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It has been a nightmare week for Real Madrid fans. A week ago, bitter rivals Barcelona beat them 3-0 at the Bernabéu to knock them out of the Copa del Rey. Then on Saturday, Barcelona returned to Madrid to beat Real 1-0 at the Bernabéu to end any hope that the Madridista’s had of winning [...]

Oblak: Atletico Madrid job not yet done

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has warned ‘it’s not job done yet’ despite his side defeating Juventus 2-0 on Wednesday night. Diego Simeone’s side have the clear advantage in the Round of 16 Champions League tie after goals from Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin, with the Slovenian Oblak keeping a clean sheet. “We knew [...]

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says Diego Costa is not fit to play the entire match against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday. Costa returned to action last weekend after being sidelined for nearly two months because of a foot injury that required surgery. He came off the bench in Atletico’s 1-0 La Liga [...]

Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari said he was “particularly happy” with the performance of Marco Asensio after his winning goal in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Ajax on Wednesday. Asensio struck with three minutes remaining to give Los Blancos a 2-1 win in Amsterdam, putting them in pole position [...]

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said on Tuesday that he believes that his side can win a fourth consecutive Champions League title this season. Madrid play Ajax on Wednesday in the first leg of the last 16, hoping to take one step closer to their fifth European triumph in six years. Bayern Munich and Ajax [...]

No Excuses From Solari

In a historic defeat for Real Madrid, Santiago Solari recognised that his side were very poor as they lost 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu to CSKA Moscow, while also stating that the whistles directed towards Isco were rather directed towards the overall team. Madrid had already secured qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League before kick-off and CSKA had to better Viktoria Plzen’sresult to secure Europa League football, though [...]

Real Madrid’s Season Goes From Bad To Worse

Real Madrid suffered their biggest ever home defeat in Europe as they were thrashed by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. Real Madrid lost 3-0 to CSKA Moscow, losing to the Russians for the second time in the group stages. With the defeat, it is the biggest defeat that Madrid has ever experienced at home [...]

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While most teams wan to win their Champions League group so that they can play the second leg at home, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says that he will embrace a return leg away from home. Los Rojiblancos drew 1-1 against Club Brugge, a result which saw Atletico finish second in the group after Borussia Dortmund’s away win at Monaco. Playing the second game of [...]

Two Spanish sides, Atlético Madrid and Barcelona, along wth Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Ajax, Bayern Münich, Manchester City and Juventus, could all book their UEFA Champions League round of 16 places with two games to spare on matchday four. Group A: Monaco (1 point) v Club Brugge (1), Atlético Madrid (6) v Borussia Dortmund (9) [...]

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Champions League: Barcelona v Inter Preview

Having seized the early initiative in Group B, Barcelona and Inter will both be looking to make it three wins out of three as they meet at the Camp Nou tonight. The last time the two clubs met in a competitive match was in the Champions League semi-finals in 2010 when Inter won the first [...]

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