With Real Madrid suffering back-to-back defeats against Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid in their last two fixtures, unrest is beginning to swell among their prissy, hyper-entitled fanbase, with several players most notably Karim Benzema and (formersaint) Iker Casillas being heavily jeered during the Atletico loss.
The rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo'spossible return to Manchester United refuse to die down in England and Spain.
It has beenwell publicized that the Portuguese forward openly questioned the decision of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to sell histeammates specifically, Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso before the start of the season.
The best club tournament in the world returns this week, as Real Madrid will begin defence of their Champions League trophy on Tuesday.
The competition kicks off with an array of enticing fixtures, including Arsenal's trip to Borussia Dortmund, the first of three showdowns between the Premier League and Bundesliga, as Manchester City also play Bayern Munich and Chelsea meet Schalke.
An interesting "open letter" to Real Madrid's President, Florentino Perez, has been making its rounds, expressing fans' frustration at the sale of Angel di Maria, and the purchase of James Rodriguez recently. And after Real's disappointing 2-1 loss to city rivals Atletico, the contents of this letter are likely to resonate with fans.
Things have not started well for Real Madrid this season, and yesterday they faced the defending Spanish champions of Atletico Madrid at home on Santiago Bernabeu stadium. On goals by Tiago and Arda Turan, Atletico Madrid gave Real Madrid their second defeat in three matches. Real Madrid, with all its new superstars is simply not working.
For the third time in less than a month, cross-town rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are set to meet at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday evening.
On the outset, it may seem like a derby of little value – after all, the Spanish season is less than a month old. Yet, there is still so much on the line neither side can boast of a bright start in the race towards the La Liga title.
[Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid will be shown LIVE on BeinSPORT at 2:00pm EST on Saturday]
There aren't many things more exciting in soccer than a"derby" match. Every league in every country boasts a matchup of local or regional teams that just bring out the hate in opposing fans: Manchester United-Liverpool, AC Milan-Internazionale, Rangers-Celtic, Fenerbache-Galatasary and River Plate-Boca Juniors are a few that come to mind.
3 to See: Arsenal v Man City, the Madrid derby and some Ecuadorian spice is a post from: Just Football
Domestic football returns with a bang this weekend with heavyweights clashing in the Premier League and La Ligagearing up for the Madrid derby. Elsewhere in our weekly Three to See column, we're recommending the pick of Ecuador's fixture list as Guayaquil's finest go head to head:
Arsenal v Manchester City (Premier League)
Saturday 13th September Kickoff 12:45 BST, BT Sport 1
People say, quite rightly, that it's impossible to win or loss the title race in the first few weeks of the season.
Reports emanating fromEngland and Spain are speculating that Cristiano Ronaldo is approaching an end to his time at Real Madrid. Although the player himself has professed his "happiness" at his current club, Ronaldo has also confessed that a return to Old Trafford is very much in his thoughts.
Just last week, the reigning Ballon d'Or winner told theDaily Mail, "I love Manchester.
Javier Hernandez has said that he left Manchester United because the club didn't believe in him and he has embraced the opportunity of making the most of his season-long loan at Real Madrid.
Having played a pivotal role in United's title-winning campaigns in 2011 and 2013, Hernandez fell out of favour under David Moyes last season, making only six starts before being shipped out on loan on transfer deadline day this summer.
The rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a return to Manchester United simply refuse to go away, as the Portuguese has apparently grown increasingly frustrated with life in Madrid and could leave the Bernabeu next summer.
Since leaving the club in the summer of 2009, Ronaldo has become an even better player than he was at United, scoring 256 goals in 251 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid, but various reports have suggested that the 29-year-old is looking to engineer a move away from Madrid and back to United at the end of the season.
The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign [.
The reigning UEFA Champions League winners discovered who they will face in Europe's elite competition this season and now prepare to start group play this week as they attempt to repeat last year's glory. Having won La Decima in May this year, Real Madrid were handed a tough test against returning five time European winners Liverpool.
Champions League football once again made a glorious return and it was last season's victors, Real Madrid, who provided the biggest win of match day 1, defeating Basel 5-1. Elsewhere, Liverpool made a triumphant return to Europe's premier club competition after years dwelling in the abyss, managing to scrape through with a 2-1 victory over Ludogrets, their first match in five or so years.
Chelsea open their Champions League campaign this evening against the German side Schalke and as we know in this competition, you MUST start well and win your home games. Can Chelsea deliver the right result?
We have made a great start in the Premier League by winning our first four games and hopefully we can take that form into the game this evening.
Real Madrid did FC Basel a bit of a mischief in the Champions League last night, with most of the Galacticos getting on the score-sheet in a 5-1 trouncing.
Goal of the night, however, was scored by Karim Benzema with the French striker putting a sublime finishing touch to a slick back-and-forth passing exchange with Cristiano Ronaldo on the edge of the box.
Real Madrid opened the defence of their Champions League title with a 5-1 mauling of Basel in Group B at the Santiago Bernabeu. Nearly four months on from securing La Decima in Lisbon, the record winners showed glimpses of their brilliant best and, after an own-goal from Marek Suchy got the ball rolling, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodrguez all found the target in seven first-half minutes.
It's been months since Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League final. And now the competition starts all over again, in the group stage, to determine which team will eventually become the 2014/15 champion.
For viewers in theUnited States, the games will be shown across several channels.
After many lousy days in Brussels, I was happy that the Champions League was starting, and I was not disappointed. I watched the Galatasaray-Anderlecht match. With a lot of young players Anderlecht were a pleasant surprise, starting offensive, and taking the lead by a young talented player, Dennis Praet.
Günter Netzer war als Fußballer ein klassischer Spielmacher und zählt zu den besten Mittelfeldspielern in der Bundesligageschichte. 10 Jahre spielte er bei Borussia Mönchengladbach, bevor er als erster deutscher Fußballspieler zu Real Madrid wechselte und dort 3 Jahre spielte. Seine Spielerlaufbahn beendete Netzer bei den Grasshoppers Zürich.