• Zidane “angry” as Real surrender lead and top spot

    Zidane “angry” as Real surrender lead and top spot

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was frustrated after the draw with Borussia Dortmund, although he was reluctant to blame his players.

    Zinedine Zidane was angry after Real Madrid failed to secure first place in Champions League Group F, but did not feel his team could have done much more against Borussia Dortmund.

    Substitute Marco Reus scored a dramatic equaliser with two minutes remaining at the Santiago Bernabeu as the visitors claimed a 2-2 draw and the point they needed to be sure […]

  • Zinedine Zidane proud after son Enzo makes scoring debut for Real Madrid

    Zinedine Zidane proud after son Enzo makes scoring debut for Real Madrid

    Zinedine Zidane declared himself proud as both a father and a coach after watching his son Enzo score on his senior debut as Real Madrid swept aside Cultural Leonesa 6-1.

    Zinedine Zidane declared himself proud as both a father and a coach after watching his son Enzo score on his senior debut as Real Madrid swept aside Cultural Leonesa 6-1.

    A hat-trick from Mariano helped Real cruise into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, with James Rodriguez notching another for […]

  • Zidane to rest Ronaldo with eye on Clasico

    Zidane to rest Ronaldo with eye on Clasico

    Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey clash with Cultural Leonesa in order to ensure he is 100 per cent for Saturday’s Clasico clash with Barcelona.

    The weekend’s game at Camp Nou offers Madrid the opportunity to open up a nine-point advantage over their bitter rivals at the top of LaLiga.

    Madrid recorded a 7-1 win at Cultural in the first leg without their star attacker and coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed he will […]

  • 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 […]

  • Zidane equals Ancelotti’s unbeaten mark at 31 games with Real Madrid

    Zidane equals Ancelotti’s unbeaten mark at 31 games with Real Madrid

    Real Madrid’s 2-1 La Liga over Sporting Gijon at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon took manager Zinedine Zidane and his team to 31 games unbeaten — equalling a mark set by his former mentor Carlo Ancelotti.

    Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid on the way to victory with an early penalty and diving header, but Carlos Carmona pulled one back for relegation-threatened Sporting before half-time.

    In pouring rain at the Bernabeu, the pace dipped in the second half, and Sporting might have […]

  • James Rodriguez is ready to play for Real Madrid – Zinedine Zidane

    James Rodriguez is ready to play for Real Madrid – Zinedine Zidane

    Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says James Rodriguez will get his chance to play after an ankle problem ruled Gareth Bale out of action until the New Year.

    Bale will undergo surgery on his ankle next Tuesday, with Colombia international James ready to step in after struggling for regular playing time this season.

    “The door is always open to everyone and now James is ready to play,” Zidane told a news conference. “I don’t think it is true that he never plays […]

  • Zidane confirms injured Bale is a doubt for Clasico

    Zidane confirms injured Bale is a doubt for Clasico

    The Wales international limped out of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Sporting and may struggle to make a December meeting with Barcelona.

     

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Gareth Bale may be forced to sit out the first El Clasico clash of the season after suffering an injury on Champions League duty.

    The Wales international was substituted with an apparent ankle injury during the second half of Tuesday’s meeting with Sporting.

    He hobbled out of the action just before the hour […]

  • Ronaldo rolls back the years against Atletico as Zidane shows he’s the real deal

    Ronaldo rolls back the years against Atletico as Zidane shows he’s the real deal

    The Portuguese ended his recent dry run in this fixture with a hat-trick and his coach oversaw an impressive tactical display that leaves Madrid on target to win La Liga.

    This was the toughest test yet for Real Madrid in 2016-17. Zinedine Zidane’s side came into the derby against Atletico Madrid unbeaten and on top of La Liga, but a meeting with Diego Simeone’s side was always going to be difficult.

    And it proved to be a fight, as always. Atletico’s impressive […]

  • Ramos resumes Real Madrid training ahead of Atletico clash

    Ramos resumes Real Madrid training ahead of Atletico clash

    The centre-back has been missing for close to two months but is set to return to action in time to feature in the derby.

    Real Madrid have received some encouraging news on the injury front ahead of this weekend’s La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid as Sergio Ramos has resumed squad training after a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

    The Spain defender last featured for Madrid in the 2-2 Champions League draw with Borussia Dortmund on September 27.

    But he […]

  • Ronaldo hails Zidane after ‘beautiful’ year

    Ronaldo hails Zidane after ‘beautiful’ year

    The Portugal international has signed a new five-year deal at Santiago Bernabeu, and has praised his coach for his role in the forward’s dream 12 months.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken of his “special affection” for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane after signing a five-year contract extension with the European champions.

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    The three-time Ballon d’Or winner put pen to paper on his […]

  • Ronaldo must finish his career at Real Madrid – Zidane

    Ronaldo must finish his career at Real Madrid – Zidane

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he was delighted to hear that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to renew his contract — speaking after Gareth Bale had starred in Sunday’s 3-0 win at home to Leganes in La Liga.

    A drowsy first half was enlivened on 39 minutes when Bale raced behind the visitors defence to open the scoring, then soon afterwards the Wales international made it 2-0 with a poacher’s effort from close range.

    The second period was mostly notable for Madrid […]