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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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Suarez Hits Hat-Trick As Barcelona Decimate Madrid

Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui’s spell as Real Madrid coach. Barcelona were 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou, dominant for all-but a 15-minute spell after half-time when the otherwise hapless Madrid briefly threatened a comeback. All the failures that have underlined their …

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Poll: Vote For Your Barcelona/Real Madrid Combined XI

Sunday night’s game between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga will be the first El Clásico to feature neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007. Messi is out of the game with an arm injury, while Ronaldo completed a £100 million move to Juventus last summer. Ahead of the clash at the Nou Camp, pick your combined …

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Marcelo Hits Out At “Envious” Media As He Defends Lopetegui

In response to a campaign to get Real Madrid manager Lopetegui sacked, Marcelo has said the media are full of “envy” and blamed them for the club’s poor form. Lopetegui’s future in Madrid has come under fire following a five-match winless streak, though last night’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Viktoria Plzen offered some respite for the La Liga giants. Real …

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Lopetegui The Fall-Guy For Wider Malaise At Madrid

Amid the sprawl of headlines calling for Julen Lopetegui to be sacked by Real Madrid on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online poll: who is more guilty, the coach or the club president? Just over 80,000 replies were credited – almost 17,000 more than had attended the Santiago Bernabeu the day before – and 86 per cent of them answered …

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European Round-Up: Dreadful United, Madrid Upset

In the midst of another crisis, Manchester United failed to show much fight against Valencia. The return of Alexis Sanchez to the squad wasn’t enough to help the Red Devils overcome Valencia at home, let alone even score a goal. It’s now four games without a win for the perennially beleaguered Jose Mourinho after a turgid nil-all draw with the …

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