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‘Now I’m jinxed?’ jokes Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane joked Friday that he was “jinxed” as his team comes under attack for their misfiring start to this season’s la Liga campaign.

“So now I’m jinxed, am I?” the Frenchman said two days after Real suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by Real Betis.

Bernabeu boos can make Bale better – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the harsh treatment meted out to Gareth Bale by his own fans at the Santiago Bernabeu can push the Welshman to greater heights.

Bale bounced back from jeers as Real opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia last week by scoring just his second goal of the season in spectacular fashion in a 3-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Bernabeu boos can make Bale better – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the harsh treatment meted out to Gareth Bale by his own fans at the Santiago Bernabeu can push the Welshman to greater heights.

Bale bounced back from jeers as Real opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia last week by scoring just his second goal of the season in spectacular fashion in a 3-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Zidane, Ancelotti want transfer window closed before season start

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti on Friday added to growing calls for the summer transfer window to close before the season starts across Europe.

English Premier League clubs voted on Thursday to shut the 2018 close-season transfer window before the start of the 2018-19 campaign following complaints by managers that transfer activity disturbs their preparations.

Zidane leads nominees for FIFA coach prize

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Paris (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the FIFA men’s coach of the year award announced on Thursday.

Other candidates include Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the English title, Manchester United’s Europa League-winning coach Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus.

Could Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez next club be Real Madrid?

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Latest reports are claiming that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is keen on signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer. The Chilean international's future has been up in the air for the last 12 months, with him and his club failing to agree personal terms over a new contract, and he has made some comments [.

Zidane hints Ronaldo to feature against Man United

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Skopje (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane indicated that Cristiano Ronaldo will feature in the UEFA Super Cup against Manchester United after travelling with the squad to Skopje on Monday.

Ronaldo was surprisingly named in the reigning European champions’ group for Tuesday’s match in the Macedonian capital after only returning to training with his club over the weekend.

Zidane hints Ronaldo to feature against Man United

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Skopje (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane indicated that Cristiano Ronaldo will feature in the UEFA Super Cup against Manchester United after travelling with the squad to Skopje on Monday.

Ronaldo was surprisingly named in the reigning European champions’ group for Tuesday’s match in the Macedonian capital after only returning to training with his club over the weekend.

Ronaldo will remain Real player ‘2-3 more years’, says Zidane

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be remain a Real Madrid player for “the next 2-3 years”, coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday, ending talk the Bernabeu superstar might depart for Manchester United.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about the 32-year-old Portuguese forward who is currently on vacation.

Ronaldo will remain Real player ‘2-3 more years’, says Zidane

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be remain a Real Madrid player for “the next 2-3 years”, coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday, ending talk the Bernabeu superstar might depart for Manchester United.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about the 32-year-old Portuguese forward who is currently on vacation.

Real Madrid boss Zidane confirms Danilo ‘gone’

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday that Brazilian right-back Danilo is no longer with the Champions League trophy-holders, with Manchester City apparently set to benefit from his Bernabeu departure.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against English Premier League side Manchester United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about changes to the Spanish giants, which include striker Alvaro Morata’s Friday transfer to English champions Chelsea.

Real Madrid boss Zidane confirms Danilo ‘gone’

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday that Brazilian right-back Danilo is no longer with the Champions League trophy-holders, with Manchester City apparently set to benefit from his Bernabeu departure.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against English Premier League side Manchester United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about changes to the Spanish giants, which include striker Alvaro Morata’s Friday transfer to English champions Chelsea.

French federation president tips Zidane for future France job

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Paris (AFP) – The president of the French Football Federation has said he expects Zinedine Zidane to eventually manage France.

“That is a logical continuation. It is likely that one day he will be interested,” Noel Le Graet told RMC radio on Wednesday when asked about the prospect of Zidane coaching Les Bleus in the future.

Zidane back among the immortals

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Feted as one of the finest talents of his generation, Zinedine Zidane has made the transition to management so smoothly that he has already eclipsed some of the game’s most hallowed names just 17 months into his spell as Real Madrid boss.

When Zidane’s majestic strike flashed into the net to give Madrid victory in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen, the French star must have believed he would never surpass that golden moment in Europe’s top tier tournament.

Zidane hoping to follow in Sacchi’s footsteps

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Rome (AFP) – Arrigo Sacchi was a revolutionary who came from nowhere to lead a great AC Milan side to back-to-back European Cups in 1989 and 1990.

It is a feat that no coach has achieved since, but that Zinedine Zidane will match if he retains the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in Saturday’s final against Juventus in Cardiff.

Juventus the final hurdle to history for Zidane’s Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Even for a man and a club synonymous with European Cup glory, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid stand on the brink of history in Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff.

Since the European Cup was rebranded and expanded into the Champions League in 1992, no team has been capable of defending the trophy.

Juventus the final hurdle to history for Zidane’s Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Even for a man and a club synonymous with European Cup glory, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid stand on the brink of history in Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff.

Since the European Cup was rebranded and expanded into the Champions League in 1992, no team has been capable of defending the trophy.

Zidane gets sacrifice from Galacticos to make Madrid champions

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane’s transformation of Real Madrid from crisis club to champions has been rooted not in the glamour of relying purely on ‘Galactico’ talent, but fostering a team spirit and never say die attitude.

Madrid sealed a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday - and 33rd in total - with a 2-0 victory at Malaga to bring a halt to Barcelona’s domination of domestic matters having won six of the previous eight titles.

Zidane gets sacrifice from Galacticos to make Madrid champions

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane’s transformation of Real Madrid from crisis club to champions has been rooted not in the glamour of relying purely on ‘Galactico’ talent, but fostering a team spirit and never say die attitude.

Madrid sealed a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday - and 33rd in total - with a 2-0 victory at Malaga to bring a halt to Barcelona’s domination of domestic matters having won six of the previous eight titles.

Title Real Madrid’s to lose: Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid have all they can ask for with just one La Liga game of the season to go and that is the destiny of the title in their own hands, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday.

Madrid lead Barcelona by three points at the top of the table and just need to avoid defeat at Malaga on Sunday to be assured of a first La Liga title in five years.

‘We have won nothing yet’ Zidane warns Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid must hold their nerve in the La Liga title run-in coach Zinedine Zidane warned on Tuesday ahead of the catch up game against Celta Vigo.

Real are level on 87 points with bitter rivals Barcelona but because Barca enjoy a better head-to-head record Zidane’s charges need four points from their two remaining ties with Vigo and Malaga at the weekend.

Only winning saves a Real Madrid coach’s job: Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid may be on the verge of a first La Liga and Champions League double for 59 years, but coach Zinedine Zidane insisted his job is only safe if he delivers trophies.

Madrid sports daily reported on Saturday that Zidane is set to be handed a contract extension to 2020 as a reward for his spectacular success since taking charge in January last year.

Only winning saves a Real Madrid coach’s job: Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid may be on the verge of a first La Liga and Champions League double for 59 years, but coach Zinedine Zidane insisted his job is only safe if he delivers trophies.

Madrid sports daily reported on Saturday that Zidane is set to be handed a contract extension to 2020 as a reward for his spectacular success since taking charge in January last year.

Kylian Mbappe ‘exceptional’, says Real Madrid boss Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane hailed Kylian Mbappe’s “exceptional” breakout season on Friday as speculation mounted that the Monaco starlet has set his heart on a move to Real Madrid.

Friday’s edition of the Madrid sports daily Marca said that the 18-year-old Mbappe has indicated his desire to join the reigning European champions.

Kylian Mbappe ‘exceptional’, says Real Madrid boss Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane hailed Kylian Mbappe’s “exceptional” breakout season on Friday as speculation mounted that the Monaco starlet has set his heart on a move to Real Madrid.

Friday’s edition of the Madrid sports daily Marca said that the 18-year-old Mbappe has indicated his desire to join the reigning European champions.

4-3-3 v Valencia: Zidane without these 3 Real Madrid stars for vital clash; Team News, Injury Update and Possible Lineups

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Real Madrid host Valencia in La Liga this weekend and Los Blancos will be hoping to build on their 6-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor.

The defeat against Barcelona in El Clasico allowed the Catalan giants a way back into the title race and Zinedine Zidane’s men cannot afford another slip up at this crucial stage of the season.

Zidane calls on French to ‘avoid’ voting for Le Pen

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Madrid (AFP) – Frenchfootball star and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane called Friday on his countrymen to do their “utmost to avoid” voting far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen into office.

Le Pen, leader of the National Front party, was voted into the second round of French elections at the weekend and is now engaged in a fierce run-off with her globalist rival and centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.

Zidane calls on French to ‘avoid’ voting for Le Pen

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Madrid (AFP) – Frenchfootball star and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane called Friday on his countrymen to do their “utmost to avoid” voting far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen into office.

Le Pen, leader of the National Front party, was voted into the second round of French elections at the weekend and is now engaged in a fierce run-off with her globalist rival and centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.

4-3-3 v Sporting: Zidane without these 4 Real Madrid stars for away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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

Sporting Gijon vs Real Madrid
Liga BBVA 2016/17
15th April, 15:15 pm BST
El Molinon, Asturias
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Sporting host Real Madrid in La Liga this weekend and the home side will be looking to improve their chances of beating the drop with a positive result.

Zidane predicts frenetic fortnight will judge Real Madrid’s season

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane knows a hitherto successful season will be quickly forgotten if his side blow their chances at a La Liga and Champions League double in the next two weeks.

Zidane’s men kick off a daunting 15-day stretch with the visit of Atletico Madrid on Saturday with Barcelona also to come to the Santiago Bernabeu on April 23 with a two-legged Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich in between times.

Zidane predicts frenetic fortnight will judge Real Madrid’s season

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane knows a hitherto successful season will be quickly forgotten if his side blow their chances at a La Liga and Champions League double in the next two weeks.

Zidane’s men kick off a daunting 15-day stretch with the visit of Atletico Madrid on Saturday with Barcelona also to come to the Santiago Bernabeu on April 23 with a two-legged Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich in between times.

4-3-3 v Atletico: Zidane without this top class Real Madrid star for derby game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
La Liga 2016/17
8th April, 15:15 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
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Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in La Liga this weekend and Los Blancos will be looking to extend their current run of form with another win.

Zidane ignores Pique distractions for title run-in

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane refused to rise to Barcelona defender Gerard Pique’s bait ahead of his side’s return to action at home to Alaves on Saturday.

Pique dominated headlines in Spain over the past week by launching an attack on Madrid’s “values”.

Zidane relishes showdown with Ancelotti

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he will be the “pupil” to Carlo Ancelotti’s “master” when the European champions face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Zidane was Ancelotti’s assistant when Madrid won their 10th European Cup in 2014 before going onto match the Italian’s achievement by winning the Champions League in his debut season as coach last year.

Zidane defends under-fire Real Madrid goalkeeper Navas

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed goalkeeper Keylor Navas’s contribution as the European champions leapfrogged Barcelona into top spot in La Liga despite the latest a series of blunders this season from the Costa Rican on Sunday.

Navas pulled off a stunning stoppage time save from Antonio Sarabia to secure a 2-1 win for Madrid over Real Betis.

Zidane defends under-fire Real Madrid goalkeeper Navas

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed goalkeeper Keylor Navas’s contribution as the European champions leapfrogged Barcelona into top spot in La Liga despite the latest a series of blunders this season from the Costa Rican on Sunday.

Navas pulled off a stunning stoppage time save from Antonio Sarabia to secure a 2-1 win for Madrid over Real Betis.

Madrid don’t need help from referees, says Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane had a pointed message for La Liga rivals Barcelona on Saturday by claiming the European champions “don’t depend” on anyone else to win.

Barca produced the biggest comeback in Champions League history on Wednesday with a remarkable 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain to complete a 6-5 aggregate win.

No let up from Real Madrid, Zidane warns Napoli

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane has warned Napoli there will be no let up for 90 minutes when Real Madrid look to seal their seventh successive qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals.

After a 3-1 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, Napoli host the 11-time European champions Tuesday dreaming of causing a major upset and securing their first berth in the last eight of Europe’s premier club competition.

No let up from Real Madrid, Zidane warns Napoli

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane has warned Napoli there will be no let up for 90 minutes when Real Madrid look to seal their seventh successive qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals.

After a 3-1 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, Napoli host the 11-time European champions Tuesday dreaming of causing a major upset and securing their first berth in the last eight of Europe’s premier club competition.

No excuses for Madrid despite Bale dismissal – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted his side had no one to blame but themselves despite Gareth Bale’s red card in a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Las Palmas on Wednesday.

Madrid looked set for a first home league defeat in a year as Las Palmas took advantage of Bale’s dismissal early in the second-half to lead 3-1 with just three minutes remaining.