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Real Madrid battle back to beat Napoli

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid came from behind to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Lorenzo Insigne gave the Italians an early lead but Karim Benzema equalised in the 18th minute, before Toni Kroos and Casemiro both scored early in the second half for the holders.

4-3-3 vs Celta: Zidane without 3 top class Real Madrid stars for tough away game; Key Stats, Team News & Preview

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Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
Liga BBVA 2016/17
5th February, 19:45 pm BST
Balaidos, Avenida de Balaídos
Live Stream: Watch Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid live on Sky Sports 1

Celta Vigo Team News & Preview

Celta Vigo have been very impressive at home this season and will be looking to extend that run with a win over Real Madrid.

Cup revenge on agenda for Real Madrid, Barca

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid hope to have Luka Modric and Marcelo back fit as they seek to exact revenge for their recent Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Celta Vigo when they return to Balaidos on Sunday.

Celta weathered a second-leg storm at home after pulling off a surprise 2-1 first-leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu to progress to the last four 4-3 on aggregate just over a week ago.

Cup revenge on agenda for Real Madrid, Barca

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid hope to have Luka Modric and Marcelo back fit as they seek to exact revenge for their recent Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Celta Vigo when they return to Balaidos on Sunday.

Celta weathered a second-leg storm at home after pulling off a surprise 2-1 first-leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu to progress to the last four 4-3 on aggregate just over a week ago.

Critics part of being at Madrid – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted there is still plenty for the European champions to be positive about on Saturday despite a run of just one win in five games.

Madrid were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Celta Vigo on Wednesday and have seen their lead at the top of La Liga cut to just a point from Sevilla after being defeated by their closest challengers for the first time in 40 matches two weeks ago.

4-3-3 vs Sociedad: Zidane without 5 key Real Madrid stars this week, could lose 2 more; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Liga BBVA 2016/17
29th January, 19:45 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad live on Sky Sports 1

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

League leaders Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in La Liga this weekend.

Cracks appear in Zidane’s all-conquering Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) From 40 games without defeat to just one win in four, 2017 hasn't been kind to Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid with the European champions' Copa del Rey elimination to Celta Vigo sparking doubts for the first time in the Frenchman's tenure.

Zidane celebrated a near flawless first year in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu in early January having won three trophies in the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup and suffered just two defeats.

Ramos saves Real Madrid as fans target Ronaldo

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos struck twice within eight first-half minutes to get the European champions back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Madrid's 40-game unbeaten run had come to a crashing halt with back-to-back defeats to Sevilla and Celta Vigo in the past week, but after a nervy start Ramos ensured they opened up a four-point gap at the top of the table.

Zinedine Zidane seeks quick solution to Real Madrid woes

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he is responsible for the European champions' back-to-back defeats as they look to return to winning ways when Malaga visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Madrid hadn't lost in 40 matches in all competitions stretching back nine months until conceding twice to lose 2-1 at Sevilla last weekend, and followed that up with a shock defeat by the same scoreline at home to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday.

Zinedine Zidane seeks quick solution to Real Madrid woes

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he is responsible for the European champions' back-to-back defeats as they look to return to winning ways when Malaga visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Madrid hadn't lost in 40 matches in all competitions stretching back nine months until conceding twice to lose 2-1 at Sevilla last weekend, and followed that up with a shock defeat by the same scoreline at home to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday.

Zidane seeks quick solution to Real Madrid collapse

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he is responsible for the European champions' back-to-back defeats as they look to return to winning ways when Malaga visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Madrid hadn't lost in 40 matches in all competitions stretching back nine months until conceding twice to lose 2-1 at Sevilla last weekend, and followed that up with a shock defeat by the same scoreline at home to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday.

Celta inflict shock Cup defeat on Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) After surrendering a record 40-game unbeaten run, Real Madrid suffered a second defeat in four days on Wednesday as Celta Vigo took a 2-1 first leg lead from their Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Santiago Bernabeu.

All three goals came in a six-minute spell midway through the second-half as strikes from former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas and Jonny either side of Marcelo's reply for Madrid handed Celta a famous win.

Celta inflict shock Cup defeat on Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) After surrendering a record 40-game unbeaten run, Real Madrid suffered a second defeat in four days on Wednesday as Celta Vigo took a 2-1 first leg lead from their Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Santiago Bernabeu.

All three goals came in a six-minute spell midway through the second-half as strikes from former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas and Jonny either side of Marcelo's reply for Madrid handed Celta a famous win.

“Lucky” Zidane determined to win group

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists the European champions aren't prepared to settle for second place behind Borussia Dortmund in Champions League Group F despite the potential for an easier last 16 tie.

Madrid need to beat the German giants at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to secure top spot and the second leg of their last 16 clash at home.

4-3-3 vs Gijon: Major blow for Zidane, Real Madrid without 5 top class players for home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon
Liga BBVA 2016/17
26th November 2016, 15:15 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon live on beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

Real Madrid host Sporting Gijon in La Liga this weekend and Los Blancos will be looking to extend their fantastic run of form with another win at home.

Ronaldo extends Real Madrid deal to 2021

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to retire at Real Madrid after agreeing a bumper new five-year contract to be signed on Monday that ties him to the Spanish giants until 2021.

"The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo's contract will take place tomorrow, Monday 7 November at 1:30pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium," Madrid said in a statement on Sunday.

Six-year Madrid deal set to bank Bale over 115 mn euros

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Madrid (AFP) Gareth Bale's new six-year Real Madrid contract will see the Welshman reportedly rake in well in excess of 115 million euros ($126 million) as the Spanish giants bet on Bale to lead another glorious era at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Bale, who has won two Champions League titles in three years in Spain, solidifies his position as one of the highest earners in football along with the likes of Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Six-year Madrid deal set to bank Bale over 115 mn euros

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Madrid (AFP) Gareth Bale's new six-year Real Madrid contract will see the Welshman reportedly rake in well in excess of 115 million euros ($126 million) as the Spanish giants bet on Bale to lead another glorious era at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Bale, who has won two Champions League titles in three years in Spain, solidifies his position as one of the highest earners in football along with the likes of Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Ronaldo hat-trick as Real hold off Barca, Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo returned to goalscoring form with his first hat-trick of the season and also missed a penalty as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona move up to second, just two points adrift, despite a below-par display in edging past bottom-placed Granada 1-0 thanks to Rafinha's spectacular winner.

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real hold off Barca, Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo returned to goalscoring form with his first hat-trick of the season and also missed a penalty as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona move up to second, just two points adrift, despite a below-par display in edging past bottom placed Granada 1-0 thanks to Rafinha's winner.

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real hold off Barca, Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo returned to goalscoring form with his first hat-trick of the season and also missed a penalty as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona move up to second, just two points adrift, despite a below-par display in edging past bottom placed Granada 1-0 thanks to Rafinha's winner.

Real wait for misfiring Ronaldo to catch fire

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid are hoping Cristiano Ronaldo can end a lean period in front of goal as they attempt to keep their noses in front of a tight five-way race atop La Liga at Alaves on Saturday.

Madrid bounced back from a four-game draw streak in style by scoring 20 goals in winning their last four outings to move back top of the table and take big strides towards progress in the Champions League and Copa del Rey.

Real wait for misfiring Ronaldo to catch fire

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid are hoping Cristiano Ronaldo can end a lean period in front of goal as they attempt to keep their noses in front of a tight five-way race atop La Liga at Alaves on Saturday.

Madrid bounced back from a four-game draw streak in style by scoring 20 goals in winning their last four outings to move back top of the table and take big strides towards progress in the Champions League and Copa del Rey.

Vazquez willing to work for Real chance

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez insists hard work can unlock more first team opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu after extending his contract with the European champions to 2021.

Vazquez has featured in 12 of Madrid's 14 games this season, but has started just three as the Spanish international has developed a reputation as a game changer off the bench under Zinedine Zidane.

Vazquez willing to work for Real chance

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez insists hard work can unlock more first team opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu after extending his contract with the European champions to 2021.

Vazquez has featured in 12 of Madrid's 14 games this season, but has started just three as the Spanish international has developed a reputation as a game changer off the bench under Zinedine Zidane.

Is It Time For Zidane To Break Up The BBC?

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As Alvaro Morata wheeled away in celebration after scoring Real Madrid's winning goal against Athletic Club on Sunday, the case for Zinedine Zidane to rotate and re-shuffle his forward line became ever-stronger. The weekend game marked 38 days since Cristiano Ronaldo last scored at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Portugal international frustrating fans with a performance that saw him snatch at finishes that would normally come so naturally.

Zinedine Zidane ‘not worried’ by Ronaldo strike rate

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has dismissed concerns surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's supposed troubles in front of goal that have led to boos from the club's notoriously demanding fans.

The Portugal superstar has scored four times in nine appearances for the Spanish league leaders since returning from the knee injury that forced him off in his country's Euro 2016 final win over France.

Zinedine Zidane ‘not worried’ by Ronaldo strike rate

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has dismissed concerns surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's supposed troubles in front of goal that have led to boos from the club's notoriously demanding fans.

The Portugal superstar has scored four times in nine appearances for the Spanish league leaders since returning from the knee injury that forced him off in his country's Euro 2016 final win over France.

Polish fans held in Madrid after clashes

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Madrid (AFP) Thirteen Polish supporters of Legia Warsaw were being held Wednesday following clashes with police before the football club's Champions League game against Real Madrid, police said.

Among them is the leader of an ultra group, a police spokeswoman said, without giving further details.

Polish fans held in Madrid after clashes

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Madrid (AFP) Thirteen Polish supporters of Legia Warsaw were being held Wednesday following clashes with police before the football club's Champions League game against Real Madrid, police said.

Among them is the leader of an ultra group, a police spokeswoman said, without giving further details.

‘Mentally tough’ Modric aims to retire at Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric wants to play out the rest of his career with the Spanish giants after signing a new contract until 2020.

Modric, 31, has become a fundamental part of the Real side, winning two Champions League titles, since his arrival from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

‘Mentally tough’ Modric aims to retire at Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric wants to play out the rest of his career with the Spanish giants after signing a new contract until 2020.

Modric, 31, has become a fundamental part of the Real side, winning two Champions League titles, since his arrival from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

Fan violence mars Madrid cruise past Legia

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Fan violence mars Madrid cruise past Legia

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Madrid cruise past Legia, towards last 16

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Madrid cruise past Legia, towards last 16

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Seven injured as Polish fans clash with police in Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Five Polish fans and two police officers were injured after clashes before Tuesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw in the Spanish capital.

The clashes started as fans arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu before kick-off for the Group F game classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities.

Seven injured as Polish fans clash with police in Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Five Polish fans and two police officers were injured after clashes before Tuesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw in the Spanish capital.

The clashes started as fans arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu before kick-off for the Group F game classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities.

Arsenal finally European champions… for matchday revenue

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Paris (AFP) Arsenal have never won the European Champions League but they reign over the continent when it comes to matchday revenue, with takings at their Emirates Stadium greater than anywhere else in Europe.

Their 60,000-capacity ground in north London, opened in 2006, generated 132 million euros (£116 million, $148 million) in the 2014-15 season from ticket sales and fan spending, according to a study by Deloitte.

Arsenal finally European champions… for matchday revenue

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Paris (AFP) Arsenal have never won the European Champions League but they reign over the continent when it comes to matchday revenue, with takings at their Emirates Stadium greater than anywhere else in Europe.

Their 60,000-capacity ground in north London, opened in 2006, generated 132 million euros (£116 million, $148 million) in the 2014-15 season from ticket sales and fan spending, according to a study by Deloitte.