Real Madrid signs young Brazilian defender Eder Militao

Sports 03/14/19, 06:40

Real Madrid has signed young Brazilian defender Eder Militao from Portuguese club Porto.Madrid says the 21-year-old player signed a contract until June 2025 and will join the squad next season.Militao had been playing with Porto since signing from Brazilian club Sao Paulo at the beginning of this season. He played ...

Ronaldo nets hat trick to send Juventus into CL quarters

Soccer 03/12/19, 17:05

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first hat trick for Juventus to send the club into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as the Italian side fought back from a two-goal first-leg defeat.Ronaldo netted from open play in each half and then converted a late ...

New challenges ahead of Zidane in return to Real Madrid

Soccer 03/12/19, 09:40

The Real Madrid team that Zinedine Zidane is taking over looks nothing like the one he left behind less than a year ago.Madrid had just won a third straight Champions League title when Zidane decided to quit at the end of last season. Cristiano Ronaldo was still on the team, ...

UEFA charges Ajax for fan misconduct at win over Real Madrid

Soccer 03/12/19, 06:12

Ajax is facing a fourth UEFA punishment this season for fan misconduct at Champions League games.UEFA says Ajax has been charged with fans throwing objects and "acts of damage" at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in a 4-1 victory last week.UEFA's disciplinary panel will judge the case on March 28, ...

Report: Zinedine Zidane returning to coach Real Madrid

Sports 03/11/19, 10:42

Zinedine Zidane will reportedly return to coach Real Madrid, the club he led to three straight Champions League titles.Spanish television channel La Sexta says the former France great will replace Santiago Solari.In less than a week, Madrid twice lost to Barcelona and once to Ajax, being eliminated from the Champions ...

Ramos does self-interview to discuss Madrid crisis

Soccer 03/11/19, 10:04

With Real Madrid still recovering from one of the worst weeks in club history, team captain Sergio Ramos felt some issues needed to be addressed publicly.So he did it himself.In a self-interview posted on Instagram, Ramos talked about the "disastrous" recent events that ended Madrid's hopes of winning another title ...

Solari boost as Madrid beats Valladolid to end winless run

Soccer 03/10/19, 17:35

Real Madrid recovered from an early scare to beat Valladolid 4-1 in the Spanish league on Sunday, halting its three-match losing streak and easing some of the pressure on coach Santiago Solari.Madrid was outplayed by its relegation-threatened rival early on and was fortunate to go into the break at 1-1. ...

Messi scores, assists as Barca keeps comfortable Liga lead

Soccer 03/09/19, 14:31

Lionel Messi scored a penalty and set up another goal as Barcelona came back to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 and stay firmly in control of the Spanish league on Saturday. Messi crossed for Gerard Pique to cancel out an opening goal by Rayo's Raul de Tomas, then Messi put the hosts ...

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, ...

Real Madrid’s Vazquez and Carvajal out with muscle injuries

Soccer 03/07/19, 11:47

Real Madrid players Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal are expected to be sidelined for several weeks because of muscle injuries.Madrid says exams on Thursday showed that Vazquez has a left leg problem, while Carvajal is nursing a right leg injury.The club did not say exactly how long the players will ...

Spotlight back on Mourinho after Real Madrid collapse

Soccer 03/07/19, 07:46

With Real Madrid in tatters, it's time to talk about Jose Mourinho again.The spotlight turned to the Portuguese coach immediately after Madrid's disastrous week came to an end — along with its entire season.The Spanish club is already thinking about next season, and it appears the changes will start at ...

Champions League history a warning for Real Madrid

Soccer 03/06/19, 11:15

When a period of Champions League success ends, it's not always so easy to get back to the top.Real Madrid's embarrassing 4-1 loss to Ajax on home turf on Tuesday sent the three-time defending champions out of the competition in the round of 16.The elimination ended Madrid's run of three ...

Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid facing tough reality check

Soccer 03/06/19, 11:14

Trying to hold back tears, Dani Carvajal used a dirty word to describe Real Madrid's dreadful season.He offered no excuses.The right back spoke his mind in a post-game interview after another humiliating home loss, a 4-1 rout against Ajax that ended the team's reign as Champions League champions.Real midfielder Gareth ...

Vinicius Junior has ankle injury, could miss about 2 months

Soccer 03/06/19, 09:27

Vinicius Juniors is expected to be sidelined for about two months because of an ankle injury sustained in Real Madrid's 4-1 loss to Ajax in the Champions League.The young Brazilian is expected to be dropped from Brazil's squad that will play friendlies against Panama and the Czech Republic later this ...

Ajax’s display against Madrid raises likelihood of transfers

Sports 03/06/19, 08:23

Ajax's breathtaking display against Real Madrid is likely to be its undoing.The Dutch club's dramatic 4-1 rout of the three-time defending champions on Tuesday put it in the Champions League quarterfinals, but it also showed once again that many of the team's current crop of players are too good to ...

Ajax eliminates Madrid in round of 16 of Champions League

Soccer 03/05/19, 16:58

Ajax stunned Real Madrid 4-1 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday, eliminating the three-time defending champion 5-3 on aggregate in the round of 16 of the Champions League.Ajax needed less than 20 minutes to reverse a 2-1 deficit from the first leg, with Hakim Ziyech scoring in the seventh minute ...

FIFA receives Chelsea appeal against 1-year transfer ban

Soccer 03/05/19, 08:11

FIFA says it received Chelsea's appeal against a one-year transfer ban, though no decision has been taken on freezing the sanction during the legal process.Chelsea previously said it would challenge the ban on registering new players through January 2020 which FIFA imposed for breaching rules to protect teenage players.In similar ...

Ajax hopes to take advantage of Ramos’ absence

Soccer 03/04/19, 16:58

Needing goals, Ajax hopes to take advantage of Sergio Ramos' absence when it faces Real Madrid in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League.Ramos, the Real Madrid captain, is suspended from Tuesday's match because of an accumulation of yellow cards."Ramos is Madrid's boss on the ...

Modric says others needed to step up when Ronaldo left

Soccer 03/04/19, 11:14

With Real Madrid faltering in attack, Luka Modric is feeling the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.Modric, who replaced Ronaldo as the winner of the world's best player award, said Monday that things would be different for Real Madrid if the Portugal forward hadn't left to join Juventus last year."Every team would ...

While Madrid tries to save season, Barcelona basks in glory

Sports 03/04/19, 09:09

Lionel Messi looked more relaxed than ever as he drove with his family on the roads that lead to the Pyrenees.Apparently headed to his refuge in the region of La Cerdanya, by the French border in northern Catalonia, Messi listened to music by famous Catalan artist Joan Manuel Serrat.The slow-paced ...

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