Real Madrid Football Club
Why would DI Maria leave Real Madrid (European Champions and statistically the greatest club in Europe i.e the world) for Manchester United who would not be even playing Champions League this season. For starters it is because Real Madrid had pecuniary issues with Di Maria's agent about how should the player of his [.
I don't know, maybe its the summer season but the reports coming out in the media about some of the transfers Real Madrid is reported to be involved in is crazy, to say the least. Someone needs to remind Ancelotti that he was about 6 seconds away from losing everything last season. Had [...]
Lets be honest here. Ancelotti tried his best this season (like relying on post to get through to the semi finals in Dortmund clash in the Champions League and then playing Casillas in the Champions League final) but Real Madrid players defied him and won two hard earned trophies. Real Madrid beat 3 [.
Only 3 games left for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to fight it out for this season's La Liga title. Barcelona just drew their home game against Getafe so they can pretty much forget about their chances of winning anything this season. Here are 3 reasons why I think Real Madrid should also [.
Barcelona just drew their home game against Getafe a few moments ago 2-2 after Messi had given Barcelona the lead in the first half. That result ensures that Barcelona will not be able to win La Liga this time around as Atletico Madrid are in a purple patch that just does not seem like going [...]
Let me tell you something. Bayern Munich should thank their stars that Real Madrid did not humiliate them further in front of their own fans just 2 hours ago. Here is why: Bale could have scored when Neuer mistimed a clearance way outside of his penalty area. It was on Bale's left foot and he [...]
Why d id Real Madrid pay 100 million euros for Bale? The Copa Del Rey final should give you all the reasons why. Bale now has scored 20 goals in 39 games this season while Neymar has scored 15 goals in 40 appearances. Not to mention the fact that Bale has been going to a [...]
Di Maria and Bale have done for Real Madrid what Ronaldo and Benzema could not do last season and have won Real Madrid Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid teared through Barcelona with blistering pace and power. DI Maria scored the first goal on 11nth minute mark on the counter attack and used his pace to [...
It has taken Gareth Bale 125 minutes (on average of course) to score a goal in the Champions league and La Liga combined. Not really as good as Ronaldo's (or Messi's) ratio but compared with the Barcelona youngster Neymar, who scores every 200 minutes, I think is pretty good. Bale has not been really [.
For me it is more of a no brainer really, to give playing time to Isco even in important games. He could easily swap places with Di Maria or Bale (DI Maria in this case would go to his natural winger position with Isco in the middle) or Modric. This is last stretch of [...]
There is a thing about La Liga that has reached unbearable levels especially in Derby games. That thing is play acting. Both sides were heavily relying on diving and faking injuries throughout the first half. Second half was a bit more, in a way, dignified for both as players got tired and may be [..
Real Madrid scored 6 mammoth goals tonight (each took decent amount of technique) and probably could have scored 4 to 5 goals more if they had wanted to but the finest goal of the night was the last one which was scored by Huntelaar (former Real Madrid and AC Milan player) which gave Schalke [...]
This week's champions league action showcased exactly why Real Madrid sold Ozil and not Di Maria. Two basic or rather fundamental reasons: He just does not give a crap about whom to mark and whom to let go. Basically no defensive work at all. It's one thing if Messi or Ronaldo demand not doing any [.
Ronaldo has answered Lionel Messi's brace on the weekend with two goals of his own last night against Ateltico Madrid in the semifinal second leg of Copa Del Rey. Though both of those goals were penalties, the important point is that he continued his purple patch of scoring goals at will, just like Messi.
What a week it was for Real Madrid and for La Liga. For the first time in a long time we saw huge changes in the overall scenario of the league and of individual teams. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid went head to head in Copa Del Rey semi final first leg and Real Madrid [...]
Probably the toughest game of this season apart from games against Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Real Madrid. Athletic Bilbao have been unbeaten this season at their home ground (even Barcelona could not get a win there) and they will look to continue with that streak especially against rivals Real Madrid.
There were several reasons this weekend in La Liga for which I think nothing happened in La liga. Here are some of them: Ronaldo scored a single goal for Real Madrid against Granada. Such have been the standards Ronaldo has set for himself that when he doesn't score a hat trick in a game, [...]
Real Madrid will play the lowly Granada tomorrow. At Bernabeu, Real Madrid are expected to score a lot of goals and I have a feeling that they will as if Real Madrid win, it would be the first time in something like 2 years since Real Madrid topped the table. That to me [...]
Double whammy for Real Madrid fans as Barcelona along with Atletico Madrid have dropped 2 points each(as a icing on the cake, Messi did not score this weekend while Ronaldo did. That obviously can be countered as Messi scored twice last week whereas Ronaldo did not score at all). That has blasted the title race [.
Barcelona were trailing their away game 0-2 after 34 minutes and a shock defeat was on the cards. It looked like Real Madrid would be able to close the gap by the end of the weekend. But how things can change. A day earlier, Aletico Madrid was trailing 0-1 at home till the 30th minute [...]
Real Madrid are 6 points behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the title race. Worse, Real Madrid have a losing head to head against both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Even worse is the fact that both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have a better goal difference in the league. The only thing common between the [.
Real Madrid drew their Copa Del Ray match against CD Olimpic Xativa 0-0. It was the first of the two legs of the tie. Now all Real Madrid have to do is to beat a tier 3 team at Bernabeu in the return leg. First things first, Real Madrid looked ordinary without Ronaldo and Bale. [...]
Fifteen games have gone this season. Real Madrid sit on 37 points. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid (of all teams) are on 40 points each. 3 points is all Real Madrid need to get hold of that top spot. Maintain that spot till the end of the season and Real Madrid can celebrate, safely, their [...]
Real Madrid won their match against Valladolid 4-0. Bale scored 3 routine goals and made the other with a Beckham like lobbed pass to Benzema. That put Real Madrid at 37 points for the season, three behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona (who both are on 40 points) after Barcelona lost their tough away match [.
Real Madrid have a really good, deep and talented squad. In fact, Real Madrid might have the most expensive substitute bench in the world where players with the quality of Bale, Di Maria, Illaramendi, Isco are seen sitting on the bench for a disturbingly large amount of time. Obviously the problem now for Real [.
Bad news first. Khedira got injured while playing for Germany against Italy. Andre Pirlo of all people had a clash with Khedira and even more astonishing was the fact that it was Khedira who came out of that challenge with a tear in his knee ligament. Khedira will miss the rest of the season for [...
53 million euros or 91 million euros (I am using Spanish Press information here)? If you're like me you would think that a player (e.g Gareth Bale) who proves himself as a player who can change the game without assistance and not only that, he can do that at the Champions League level as [...]
Just like last season Real Madrid have a lot of talent on the bench this season. Isco is one of those players who started his Real Madrid career in grand fashion. He scored a handful of goals and had some assists as well. Generally he looked really comfortable on the ball and linked up with [...]
Real Madrid annihilated Sevilla by 7-3. Pure entertainment and that is something Barcelona rarely give you. They usually win 5-0 or 4-0 which is effectively the same scoreline but scoring as well as conceding keeps the fans on their feet and interested in the game. Barcelona are sometimes so brilliant that they become boring.
Having failed two of his biggest tests this season, the future does not bode well for the Italian. Real Madrid lost to Barcelona 2-1 (though it would have been interesting to read all the media about Neymar's "brilliance" and Martino's "masterful tactics" had Ronaldo's penalty been given and Neymar's weak shot had not taken a [.
There were plenty of highlights for this match. Real Madrid played crap in the first half and did not have any meaningful chances. However the story of the second half is what is interesting. Barcelona did not disappoint in using their magical potion which seems to be a homogeneous mixtures of talent and astronomical [.
Everybody keeps on talking about how Barcelona have dominated the world of football for the past 4 years through their resourcefulness with their magical talents, bad referees and unmatched theatrics off the ball. Barcelona fans especially like to talk about how Real Madrid got beat by Barcelona 5-0 a couple of years back.
Real Madrid lost against Atletico Madrid 0-1. At home. Before the match some of the Atletico Madrid fans were taunting Real Madrid fans by calling Real Madrid team a block of rich kids. Well, rich kids got beat, bad, by boys from the back alley. Horrendous might be the word to describe how Real Madrid [.
Ancelotti is a well recognized and established football manager. I hate him if you did not know already. He might have won a lot as a player and as a manager but the main thing that stands out is that is boring. Not remarkable and when you are not remarkable, you are dispensable. [...]
Ancelotti has coached some of the biggest clubs in world football. PSG, AC Milan, Chelsea, Juventus and now Real Madrid. He used to be a pretty good football player himself in his younger days (which must be a long long time back) and has won Champions League both as a player and as a manager. [...]
Who is going to lead Real Madrid to its tenth Champions League crown. We know half the answer at the moment. That half answer is that it is not the addition of any player in the whole (at any position) world that is going to get Real Madrid closer to that goal. The other [...]
Neymar would be finalizing his deal with Barcelona today and it is now a 100 percent that he would be playing in La Liga next season along with Messi and Iniesta. Real Madrid is always going to disappoint anyone and everyone who thinks that no superstar would be arriving at Real Madrid in any given [.
Neymar is going to Barcelona, that is fact. Real Madrid offered more money to Santos (Neymar's former club, the club which sold Neymar to Barcelona) and to Neymar himself but he refused to come and play for Real Madrid, that is another fact. Real Madrid fans should not be disappointed by this as this move [.
Before I begin the post, I should perhaps Â mention (after a few not so encouraging comments) the
methodology that I use to compare different clubs at the elite level (and I also think that this is
the only viable methodology that can be relied upon). Otherwise, people can have all kinds of
different interpretations about [.