Marcelo extends Real Madrid contract to 2022


Marcelo has agreed a contract extension with Real Madrid until the end of the 2021-22 season. The 29-year-old full-back has been at Madrid since 2006, having joined the Spanish club from Fluminese. A Brazil international, he has made 406 appearances for Madrid, scoring 28 goals. During his time with the club, he has won the Champions League three times, La ...

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Atletico Madrid confident of breakthrough in Costa negotiations


Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident they have made a breakthrough in negotiations to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands. A source close to the negotiations says progress is being made but “it is not sorted yet”, after a summer-long debacle between the player and his current West London employers. Atletico are banned from registering new players before January and ...

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El Clasico date switched


La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday that the first El Clasico of the season between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played on 23 December at 1:00pm local time. The clash was expected to take place on 20 December as part of a full midweek round of fixtures before Spain’s winter break. However, given Real could feature in ...

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Trophies more important than star status at Real Madrid – Bale


Gareth Bale says trophies mean more than star status as he prepares to defend the Champions League with Real Madrid. Bale has won three European titles since swapping Tottenham for Madrid in a world-record move four summers ago, scoring in the final in his first season and netting a penalty in the shoot-out victory over neighbours Atletico in 2016. A ...

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Malaga 1-3 Las Palmas: Loic Remy scores on debut


Former Chelsea striker Loic Remy scored on his Las Palmas debut as they beat Malaga 3-1. The 30-year-old, who joined after leaving Stamford Bridge on a free transfer, wrapped up the visitors’ first win of the season as they climbed off the bottom of La Liga. Jonathan Calleri and Jonathan Viera also netted for Las Palmas with Diego Gonzalez’s equaliser ...

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Marcelo sent off as Levante hold Real Madrid at Bernabeu


Real Madrid’s stuttering start to their La Liga defence continued, coming from behind to draw against Levante. The visitors took a shock lead through Ivi, who spun past Dani Carvajal in the area before slotting home. But Lucas Vazquez equalised from close range after Sergio Ramos’s header was saved by Raul Fernandez. Marcelo was dismissed for kicking out at Jefferson ...

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Man City ‘trying to cook the books’ with Girona loans – La Liga Boss


La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Manchester City and Girona of trying to “cook the books” by undervaluing five players loaned from City to their Spanish stablemate this summer. Tebas made the comment to reporters at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, where he also accused City and Paris St Germain of gaining an advantage through their state-backed spending. He ...

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Real Madrid have ‘great goalkeeper’ in Navas – Buffon


Gianluigi Buffon believes Real Madrid have no need to try and lure David de Gea away from Manchester United because they already have a great goalkeeper in Keylor Navas. De Gea, who has just begun his seventh season at Old Trafford, has been consistently linked with a move back to his native Madrid and United are understood to have turned down ...

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La Liga president accuses PSG, Man City of ‘financial doping’


La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City of “financial doping”. PSG shattered the world transfer record last month when they activated Neymar’s buy-out clause and paid £198m to buy the Brazilian from Barcelona, a payment which La Liga initially refused to accept. The Ligue 1 club have also agreed a season-long loan for Kylian Mbappe that ...

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Diego Simeone extends Atletico Madrid contract until 2020


Diego Simeone has signed a two-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid that keeps him at the club until 2020. The Argentine manager was appointed in 2011 and helped Atletico to win the league in 2014, as well as reaching two Champions League finals, both of which ended in defeats by rivals Real Madrid. Simeone, who has won five trophies at ...

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