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Falcao the missing piece in Real Madrid’s jigsaw


As the 2014/15 season approaches there can be no doubting that, on paper, Real Madrid look the best team in Europe, as they look to become the first team to retain the Champions League since its inception in 1992. If the likes of Sergio Ramos , Pepe and Raphael Varane at the back, Xabi Alonso, Luka Modric and Angel di ... Read More »

World Cup superstar set for £63m Real Madrid move


Real Madrid are reportedly closing in on the signing of James Rodriguez for a fee of £63, according to Spanish source AS. The 23-year-old lit up the 2014 World Cup with a string of outstanding performances for Colombia, eventually finishing the tournament as top scorer with six goals. He joined Monaco from Porto last summer, after making over 100 appearances ... Read More »

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid: Combined XI

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The two Spanish rivals meet in the Champions League final on Saturday, and Henry Jackson selects his best combined XI between both sides. GOALKEEPER- THIBAUT COURTOIS The 22-year-old is arguably the best ‘keeper in world football at the moment, and has enjoyed a sensational season with Atletico Madrid. Iker Casillas is still top class but is a little past his ... Read More »

Champions League Final: Why Alonso is a bigger loss than Costa


Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated Champions League between rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid is sure to be a memorable occasion, but both sides will have to make do without key men. While the loss of 36-goal man Diego Costa through injury is undoubtedly a big blow for Atletico, the suspension picked up by Xabi Alonso in the second-leg of Real’s semi-final triumph ... Read More »

Mourinho’s limitations highlighted again


The last week has shown that Jose Mourinho is a very flawed manager. While two tough away trips in the space of five days, against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, have shown that he is the undisputed master of making a side tough to beat, Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat at home to Atletico also proved he has no Plan B. The perfect ... Read More »

Can Real Madrid end their Champions League nightmare?

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When Zinedine Zidane scored that unforgettable winning goal in the 2002 Champions League Final against Bayer Leverkusen, nobody would have predicted that, almost 12 years later, it would be the last time Real Madrid won Europe’s most prestigious club competition. In the painful years since, los Blancos have endured season after season of disappointment and underachievement in the tournament. For ... Read More »