serious doubts , yesterday looked more than ever on the lawn of Lisbon. A strained adductor always generates many questions , but what counts in these cases , sometimes more than the science itself , are the feelings of football in the previous hours . And the front is sure to arrive on time. Because if anything it came Benzema to Real Madrid five years ago was to live this moment . And the French do not imagine miss that appointment. The Champions has always been his favorite competition , both Lyon and Real Madrid. At times where it has been questioned , Europe has been a lifeline , a way to redeem themselves. In the Champions League, Benzema has achieved spectacular goals for the club , as he achieved in Amsterdam against Ajax , but also critical , as he scored Bayern in the first leg of the semifinals. A depleted end The striker has not had the season finale imagined physically . Diminished by a sore knee , was forced to stop when the league seemed longer a pipe dream . He did not play in Vigo to recover , but decided against Espanyol and do for fear of losing the rhythm. Contracture was when he arrived in the adductor , right at the time gave up the goal to Bale. It was his bitter care, because he knew that injury , which gave him many problems in his first year in Madrid , it’s hard to leave behind . Karim has been tested in clinical control Sanitas La Moral who confirmed that everything has been in a small contracture and that there is no solution I rest. In training yesterday , also jumped into the front lawn. He got a morning in the hands of the physios and performed aerobic exercises that will not affect the damaged area. The player wants to get as thin as possible to the appointment , knowing who is living the most important year of his entire career , with the Champions League final and their first World Cup with France just around the corner. Benzema is still three days counting on the party to speed up your options. What is clear is that the player wants to go and if not the most Ancelotti decided not to risk and wait on the bench. But Carlo has always relied on its front .
The captain of the Portuguese national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, ignored the criticism of his former coach Jose Mourinho and said he has not spoken to anyone from Real Madrid for a possible renewal of his contract.
“I have not spoken with anyone yet and the most important thing is the national team.”
“I’m calm, I’m not worried about that. I know we will reach an agreement to renew and so now I’m just thinking about the team,” Cristiano told reporters, who insisted that his priority now is Portugal , with whom he played on Friday in a 1-0 win against Russia, qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
Ronaldo refused to evaluate the criticisms of his former coach and compatriot Jose Mourinho, who was recently criticized for not taking criticism well.
“You think I’m worried about that? I’m concerned with the Portugal, that’s what matters most to me,” he said, laughing at the insistence of journalists.
Tuesday night’s clash between la Liga Champions Real Madrid and English premier League champions Manchester United is being relished by City boss Roberto Mancini after their rapid rise to the top since billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour to charge of the club four years ago this month.
The game at the Bernabeu represents just how far the club has come in such a short time with manager Mancini saying: “If you play against Real or Barca, you are up against 100 years of history. Continue reading Man City looking to upset Real Madrid
Reports out of Spain suggest the Portuguese striker has told club president Florentino Perez that he wants to leave the Spanish champions.
It is widely reported that Ronaldo had a meeting on Saturday with Perez, director general Jose Angel Sanchez and his agent Jorge Mendes.
One Spanish radio station claimed that Ronaldo, who scored 46 league goals last season, cited a falling out between certain members of the team and did not feel as if the club valued him as a player. Continue reading Could Ronaldo be leaving Real Madrid?
Real Madrid wins Super Copa over rivals Barcelona on the away goal rule.
Behind from the first leg at the Nou Camp 3-2 Real got off to a blinding start in Madrid with early goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona’s Adriano was given his marching orders after 27 minutes for hauling down Ronaldo as the striker was going for goal
Now down to ten men Barca got a free kick right on the stroke of half time allowing Messi to score from a perfectly taken set piece 25 yards out. Continue reading Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona