1. Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez Give Real Madrid a Glimpse into Post-Ronaldo Future

    It was after midnight when Rafa Benitez finally sat down for his post-match press conference, the Real Madrid manager positively glowing despite his work duties carrying over into the early hours of the morning following a 10:30 p...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 day ago 13,819 reads 83 comments

  2. Real Madrid vs. Real Betis: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    It's a journey that began back in 1986, one almost three decades in the making, but even so, for Rafa Benitez the last three months might have felt just as long...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 7,722 reads 37 comments

  3. Plenty of Positives for Real Madrid in Drawing PSG in Champions League Group A

    It is often difficult to understand the trepidation that exists for so many when the draw for the Champions League group stage comes around...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 4 days ago 14,249 reads 45 comments

  4. Premier League Cash Influx Ruling Europe, but Can EPL Catch Barca, Real, Bayern?

    In January this year, as English football obsessed over winter moves for the likes of Wilfried Bony and Juan Cuadrado, Raul Albentosa swapped Eibar for Derby County in a move that barely registered on England's transfer radar...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 4 days ago 17,068 reads 179 comments

  5. Comparing James Rodriguez to Real Madrid's Great Modern Forwards

    Since his sparkling campaign at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, James Rodriguez has become one of the most recognisable faces in world football and one of the game's hottest talents...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 5 days ago 16,257 reads 47 comments

  6. Real Madrid, Florentino Perez Can Sit Tight in Final Week of the Transfer Window

    Florentino Perez will be jumpy, agitated, a goalless draw with Sporting Gijon sending his cortisol levels soaring...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 13,932 reads 50 comments

  7. Real Madrid Stumble in La Liga's Bizarre Weekend, but It's Hardly Time to Panic

    Ninety-three minutes were on the clock and just one remained. Rafa Benitez was checking his watch. Sporting Gijon 's coaching staff were frantically doing the same...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 days ago 7,494 reads 54 comments

  8. Sporting Gijon vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Predicted XIs, Live Stream, TV Info

    The ideal first opponent or the worst possible first opponent: Sporting Gijon could be either for Real Madrid...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 days ago 10,820 reads 27 comments

  9. Realistic 2015-16 Expectations for Real Madrid Midfielder Casemiro

    It's shaping up to be a breakout season for Casemiro at Real Madrid . After a year away at Porto in the Primeira Liga, the defensive midfielder returns to a Real Madrid undergoing ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 10 days ago 6,393 reads 34 comments

  10. Atletico Madrid vs. Las Palmas: Team News, Predicted XIs, Live Stream, TV Info

    New stimuli, reinvention and evolution: Those have been the words emanating from the Vicente Calderon in recent months, the summer witnessing a growing sense of expectation on the banks of the Manzanares...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 2,418 reads 5 comments

  11. Mateo Kovacic Signing Indicative of Real Madrid's Plan, but Will the Plan Work?

    Mateo Kovacic fits the profile. He's talented, he's multi -skilled and he's expensive. He's a player who's already an international, an emerging star who is considered among the brightest prospects in the sport...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 20,552 reads 148 comments

  12. Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    Real Madrid will put the finishing touches on their pre-season campaign Tuesday, meeting Galatasaray in the 2015 Bernabeu Trophy at the Santiago Bernabeu...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 14 days ago 28,531 reads 23 comments

  13. 5 Key Games for Real Madrid in the 1st Half of 2015-16 Liga Season

    So we're almost there: The 2015-16 Liga season is almost upon us. What a season it's shaping up to be. At the top, we'll have the always-compelling battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 15 days ago 5,651 reads 26 comments

  14. Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis: Things Learned from Pre-Season Friendly

    Atletico Madrid claimed the 2015 Carranza Trophy on Saturday, defeating Real Betis 3-0 in the mini-tournament's finale in Cadiz, Spain...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 15 days ago 3,008 reads 14 comments

  15. Gareth Bale Entering Defining Season at Real Madrid in 2015-16

    Juventus and Getafe. In European football, they're as contrasting as they come, clubs with little in common besides the game they play...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 16 days ago 13,032 reads 115 comments

  16. Atletico Madrid vs. Cadiz: Things Learned from Pre-Season Friendly

    Atletico Madrid progressed to the final of the 2015 Carranza Trophy on Friday, scraping past Cadiz on penalties after a scoreless draw at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 4,294 reads 5 comments

  17. La Liga's Flat, TV-Oriented Schedule Shown What It's Missing by EPL Opening Day

    August 8, 2015. 2:55 p.m. Carrow Road is waiting, packed to the rafters by a sea of yellow. Dean Court is bubbling with excitement, awaiting the sort of game it has never previously hosted...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 18 days ago 7,770 reads 33 comments

  18. 5 Reasons to Believe Real Madrid Will Be Stronger This Season Than Last

    Across the country in Barcelona, their great rivals clinched a historic treble. At home in the Spanish capital, they were consistently overcome by their neighbours, Atletico Madrid ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 19 days ago 25,824 reads 48 comments

  19. Why 2015-16 Is the Season Casemiro Will Break Out at Real Madrid

    Though it's sometimes true and sometimes misleading, it's often said that the best way to the Real Madrid first team isn't via the B team. "Barcelona breed them, Real Madrid buy them," is the commonly held view...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 8,260 reads 27 comments

  20. Big Decisions for Rafa Benitez Before Real Madrid's Liga Season Starts

    Real Madrid vs. AS Roma : 0-0. Real Madrid vs. AC Milan : 0-0. Real Madrid vs. Valerenga ("Who?" you ask): 0-0...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 13,460 reads 42 comments

  21. Is Summer Signing Stefan Savic a Steal for Atletico Madrid?

    As part of an extremely busy summer transfer window at the Vicente Calderon, centre-back Stefan Savic has made the switch from Fiorentina to Atletico Madrid ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 4,051 reads 4 comments

  22. Valerenga vs. Real Madrid: Live Stream, TV Info, Madrid Team News and Preview

    Real Madrid travel to Norway on Sunday to take on Valerenga in the latest part of the club's pre -season campaign that has already visited Australia, China and Germany...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 11,665 reads 13 comments

  23. What to Expect from Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez in the 2015-16 Season

    Fans were waiting for him inside Madrid's Barajas airport. They were waiting for him at the Vicente Calderon. They were there in their thousands, numbers of them spilling onto the turf to mob him amid the euphoria...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 2,506 reads 10 comments

  24. For Real Madrid, Why Not Just Wait in the Never-Ending David De Gea Saga?

    It was the headline that transformed a story into a frenzy. "Real strike De Gea deal," roared Marca , the Madrid-based daily intoxicating a club, city and perhaps ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 24 days ago 10,323 reads 21 comments

  25. Keeping Hold of Diego Godin Would Cap Almost Flawless Summer for Atletico Madrid

    "Koke, Godin and that's about it." Those were Diego Simeone's words to Marca in June, when the Atletico Madrid manager was asked which members of his squad were untouchable—not for sale...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 746 reads 6 comments