Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos out for a month


Real Madrid’s extensive injury list has claimed a new member as Sergio Ramos looks set to be out for up to a month with a sprained knee. The centre-back pulled up towards the end of la Roja’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying clash against Albania, and was replaced by debutant Inigo Martinez. He limped off the pitch without assistance, but Spain ...

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane denies rift with Cristiano Ronaldo


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has played down talk of a rift with galacticoCristiano Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League Group F game at Borussia Dortmund — saying the Portuguese is an “intelligent” person who knows his coach makes decisions for the benefit of the team. Ronaldo has scored just twice in four games played so far this season, including ...

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Real Madrid secure record-equalling 16th straight league win

Rodriguez has scored more goals from outside the box than any other midfielder in Europe's top five leagues since 2014-15 (Image credit: AFP)

Real Madrid beat Espanyol for a record-equalling 16th consecutive win in Spain’s top division and moved three points clear at the top of La Liga. Goals from James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema gave them the win that matches the run of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side in the 2010-11 season. Real, without Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo for the trip to ...

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Ronaldo and Morata condemn Sporting to late 2-1 defeat

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (2ndL) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Sporting CP at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 14, 2016..Real Madrid won 2-1. / AFP / CURTO DE LA TORRE        (Photo credit should read CURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo helped rescue Real Madrid against the club of his youth as the UEFA Champions League holders recovered from behind to defeat Sporting CP with two last-gasp goals. The Lions were on course for a shock victory at the Santiago Bernabéu when Bruno César deservedly put them ahead at the beginning of the second half. With a minute remaining, ...

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Alaves stun Barcelona in La Liga

Barcelona had won their previous seven La Liga games (Image credit: AFP)

Barcelona suffered a shock home defeat by newly promoted Alaves as manager Luis Enrique left Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez out of the starting XI. Brazilian forward Deyverson silenced the Nou Camp when he stabbed home Kiko Femenia’s cross from seven yards. Defender Jeremy Mathieu headed the equaliser from Neymar’s corner. Ibai Gomez scored the winner – beating debutant keeper ...

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Paco Alcácer signs for FC Barcelona

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FC Barcelona’s latest signing Paco Alcácer, previously at Valencia CF, comes on a five year contract. FC Barcelona will pay Valencia 30 million plus 2 million in variables for the 23 year old player. The buy-out clause in Alcácer’s contract is set at 100 million euros. The striker has passed his medical and has now signed a contract with FC Barcelona, will ...

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Barcelona beat Bilbao to make it two wins from two in La Liga

Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic headed Barca in front in the 21st minute (Image credit: EPA)

Barcelona made it two wins from their opening two La Liga games as Ivan Rakitic’s first-half header earned them victory at Athletic Bilbao. The Croatian scored in the 21st minute when he arrived at pace to power in Arda Turan’s cross from the left. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Turan also went close for the champions. Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter ...

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La Liga: Real Madrid edge past Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu


Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since returning to Real Madrid as he helped his team beat a stubborn Celta Vigo side and go top of La Liga. Morata, who rejoined Real in June after a two-year spell at Juventus, finished after Celta Vigo goalkeeper Sergio had parried Marco Asensio’s attempted chip. The visitors quickly equalised through Fabian Orellana’s powerful ...

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Jasper Cillessen joins FC Barcelona

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FC Barcelona has decided to purchase 27 year old Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Ajax Amsterdam on a five-year contract. The transfer fee is a guaranteed 13 million euros plus a further two million in variables. Cillessen’s buyout clause has been set at 60 million euros. The player arrived in Barcelona this morning and after taking a medical examination, he signed ...

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Alaves stun Atletico Madrid in closing stages to earn draw


Atletico Madrid had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Alaves after a exciting finish to their game at the Vicente Calderon. Diego Simeone’s side won a debatable penalty three minutes into stoppage time when Victor Laguardia was adjudged to have fouled Fernando Torres and summer signing Kevin Gameiro netted from the spot. But there was still time ...

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