Tag: Primera División

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Simeone criticises Real Madrid to boost popularity – Courtois

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Simeone criticises Real Madrid to boost popularity – Courtois

The goalkeeper fired back at his former manager following Saturday’s win over Rayo Vallecano Thibaut Courtois said Diego Simeone criticises Real Madrid to boost his popularity among Atletico Madrid supporters as he hit out at his former boss. Simeone has come in for criticism after Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric accused the Atletico head coach…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Solari defends wasteful Asensio after slim win

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Solari defends wasteful Asensio after slim win

The Blancos boss refused to blame the Spain international, who missed multiple presentable chances Santiago Solari praised Marco Asensio’s performance despite the midfielder’s profligacy leaving Real Madrid exposed to a nervy finish in the win over Rayo Vallecano. Karim Benzema’s first goal in six games secured a valuable 1-0 win but sections of the Santiago Bernabeu were…

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Soccer – Kenneth Omeruo revels in Leganes’ unbeaten run

Soccer – Kenneth Omeruo revels in Leganes’ unbeaten run

The Nigeria international helped Mauricio Pellegrino’s men to keep a clean sheet and claim a point against the Sky Blues at Abanca-Balaidos Kenneth Omeruo has expressed his delight after Leganes extended their unbeaten run with a 0-0 draw against Celta Vigo in Friday’s La Liga game. The Chelsea loanee played the entire duration to help…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde responds to Andreas Christensen rumours

Soccer – Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde responds to Andreas Christensen rumours

The Denmark international has been linked with a January switch to Barcelona, but the Barcelona boss does not appear desperate for such a deal Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not interested in signing a new centre-back in the January transfer window, despite talk of a move for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen. A report in Sport on…

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Soccer – La Liga news: Real Madrid on the march but hit 25-year low in front of goal

Soccer – La Liga news: Real Madrid on the march but hit 25-year low in front of goal

The Blancos edged out Rayo Vallecano in their most recent outing, but they only had a Karim Benzema strike to show for their efforts on home soil Real Madrid have closed the gap at the top of La Liga, but hit a 25-year low in front of goal in the process. The Blancos ground out…

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Soccer – Ballon d’Or 2018: Luka Modric hits out at Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo for skipping awards because someone else won

Soccer – Ballon d’Or 2018: Luka Modric hits out at Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo for skipping awards because someone else won

The Real Madrid midfielder has ended the duopoly of Barcelona and Juventus superstars, but neither of his predecessors showed up to see him crowned Luka Modric has hit out at Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for skipping the Ballon d’Or gala, with the 2018 winner suggesting the iconic figures only care about personal recognition. After…

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Soccer – Icardi next club: Icardi’s wife & agent Wanda Nara drops big contract hint as Real Madrid hopes fade

Soccer – Icardi next club: Icardi’s wife & agent Wanda Nara drops big contract hint as Real Madrid hopes fade

The striker has been in excellent form thus far this season and now looks set to put pen to paper amid talk of interest from Los Blancos Mauro Icardi’s agent Wanda Nara has hinted that he is poised to sign a new contract at Inter Milan. The Argentine has been heavily linked with an exit from…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Marcelo never considered Madrid exit amid Juventus link

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Marcelo never considered Madrid exit amid Juventus link

The Brazil international has been linked with a move to join up with his former team-mate in Serie A, but says he has not given it any thought Real Madrid full-back Marcelo insisted he had never considered leaving the Spanish giants amid persistent links to Juventus. The Brazil international has been linked to the Serie…

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Soccer – Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Soccer – Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

After a big midweek defeat, Los Blancos suddenly find the spotlight back on them as they head back into domestic action Real Madrid host Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday as they aim to cut the gap to leaders Barcelona to two points before the Catalans tackle Levante on Sunday. There is certainly a…

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Soccer – Man City news: Guardiola says Premier League title race similar to Barca-Madrid battles

Soccer – Man City news: Guardiola says Premier League title race similar to Barca-Madrid battles

The manager said that in both instances, the pressure is on to win nearly every game Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the Premier League title race is similar to what he experienced when battling Real Madrid with Barcelona in La Liga. Guardiola won three league titles in four seasons at Barca, holding off Madrid…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Marcelo says his side miss ‘best in the world’ Ronaldo

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Marcelo says his side miss ‘best in the world’ Ronaldo

The fullback said that his side still have world-class players at every position, even without the Portuguese superstar Real Madrid full-back Marcelo admitted the La Liga giants miss Cristiano Ronaldo, but said that should be expected. After nine prolific seasons with Madrid, Ronaldo left the club in July, joining Serie A champions Juventus. Madrid quickly…

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Soccer – Transfer news: Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has no plans to cash in on Diego Costa amid talk of China switch

Soccer – Transfer news: Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has no plans to cash in on Diego Costa amid talk of China switch

Tianjin Quanjian are said to be interested in signing the Spain international striker, but his manager at Atletico Madrid expects him to stay put Diego Simeone insists he has no plans to sell Diego Costa during the January transfer window. Reports have suggested Tianjin Quanjian of the Chinese Super League are interested in signing the…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Gareth Bale facing another enforced rest as ankle complaint concerns Santiago Solari

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Gareth Bale facing another enforced rest as ankle complaint concerns Santiago Solari

Blancos head coach Santiago Solari has not entirely ruled the Welsh forward out of Saturday’s match against Rayo Vallecano, but he is a doubt Gareth Bale is a major doubt for Real Madrid’s La Liga match against Rayo Vallecano due to an ankle injury. Bale was introduced as a half-time substitute during Madrid’s 3-0 Champions…

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Soccer – Man Utd exclusive: Leaving Old Trafford the best moment of my life – Bebe

Soccer – Man Utd exclusive: Leaving Old Trafford the best moment of my life – Bebe

Bebe shot to fame when United signed him in 2010 but the player tells Goal that he was desperate to leave by the time he moved on four years later By 2014, Bebe could not wait to get out of Manchester United. “Every day I called my agent to ask him to get me out.…

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Soccer – Messi, Pjanic or Neymar? Top 15 free-kick scorers of last five years

Soccer – Messi, Pjanic or Neymar? Top 15 free-kick scorers of last five years

The Barcelona and Juventus stars bring an extra dimension to their teams’ play with a stunning talent for converting even the most difficult attempts It is a testament to Lionel Messi’s ability with the dead ball that any free-kick on the edge of the opposition area has Barcelona fans on the edge of their seats…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Ousmane Dembele needs to improve off the pitch, admits Jordi Alba

Soccer – Barcelona news: Ousmane Dembele needs to improve off the pitch, admits Jordi Alba

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba insisted the La Liga leaders are happy with Ousmane Dembele, but admitted the forward has areas for improvement off the pitch. Dembele, 21, has endured disciplinary issues this season, but showcased his talent with a stunning individual goal against Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday. Despite that performance however, Barcelona coach…

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Soccer – Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata would be welcome to join Barcelona, says defender Jordi Alba

Soccer – Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata would be welcome to join Barcelona, says defender Jordi Alba

The Barca full-back would be happy to see his struggling countryman make the move back to Spain Alvaro Morata would be welcomed at Barcelona if the forward makes the move from Premier League club Chelsea, according to full-back Jordi Alba. The 26-year-old has been linked with a surprise January move to the LaLiga giants and Serie…

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Soccer – Real Madrid transfer: Isco heading for explosive exit amid Solari fallout & Man City interest

Soccer – Real Madrid transfer: Isco heading for explosive exit amid Solari fallout & Man City interest

The club would like to keep the attacker, but if the situation continues to deteriorate they will be willing to sell him Isco’s situation at Real Madrid is a ticking time bomb at the club and the reigning European champions may be forced to sell the attacker if there is no improvement soon. The talented attacker…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Difficult for Santiago Solari to emulate Zinedine Zidane but early signs are encouraging, says Aitor Karanka

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Difficult for Santiago Solari to emulate Zinedine Zidane but early signs are encouraging, says Aitor Karanka

The ex-Blancos defender has been impressed by his former team-mate in the Spanish capital, while also backing Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona Santiago Solari faces a tough task trying to emulate Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, admits Aitor Karanka, but the Argentine is making a positive impression. The managerial rookie was handed the most high-profile of…

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Soccer – La Liga news: Brazil legend Ronaldo considered buying a club in England before Real Valladolid purchase

Soccer – La Liga news: Brazil legend Ronaldo considered buying a club in England before Real Valladolid purchase

The Brazil legend bought a 51 per cent share of the Liga outfit in September but had previously looked elsewhere when looking for an acquisition Former Brazil striker Ronaldo considered buying an English football club before taking ownership of Real Valladolid, the 42-year-old has confirmed. Ronaldo purchased a 51 per cent share of the Liga outfit back…

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