Real Madrid to sign €45m teenager Rodrygo as Ronaldo ‘settles tax affairs’

• Brazilian forward, 17, to move to Spain in 2019• Ronaldo to pay €18.8m to Spanish Tax Agency Real Madrid have agreed to sign forward Rodrygo Goes from Brazilian side Santos for €45m, with reports in Spain that Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a settlement over his tax affairs. Goes, who is to complete his move […]
June 15, 2018 0

Julen Lopetegui cries as he is unveiled as Real Madrid’s new coach – video

Julen Lopetegui, the former manager of Spain who was sacked due to secret negotiations with Madrid, has been unveiled as Real Madrid’s new coach. At the press conference, Lopetegui described his sacking on the eve of the World Cup as ‘the saddest day of my life’ Real Madrid accuse Spain of ‘absurd reaction’ over Lopetegui […]
June 14, 2018 0

Real Madrid accuse Spain of ‘absurd reaction’ over Lopetegui sacking

• President Florentino Pérez defends conduct over appointment• New Madrid coach Lopetegui: it was “saddest day of my life” The Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, has accused the Spanish Football Federation of taking an “absurd reaction” in sacking their manager on the eve of the World Cup – a decision Julen Lopetegui described as “the […]
June 14, 2018 0

Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain manager after accepting Real Madrid job

• Madrid said on Tuesday Lopetegui to take over after World Cup• Spain play opening game in Russia against Portugal on Friday Julen Lopetegui has been removed as Spain manager a day after it emerged that he had agreed to take over at Real Madrid after the World Cup. Lopetegui has signed a three-year deal […]
June 13, 2018 0

Julen Lopetegui to join Real Madrid as head coach after World Cup

• Spain coach signs three-year contract at the Bernabéu• Lopetegui’s side face Portugal in World Cup on Friday Real Madrid have announced that the Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui will take over as manager at the Bernabéu after 2018 World Cup in Russia. Lopetegui has signed a three-year deal with Madrid after two years with […]
June 12, 2018 0

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos hits back over Salah and Karius criticism

• Spain defender insists he was not to blame for injuries• ‘I didn’t want to speak because everything is magnified’ Sergio Ramos has dismissed suggestions that he was to blame for the challenge that hurt Egypt star Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final. Salah left the field in tears after injuring his left shoulder […]
June 5, 2018 0

Concussion may have led to Loris Karius’s calamities, says US hospital

• Massachusetts General ‘carefully reviewed the game film’• Liverpool fined €29,000 for three instances of crowd disorder Loris Karius’s calamitous performance in the Champions League final could have been a result of concussion he sustained against Real Madrid, a doctor who assessed the Liverpool goalkeeper in Boston has said. Liverpool sent Karius for a head […]
June 4, 2018 0

Two sides to the crying game on display at the Champions League final | Barry Glendenning

Paul Scholes was mystified at Karius, Carvajal and Salah’s tears but the former Manchester United midfielder’s past suggests a sympathetic soul lurks beneath the gruff exterior A week on from a Champions League final that proved remarkable on many different levels and the tears have, presumably, dried. When they had been seen streaming down the […]
June 3, 2018 0