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Cristiano Ronaldo is going to win Real Madrid the Champions League again. And he is going to win himself another Ballon d’Or. The Real Madrid striker is in arguably the best form of his career after scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final against city rivals Atletico Madrid. In his last three Champions League [...]

Real Madrid supporters used to drape a huge banner behind the south goal at the Bernabeu to ridicule their city neighbours ahead of Madrid derbies. It read: ‘Wanted: respectable rival for a decent derby’. Atletico were on a 13-year run of never having beaten Real at the time. Those were the dark days before the [...]

A late Luciano Vietto goal earned Atletico Madrid a point in a Madrid derby that failed to live up to its billing. But Real has to thank goalkeeper Keylor Navas for even that point and he saved Los Blancos from defeat by stopping a penalty shot and making some superb saves in the last minutes, [...]

Real Madrid will be without James Rodriguez for Sunday’s derby with Atletico Madrid, but Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale are available. Marca had reported this week that James was recovering from his thigh injury ahead of schedule and would be back for the derby, but he was absent from the team’s final training session ahead [...]

Atletico Madrid were in dreamland as they destroyed rivals Real Madrid with a thumping 4-0 win, which blew the Spanish La Liga title race wide open. Tiago Mendes opened the scoring for the champions at a raucous Vicente Calderon after 13 minutes and substitute Saul Niguez doubled the lead with an acrobatic goal just moments [...]

Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez is facing a spell on the sidelines after breaking a metatarsal during Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Sevilla. Madrid opened up a four-point gap at the top of La Liga with the win, but it came at a price as Rodriguez – who opened the scoring with a diving header [...]

When Cristiano Ronaldo was sent-off on Saturday the common belief was that the Real Madrid star would get a three match ban for violent conduct, which would see him miss the upcoming games against Real Sociedad, Sevilla and Atlético Ronaldo completely lost the plot on Saturday against Córdoba when with the score level at 1-1 [...]

Two stunning pieces of skill by Lionel Messi and two languid finishes from substitute Neymar saw Barcelona beat a resilient Athletic Bilbao side 2-0 to pick up a third consecutive win and stay top of the Primera Division on a night that saw rivals Real Madrid beaten by defending champions Atletico. Ernesto Valverde’s side had [...]

Real Madrid head into the fourth Madrid derby of the season at Atletico on Sunday following their 6-1 thrashing of Schalke in the UEFA Champions League and buoyed by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. After losing 1-0 at home to Atletico in La Liga back in September, Real gained revenge over their local rivals with [...]

Atlético Madrid beat rivals Real Madrid for the first time in La Liga since 1999 to keep pace at the top with FC Barcelona, who won 2-0 at Almería. Atlético, who beat Real at the Bernabeu in May, went ahead after 11 minutes when Diego Costa finishing coolly for his eighth Liga goal of the [...]