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‘Hakimi’s dream is to play for Real Madrid again’ – Ex-Inter boss Conte sees ‘world class’ potential in PSG star
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‘Hakimi’s dream is to play for Real Madrid again’ – Ex-Inter boss Conte sees ‘world class’ potential in PSG star

A man who worked with the Morocco international defender at San Siro believes his career path will lead back to Santiago Bernabeu Achraf Hakimi's dream is to play for Real Madrid again claims Antonio Conte, who worked with the Paris Saint-Germain right-back at Inter. The Morocco international ended up at San Siro after being allowed to leave Santiago Bernabeu, initially on loan to Borussia Dortmund and then in a permanent deal to the reigning Serie A champions. Madrid native Hakimi made just 17 competitive appearances for the Blancos, but his stock has soared elsewhere and Conte expects a homecoming at some stage.      
Bale back in Wales squad to end international retirement talk
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Bale back in Wales squad to end international retirement talk

The Real Madrid star had dropped hints that he could rule himself out of contention for selection, but he remains very much part of the fold Gareth Bale, who is enjoying a fresh start back at Real Madrid this season, has been included in the latest Wales squad to bring any talk of international retirement to a close. The 32-year-old hinted ahead of Euro 2020 duty that he could be writing the final chapters in a career with his country that has delivered 96 caps. He has, however, "got the bug back" and national team coach Rob Page expects a talismanic figure to remain part of his plans through to the 2022 World Cup.  
‘Ankle injury is a thing of the past’ – Hazard in high spirits after returning to action with Madrid
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‘Ankle injury is a thing of the past’ – Hazard in high spirits after returning to action with Madrid

The Belgium forward has featured only intermittently for his club since moving from Chelsea due to a succession of physical problems Real Madrid star Eden Hazard vowed his ankle troubles were now behind him after the Blancos kicked off Carlo Ancelotti's second spell as coach in style. The Belgian played just over an hour of Saturday's 4-1 thrashing of Alaves and provided a fine assist before being replaced by Vinicius Junior, with Madrid already cruising at that stage thanks to Karim Benzema's double and a strike from Nacho. And having seen his time at the Santiago Bernabeu severely affected by injury, Hazard believes he has now turned a corner.
‘You send Messi a melon, he turns it into caviar!’ – Griezmann lavishes praise on Barcelona star while denying any rift
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‘You send Messi a melon, he turns it into caviar!’ – Griezmann lavishes praise on Barcelona star while denying any rift

The Frenchman denied speculation that he and the Argentine do not have a strong relationship Antoine Griezmann has insisted his relationship with Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi is strong, saying the Argentine is so easy to play with it's as if he can turn a "melon" into "caviar." There has been speculation over the state of the pair's relationship since Griezmann joined Barca from Atletico Madrid in 2019. The France star's uncle hit out at Messi last year, while his former advisor also said Messi's attitude toward Griezmann was "deplorable."
Real Madrid set €30m asking price for Brahim Diaz as Milan hold talks over permanent deal
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Real Madrid set €30m asking price for Brahim Diaz as Milan hold talks over permanent deal

The Spanish playmaker impressed on loan at San Siro last season and the Rossoneri are now aiming to sign him outright Goal can confirm that AC Milan are in talks to sign Brahim Diaz on a permanent deal, with Real Madrid setting a €30 million (£26m/$37m) asking price for the midfielder. It appears unlikely that Milan will be able to secure the 21-year-old on a deal that would cut all ties with Madrid. It's more likely that Diaz would join Milan on another loan, or Madrid would sell the Spaniard to Milan but include a buy-back clause.
Marcelo dropped from Real Madrid squad after argument with Zidane
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Marcelo dropped from Real Madrid squad after argument with Zidane

The Brazilian has grown increasingly frustrated with his manager after being relegated to a back-up role behind Ferland Mendy Real Madrid defender Marcelo was left off the squad list for Thursday's match against Granada due to an argument with manager Zinedine Zidane, Goal can confirm. With Ferland Mendy out for the remainder of the season, Marcelo appeared to be in line to start the crucial match at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes. Instead, the Brazilian, who turned 33 on Wednesday, saw himself axed entirely when Madrid announced their matchday squad on Wednesday.
‘Never count them out’ – Real Madrid can still win La Liga, says club legend Hierro
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‘Never count them out’ – Real Madrid can still win La Liga, says club legend Hierro

The Madrid derby will have huge implications for the title race in Spain and Los Blancos could particularly do with winning on Sunday Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro has backed his former club to remain in the Liga title race until the very end as Los Blancos prepare to face cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone's side are five points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand but inconsistent form has allowed Zinedine Zidane's side back into the hunt in recent weeks. Atleti have won only two of their last six matches in all competitions and Hierro, who won five league titles and played over 500 games for Real Madrid, believes that the battle for La Liga will go right to the wire.
Huge Vaccine Centre Set Up In Atletico Madrid Stadium
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Huge Vaccine Centre Set Up In Atletico Madrid Stadium

Atletico Madrid's Wanda stadium on the eastern side of the Spanish capital was transformed into a huge vaccination centre Thursday where firemen, police and civil protection officers got their first jabs against the coronavirus. Around 1,000 people were invited on Thursday to be immunised with the AstraZeneca vaccine at the 68,000-seat venue. "I will continue to be careful and keep my distance, always wear a mask, but at least I will be more relaxed," 53-year-old police officer Maria Teresa Teriza-Hernandez told AFP. The makeshift centre in the home ground of the current leaders of the Spanish league will have the capacity to vaccinate between 350 and 400 people an hour once it is fully up and running. "The goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible. This is a mass vacci...
Zenatha Coleman goal rescues Sevilla from Santa Teresa defeat
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Zenatha Coleman goal rescues Sevilla from Santa Teresa defeat

With the hosts inching closer to a home defeat, the Namibian came off the bench to hand the hosts a crucial equaliser Zenatha Coleman scored the only goal as Sevilla secured a 1-1 draw against Santa Teresa in Saturday's Spanish Iberdrola top-flight fixture. The 27-year-old has continued to excel for the Spanish outfit this season since joining last July after parting ways with Valencia. The Namibia international returned from a one-match suspension in their 1-0 defeat at Madrid as a starter but was handed a bench role for the fifth time and went on to rescue her side.  
‘When Messi stops, De Jong will be Barcelona’s leader’ – Sneijder gives Dutch star big billing
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‘When Messi stops, De Jong will be Barcelona’s leader’ – Sneijder gives Dutch star big billing

The ex-Netherlands international expects a fellow countryman to fill big boots at Camp Nou, while Lautaro Martinez has been urged to head for Madrid When Lionel Messi decides his time at Barcelona is over, Wesley Sneijder says Frenkie de Jong will step up and become “even more of a leader” for the La Liga giants. The reigning La Liga champions invested heavily in a Netherlands international midfielder during the summer of 2019. De Jong’s current ability and future potential was noted during a productive spell at Ajax, with the 23-year-old proving himself on domestic and European stages.
‘I don’t want to leave’ – Juventus-linked Marcelo wants Real Madrid stay
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‘I don’t want to leave’ – Juventus-linked Marcelo wants Real Madrid stay

Linked with the Italian champions, the fullback said he wanted to remain with his current club Real Madrid full-back Marcelo insisted he did not want to leave the La Liga giants amid links with Juventus. The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Madrid, where he has enjoyed a successful stay since arriving from Fluminense in 2007. But Marcelo has no desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, and he also feels Madrid want him to stay.
Hazard: My first season at Real Madrid is bad, but not everything is bad
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Hazard: My first season at Real Madrid is bad, but not everything is bad

The Belgian has struggled to make an impact since arriving at the Bernabeu for a variety of reasons, but is expecting improve next season Eden Hazard knows he has struggled in his first campaign at Real Madrid but says his success in the Spanish capital needs to be analysed next season. The Belgium international moved from Chelsea to Madrid in the summer for a fee of €100 million (£88m/$112m) - but has struggled to make an impression at the Bernabeu because of persistent injury. Hazard has only managed one goal and five assists from 15 appearances in all competitions and recognises he has not been at his best. But the 29-year-old feels he will be ready to have an impact in his second season and his success can be decided then. "My first season at Madrid is bad, but not eve...
Unai Emery reveals Premier League Club he Almost Joined after Leaving Arsenal
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Unai Emery reveals Premier League Club he Almost Joined after Leaving Arsenal

Unai Emery has said he held talks with Everton about becoming their next manager. The Spaniard was sacked by Arsenal in November, but was close to remaining in the Premier League. Everton had fired Marco Silva around the same period and were looking for a manager. Emery, however, decided he wanted to take some time out of football. He told Spanish TV show El Larguero: “[Everton] was interested in me. I thought about it. “I didn’t say no, we had a three-hour conversation. They already loved me when I went to PSG. “I want this break to be a reflection. My first idea is to stay here in Madrid and go to Valencia and London. Then also visit my family in San Sebastian. “I have interested teams but I have not had any firm offer to return to training. “I long to return to w...
Champions League Draw For Last 16
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Champions League Draw For Last 16

The Champions League draw has been made for the last 16, with some tasty ties to look forward to as we enter the business end of the European campaign. After topping their respective groups, Manchester City and reigning champions Liverpool will both face trips to Madrid to play Real and Atletico, while Chelsea will take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final. Spurs, meanwhile, take on German side RB Leipzig after the German side finished as group winners. Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain sees Thomas Tuchel head back to Signal Iduna Park in what is undoubtedly one of the pick of the ties, with Atalanta vs Valencia providing all the football hipsters out there with their dream fixture in the next phase. Barcelona has been paired with Napoli as t...
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Minister Of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi Attacked In Spain

As confirmed by the minister Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain. They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could do any harm. I am fine. I was not hurt. Thanks for your support & prayers.
Asisat Oshoala scores brace as Barcelona humiliate Madrid 4-0
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Asisat Oshoala scores brace as Barcelona humiliate Madrid 4-0

The Nigeria international stole the show in Madrid with a woman-of-the-match display but her compatriot was taken off in tears Asisat Oshoala struck a brace as Barcelona beat Madrid 4-0 but her compatriot Chidinma Okeke suffered a potentially serious injury on Saturday. A goal in each half from Oshoala plus Jennifer Hermoso's strike guided Barcelona past Víctor Fernández's side in Qatar in a Spanish Primera Iberdrola encounter. But, Marid were left sweating on Okeke's injury after the Nigeria international was carried away in tears with Laura Teruel replacing her in the 25th minute. The Nigeria international who scored in four consecutive matches for Llius Cortes' ladies this season, broke the deadlock two minutes from half time at Nuevo Matapinonera Stadium. After the r...
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See The Mansion Eden Hazard Purchased In Madrid

The Former Chelsea Player, Eden's new mansion is valued at 11 million euros with an incredible size of the real estate. The whole place has amazing architecture and beautiful interior design. Take a peek at Eden Hazard's amazing new house in Spain! Though his workplace and home is going to the Santiago Bernabeu next season, the Belgian has been treated to an incredible mansion which is valued at 11 million euros. We sure hope that the beauty around him is going to help him reach new heights as a player The house, which was previously owned by the singer Alejandro Sanz, is situated in the private neighbourhood of La Finca in Madrid's suburbs. Hazard's new home is known as the Black House and is the work of the architect Miguel Torres.
Griezmann dispute sees Atletico report Barcelona to La Liga over claims to €80m transfer fee addition
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Griezmann dispute sees Atletico report Barcelona to La Liga over claims to €80m transfer fee addition

The Madrid-based outfit maintain that they are owed further funds by a La Liga rival after seeing a deal done to take the French forward to Camp Nou Atletico Madrid have reported Barcelona to La Liga as they continue to pursue an €80 million (£72m/$90m) addition to the transfer which has taken Antoine Griezmann to Camp Nou. A World Cup-winning forward has completed a move from the Spanish capital to Catalunya. Barca have paid out the €120m (£108m/$135m) required to trigger the release clause that existed in his Atletico contract.
Why Didn’t Hypocritical Messi Cry During Chelsea Or Madrid Controversies – Silva
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Why Didn’t Hypocritical Messi Cry During Chelsea Or Madrid Controversies – Silva

The Barcelona star has been on the right side of some very debatable calls in the past but is only now complaining when things have gone against him. Just like the flip of a coin, a controversial refereeing decision has two sides. It's safe to say that Lionel Messi struggled with being on the wrong end of such calls during the 2019 Copa America. At club level with Barcelona, Messi has occasionally found himself on the right side of a debatable decision. From the Catalans' Champions League semi-final win over Chelsea in 2009 to their extraordinary comeback against PSG in 2017, there have been highly-publicized instances where the footballing gods have smiled on the Argentina star. Unsurprisingly, he never stopped to question such fortune on these occasions. But in Braz...
Eden Hazard completes €100m move to Real Madrid
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Eden Hazard completes €100m move to Real Madrid

The Belgian star has completed his long-awaited move to the Santiago Bernabeu after seven seasons at Stamford Bridge Chelsea star Eden Hazard has completed a move Real Madrid in a deal worth €100 million (£88m/$112m), and signed a contract through June 30, 2024, the La Liga club have announced. Goal previously reported the deal is worth a minimum €100m, but can rise to €140m (£124m/$146m)  with incentives. The club announced Hazard will be presented as a Madrid player on June 13.
Liverpool Players Having Fun With Trophy On Their Flight Back From Madrid
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Liverpool Players Having Fun With Trophy On Their Flight Back From Madrid

Liverpool FC wasted no time in heading home from Madrid after clinching their sixth Champions League trophy. The players and officials landed back at John Lennon airport before heading off for their victory parade. Just as they did on the pitch at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium last night, the players made sure everyone had a chance to pose for a photo with Old Big Ears. Check out the whole photos below.
English Man Arrested For Masturbating In Public In The Centre Of Madrid
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English Man Arrested For Masturbating In Public In The Centre Of Madrid

The man, supposedly a football fan here for the Champions League final, also attacked an Italian tourist and was extremely violent when police officers went to detain him. An English football fan was arrested by Spanish police in the Puerta de Sol square in the centre of Madrid early on Saturday morning. The man was Unclad and masturbating in public. Footage of the incident was posted on Twitter. The detained man also allegedly attacked an Italian tourist who complained about his behaviour. The English man then hit her in the face - she fell over and banged her head on the pavement and was taken to hsopital for a scan. When the Italian woman left the hospital she went to the police station to file a formal complaint over the man's actions. When police officers went to the bar ...
Champions League Final: Pitch Invader’s Identity Revealed
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Champions League Final: Pitch Invader’s Identity Revealed

Russian swimsuit model Kinsey Wolanski revealed as Liverpool vs Tottenham pitch invader. That was the most interesting part of the cagey match. Liverpool won the game by 2 goals to nothing with goals from Salah(pen) and Origi as they claimed their 6th Champions league trophy.  
The Gunners were concerned that meeting the Welshman’s contract demands could possibly cause strife in the dressing room Arsenal opted against offering Aaron Ramsey a new contract because matching his wage demands would have been “very harmful” to the squad’s dynamic, head of football Raul Sanllehi says.  Ramsey will join Juventus on a free transfer on July 1 after accepting a deal in February that, according to some reports in the UK, will see him earn as much as £400,000 per week.  Sanllehi says it would have been irresponsible for Arsenal to match the “incredible” offers Ramsey received from other clubs when he entered the final year of his contract, even though the player himself was keen to stay at Emirates Stadium.
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The Gunners were concerned that meeting the Welshman’s contract demands could possibly cause strife in the dressing room Arsenal opted against offering Aaron Ramsey a new contract because matching his wage demands would have been “very harmful” to the squad’s dynamic, head of football Raul Sanllehi says. Ramsey will join Juventus on a free transfer on July 1 after accepting a deal in February that, according to some reports in the UK, will see him earn as much as £400,000 per week. Sanllehi says it would have been irresponsible for Arsenal to match the “incredible” offers Ramsey received from other clubs when he entered the final year of his contract, even though the player himself was keen to stay at Emirates Stadium.

The left-back's future in the Spanish capital is a topic of debate this summer but the player himself has high hopes for the new campaign Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon has admitted that he has had offers to join clubs elsewhere in Europe but is keen to stay in the Spanish capital as he is '100 per cent' sure that he and his team-mates will win a major trophy in the 2019-20 season. Los Blancos endured one of their most disappointing seasons to date last term, with a failure to find an adequate replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo's goals credited as a major reason for Madrid finishing the campaign without a single piece of silverware. Reguilon had been one of the few bright spots in the 2018-19 campaign, however, with the 22-year-old making the jump from Real's Castilla side a...
Referee Team Appointed For UEFA Champions League Final In Madrid
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Referee Team Appointed For UEFA Champions League Final In Madrid

The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Damir Skomina will referee the 2019 UEFA Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. The match will be played at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid on Saturday 1 June at 21:00CET. The 42-year-old Slovenian, an international referee since 2002, will have the opportunity to complete a prestigious European club competition "treble", as he has already officiated at the UEFA Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United in 2017, as well as the UEFA Super Cup between Chelsea and Atlético in 2012. He also acted as fourth official at the 2013 UEFA Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern München. Skomina has taken charge of four UEFA Champions League matches this season, as well as two UEFA Eu...
Tottenham Beats Ajax 3-2 To Set Up An All English Champions League Final
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Tottenham Beats Ajax 3-2 To Set Up An All English Champions League Final

Tottenham came back from behind to win Ajax 3-2 away from home, to set up an all English Champions League Final with Liverpool in Madrid. Tottenham had lost 1-0 at home to Ajax in their first leg encounter. It was said to be an impossible trip as they were seen as underdog against an Ajax side that eliminated Real Madrid and Juventus out of the UEFA Champions League. An hat-trick from Lucas Moura saw that spurs will now face Liverpool, who defeated Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield on Tuesday.
Benzema soaring above the wreckage of Real Madrid’s wasted season
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Benzema soaring above the wreckage of Real Madrid’s wasted season

The forward is one of few players that can hold their heads high this campaign after putting in another strong effort on Sunday Amid the wreckage of Real Madrid’s season, there are one or two players who can stand up tall and say they did their best. One of the very few footballers whose reputation has been enhanced in a shocking campaign which is effectively over by March has been Karim Benzema. Real Madrid are out of the Copa del Rey, out of the Champions League and 12 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, with nothing to be proud of, but French striker Benzema is still ticking. The forward struck twice to help a stuttering Madrid to an eventually easy 4-1 win over Real Valladolid at the Jose Zorilla Stadium on Sunday, making a game that started off tricky, comfortabl...
Real Betis’ Benito Villamarin Picked as Copa del Rey final Venue
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Real Betis’ Benito Villamarin Picked as Copa del Rey final Venue

The 2018-19 Copa del Rey final venue has been confirmed as the Benito Villamarin in Seville, the stadium of quarter-finalists Real Betis. Real Betis' Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville has been chosen to host the final of the 2018-19 Copa del Rey, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Monday. It will be the first time since 2002-03 that the final is not played in any of Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia, with the Martinez Valero in Elche hosting on that occasion. Betis could yet end up playing in the final itself, having reached the quarter-finals and drawn 1-1 away to Espanyol in the first leg. City rivals Sevilla are also still in the competition and beat holders Barcelona 2-0 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan across town in the first part of their two-le...
Cristiano Ronaldo Broke My Dreams Many Times –  Giorgio Chiellini
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Cristiano Ronaldo Broke My Dreams Many Times – Giorgio Chiellini

Juventus captain, Giorgio Chiellini has said that fellow teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo broke his “dreams many times – in Cardiff, Madrid and Turin”. Ronaldo led Real Madrid during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu to defeat Juventus on several occasions in the Champions League encounter. The 33-year-old scored twice for Real Madrid against Juventus in the Champions League final in 2017. He also scored three goals in two games against Max Allegri’s side last season. Chiellini admitted that the Portuguese captain had left him heartbroken over the years. “Cristiano scored many, many, many times against us and he broke my dreams many times – in Cardiff, in Madrid, in Turin,”Chiellini was quoted by Express UK as saying. “Before, the Champions League was a dream. “Now it is a...
Real Madrid Suffers Record Home Loss to CSKA Moscow
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Real Madrid Suffers Record Home Loss to CSKA Moscow

                                                        CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Real Madrid suffered their biggest ever home defeat in Europe as they were thrashed by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. The European champions, who had already won Group G, named a weakened team. Fedor Chalov curled home CSKA’s opener against the run of play and Georgy Schennikov volleyed in a second after Mario Fernandes’ shot was saved. Icelandic teenager Arnor Sigurdsson completed the convincing win with a strike from the edge of the box. Real brought on Gareth Bale at half-time and the Welshman suffered an ankle injury, although he was able to play the rest of the game after receiving treatment. The holders were booed off at full-time by their fans as they suffered a first home Champions Le...
Croatia Defeat France to Win Davis Cup Title
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Croatia Defeat France to Win Davis Cup Title

Marin Cilic sealed Croatia’s victory over defending champions France in the Davis Cup final with a 7-6 6-3, 6-3 win over Lucas Pouille last Sunday afternoon in Lille. Croatia led 2-0 after Borna Coric and Cilic recorded straight-set wins over Jeremy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday, but Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won Saturday’s doubles to give France hope. The hosts trailed 2-1 and needed to win both reverse singles on the final day to become the first team since 1939 to overturn a 2-0 deficit in a final, but their hopes of a comeback were soon dashed. Cilic produced a dominant display to defeat Pouille in straight sets and give Croatia an unassailable 3-1 lead, to clinch their second Davis Cup crown following their maiden win in 2005. Former US Open champion Cili...
Why Man City Players Fear Liverpool – Pep Guardiola Speaks On EPL Title Race
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Why Man City Players Fear Liverpool – Pep Guardiola Speaks On EPL Title Race

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has opened up on why his team fear Liverpool’s terrific form this season, in a bid to win the Premier League title.   Pep Guardiola Pep Guardiola has admitted that Liverpool’s efforts this season are helping motivate his Manchester City team in the Premier League title race. City are two points clear at the top of the table, with Liverpool the closest side to the defending champions after 13 games. Liverpool and City are the only two sides left unbeaten this season, with Jurgen Klopp’s side tipped to be Guardiola’s most serious rivals this season. Guardiola has needed to see off some fierce competition at different clubs, including the 2009/10 season when Barcelona beat Real Madrid to the La Liga title by just three points. “I remember perfec...
Ronaldo: I Deserve To Win Ballon d’Or
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Ronaldo: I Deserve To Win Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo claims he ‘deserves’ the Ballon d’Or, Juventus were ‘a good move’ and that Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez ‘never spoke from the heart’. Cristiano Ronaldo “I already know, in my heart, that I’m one of the best players in history,” explained the former Madrid superstar. “I’ve said many times that winning a sixth Ballon d’Or isn’t an obsession, but of course I want to win my sixth Ballon d’Or! “I’d be lying if I said otherwise. I’m working for it as I work to score goals and win games without making it an obsession. I think I deserve the Ballon d’Or, yes.”
Club President Perez’s Attitude Made Me Leave Real Madrid- Ronaldo
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Club President Perez’s Attitude Made Me Leave Real Madrid- Ronaldo

Juventus FC forward Cristiano Ronaldo says his decision to quit Real Madrid last summer was because the Spanish club’s president only ever saw him as a means of making money. “He (Florentino Perez) only ever looked at me as a business relationship. I know it. What he told me was never from the heart,” the Portuguese forward told France Football magazine. The 33-year-old Ronaldo signed for Italy’s Juventus from Real Madrid in July for 100 million euros and has helped his new club to an unbeaten start in Serie A this season. Cristiano Ronaldo He has scored seven goals in 10 appearances for the Italian champions. “In the first four or five years (at Real Madrid), I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less so afterwards. “The president looked at me through eyes that didn...
Richard Gere And His Pregnant Wife Alejandra Silva Step Out In Madrid
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Richard Gere And His Pregnant Wife Alejandra Silva Step Out In Madrid

Veteran American actor and humanitarian activist, Richard Gere, 63 and his wife Alejandra Silva are expecting their first child together. And on Wednesday, the pair who are currently in Spain stepped out in Madrid for some quality time together. The duo cut casual figures for their outing, with his wife showing a hint of her baby bump in a stone-hued maxi dress and trainers. Richard and Alejandra who tied the knot in April are already parents to a child each from previous relationships. Richard has an 18-year-old son called Homer with former wife Carey Lowell. They married in 2002 and split 14 years later. The actor had previously been married to first wife Cindy Crawford for four years between 1991 and 1995. See more photos below.
Real Madrid Vs Levante : Pressure Mounts On Lopetegui
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Real Madrid Vs Levante : Pressure Mounts On Lopetegui

Real Madrid vs Levante: Real Madrid failed to ease the pressure on coach Julen Lopetegui and instead set the record for the longest goal-drought in the club’s history during a surprise 2-1 defeat by Levante on Saturday. Lopetegui Madrid have now gone five games without a victory and by the time Marcelo gave them hope of a comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu, they had gone 481 minutes without a goal too. The club’s previous worst run had been 464 minutes, in 1985. For a team that prides itself on flair and flamboyance, it is a streak that reflects just as badly on Lopetegui as the results, which could leave Real Madrid four points adrift of Barcelona later on Saturday, with a ‘Clasico’ to come next weekend at the Camp Nou. Asked about his future, Lopetegui said: “It is the last thin...
I Believe In Real Madrid More Than Ever – Lopetegui
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I Believe In Real Madrid More Than Ever – Lopetegui

Lopetegui Julen Lopetegui insists he believes in his struggling Real Madrid team more than ever and remains calm about his future despite their 2-1 loss at home to Levante on Saturday. Madrid made it five games without a victory at the Santiago Bernabeu, where they also set an unwanted record for the longest goal-drought in the club’s history. By the time Marcelo had finally found the net in the second half, Lopetegui’s team had gone 481 minutes without a goal, passing the 464-minute dry spell Madrid endured in 1985. Levante held on after scoring twice in the opening 13 minutes, as Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti capitalised on mistakes by Raphael Varane. Roger scored from the penalty spot after Varane had handballed. Asked about his future, Lopetegui said: “This is the last th...
Zidane Refusing To Gamble With Carvajal And Isco With Bayern Return Looming
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Zidane Refusing To Gamble With Carvajal And Isco With Bayern Return Looming

Real Madrid will not take any risks with injured duo Dani Carvajal and Isco in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed. Right-back Carvajal suffered a thigh problem during the Spanish side's 2-1 victory in the first leg at the Allianz Arena and was withdrawn after 67 minutes. The club also released a statement on Friday to confirm Isco is struggling with a sprained shoulder. He failed to appear for the second half in Munich, with replacement Marco Asensio going on to score the winner for Madrid. Zidane remains hopeful the pair will be available to feature in the return fixture on Spanish soil, though they face a race against time to prove their fitness. "It's always difficult lose two players like Isco and Carvaja...
Real Madrid Return For James? Bayern Loanee Refuses To Address Future Rumours
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Real Madrid Return For James? Bayern Loanee Refuses To Address Future Rumours

James Rodriguez has refused to be drawn on a possible return to Real Madrid once a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich comes to a close. Having been shunted down the pecking order at Santiago Bernabeu amid fierce competition for places, the Colombia international headed to Germany in the summer of 2017. Following a slow start to life at the Allianz Arena, which has been put down to his frustration in Spain, the 26-year-old has rediscovered his form to become a key part of Bayern’s plans. He has helped them to the Bundesliga title and Champions League semi-finals – where they suffered a 2-1 first leg defeat to Real on Wednesday – but James is reluctant to speculate on what his future may hold. Amid talk of those in Madrid welcoming him back in 2019, the South American told beIN...
Ivan Rakitic Ready To Play In The Copa del Rey Final
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Ivan Rakitic Ready To Play In The Copa del Rey Final

The Croatian had his hand operated on after suffering a finger fracture but on Thursday was able to train normally after missing the last couple of matches, ahead of Saturday's clash at the Wanda Metropolitano. Valverde will be able to take his whole squad to Madrid on Saturday and pick from everyone for the game. Rakitic has been absent since sustaining the injury against Roma in the Champions League.
Spain Thrashed Argentina 6-1
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Spain Thrashed Argentina 6-1

It was an embarrassing defeat for an Argentina side desperately missing the injured Lionel Messi. Spain hit Argentina for six with a hat-trick from Isco and goals from Diego Costa, Iago Aspas and Thiago Alcantara. Lionel Messi missed the match through injury, instead watching on from a box at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Without their main man, Argentina shipped six against Spain, and with 13 minutes remaining of the match, Messi had seen enough. Leaving his seat next to West Ham's Manuel Lanzini, the Barcelona star said his goodbyes and was on his way
Spain Jails Rapper For Praising Terror Groups
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Spain Jails Rapper For Praising Terror Groups

A court in Madrid has sentenced Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel to two years in prison for glorifying terrorism and insulting the Spanish royal family. The case has sparked a debate about free speech in Spain. The Spanish National Court handed rapper Pablo Hasel a two year jail sentence and fined him €24,300 ($30,000) on Friday for praising terror groups, inciting violence and insulting the Spanish Crown and state institutions. The ruling said Hasel, whose real name is Pablo Rivadulla, made the offending statements on Twitter and in a song posted to YouTube. It's the second time in as many weeks that a Spanish court has sent a rapper to prison. Just a few days ago, the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a rapper called Valtonyc, who was given a three-and-a-half year jail sentenc...
Ronaldo Ready To Open CR7 Hotels In Madrid And New York
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Ronaldo Ready To Open CR7 Hotels In Madrid And New York

Cristiano Ronaldo's businesses off the pitch continue to grow regardless of his form and situation at Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Luka Modric dined with the Portuguese in an effort to cheer him up and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez took to Instagram to remind him of how happy there were in 2017, but his business endeavours need no such boost. In 2016, Ronaldo's own personal brand 'CR7' teamed up with the Portuguese hotel group Pestana and launched the first two hotels with his name on them,  Pestana CR7, in Lisbon and Funchal where Ronaldo is originally from. The hotels are highly personalised and have the Portuguese star as their theme. For example, they celebrated their anniversary by giving out golden balls to their clients. The venture is obviously working for both pa...
Victoria Beckham Shows Off Her Mosquito Ravaged Legs
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Victoria Beckham Shows Off Her Mosquito Ravaged Legs

Fashion designer, Victoria Beckham showed off her legs after she was ravaged by mosquitoes during a trip to Madrid. While preparing for an event, she shared a video of her assistant, trying to conceal her spots with makeup.  
Messi To Leave Barcelona If Catalonia Gains Independence
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Messi To Leave Barcelona If Catalonia Gains Independence

Lionel Messi could leave FC Barcelona without a transfer fee if Catalonia ceded from Spain and the club did not compete in any of Europe’s top four leagues. El Mundo, a leading Spanish newspaper, on Friday reported this, citing a clause in his new contract. Barca’s all-time top goalscorer signed the contract in November, seven months before his old deal expired. It runs until June 2021 and contains a 700 million euro (£623 million) buy-out clause. But, according to the Spanish daily, it would also allow the five-times World Player of the Year to leave the club where he has spent his entire career for free. This will be if Catalonia’s independence push resulted in Barca exiting Spain’s top flight, and not joining either the English Premier League, the Bundesliga or Serie A. ...
News As British Airways To Acquire Ailing Austrian Airline
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News As British Airways To Acquire Ailing Austrian Airline

It is reported that the owner of British Airways, IAG, is to acquire ailing and bankrupt Austrian airline Niki. According to AFP, BA announced on Friday it will snap up Austrian airline and outlined plans to keep on hundreds of the carrier’s staff. IAG will pay 20 million euros ($24 million, £17.8 million) for Niki assets and provide liquidity of up to 16.5 million euros to the airline. Around 740 of Niki’s 1,000 employees will be hired by IAG, which will incorporate its new venture as a subsidiary of its no-frills Spanish airline Vueling. “This deal will enable Vueling to increase its presence in Austria, Germany and Switzerland and provide the region’s consumers with more choice of low cost air travel,” said IAG chief executive Willie Walsh. Niki hit turbulence when parent...
Barcelona Won’t Give Cristiano Ronaldo And Real Madrid A Guard Of Honour – Guillermo Amor
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Barcelona Won’t Give Cristiano Ronaldo And Real Madrid A Guard Of Honour – Guillermo Amor

Barcelona ruled out performing a guard of honour for Real Madrid ahead of the El Clasico after their rivals’ Club World Cup success. Madrid host a crucial Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, needing a win to close an 11-point gap to Barca. After leading Zinedine Zidane’s men to their Club World Cup win, Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo said Barcelona should give his team a guard of honour. However, Guillermo Amor – a director at Barca – ruled that idea out. “We make it clear that we only do this when we participate in the competition,” he said after Barca’s 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. “When we compete in the competition, we will do it but that is not the case. That’s the way it is.” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said he was yet to even consider t...
Zidane: Madrid Won’t Win Club World Cup On Reputation
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Zidane: Madrid Won’t Win Club World Cup On Reputation

Zinedine Zidane said Real Madrid want to add the ClubWorldCup to the trophy cabinet before fighting to retain their La Liga and Champions League crowns, emphasising his side won’t claim the title on reputation alone. Two-time champions Madrid will face Emirati outfit Al Jazira in Wednesday’s semi-final at Zayed Sports City Stadium in AbuDhabi. And Madrid are keen to secure their third title of the season, having already claimed the UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana. “It will not be easy and last year we had a lot of problems before we managed to win it,” Zidane said. “There will not be easy games and for just being RealMadrid we are not going to win. We have time to prepare for the game and there are no excuses. “This is the calendar and whoever we face we need to look at doing w...

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