Real Madrid’s fixtures for the 2017-18 La Liga season have been released.
The champions will begin the defence of their title with an away trip to Deportivo La Coruna on August 20 and they will host the first Clasico in the league when Barcelona come to the capital on December 20.
Zinedine Zidane’s side fought a close battle with their Catalan rivals last season and eventually won the league by three points, ending a wait of five years for the top Spanish honour.
Below is Real Madrid’s full fixture list for the 2017-18 La Liga (times to be added when confirmed).
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Zinedine Zidane said he could not imagine Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo and that he is a player that they can count on in difficult moments.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is in a public dispute with the club over a new contract as he wants a new contract that would double his wages, to put him on par with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
But Madrid president Florentino Pérez is not keen to do that at the moment, especially when Ronaldo is in the worst form of his life.
Barcelona suffered their first defeat of the season and it was Quique Sanchez Flores, the coach that Stoke wanted, who masterminded it. Five months after being beaten by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup Barcelona were beaten 1-0 in this Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg.
Espanyol had never beaten Barca in their new stadium before, the last team they won a home game against them was in 2007 when current Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was their manager.
Sevilla scored two late goals to come from behind and beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday.
Diego Costa gave Atletico the lead in the 73rd minute but the visitors equalised with an own-goal by Atletico goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya and secured the victory with a strike by Joaquin Correa after a breakaway in the 88th.
The second leg is next week in Seville.
Atletico were debuting their attacking trio of Costa, Antoine Griezmann and Victor ‘Vitolo’ Machin, a former Sevilla player, but they were not able to get the job done in an entertaining match in which both teams created many scoring chances at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘feels cheated’ by Real Madrid and wants to rejoin Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.
AS report that the Portuguese superstar feels that Real president Florentino Perez hasn’t kept promises about his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu and he has now run out of patience.
They say Ronaldo has already told a number of his team-mates that he wants to return to Old Trafford, where he played with distinction between 2003 and 2009.
After scoring twice in Real’s 4-1 Champions League final win over Juventus back in May, Perez promised Ronaldo a lucrative upgrade to his contract.
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Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele has picked up another injury that could see miss the visit to Chelsea next month in the Champions League.
The La Liga giants confirmed on Monday that the French winger will miss between three and four more weeks of football after picking up an injury in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Real Sociedad.
The £96.8million summer signing from Dortmund was a second half substitute in the game at Anoeta and a club statement issued Monday said: ‘
At the end of the game he complained of discomfort in his leg. Tests have confirmed the player has a tear in the semitendinous muscle of his left thigh.’
Lionel Messi has broken Gerd Muller’s long-standing record for the most league goals scored for the same club in Europe’s top five divisions.
The Barcelona superstar, who equalled the tally while making his 400th LaLiga appearance for the Calatan giants against Levante last weekend, scored his 366th goal in Spain’s top flight against Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Messi’s left-footed free-kick from 25 yards saw him overtake Muller’s haul of 365 Bundesliga strikes for Bayern Munich.
Germany great Muller set the previous record while representing Bayern between 1964 and 1979, scoring his 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga matches.
Ernesto Valverde praised his Barcelona players for the ‘belief’ they showed to come back from 2-0 down against Real Sociedad and win 4-2.
Barca were trailing to Willian Jose and Juanmi goals, until Paulinho instigated their revival and a Luis Suarez brace, plus Lionel Messi’s free kick, ended the Catalans’ 11-year wait for a League win at Anoeta.
“It was complicated for us,” the Coach said after the game.
“Getting back to 2-1 helped us, and after the break we came out determined, applying the highest pressure and going for the win.
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Chelsea have started the search for their new manager with Antonio Conte almost certain to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
The three frontrunners to replace Conte are Juventus coach Max Allegri, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri.
Here is a look at the careers and achievements of the three bosses in the frame for the Stamford Bridge job.
Age: 47 Nationality: Spanish Current club: None
Previous clubs: Barcelona B, Roma, Celta Vigo, Barcelona
Currently without a club following his departure from Barcelona upon the expiry of his three-year deal last summer.
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