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Injured Bale Out Of Squad For Champions League Trip To Moscow

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid’s squad to face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.  Bale picked up a thigh injury during the goalless draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday and had to come off at half-time. He will miss the reigning European champions’ Group G game in Russia, along with captain Sergio Ramos, who …

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Barcelona & Real Madrid Lose On Same Day For First Time Since 2015

Real Madrid failed to capitalize on Barcelona’s defeat at Leganes as both clubs lost league matches on the same day for the first time since January 2015. Barca’s 2-1 loss to relegation fighters Leganes was the greater shock but Madrid’s beating was more emphatic, blown away 3-0 by Sevilla after a torrid 39 minutes at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. For …

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Cheat Sheet: A Roundup Of This Weekend’s European Action

Pundit Arena’s Cheat Sheet summarises the weekend action from Spain, Italy, Germany and France, including a thriller at Camp Nou. Spain  Gerard Piqué salvaged a point for 10-man Barcelona after clearing one shot off the line and making mistakes for each of Girona’s goals in an enthralling 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick as …

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Real Madrid “More Of A Team” Without Ronaldo Says Bale

Gareth Bale believes Real Madrid can be even better this season in their quest for a 14th European crown despite the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale has shone in the spotlight since Ronaldo’s departure for Juventus, scoring in all of Real’s opening three La Liga wins and providing the equaliser for Isco in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on …

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Ronaldo Chases Juve Goal Before Champions League Return To Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo faces Sassuolo on Sunday still chasing his maiden competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus before he returns to Spain for the first time in the Champions League. Bolstered by five-time winner Ronaldo, Juventus begin their quest for the Champions League title which has eluded them since 1996 in Valencia next Wednesday. Despite a seventh straight Serie A title …

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European Leagues Break New Spending Records In Transfer Window

Europe’s big five leagues spent a record $4.21 billion (3.62 billion euros) in the summer transfer window, according to a study published on Wednesday by FIFA. The total amount of money spent by clubs in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France was up 6.6 percent on the $3.95 billion spent in the same transfer window last year. The English Premier …

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Messi Admits Being Surprised At Ronaldo’s Decision To Leave

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Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus. Messi also believes the transfer will leave Madrid worse off and says Juve are now among the clear favourites to win this season’s Champions League. Ronaldo swapped Spain for Italy in a deal worth 100 million euros ($117 million) in July, after …

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Ryan Giggs: Gareth Bale Can Fill Ronaldo’s Boots At Real Madrid

Gareth Bale can cope with the pressure of replacing Cristiano Ronaldo as the star man at Real Madrid, says his Wales boss Ryan Giggs. Bale has become the main forward at Real since Ronaldo’s summer departure to Juventus, scoring in their opening La Liga wins against Getafe and Girona. “When someone like Cristiano leaves there is always going to be …

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“No Ronaldo, No Problem” Insists Real Coach

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insisted after a come from behind 4-1 win at Girona that a “keep calm under pressure” attitude would deliver the goals previously scored by the prolific but now departed Cristiano Ronaldo. Seeking their second win of the new La Liga season the European champions fell behind before a brace from Karim Benzema and further goals …

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Real Madrid Start New Era Strong With 2-0 La Liga Opener

Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane. The European champions ensured the three points at the Santiago Bernabeu with a 20th-minute goal from Dani Carvajal and a Gareth Bale …

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Sergio Ramos Fires Back At Klopp As Champions League Row Continues

Sergio Ramos has taunted Jurgen Klopp over his record in finals as their war of words about the incident in the Champions League final continues.  The Real Madrid captain was embroiled in controversy in the final in May after his tackle on Mo Salah left the Egyptian international injured. It was also revealed that the 32-year-old had an altercation with goalkeeper, …

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Courtois’ Agent Claims “Family” Was Only Reason For Real Move

Thibaut Courtois would probably still be a Chelsea player had his family lived in London and not Madrid his agent told the BBC on Sunday. The 26-year-old Belgian — whose outstanding performances as Belgium finished a best-ever third at the World Cup earned him the Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper — moved to European champions Real Madrid on Wednesday …

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Luka Modric To Extend Stay With Real Madrid

Luka Modric looks set to extend his six-year stay with Real Madrid after securing a salary rise which will see him elevated to the same pay grade as skipper Sergio Ramos, Spanish media reported. Modric, 33, who inspired Croatia to the World Cup final last month, only returned to training with the European champions this week amidst rumours that he …

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Courtois Hails Madrid Move As A ‘Dream Come True’

Thibaut Courtois said his move to Real Madrid from Chelsea was a “dream come true”, as he was unveiled by the European champions at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday. The 26-year-old goalkeeper joined Real for a reported fee of 35 million euros ($40.6 million) on a six-year deal, with midfielder Mateo Kovacic departing Madrid for Stamford Bridge on a season-long …

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Report: Madrid Close In On Courtois As Keeper Misses Training Again

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is closing in on a move to Real Madrid in a deal worth around 35 million euros ($41 million), Spanish media reported on Tuesday. “Courtois, decision imminent”, Madrid sports daily Marca ran as its headline, claiming that the record 13-time European champions are “confident of his signing”. “The Courtois soap opera is coming to its end. …

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