I can’t score 60 goals a year like Ronaldo -James


Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has warned that people shouldn’t expect him to score “60 goals per season” like Cristiano Ronaldo. The 23-year-old impressed at the 2014 World Cup as he netted six goals in five games to scoop up the Golden Shoe, but he has insisted that he is not a natural goalscorer like his Portuguese team-mate. “I knew that I had to ...

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Real Madrid vow to fight Zinedine Zidane suspension


Real Madrid say they are in “absolute disagreement” with the suspension handed out to Zinedine Zidane for supposedly coaching their B team without the necessary qualifications. According to reports in Spain, Zidane was on Monday handed a three-month ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) for coaching Real Madrid Castilla – who play in the third-tier Segunda Division B division ...

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Real Madrid’s Ronaldo wins the ‘Best Player in La Liga’ award


Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won a hat-trick of awards in Monday night’s LFP gala, which included being named the ‘Best Player in La Liga.’ The Portuguese star also received the ‘Best Forward of La Liga’ award for last season’s performances, while receiving the prize for ‘Best Goal’ of the campaign thanks to his superb backheel volley against Valencia in ...

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Ancelotti proud of Madrid players after Clasico win


Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said he was proud of his players after they came from behind to beat Barcelona. Neymar put the visitors ahead before goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema gave the hosts victory. It was Barcelona’s first La Liga defeat in nine matches this season and moved Real up to second place in the table. ...

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Suarez happy with ‘bittersweet’ Barcelona debut in El Clasico


Luis Suarez says it was a “big relief” to make his Barcelona debut in their 3-1 defeat by Real Madridafter sitting out a four-month ban for biting. The 27-year-old, who signed from Liverpool in July for £75m, set up his new side’s goal before being substituted on 69 minutes. “It was a big relief. I’m very happy with the minutes I had,” he said. ...

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Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in El Clasico


Real Madrid took the El Clasico honours as they beat arch rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu. Luis Suarez started for Barcelona after a four-month ban for biting and set up Neymar to arrow in the opener. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi spurned a glorious chance before Cristiano Ronaldo equalised with a penalty. A powerful header from Pepe put ...

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Real Madrid v Barcelona: The biggest game in club history?


Ronaldo. Messi. Neymar, Suarez and Rodriguez. In the unlikely scenario that any Real Madrid v Barcelona contest ever needed revving up, there it is: on 25 October, a single match starring the two best players in the world, the World Cup’s leading scorer, four of the five most expensive players in history and the debut of the most controversial footballer ...

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I am getting help to stop biting opponents – Suarez admits


Luis Suarez says he is getting help in order to control his “impulse” to bite. The striker, 27, who will make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on Saturday, was banned for four months for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup. Admitting he had a problem, Suarez told the Guardian Weekend magazine: “It is like an impulse, ...

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Suarez set for Barcelona debut in El Clasico


Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Uruguay striker Luis Suarez will make his debut for the club in Saturday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid. The former Liverpool forward, 27, is available after serving a four-month ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in June. “He will have some minutes for sure,” said Enrique. “How many? That is the million ...

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Gareth Bale to miss El Clasico on Saturday


Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Gareth Bale will miss this weekend’s El Clasico match as well as Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Liverpool. The Wales international had already been ruled out of the Anfield game with an abdominal injury and ahead of that match the Italian revealed Bale will also have to sit out Saturday’s game with rivals ...

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