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Iker Casillas Hospitalised After Suspected Heart Attack

Iker Casillas, the legendary Porto and former Real Madrid goalkeeper has been rushed to a Portugal hospital after suffering a suspected heart-attack. According to reports, Casillas has been transported to Hospital CUF in Porto and is in a stable condition. The famed shot-stopper suffered the supposed heart-attack on at Porto’s training ground and was taken urgently to hospital where he …

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Zinedine Zidane & Nine Other Managers Who Triumphantly Returned

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 31: Real Madrid CF president Florentino Perez (L) and Zinedine Zidane (R) attend a press conference to announce his resignation as Real Madrid manager at Valdebebas Sport City on May 31, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Zidane steps down from the position of Manager of Real Madrid, after leading the club to it's third consecutive UEFA Champions League title. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Zinedine Zidane returned to Real Madrid on Monday just 10 months after resigning from the reigning European Champions. Here, Pundit Arena takes a look at Zidane and other famous managers who returned to their former clubs, some more than once. _____ Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) 2016-2018, 2019 – During his first tenure as Real Madrid manager Zidane brought incredible success …

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Boateng To Barcelona And Four Of The Most Bizarre Transfers Of All Time

On Tuesday, Spanish champions Barcelona confirmed the signing of former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder/forward Kevin Prince-Boateng on loan from Italian side Sassuolo. The transfer raised eyebrows around the football world with many questioning Barca’s reasoning behind the signing of a 31-year old who has been at nine clubs previous to his arrival at the Camp Nou. Even Boateng himself who …

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Reports: Mourinho Free For Real Return As United Pay Compensation

Jose Mourinho is available for a dramatic return to Real Madrid after Manchester United paid him a reported £15 million in compensation following his sacking last month, according to British media on Thursday. The Daily Mail reports that a source close to Mourinho — whose contract was due to run till the end of the 2019/20 campaign with the option …

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Santiago Solari Claims Gareth Bale Injury Not Too Serious

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari believes the calf injury that Gareth Bale sustained against Villarreal on Wednesday is not serious.  Bale will undergo tests on Saturday to diagnose the extent of the problem after being forced off at half-time at the Estadio de la Ceramica, where Real Madrid drew 2-2. “We think the injury is not too serious,” Solari said …

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Watch: Gareth Bale Hits 11 Minute Hat-Trick In Club World Cup

gareth bale 11 minute hat-trick

Gareth Bale hit an 11-minute hat-trick on Wednesday as Real Madrid strolled into the Club World Cup final by beating Kashima Antlers 3-1 in Abu Dhabi. Bale scored in the 44th, 53rd and 55th minutes at the Zayed Sports City Stadium to put Madrid within touching distance of a record fourth success in this competition, and their third triumph in …

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CSKA Dumped Out Of Europe Despite Stunning Win At Real Madrid

CSKA Moscow stunned a much-changed Real Madrid with a 3-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but still finished bottom of Champions League Group G as Viktoria Plzen beat Roma. The Russian side, who also downed Real 1-0 in the reverse fixture, had to better Plzen’s result to finish third and qualify for the Europa League. But Plzen edged …

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Solari And Ramos Feel The Heat As Real Madrid Crash At Eibar

Santiago Solari proved the perfect caretaker but his debut as permanent coach of Real Madrid on Saturday ended in a disastrous 3-0 defeat at Eibar.   Four wins while in temporary charge earned Solari a contract until 2021 over the international break, only for Real to revert to the kind of chaotic display that cost his predecessor, Julen Lopetegui, his job. …

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Real Madrid Deny Ramos Doping Breach Allegations

Real Madrid denied allegations their captain Sergio Ramos breached anti-doping regulations on the night of the 2017 Champions League final.  According to the German magazine, Der Spiegel, Ramos failed to declare he had taken dexamethasone ahead of the match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, in which Real beat Juventus 4-1. In a statement the European champions said that Ramos …

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Real Reward Interim Boss Solari With Permanent Contract

Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the Spanish football federation stated. Solari has led Real to four wins out of …

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Love Him Or Loathe Him, José Mourinho Is A Winner

José Mourinho is one of the most successful managers ever but has divided opinion ever since his extraordinary Champions League success with Porto in 2003.  Chelsea fans loved him when he led them to consecutive Premier League titles in 2004/05 and 05/06, backed him when he was sacked by owner Roman Abramovich, rejoiced at his return in 2013 and then …

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Julen Lopetegui Has Been Sacked After Barca Humiliation

Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid manager, Julen Lopetegui, has been sacked after the 52-year-old oversaw the club’s worst start to a season since 2001-02.  The straw which broke the camel’s back was clearly the 5-1 loss to their bitter rivals Barcelona at the weekend. The Spaniard succeeded Zinedine Zidane this summer but the latest loss to Barcelona was their fifth loss in six games. …

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Lopetegui Set For Sack As Real Madrid Line Up Conte

Julen Lopetegui’s brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach could come to an end on Monday with the defending European champions believed to have lined up Antonio Conte as his replacement.  Lopetegui took training as usual on Monday morning but is not expected to be in post for the Copa del Rey game against minnows Melilla on Wednesday. According …

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