1. Gareth Bale Has Now Become the Player Real Madrid Always Wanted Him to Be

    The sample size was admittedly small, but you didn't need a doctorate in mathematics to recognise this one was significant. It was just before 4 p.m...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 hours ago 7,400 reads 49 comments

  2. Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    So Take 3, then. After consecutive matchdays in which La Liga's trio of contenders have all gone at it in this suddenly juicy title race, one after another in frenetic strings of ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 day ago 3,828 reads 22 comments

  3. Real Madrid Return to Anoeta at Pivotal Time, Looking to Close a Chapter

    Carlo Ancelotti walked into the press room at Anoeta. A frown on his face, an unusually fierce look in his eyes, the Italian sat down behind the microphone, scratched his head and took one deep breath...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 days ago 3,437 reads 21 comments

  4. Premier League Chaos Has Claimed the Elite: Can Incoming Bosses Rise Above It?

    The new year had just arrived, and the most emblematic of weeks had just closed. It was January 2, and at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal had moved two points clear at the top of the table with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 6,362 reads 21 comments

  5. Real Madrid Resist Temptation and Avoid Damage to Return Buoyed from Manchester

    Both sets of players were emerging from the tunnel after half-time, and the substitute board shot into the chilly Manchester air...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 4 days ago 11,327 reads 27 comments

  6. Manchester City vs. Real Madrid: Complete Player-by-Player Breakdown

    Manchester City and Real Madrid: Both UEFA Champions League foes and kindred spirits. On Tuesday, the two clubs meet at the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of their semi-final tie in Europe's top tier...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 23,501 reads 43 comments

  7. Gareth Bale Was All Real Madrid Had Left, but He Was All They Needed

    The ball had just been forced out of play on the right flank, where Gareth Bale was charging, pointing and yelling...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 days ago 9,297 reads 27 comments

  8. Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    So let's do it all again, shall we? Just three days after La Liga's trio of barely separable title rivals went at it one by one across a single evening, Saturday brings with it much the same affair...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 days ago 10,373 reads 26 comments

  9. La Liga Facing Crucial Summer with Tidal Wave of Cash Headed for Premier League

    Left foot, right foot, head: It was late November in the southeast of the Spanish capital, and with a wonderfully rounded hat-track that featured a goal with each body part, one of ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 days ago 26,055 reads 108 comments

  10. Real Madrid's Title Bid Continues to Strengthen, Even If Equation Hasn't Changed

    The night had ended as it had started, the equation unchanged. Going in, it was always likely it would go this way, but still, in doing so, it was curiously compelling and  anticlimactic at the same time...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 10 days ago 5,773 reads 43 comments

  11. Real Madrid vs. Villarreal: Team News, Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    So, here we are then. No one expected this, did they? Well, no one other than Gareth Bale .  "You never know," said Bale in the aftermath of Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 7,115 reads 39 comments

  12. Real Madrid Are Rolling: The Task Now Is to Prolong It Beyond This Season

    The task in front of them was big and the potential consequences in waiting were even bigger. The coming 24 hours would shape careers and futures, but just looking at Zinedine Zidane, you wouldn't have known it...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 6,909 reads 38 comments

  13. James Rodriguez and Isco Fighting for Real Madrid Futures for Rest of Season

    It was encouraging for both of them, but concurrently the afternoon was indicative of something lacking. Half an hour had passed at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Saturday when James Rodriguez pivoted on the right flank...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 7,459 reads 33 comments

  14. Real Madrid Are Firmly in La Liga's Title Race, and No One Really Knows How

    In the stands, they wanted to be angry but didn't have the energy or the care for it. Down on the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to celebrate but, well, ditto...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 14 days ago 31,092 reads 41 comments

  15. Getafe vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Losses were piling up, point after point was being squandered, and a freefall had set in: It had been coming, and on Monday it arrived...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 15 days ago 6,044 reads 21 comments

  16. Barcelona Fall to the Curse: Is Defending the Champions League Growing Harder?

    If anyone was going to get the better of it, it was them. Surely. But no. Again, in its own way, with its knack for doing so, just as it had done to 25 others before them, it got the better of them...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 16 days ago 13,545 reads 60 comments

  17. 5 Games from 2015-16 Season Real Madrid Wish They Could Have Again

    Upon reflection, Real Madrid 's 2015-16 season has been difficult to decipher. Right from the beginning, the current campaign has swung wildly between the extremes, consistency absent but headlines ever present...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 8,503 reads 30 comments

  18. Real Madrid and Zidane Complete the 'Remontada' by Finding the Right Balance

    Water dripped from the roofs above and the roads glistened. Almost all day the rain had been heavy, the skies gloomy. For a marquee night, Madrid was soaked. It wasn't at all what they'd wanted...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 18 days ago 11,805 reads 53 comments

  19. Real Madrid vs. Wolfsburg: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Ninth time lucky? That's the belief. Barely an hour had passed after the final whistle had blown at the Volkswagen Arena on Wednesday, and already the talk had shifted...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 19 days ago 20,492 reads 41 comments

  20. Real Madrid vs. Wolfsburg: Areas Where the Tie Will Be Won and Lost

    Real Madrid and Wolfsburg will meet again on Tuesday, with the sides set to do battle in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie at the Santiago Bernabeu ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 9,746 reads 34 comments

  21. Valencia and Gary Neville: More Questions Hang over Club Than They Do Coach

    Gary Neville was up on his feet, pointing, shouting and instructing. Animated, demonstrative, this was typical Neville, but finally, at long last, he was getting a response...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 1,704 reads 1 comments

  22. Clasico Glow Extinguished as Real Madrid Revert to Type Against Wolfsburg

    Well, so much for that, then. It was late on Wednesday night at the Volkswagen Arena, and 90 perplexing minutes had just passed that had left behind bemused expressions, disbelieving eyes and hands scratching heads...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 24 days ago 4,732 reads 53 comments

  23. Wolfsburg vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    He knew the size of the task and he knew the odds, but still there was a streak of optimism.  "They are a team just as we are," said Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking of Real ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 12,737 reads 32 comments

  24. Ranking Real Madrid's Top 5 Players for March 2016

    On paper it looked consistent, brilliant even, but the reality was rather different. For Real Madrid , the month of March yielded five consecutive wins across La Liga and the UEFA ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 26 days ago 8,164 reads 16 comments

  25. 3 Big Real Madrid Talking Points After El Clasico

    For almost an hour, it was cagey, strangely uneventful and, in a sense, lived up to its billing by being so...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 27 days ago 6,125 reads 39 comments