Real Madrid

Alvaro Morata on Real Madrid past Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone

21/02/2019

Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but “not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.” Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an […]

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Real Madrid star Bale still waiting on possible ban for Barcelona double header – sources

20/02/2019

Shaka Hislop and Craig Burley shed some light on Real Madrid’s surprising loss to Girona, citing too many changes to the lineup as the problem. Gareth Bale is still facing an anxious wait to discover if he will be allowed to play in the upcoming Copa del Rey and La Liga Clasicos, with sources telling […]

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Atletico’s Morata on Real Madrid past: ‘Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.’

20/02/2019

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but “not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.” Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an 18 month-loan deal, with some supporters at the Wanda Metropolitano having protested against the idea, but coach Diego Simeone stood […]

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Marcelo lurches from one disaster to another while Diego Simeone’s renewal doesn’t sit well

19/02/2019

It’s been a week of new beginnings in La Liga or at least, a week of new opportunities. One was merited, one is doubtful and one disastrous. The three characters on stage are Ernesto Valverde, Diego Simeone and Marcelo, so let’s start with the disastrous and build from there. Even though it’s the decision that, […]

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Ramos 4/10 as red card caps off Real Madrid’s misery vs. Girona

17/02/2019

Real Madrid appeared to be easing to a straightforward victory against Girona in Sunday’s La Liga clash at the Bernabeu — but the Catalans turned the game around in the second half to take a deserved 2-1 victory. Positives It is difficult to take many positives from a performance which recalled many of the problems […]

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Ramos sent off in shock Real Madrid defeat but won’t miss Clasico

17/02/2019

La Liga dominates amongst the top 10 central defenders in the world, but is Sergio Ramos the true pick of the bunch? Sergio Ramos earned the 25th red card of his Real Madrid career during the 2-1 La Liga defeat against Girona, but he will not miss the Clasico against Barcelona on March 2. Ramos […]

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Real Madrid vs. Girona – Football Match Report – February 17, 2019

17/02/2019

Portu heads the winner for Girona. Getty Lowly Girona stunned Real Madrid as they came from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Sunday in a game that saw Sergio Ramos sent off for two bookings. Casemiro gave Madrid a half-time lead, but Cristhian Stuani levelled from the penalty spot and Cristian Portu […]

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Real Madrid’s Ramos answered ‘trick question’ over Ajax booking – Solari

16/02/2019

Real Madrid head coach Santi Solari believes that club captain Sergio Ramos answered a “trick question” over his late yellow card in the Champions League round of 16 tie against Ajax on Wednesday. UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Ramos on Thursday after he admitted to deliberately picking up a booking in Madrid’s 2-1 win in […]

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UEFA opens disciplinary case against Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos

14/02/2019

Tottenham looked comfortable in their 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund, as Real Madrid stole a late away win against the Dutch side. Craig Burley compared Vinicius Junior to Kylian Mbappe following Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Ajax in the UEFA Champions League. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop believes Ajax’s attacking mentality may have been to their […]

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Real Madrid’s Bale could face ban for Atletico celebration

14/02/2019

Tottenham looked comfortable in their 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund, as Real Madrid stole a late away win against the Dutch side. Craig Burley compared Vinicius Junior to Kylian Mbappe following Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Ajax in the UEFA Champions League. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop believes Ajax’s attacking mentality may have been to their […]

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Ajax Amsterdam vs. Real Madrid – Football Match Report – February 13, 2019

14/02/2019

Marco Asensio scored a late winner for Real Madrid in a 2-1 victory at Ajax Amsterdam, who were left to rue a goal disallowed by the video assistant referee (VAR) in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg on Wednesday. Asensio netted in the 87th minute from Dani Carvajal’s excellent cross to give Real the advantage […]

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Karim Benzema Vinicius Junior look sharp while Gareth Bale fails to fire for Real Madrid

14/02/2019

Craig Burley compared Vinicius Junior to Kylian Mbappe following Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Ajax in the UEFA Champions League. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop believes Ajax’s attacking mentality may have been to their detriment after Real Madrid beat them on the counter. Real Madrid rode their luck at times but came out on top 2-1 […]

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Real Madrid ‘suffered’ and then ‘hit back’ in Champions League win vs. Ajax

14/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop believes Ajax’s attacking mentality may have been to their detriment after Real Madrid beat them on the counter. Real Madrid coach Santi Solari hailed his team’s ability to suffer and then hit back after Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League round-of-16 first-leg win at Ajax. A super intense Ajax team overwhelmed Madrid at […]

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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos could face two-match ban for intentional booking

14/02/2019

Tottenham looked comfortable in their 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund, as Real Madrid stole a late away win against the Dutch side. Craig Burley compared Vinicius Junior to Kylian Mbappe following Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Ajax in the UEFA Champions League. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop believes Ajax’s attacking mentality may have been to their […]

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Vinicius and Real Madrid’s fit-again ensemble just might do the unthinkable again

14/02/2019

As the dust from that dust-up in Amsterdam settles there’s a statistic that tells a very big story about Real Madrid after their 2-1 win against Ajax in the Champions League. I only recur to dry numbers because in such a dramatic, picturesque, history-evoking football match there are a myriad of people stories which, I […]

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Four Ajax fans arrested over disturbances outside Real Madrid hotel

13/02/2019

Check out what you may have missed at the weekend, including Liverpool and Man City’s big wins, a thrilling Madrid derby and much more. With Real Madrid back in the picture, the ESPN FC crew assess the chances Barcelona will relinquish their six-point advantage. Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid overcame Atletico Madrid at the Wanda […]

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LIVE Transfer Talk Madrid look to pounce on Dybala’s unhappiness at Juve

12/02/2019

In an exclusive to ESPN FC, former Liverpool and Juve striker Ian Rush says Aaron Ramsey must go into Juventus thinking he’s the best player in the world to succeed. Wales manager Ryan Giggs expects to see an improved Aaron Ramsey if he seals a move from Arsenal to Juventus. The transfer window for Europe’s […]

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Real Madrid’s resurgence owes a lot to the ‘new’ Karim Benzema

12/02/2019

Real Madrid’s resurgence under Santi Solari has been due to many factors, but the efforts of Karim Benzema have been central. He’s in the form of his life at the moment, and just in time for Saturday’s Derbi with Atletico, with his superb all-round performances serving as proof of his changed mindset on and off […]

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Real Madrid can ‘pay me up’ and I’ll leave if they want Marcelo

12/02/2019

Alejandro Moreno and Matteo Bonetti explain how Real Madrid exploited Atleti’s weaknesses, reminding everyone of the UCL winning quality they possess. Real Madrid left-back Marcelo says all the club need to do is “pay me up” and he will leave this summer if they want to him to. Marcelo, 30, has won 20 trophies including […]

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ESPN FC writers 2018 19 Champions League round of 16 predictions

11/02/2019

France legend Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk the ramifications for PSG should they fail to progress in the Champions League for yet another season. Bayern Munich great Bastian Schweinsteiger throws his support behind Niko Kovac and tells ESPN FC they can get back to the Champions League final this season. Which eight clubs […]

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