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Bale feels right at home in Madrid
Bale feels right at home in Madrid

Football Soccer - Real Madrid v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - 4/5/16Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the first goal for Real MadridAction Images via Reuters / Carl RecineLivepicMADRID (Reuters) - It took more than two seasons but Gareth Bale finally feels settled at Real Madrid and is dreaming of big things to come.The Wales international will play his second Champions Lea

May 26 2016
Champions League final: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid - SWOT Analysis
Champions League final: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid - SWOT Analysis

The Champions League final will be keenly contestedAny Madrid derby is always a match to savour. Throw in the small matter of a Champions League final and we definitely have a match which will capture any football fan’s imagination. Real Madrid look like a new team ever since Zidane has taken over while Atletico Madrid have looked like the most organised team in Europe under Diego Simeone. Their different approaches to Saturday&rs

May 26 2016
Dani Alves to leave Barcelona and join Juventus on a free transfer - reports
Dani Alves to leave Barcelona and join Juventus on a free transfer - reports

Dani Alves has won an astonishing 31 trophies so far in his careerBarcelona right-back Dani Alves is set to join Juventus for free on a three-year contract. Reports from Spain’s Cadena Ser say that the Brazilian will leave Barcelona on June 30th to sign for the Italian giants. Alves was under contract till 2017, but it is believed that he will join the Turin side for free.Alves was very close to leaving Barcelona last year, when there

May 26 2016
Champions League trophy would complete Simeone revolution
Champions League trophy would complete Simeone revolution

Football Soccer - Atletico Madrid training - Majadahonda, Spain -21/5/16- Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone attends a training session in Majadahonda. REUTERS/Juan MedinaBy Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) - Diego Simeone has turned Atletico Madrid from a team teetering on the brink of relegation into European heavyweights. Avenging their 2014 Champions League defeat by Real Madrid on Saturday would complete the transformation.The former Atl

May 26 2016
Atletico fitter and wiser as they plot revenge for Lisbon
Atletico fitter and wiser as they plot revenge for Lisbon

Football Soccer - Atletico Madrid training - Majadahonda, Spain -21/5/16- Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis (R) attend a training session in Majadahonda. REUTERS/Juan MedinaBy Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) - Two years on from their defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final, Atletico Madrid are back on the same stage against the same rival - wiser and determined not to be haunted by the memories of Lisbon.Sergio Ramos' 93rd-minute equali

UEFA Champion League Final: Diego Godin finds it hard to forget previous final loss against Real Madrid
UEFA Champion League Final: Diego Godin finds it hard to forget previous final loss against Real Madrid

Diego Godin will hope to lead Atletico to their first ever Champions League trophyAtletico Madrid defender Diego Godin on Wednesday recalled that it was "hard to forget" the Champions League final against cross-town football rivals Real Madrid two years ago in Lisbon, when he scored a goal but his side lost 1-4."In the season that followed it was hard to forget about that final; every player wants to make it to a final and win,&quo

May 25 2016
No Atletico player would make Real's XI, Bale says
No Atletico player would make Real's XI, Bale says

Football Soccer - Real Madrid v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - 4/5/16Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the first goal for Real MadridAction Images via Reuters / Carl RecineLivepicREUTERS - Gareth Bale would not pick any Atletico Madrid player over one of his teammates, the Real Madrid forward said, as the two Spanish sides prepare to square off in Saturday’s Champions Leag

May 25 2016
UEFA Champions League: Dani Alves backs Atletico Madrid to beat Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League: Dani Alves backs Atletico Madrid to beat Real Madrid

Dani Alves wishes to see Atletico rather than Real lift the Champions League titleDani Alves is hoping Atletico Madrid defeat arch-rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League final set to be contested on May 28th in Milan. The Brazilian has enjoyed another trophy-laden season at Barcelona as the Catalan club managed to win the double of La Liga and the Copa del Rey. This saw Alves overtake legendary footballer Pele as the most successful 

May 25 2016
Gareth Bale claims no Atletico Madrid player would make the Real Madrid starting XI
Gareth Bale claims no Atletico Madrid player would make the Real Madrid starting XI

Bale is confident ahead of the finalGareth Bale has taken a shot at Atletico Madrid players saying none of them are good enough to get into the starting XI of the Real Madrid team. The two city rivals will be facing off against each other this weekend in the UEFA Champions League final.Bale has had an injury troubled season but has still managed to have his best goalscoring campaign in a Madrid shirt. The Welshman is confident that his side&

May 25 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid are a better side than predictable Atletico Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid are a better side than predictable Atletico Madrid

The Madrid derby will be keenly contestedCristiano Ronaldo took a dig at Real Madrid’s Champions League final opponents, Atletico Madrid, calling them one-dimensional. Atletico Madrid have been extremely impressive in the Champions League this season, securing hard-fought victories over Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.Ronaldo who scored in the 2014 final is determined to help Real Mad

May 25 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo says he does not care about Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo says he does not care about Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo has won 2 Champions League titles in his career so farCristiano Ronaldo has gone on to say that he doesn’t care about anything that happens at Barcelona and is only worried about Real Madrid. Los Blancos are due to contest in the Champions League final on Saturday in Milan against bitter rivals Atletico Madrid and Ronaldo has been instrumental in his side’s road to the final scoring 16 goals in just 11 game

May 25 2016
Spain need the spine to reign again
Spain need the spine to reign again

Football Soccer - UEFA European Championship 2016 - Spain news conference - Las Rozas, Spain - 17/05/16. Spain's head coach Vicente del Bosque announces his squad for Euro 2016. REUTERS/Juan MedinaBy Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) - For all Vicente del Bosque's confidence that he has the right balance of experience and youth to return Spain to their familiar place on the winner's rostrum, questions remain about his best starting line-up ahe

May 25 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: May 24,2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: May 24,2016

Juventus have reportedly rejected a bid from Barcelona for DybalaThe transfer window is buzzing with rumours and gossips all around, with big money moves being linked with Manchester United as Jose Mourinho seemingly prepares to take over with a supposed kit of £200 million at his disposal. Chelsea and Manchester Cit meanwhile are both set to have major shuffles with new managers Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte

May 24 2016
6 European records Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are yet to break
6 European records Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are yet to break

Messi and Ronaldo share eight Ballon D’Ors between themCristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely considered as the greatest players of this generation. Their rivalry has probably garnered the greatest drama through the years, with each player trying to break the other’s record. The two players have dominated the Ballon D’Or for the last eight years, with Messi coming on top five times to Ronaldo’s three.The Argentine h

May 24 2016
Ronaldo declares himself fit for Champions League final
Ronaldo declares himself fit for Champions League final

Football Soccer - Real Madrid Preview - Valdebebas, Madrid, Spain - 24/5/16. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo stands in front of reporters after a training session. REUTERS/Andrea ComasMADRID, (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has reassured Real Madrid fans he will be fit to play in Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Milan after limping out of Tuesday's training session.Ronaldo failed to complete training for the third sessio

May 24 2016
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