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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

Mourinho refuses to comment on his managerial future and denies he will soon join Manchester United

A pensive-looking Jose Mourinho ponders his future at Real Madrid but refuses to comment on it in his pre-Champions League match press conference.
A pensive-looking Jose Mourinho ponders his future at Real Madrid but refuses to comment on it in his pre-Champions League match press conference.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is refusing to divulge information about his future at the club and would not confirm or deny speculation that he is set to leave the La Liga champions at the end of the season. Continue reading Mourinho refuses to comment on his managerial future and denies he will soon join Manchester United

Mesut Ozil: Don’t always blame my performances for Madrid’s poor form

Mesut Ozil is annoyed that he and one other Real Madrid player always get blamed for the team's bad performances
Mesut Ozil is annoyed that he and one other Real Madrid player always get blamed for the team’s bad performances

Real Madrid’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil claims that the criticism directed at him this season is unfair and that people shouldn’t always expect ‘extraordinary’ performances. Continue reading Mesut Ozil: Don’t always blame my performances for Madrid’s poor form

Real prove superior yet again

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.

real celebrating another goal against athleti
Real celebrating another goal against Atletico

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

David Villa scores 300th career goal in cup victory

It's all smiles for David Villa as he scored his 300th carer goal in Barcelona's Copa del Rey victory against Alaves
It’s all smiles for David Villa as he scored his 300th carer goal in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey victory against Alaves

David Villa scored his 300th career goal in Barcelona’s 3-1 victory against Alvas in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday and has spoken of his pride at the impressive achievement. Continue reading David Villa scores 300th career goal in cup victory