Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season

Soccer 04/14/19, 10:48

Zinedine Zidane says that Real Madrid is set for changes this summer after a disappointing season."All my players are important and good, but we are going to make changes," the Madrid coach said Sunday. "Here there are many players that can bring in cash for the club."Madrid is enduring one ...

Real Madrid beats Celta Vigo 2-0 on Zidane’s return

Soccer 03/16/19, 12:49

Zinedine Zidane brought the old guard back as his second stint in charge of Real Madrid began with a 2-0 win against relegation-threatened Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday.Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, who had been sidelined by former coach Santiago Solari, and Gareth Bale, a reserve before Zidane's return, ...

Solari shares blame for Madrid debacle with players

Soccer 03/09/19, 10:28

Amid speculation that his days are numbered, Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari dished out some of the blame for the team's disastrous season to his players."The majority (of my players) have honored this club's emblem, and those who haven't have been told so personally by me," Solari said on Saturday, ...

Solari says Bale, Madrid squad ready for Barcelona

Soccer 02/26/19, 10:51

Everyone at Real Madrid, it seems, is fully prepared to face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinals.Even Gareth Bale.Bale's commitment to the team has been called into question since he failed to celebrate his goal over the weekend, pushing teammate Lucas Vazquez away before heading back to midfield. His ...

With 2 penalty kicks, Real Madrid edges Levante 2-1

Soccer 02/24/19, 17:20

Real Madrid needed two penalty kicks — one awarded by video review — to beat Levante 2-1 on Sunday and stay within nine points of leader Barcelona ahead of their Spanish league "clasico" at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored from the penalty spot for Real Madrid, which ...

Madrid’s Bale faces possible 12-match ban for celebration

Soccer 02/14/19, 12:05

Gareth Bale could face a suspension of up to 12 matches because of a gesture he made toward fans during Real Madrid's 3-1 derby win at Atletico Madrid on Saturday.The 29-year-old Bale has been reported by La Liga to the Spanish Football Federation over his celebration after scoring Real Madrid's ...

Real Madrid wins Madrid derby and rises back to 2nd

Soccer 02/09/19, 12:43

In a derby marked by video review, Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 3-1 on Saturday to overcome the city rival in the Spanish league standings and return to second place for the first time since September.An overhead kick by Casemiro, a penalty kick converted by Sergio Ramos, and a second-half ...

Barca silent on Messi injury, Madrid all fit for Copa semi

Soccer 02/05/19, 06:22

While Barcelona remains silent about Lionel Messi's health, Real Madrid reports its main concern is who to leave out for their Copa del Rey semifinal on Wednesday.The suspense about Messi's right leg injury entered a third day on Tuesday, with Barcelona still quiet about the full extent of the problem ...

Madrid striker Karim Benzema injures right hand

Sports 01/13/19, 17:34

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had to be substituted at halftime of Sunday's Spanish league match at Real Betis after hurting his right hand.Madrid coach Santiago Solari said Benzema had fractured his hand."He was in a lot of pain," Solari said.Madrid was already without Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio, ...

Bale scores 3, Madrid beats Kashima 3-1 at Club World Cup

Soccer 12/19/18, 14:06

Gareth Bale scored a hat trick to lead Real Madrid to a comfortable 3-1 win over Japan's Kashima Antlers in the semifinals of the Club World Cup on Wednesday.Madrid had qualified for the tournament between the top teams on each continent in large part thanks to Bale, who scored twice ...

Bale scores as Real Madrid beats Huesca 1-0 in Spain

Soccer 12/09/18, 13:04

Gareth Bale scored early in the first half and Real Madrid held on for a harder than expected 1-0 win at last-placed Huesca on Sunday to move closer to the top of the Spanish league.Bale found the net in the eighth minute and Madrid withstood pressure from the league newcomer ...

7 more teams qualify for Champions League knockout stage

Soccer 11/27/18, 18:04

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich put aside their domestic worries to impress on the European stage and qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday, as both Manchester clubs, Roma, Ajax and Juventus also advanced to the last 16 with one game to spare.Following a 3-0 humiliating ...

Real Madrid 1st in group after Roma’s mistakes

Soccer 11/27/18, 17:05

A series of colossal errors by Roma handed Real Madrid a 2-0 victory Tuesday and first place in Group G of the Champions League.Roma winger Cengiz Under sent the ball over the bar from point-blank range with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois already down on the ground in first-half added time and ...

Madrid routs Plzen, keeps thriving under coach Solari

Sports 11/07/18, 17:57

Karim Benzema scored twice in the first half to lead resurgent Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday.Casemiro, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos also scored for the three-time defending champions, who have won three straight since Julen Lopetegui was fired and interim ...

Madrid with depleted defense for match against Valladolid

Soccer 11/02/18, 09:06

Real Madrid will be without most of its defenders when it hosts Valladolid this weekend in its first Spanish league match without coach Julen Lopetegui.Interim coach Santiago Solari will not be able to count on veteran left back Marcelo, central defender Raphael Varane and right back Dani Carvajal. They are ...

Lopetegui under pressure amid Real Madrid scoring drought

Soccer 10/08/18, 04:09

It looked like a no-brainer at the time. Which coach wouldn't jump at the chance to lead star-packed and wealthy Real Madrid?But four months later Julen Lopetegui may be ruing the day the club's president Florentino Perez made him an offer that he just couldn't refuse.Not only did his decision ...

Bale, Benzema join Real Madrid’s list of injured players

Soccer 10/06/18, 18:00

Real Madrid's injuries keep mounting after Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema had to be substituted on Saturday in the 1-0 loss at Alaves.Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui says both forwards needed to leave the match because of unspecified injuries.Benzema did not start the second half, while Bale was replaced late after ...

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