Jul 24, 2015

Real Madrid routs Man City before huge crowd in Melbourne

Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and was unlucky not to have another as Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 4-1 in front of almost 100,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly on Friday. Madrid broke through in the 21st minute when Karim ...

Jul 14, 2015

Casillas wasn't forced to leave Real Madrid: Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted Monday the club did not pressure the club’s iconic goalkeeper Iker Casillas to leave after 25 years with them for FC Porto. After a tearful farewell news conference by the captain on Sunday, Perez surprised reporters by summoning ...

Jul 9, 2015

Casillas set to leave Madrid for Porto

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas is on the verge of joining Portuguese side Porto after 16 seasons with the La Liga club he joined as a boy, it was widely reported in Spanish media on Wednesday. Casillas, 34, became a hero for ...

Jun 10, 2015

Juventus signs Khedira from Real Madrid

Juventus says it has signed Germany midfielder Sami Khedira from Real Madrid on a four-year contract. The Italian champions said in a statement on Tuesday that Khedira will arrive on a free transfer on July 1. Khedira progressed through the ranks at his hometown ...

Juve punches ticket to final

May 14, 2015

Juve punches ticket to final

Juventus came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid on Wednesday and line up a Champions League final against Barcelona with a 3-2 victory on aggregate. Former Madrid striker Alvaro Morata scored the priceless equalizer for Juventus against his old ...

Suarez strike settles Clasico

Mar 23, 2015

Suarez strike settles Clasico

Luis Suarez scored the winning goal to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over title rival Real Madrid on Sunday in a back-and-forth “Clasico” between the Spanish League’s main title rivals. Suarez broke free from Madrid’s defense to restore Barcelona’s lead in the 56th minute, ...

Real makes quarters despite Schalke loss

Mar 11, 2015

Real makes quarters despite Schalke loss

Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday with two goals in a pulsating 4-3 defeat to Schalke that saw the holders squeeze through to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory on aggregate. Madrid’s first scare of the night came when ...

Ronaldo, Benzema team up to power Madrid past Elche

Feb 23, 2015

Ronaldo, Benzema team up to power Madrid past Elche

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday, as the Spanish League leaders capitalized on Barcelona’s stumble to increase their advantage to four points. Madrid grasped the opportunity Barcelona had presented it with after a ...

Madrid beats back Schalke

Feb 19, 2015

Madrid beats back Schalke

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a brief goalscoring slump to help holder Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo headed home in the 26th minute of the first leg match, after going three matches without a goal ...

Atletico thrashes Real to open up title race

Feb 8, 2015

Atletico thrashes Real to open up title race

Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance on Saturday that threw open the Spanish League title race. The defending champion set the tone from the start as Tiago Cardoso and substitute Saul Niguez scored early before Antoine Griezmann ...

Ronaldo red-carded after kicking foe in Real Madrid victory

Jan 25, 2015

Ronaldo red-carded after kicking foe in Real Madrid victory

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking an opponent in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Cordoba, and Lionel Messi reached the 30-goal mark for a seventh straight season in the Spanish League on Saturday. Madrid completed its comeback when Gareth Bale converted an 89th-minute ...