• Spanish authorities to take ‘appropriate’ steps after Ronaldo tax evasion allegations

    Spanish authorities to take ‘appropriate’ steps after Ronaldo tax evasion allegations

    It has been alleged the Real Madrid star avoided paying taxes prior to his arrival at the club, claims which have been denied, although further scrutiny will now take place.

    The Spanish state secretary of the treasury Jose Enrique Fernandez de Moya says the body will take “inspections we consider appropriate” after allegations of tax evasion were levelled against Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Over the next three weeks, a consortium of 12 European newspapers is set to publish the findings of what is described […]

  • Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Late Sergio Ramos goal cancels out Luis Suarez header in El Clasico draw

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Late Sergio Ramos goal cancels out Luis Suarez header in El Clasico draw

    Luis Suarez saw his chances of winning El Clasico for Barcelona snatched away by a late equaliser by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

    In what was a disappointing game after so much expectation, both sides failed to produce the flowing football we’ve become used to witnessing in the first half which ended 0-0.

    Lucas Vázquez, who started the game for Madrid in the absence of Gareth Bale who faces a long stint on the sidelines with a knee injury, will feel hard […]

  • Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ‘gives us more than we pay him’ – Perez

    Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ‘gives us more than we pay him’ – Perez

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says Cristiano Ronaldo gives back more to the club than what they pay him.

    Ronaldo, 31, signed a new contract with Madrid last month, keeping him at the club until 2021 and, according to Forbes, protecting his position the highest-paid athlete in the world.

    Since signing the deal, the Portugal captain has gone on to score five goals in three games for Madrid to help them stay top of La Liga and qualify for the round of […]

  • Barcelona nearly signed Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003, says former president

    Barcelona nearly signed Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003, says former president

    The former Barca president Joan Laporta has revealed that the club were offered the Real Madrid superstar for less than Manchester United paid for him back in 2009.

    Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that the Catalan club were offered to sign Cristiano Ronaldo for €17 million when he was 18.

    Madrid made Ronaldo the most expensive player in the world when they paid an estimated €94m to Manchester United for his services in 2009.

    Ronaldo scored a last-gasp winner for Madrid […]

  • Copa de Rey: Barcelona held by Hercules, Real Madrid romp into last 16

    Copa de Rey: Barcelona held by Hercules, Real Madrid romp into last 16

    Barcelona were held 1-1 by lowly Hercules in their King’s Cup last 32 first-leg match on Wednesday while Mariano scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid romped to a 6-1 second-leg victory over third-tier Cultural Leonesa and a 13-2 aggregate triumph.

    Barca’s Carles Alena struck a sublime effort in the 58th minute to cancel out David Mainz’s close-range opener six minutes earlier as the cup holders came from behind but had to accept a draw in a match they dominated.

    The Spanish champions’ […]

  • Real madrid reveals Gareth Bale has had successful surgery in London

    Real madrid reveals Gareth Bale has had successful surgery in London

    Real Madrid has announced that Gareth Bale has successfully undergone surgery on his damaged ankle in London.

    The Welsh winger was operated on at the King Edward VII Hospital, to repair the peroneal tendon injury, he picked up during their Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon last week.

    Madrid did not put a time frame to his recovery, but reports say he could be out for up to three months.

    “Our player Gareth Bale has successfully come through the operation he underwent today […]

  • Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta to make return in El Clasico

    Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta to make return in El Clasico

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is set to return to first team action against Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Saturday.

    Iniesta has missed Barca’s last six matches since damaging his knee ligaments in the win over Valencia in October and initial fears were that he would not play again this year.

    However, he has recovered quicker than expected and returned to full training last week. If he was not suspended, Luis Enrique said, he would even played against Hercules in the Copa […]

  • ‘A draw is almost a miracle’ – Luis Enrique disgusted with Barcelona display

    ‘A draw is almost a miracle’ – Luis Enrique disgusted with Barcelona display

    Luis Enrique described Barca’s display against Real Sociedad as “disastrous” and one of the worst during his spell in charge.

    Luis Enrique said it was practically a miracle that Barcelona escaped their trip to Real Sociedad with a 1-1 draw.

    The LaLiga champions snatched a point through Lionel Messi after Willian Jose opened the scoring but were second-best throughout the encounter at Anoeta.

    Sociedad twice hit the woodwork through Carlos Vela and saw a Juanmi goal unjustly ruled out for offside, while Barca […]

  • Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona: Below-par champions lose more ground on Real Madrid

    Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona: Below-par champions lose more ground on Real Madrid

    Luis Enrique’s side were not at their best at Anoeta and had Lionel Messi to thank for an equalising goal that at least allowed them to avoid defeat on Sunday evening.

    Lionel Messi rescued a point for below-par Barcelona as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.

    The Argentina star scored his 19th goal of the season just before the hour mark to cancel out Willian Jose’s header, but a largely poor performance from […]

  • Neymar has been involved in a traffic accident ahead of his side’s La Liga game with Real Sociedad

    Neymar has been involved in a traffic accident ahead of his side’s La Liga game with Real Sociedad

    The Brazilian attacker was on the way to the training ground to join up with his team-mates when he dented his sportscar.

    Barcelona forward Neymar has been involved in a traffic accident ahead of his side’s La Liga game with Real Sociedad.

    The 24-year-old was travelling towards Ciutat Esportiva to meet up with his teammates, but crashed his Ferrari 458 Spider en route.

    Spanish channel TV3 confirmed that Neymar did not suffer any serious injuries in the incident, and should be fit to […]

  • Ronaldo is back on top form – Zidane

    Ronaldo is back on top form – Zidane

    The Portugal striker scored a penalty and a header to end Sporting’s resistance, while James Rodriguez was also praised by the coach following victory.

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane feels Cristiano Ronaldo is back on top form after his double secured three points against Sporting Gijon.

    Despite a disappointing display from Madrid, they retained momentum at the top of La Liga as Ronaldo netted a penalty and a thumping header to clinch victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    The Portugal international received his fair […]