MADRID SUFFER POOR PRE-SEASON RESULTS

La Liga and Champions League champs Real Madrid suffered a bad start to the forthcoming season with poor results in the pre-season games.


The friendly games in the preseason camp in the United States did not go as planned as the team struggled. The champs won just one of four games but the result won’t matter so much until next week when the full blown football seasonresumes. For now it’s a matter of optics as many predict the team might struggle to match last season’s brilliance.

The team was without star forward Cristiano Ronaldo as he was enjoying an extended break following his participation at the FIFA Confederations Cup and the birth of his twins. He was absent as Marcelo scored the deciding penalty kick that ensured Los Blancos defeated MLS All-Star team.

Madrid and the All-Star side played a 1-1 draw so the shootout determined the winner. Continue reading MADRID SUFFER POOR PRE-SEASON RESULTS

REAL MADRID GET SECOND LA LIGA WIN

Real Madrid continued their superb start in the new campaign in the La Liga, defeating Celta Vigo 2-1 despite the absence of key players.


Isco missed the game as he picked up a knock on his ankle. The 24-year old was ruled out of the game, joining a host of other stars on the sidelines for Madrid. Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo remain yet to return to full fitness, even as the Champions League gets set to begin.

“He’s got some discomfort in his ankle. Last week, he took a knock on his ankle and he’s still not recovered. He left the training session and he won’t be with us tomorrow,” coach Zinedine Zidane said.

There are speculations that James Rodriguez and Raphael Varane could be on their way out of Madrid, and Zidane dropped a hint when he said: “Anything can happen until the 31st. Nobody is coming in, that’s certain, but it’s possible some may leave.”

Gareth Bales was on target as he returned to goal scoring during the La Liga opener last week. Real Madrid won Real Sociedad 3-0, with Bale grabbing a brace. Celta Vigo lost their opener to entrants Leganes, so they gave Real a tough fight before succumbing to another loss at the Bernabeu. Continue reading REAL MADRID GET SECOND LA LIGA WIN

CRISTIANO RONALDO RESUMES TRAINING AHEAD OF CITY CLASH

Real Madrid super star Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have resumed training with the rest of the squad ahead of the encounter against Manchester City in the semi final of the UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid posted a video on YouTube revealing that Ronaldo had resumed training in a bid to calm fans’ nerves ahead of the game on Wednesday.


Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training on Sunday following a thigh injury as he bids to prove his fitness for Real Madrid’s second leg tie against City. The forward limped off the field in the closing stages of the Spanish giants’ 3-0 win over Villarreal on 20 April and has been absent for the following three matches, including the goalless draw against Manchester City at the Etihad last week during the first leg.

Real Madrid announced their captain had returned to training ahead of the return tie against Manuel Pellegrini’s men at the Santiago Bernabeu. The 31-year-old Portuguese trained with his team-mates for the first half of the session before working individually for the remainder. Continue reading CRISTIANO RONALDO RESUMES TRAINING AHEAD OF CITY CLASH