Furious Zidane blasts Madrid players after Rayo defeat

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lambasted his players for “doing nothing” during a limp 1-0 defeat at lowly Rayo Vallecano on Sunday which saw the deposed European champions suffer their 10th Liga defeat of the season. Adri Embarba scored the…

Marcelo dismisses suggestions he is unhappy at Madrid

Real Madrid defender Marcelo said on Sunday that rumours about him leaving the club were false and insisted that he was happy there. The Brazilian, a key player at Real since arriving in 2007, lost his place to youngster Sergio…

Madrid stumble again in disappointing draw at Leganes

Real Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 La Liga draw at Leganes on Monday, the latest disappointing result in a nightmare season for the European champions. Zinedine Zidane’s side, who are third in the table and 13 points behind leaders Barcelona,…

£100m too cheap, but hard to keep hold of Hazard, admits Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted it will be hard to deny Eden Hazard a move to Real Madrid this summer, even if a reported £100 million move is “too cheap” for the Belgian captain.Hazard was in stunning form as the…

Real Madrid: Players’ futures not on the line – Zidane

Zinedine Zidane said his players were not playing for their futures at Real Madrid and leapt to the defence of struggling veteran Marcelo after his side succumbed to a 2-1 defeat away to a resurgent Valencia side on Wednesday. Real…

Benzema saves Real Madrid blushes with late Huesca winner

Karim Benzema stopped Real Madrid’s underwhelming La Liga season going from bad to worse on Sunday after firing a last-minute winner to hand the European champions a barely-deserved 3-2 winner over bottom club Huesca. Humbled by Ajax in the Champions…

Neymar PSG extension more likely than Madrid switch – father

Neymar’s agent and father poured cold water over speculation the world’s most expensive footballer was mulling a transfer and instead suggested a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain was more likely. In an interview with Brazilian website UOL Esporte the 27-year-old’s…

Real Madrid sign Militao from Porto

Real Madrid have clinched a deal to sign the Brazilian defender Eder Militao, 21, from Portuguese champions FC Porto from next season, the two clubs announced on Thursday. The centre-back is the Spanish giants’ first signing since Zinedine Zidane returned…

I never had any doubts about going back – Zidane

Zinedine Zidane said he never had any doubts about returning to Real Madrid after he replaced the sacked Santiago Solari as coach on Monday. “When the president called me the first thing I thought was: go,” Zidane said at a…

Zidane returns as Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari’s sacking was finally confirmed on Monday. Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of…

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