Real Madrid’s Khedira out for 3 weeks with hamstring injury


Sami Khedira will miss the first leg of Real Madrid’s last-16 Champions League clash with Schalke due to injury. The German international was substituted at half-time in the 4-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday with a hamstring injury. He is now set for three weeks on the sidelines and will miss La Liga matches against Deportivo la Coruna, Elche ...

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Barcelona’s Suarez pleased to end goal drought against Bilbao


Luis Suarez admitted he was relieved to end his four-week goal drought in Barcelona’s 5-2 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday evening. After his free-scoring form for Liverpool last season, the 28-year-old has found goals harder to come by for Barca and prior to the weekend had not netted since January 11. It looked like being another frustrating day for ...

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Messi goal beats Villareal in 3-2 home win


Lionel Messi scored the winning goal as Barcelona twice came from behind to beat Villarreal and record their eighth victory in a row. Barca fell behind when Denis Cheryshev diverted a shot home but Neymar levelled from a rebound. Luciano Vietto slotted home to put the visitors ahead with the first of three goals in the space of four minutes. ...

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Real Madrid thrash David Moyes’ Real Sociedad


David Moyes’s first visit to the Bernabeu ended in defeat as Real Madrid came from behind to extend their lead at the top of La Liga. Real Sociedad boss Moyes saw his side make the ideal start as Aritz Elustondo headed them in front after 38 seconds. But despite missing the banned Cristiano Ronaldo, Real equalised through a James Rodriguez ...

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La Liga: Atletico Madrid beat Eibar to keep pace with Real Madrid


Mario Mandzukic scored twice as Atletico Madrid cruised to victory in a mudbath at Eibar to move within four points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Heavy rain had put the game in doubt before Atletico struck three times in the opening 25 minutes. Antoine Griezmann slotted in the opener before setting up Mandzukic to side-foot home a volley and ...

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Real Madrid to rename stadium Abu Dhabi Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid are set to rename their Bernabeu stadium as part of a sponsorship deal with United Arab Emirates-based International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). The two parties agreed their partnership, believed to be worth up to 500 million euros to the Spanish club over a period of 20 years, in October. It includes naming rights for the Bernabeu – Real’s ...

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Messi, Neymar net twice as Barcelona rout Elche


Neymar and Lionel Messi both scored twice as Barcelona beat Elche to keep pace with La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Gerard Pique opened the scoring with the visitors’ only shot on target in a tight first half before Messi scored from the spot after the break. Elche were reduced to 10 men when Faycal Fajr was sent off and Neymar ...

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Ronaldo sent off but Madrid earn late win at Cordoba


Gareth Bale’s late penalty ensured La Liga leaders Real Madrid overcame Cristiano Ronaldo’s dismissal to secure a hard-fought victory over Cordoba. Nabil Ghilas’ early penalty meant Real had to fight back, which they initially did through Karim Benzema’s equaliser. Their chances of victory seemed lost after Ronaldo was sent off for lashing out at Edimar in the 82nd minute. But ...

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Real Madrid top football rich list for 10th successive year


Real Madrid has matched its 10th triumph as champions of Europe by topping the Deloitte football rich list for a 10th straight year. Manchester United moves up from fourth to second on the list, which is based on season 2013-14 revenues. Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain filled the next spots. English clubs Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool were placed ...

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Martin Odegaard: Real Madrid agree deal for Norwegian prodigy

Martin Odegaard

Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign 16-year-old Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset. Odegaard will be presented to the media at a news conference on Thursday, the club said. Real did not disclose the details of the financial terms but Spanish media reported that they had paid around 3m euros. Odegaard made his debut for Norway as a ...

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