Move from Bayern to Real Madrid a step up – Kroos

Toni Kroos: Feels move to Real Madrid represents a step up in his career

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has ‘no regrets’ about joining Real Madrid from Bayern Munich this summer. The 24-year-old left Bayern after rejecting their offer of a new contract beyond next summer, and he believes he made the right move. “I’ve done everything right – I’m 100 per cent satisfied,” he told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “In a worldwide standing, ...

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Real Madrid fear lengthy absence for Khedira


Real Madrid are set for a fresh spell without Sami Khedira after the midfielder suffered a thigh injury.The 27-year-old picked up a problem in his left thigh in training in Madrid shortly before departing to join up with the Germany squad for their international clashes over the next week, according to the German Football Federation.Both Madrid and the DFB have since confirmed that ...

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Real Madrid sign Hernandez from Man United on loan


Real Madrid have signed Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan deal. The 26-year-old Mexico international has moved to the Bernabeu on an initial temporary basis, but Real have the option to make the deal permanent next summer. The European champions announced the deal in a short statement on their website and Hernandez was presented to the media ...

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Real Sociedad stun European champions Real Madrid


Real Sociedad came back from two goals down to seal a famous victory over European champions Real Madrid. The visitors, who were without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, were superb in attack and led thanks to early goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale. But Sociedad exposed their defensive deficiencies to level through Inigo Martinez and David Zurutuza. Zurutuza struck again ...

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Sandro gives Barcelona late win over Villarreal


Teenage substitute Sandro Ramirez scored his first Barcelona goal as the Spanish runners-up snatched a late win at La Liga rivals Villarreal. The Catalans dominated throughout but could not find a breakthrough until 18-year-old forward Sandro tapped in. They hit the woodwork before half-time when Lionel Messi’s free-kick was pushed onto the post by Sergio Asenjo. But Villarreal almost took ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Uefa’s Best Player in Europe Award


Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won Uefa’sBest Player in Europe Award  ahead of Bayern Munich pair Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben. Portugal captain Ronaldo, 29, scored a record 17 goals to help Madrid win the Champions League last season. “I’m really happy so I must say thanks to my team-mates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible,” he ...

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I don’t have a bad relationship with Messi – Ronaldo


Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he does not have a bad relationship with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.Ronaldo and Messi have dominated world football in recent years and are widely regarded as the two best current players in modern football, having shared the Ballon d’Or and Fifa Ballon d’Or between them during the last six years.Much has been said and written about the alleged ...

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Real Madrid can improve – Carlo Ancelotti


Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits the European champions still have plenty of room for improvement after seeing them open their Primera Division campaign with an uninspiring 2-0 win over minnows Cordoba. Real were beaten by arch rivals Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa last week and did little to impress their fans against Cordoba at the Bernabeu on Monday ...

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Simeone silent over his eight-match ban


Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has stayed tight-lipped on the subject of his eight-match ban, apart from saying he has “great respect” for the decision-makers in the Spanish game. Simeone’s huge suspension was the combination of four separate punishments handed down by the Spanish Football Federation on Monday after he was sent off during Friday’s Spanish Supercopa win over Real ...

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Mascherano signs new Barça deal


Javier Mascherano has signed a new four-year contract with Barcelona. The deal, which was agreed before this summer’s World Cup, ties the Argentina international to the Nou Camp until 30 June 2018, with the option of a further year on top of that. Mascherano, whose new contract has a buy-out clause of €100m (£80m), joined Barça from Liverpool in 2010 and has won eight ...

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