1. Real Madrid Stay Alive in La Liga, but Away Form Needs Urgent Attention

    The reaction said it all. Eighty-four minutes were up on the clock at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes , and Luka Modric stormed toward the corner flag...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 day ago 3,743 reads 18 comments

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

    Take the points while you can, the gentle run finishes here. For Real Madrid, that's what Sunday's trip to Granada represents...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 5,156 reads 12 comments

  3. What Does Real Madrid's Pursuit of Lionel Messi Say About State of Los Blancos?

    Figo. Perez. A pig's head. When it was reported in late January that Real Madrid had made three failed bids to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona since 2011, one's mind was instantly ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 31,243 reads 41 comments

  4. Examining Real Madrid's Tactical Tweaks Under Zinedine Zidane

    Moods, vibes and sensations: Since Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez as manager at Real Madrid , these are the areas in which change has been most notable...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 4 days ago 15,844 reads 29 comments

  5. Life After Real Madrid and Barcelona? Thriving Players Everywhere Show There Is

    Jose Mourinho was in a rare tranquil moment. It was February 2015, and atop the Premier League his Chelsea were flying, their unwavering control over a title race placating Mourinho and affording him a moment for reflection...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 5 days ago 19,719 reads 28 comments

  6. Why Real Madrid Could Regret Not Signing a Left-Back in January

    Deadline day came and went, and the door to the arrivals lounge never opened. For a month, Real Madrid had sat quietly despite the speculation for something more, and they would do so again for one more day ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 13,644 reads 27 comments

  7. Ranking Real Madrid's Top 5 Players for January 2016

    They entered it in turmoil, started it with upheaval and ended it in a deluge of goals: In typical fashion for this club, January was another headline-grabbing month for Real Madrid ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 8 days ago 7,431 reads 14 comments

  8. Under Zidane, Toni Kroos Beginning to Look Like Toni Kroos Again at Real Madrid

    Toni Kroos , welcome back. We've missed you. Since Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez as Real Madrid manager in early January, 28 days and four games have now passed, ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 8 days ago 13,865 reads 21 comments

  9. Real Madrid vs. Espanyol: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    An early lead, a quick implosion, two red cards, one absurd save and one serious injury: For Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid, Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Barcelona was a pull-your-hair-out sort of day...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 10 days ago 10,482 reads 30 comments

  10. Real Madrid Desperately Need Continuity in Defence with Testing Run Looming

    For a long time, the raw numbers suggested all was well, but throughout, the eye told you something else. As Real Madrid made a strong start to the current season under former manager Rafa Benitez, the team's defensive record had looked strong...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 10 days ago 5,608 reads 16 comments

  11. Ranking and Grading Real Madrid's Summer Signings Halfway Through Season

    For Real Madrid , the summer of 2015 was rather different to those that went before it. After consecutive summers featuring Galactico arrivals in the form of Gareth Bale and ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 8,595 reads 17 comments

  12. Rafa Benitez Already Forgotten at Real Madrid; Can He Recover Elsewhere?

    It was the decision everyone knew was coming. "The board has taken a very difficult decision," said Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, "to end our contractual agreement with Rafa Benitez—a great professional and a magnificent person...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 4,377 reads 21 comments

  13. Gareth Bale's Position and Influence at Real Madrid Continuing to Strengthen

    Zinedine Zidane bit his lip and grimaced, turning to disappear down the tunnel at the Estadio Benito Villamarin...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 7,056 reads 47 comments

  14. Do Real Madrid Need a Big Deal in Final Week of the January Transfer Window?

    Just two weeks ago, the answer was no. But now, it's a little harder to determine. When the current January transfer window opened, Real Madrid were expected to be relatively quiet in the market...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 14 days ago 6,605 reads 27 comments

  15. Benching of Dani Carvajal for Danilo Continues Real Madrid's Habit for Self-Harm

    It had made little sense in the beginning, less sense midway through and absolutely no sense by the end. And then in the aftermath, it got awkward...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 15 days ago 7,596 reads 33 comments

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

    So five is the number. In Real Madrid's two outings under new manager Zinedine Zidane to date, they've scored five on each occasion. In their last two meetings with Sunday's opponents, Real Betis , they've scored five as well...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 5,286 reads 6 comments

  17. Sergio Ramos Was Once Real Madrid's Heart and Soul; They Need Him to Be so Again

    It was a simple yet telling line. At the recent Ballon d'Or gala, Sergio Ramos was asked about Real Madrid 's tumultuous season, about setbacks and struggles, about possibilities and outlooks...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 8,402 reads 28 comments

  18. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Gareth Bale: Comparing Their 2015-16 Real Madrid Stats

    Ever since his world-record transfer to Real Madrid in 2013, Gareth Bale has been viewed as the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 18 days ago 13,597 reads 46 comments

  19. Gary Neville Quickly Discovering the Enormity of His Task at Struggling Valencia

    Gary Neville was being as forthright as ever.  "I'm sure the Rayo Vallecano coach will be disappointed with the result," the Valencia manager said  candidly after his side's 2-2 draw with Rayo at Mestalla on Sunday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 19 days ago 5,849 reads 5 comments

  20. Gareth Bale's Misfortune Is James Rodriguez's Opportunity at Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale sat on the turf, motionless, his expression despondent. Holding his calf, he knew. He'd done it again. "Bale-ja-vu," said AS ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 8,783 reads 37 comments

  21. 5 Key Remaining Fixtures in Real Madrid's Liga Title Quest

    The change of manager has worked. For now, anyway. Since Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez in early January, Real Madrid have looked a completely different outfit...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 22 days ago 5,629 reads 16 comments

  22. Gareth Bale's Injury and Other Takeaways from Real Madrid's Rout of Sporting

    Abelardo 's warning had been clear. "Madrid need to have a horrible day," the Sporting Gijon manager had said of his team's chances at the Bernabeu . "Depor did really well, they enjoyed a lot of possession...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 22 days ago 6,077 reads 34 comments

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

    They'd hoped 2016 would bring a new chapter. But what it's done instead is add a few lines to the current one...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 24 days ago 3,299 reads 5 comments

  24. Ranking Real Madrid's Top 5 January Transfer Window Signings of Past 10 Years

    It's January, and another transfer window is here. For Real Madrid , it's expected to be a busy time. Indeed, following the news of the transfer ban that FIFA has handed to the ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 24 days ago 12,019 reads 10 comments

  25. How Real Madrid's Transfer Ban Complicates Cristiano Ronaldo's Future

    Externally, they'd laughed. But internally, they hadn't. Not at all. Instead, there'd been a slight feeling of trepidation that it could happen to them too. And it has...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 24,968 reads 39 comments