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Eibar 1-3 Atlético Madrid | La Liga match report

Mario Mandzukic hit two goals as Atlético Madrid kept on Real Madrid’s trail with a 3-1 victory at Eibar. Atlético’s Antoine Griezmann maintained his strong form to fire home the opener from a Raúl García pass after seven minutes. … Source: The Guardian – La Liga     
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Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad | La Liga match report

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 4-1 at home on Saturday without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure they remained top of La Liga. Sociedad defender Aritz Elustondo scored his first goal for the Basque club 36 seconds into the match, but James Rodríguez headed the hosts level in the third […]
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Martin Odegaard trains with Real Madrid first team for first time

• Teenager signed six-year deal with European champions• Norwegian likely to learn ropes with B team Castilla• Sid Lowe: Odegaard pushes all the right buttons Martin Odegaard got the chance to live out his boyhood dream when he trained with the Real Madrid first team for the first time following his move from the Norwegian […]
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Remembering Florentino Pérez’s Pavones, the players Real Madrid forgot

When Florentino Pérez became Real Madrid president he said the club would combine ‘Zidanes y Pavones’, expensive signings and homegrown players. The club is still obsessed with transfer records but where are the young local players?By Blair Newman for These Football Times, part of the Guardian Sport Network “Poor old Paco Pavón, an honest but […]
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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo banned for two matches after dismissal

• Ronaldo kicked out at opponent in encounter with Córdoba• Portuguese misses Real Sociedad and Sevilla games but back for Atlético • Ronaldo sent off but Gareth Bale penalty brings Real victory Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during Real Madrid’s La Liga win […]
January 28, 2015 0
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Gareth Bale happy at Real Madrid and will not be joining Manchester United

• ‘I don’t see myself at Manchester United’ says Wales forward• ‘I have many years left on my contract and I’m very happy here’• Real’s stadium could be renamed Abu Dhabi Bernabéu Gareth Bale has brushed aside reports he is unhappy at Real Madrid and has no thoughts of leaving the European champions any time […]
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Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium set to be renamed Abu Dhabi Bernabéu

• Florentino Pérez caught on camera admitting name change • AS reports the stadium will be called the Abu Dhabi Bernabéu The Santiago Bernabéu stadium will be renamed the Abu Dhabi Bernabéu, according to the Spanish sports newspaper AS. The report has not been confirmed by Real Madrid and indeed the club has not yet […]
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Does progressing in the FA Cup affect a club’s Premier League form?

Best XIs this week from La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, plus analysis that shows the downside of winning FA Cup tiesBy Alistair Tweedale for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network “I think the word football ‘disgrace’ is a good word for what happened to us.”. After Chelsea’s capitulation to Bradford City on […]
January 27, 2015 0
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Real Madrid say they comply with Fifa rules on under-age transfers

• Real respond to Fifa investigation into their under-age deals• Emilio Butragueño denies club could face transfer ban like Barcelona Real Madrid released a statement on Monday night saying they comply fully with Fifa’s rules on transfers involving under-age players. The club also acknowledged that football’s governing body exerts rigid control over international transfers of […]
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