1. Isco's Pre-Season Form Giving Rafa Benitez a Conundrum over the BBC

    In Madrid debate is growing stronger, questions regarding systems, lineups and pecking orders at the Santiago Bernabeu steadily increasing...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 13,766 reads 97 comments

  2. Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid: News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will meet Wednesday in the final of the Audi Cup in Munich, both sides having progressed comfortably to the pre-season tournament's decider with opening-day wins...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 26 days ago 34,277 reads 39 comments

  3. Real Madrid vs. Tottenham: Team News, Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur meet at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday to kick off the 2015 Audi Cup in Munich, Germany...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 27 days ago 18,204 reads 10 comments

  4. Why 10 Goals Is a Realistic Aim for Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres in 2015-16

    "Torres mania in Japan," ran a Marca headline on Friday. "The Atletico Madrid No. 9 only had to put his head round the door for the floodgates to open and everyone to go wild," ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 29 days ago 5,327 reads 15 comments

  5. Youthful Atletico Madrid Take Step Along Evolutionary Curve Against Sagan Tosu

    They were the words Diego Simeone had been waiting to say. "I leave happy because the team is growing," he said at a news conference Saturday, his Atletico Madrid side having walked away with a penalty-shootout victory over Sagan Tosu in Japan...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 30 days ago 6,547 reads 8 comments

  6. Why 4-2-3-1 Should Be Go-to Formation for Rafa Benitez's Real Madrid in 2015-16

    It was an image designed to stir optimism, Real Madrid using the most modern of methods to convey a message, an idea...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 30 days ago 8,943 reads 3 comments

  7. Sagan Tosu vs. Atletico Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    Atletico Madrid commence the second part of their pre -season campaign on Saturday, taking on Sagan Tosu in a friendly at the Tosu Stadium in Japan...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,587 reads 4 comments

  8. Real Madrid's Goalkeeping Battle Heating Up Between Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla

    There's nothing quite like a penalty save to elevate a goalkeeper's stock. Combine one with a successfully taken penalty, and a reputation can soar...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 6,345 reads 24 comments

  9. Real Madrid vs. AC Milan: Live Stream, TV Info, Madrid Team News and Preview

    Real Madrid will look to claim their second trophy of the pre-season on Thursday, when Los Blancos meet AC Milan in the final match of the Chinese leg of this summer's International Champions Cup in Shanghai, China...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 27,648 reads 27 comments

  10. Can Rafa Benitez Find Internal Solutions for Real Madrid's Enigmatic Defence?

    Carlos Vela charged toward a mass of team-mates on the sideline, Real Sociedad 's bench spilling onto the pitch at the Anoeta almost in disbelief. Behind him was a blur of pink, a ball in the net and a scene of remarkable destruction...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 12,792 reads 53 comments

  11. Real Madrid Can Reap Benefits of Added Diversity, Depth in Supporting Cast

    Rafa Benitez had only been Real Madrid manager for 24 hours, but even amid the cynicism surrounding his appointment, he already was making a lot of sense...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 7,931 reads 24 comments

  12. Why 4-4-2 Should Be Go-to Formation for Simeone's Atletico Madrid in 2015-16

    Some had anticipated surprises, but Diego Simeone isn't one for those. At the Estadio Municipal de Burgo de Osma for Atletico Madrid 's pre-season opener against Numancia on Saturday, ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 3,861 reads 11 comments

  13. Real Madrid's Rout of Man City Showcases New Attack Built on Positional Fluidity

    "What a difference six days makes," was the overriding feeling in Melbourne, local newspaper The Age celebrating the sort of Real Madrid the city had hoped to see...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 15,571 reads 49 comments

  14. Strengths and Weaknesses of Real Madrid Transfer Target Ricardo Rodriguez

    Real Madrid have identified Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez as a potential transfer target, according to Marca , with the club still in two minds over the future of Fabio Coentrao...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 8,511 reads 29 comments

  15. Numancia vs. Atletico Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Atletico Madrid kick off their pre -season campaign on Saturday with a trip to El Burgo de Osma to take on Numancia in the now-annual Memorial Jesus Gil y Gil...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 3,625 reads 2 comments

  16. Don't Judge the Cristiano Ronaldo-Rafa Benitez Dynamic on Seconds of Footage

    A disallowed goal, a crossbar challenge and a training session: What a furore they've created. But for Real Madrid , Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafa Benitez, the headlines were probably inevitable...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 15,570 reads 28 comments

  17. Why Real Madrid Cannot Afford to Lose Defensive Leader Sergio Ramos

    " Sergio Ramos is not for sale," was the chant that rang around the Bernabeu, roughly 2,000 Real Madrid fans using Iker Casillas' awkward second farewell to voice their displeasure at club president Florentino Perez...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 9,721 reads 49 comments

  18. Real Madrid's Midfield Remains a Question Mark Heading into the 2015-16 Season

    It was a Sunday in the Spanish capital, Real Madrid were basking in Clasico triumph and splashed across Marca 's front page were Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, James Rodriguez and Isco...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 22,255 reads 72 comments

  19. Strengths and Weaknesses of Atletico Madrid Signing Stefan Savic

    Atletico Madrid have signed Montenegrin centre-back Stefan Savic from Fiorentina for €12 million, according to Marca ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 5,186 reads 10 comments

  20. Real Madrid's Pre-Season Begins with Changes Aplenty Under Rafa Benitez

    Marca called it Rafa Benitez's "baptism without fire." At AS , it was labelled Real Madrid 's "cold start...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 25,775 reads 71 comments

  21. Calling True or False on 4 Recent Atletico Madrid Transfer Rumours

    Atletico Madrid have already been very active in this summer's transfer market, having been involved in both the buying and selling of high-profile players...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 4,332 reads 9 comments

  22. Strengths and Weaknesses of Real Madrid Signing Kiko Casilla

    Real Madrid signed Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Espanyol for £4.2 million on Friday, per BBC Sport , in the club's latest move during the summer transfer window...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 13,445 reads 16 comments

  23. Atletico Madrid Making Undeniable Progress, Ticking the Right Boxes This Summer

    On the final day of last season, after Atletico Madrid had secured third place in the Primera Division with a scoreless stalemate against Granada , Diego Simeone was asked how he'd grade his club's campaign...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 11,023 reads 61 comments

  24. Real Madrid vs. AS Roma: Team News, Predicted Lineup, Live Stream and TV Info

    Real Madrid begin life under new manager Rafa Benitez on Saturday, with Los Blancos set to meet AS Roma in the first game of their pre -season campaign in the International Champions Cup in Melbourne...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 28,137 reads 48 comments

  25. 4 Areas for Real Madrid's Isco to Improve in 2015-16 Season

    From the bench to universal acclaim and then back to the bench: The 2014-15 season was an up-and-down affair for Real Madrid 's Isco ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 10,369 reads 26 comments