1. How Real Madrid Have Fared over the Past 5 Seasons vs. Newly Promoted Teams

    Real Madrid play their third LaLiga game of the season this weekend and face their first test against a newly promoted team, with Osasuna the visitors to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 1,471 reads 5 comments

  2. Real Madrid Showing That Life After Cristiano Ronaldo Will Still Be Good

    Three games and one international break into the new 2016/17 season and Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to kick a ball for Real Madrid , with his last on-pitch action being to help Portugal win the Euro 2016 final...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 12,296 reads 24 comments

  3. How Gareth Bale's Changing Role Has Made Him Real Madrid's Most Complete Forward

    So far, 2016 has been pretty incredible for Gareth Bale : He re-established himself as a critical piece of the Real Madrid team under Zinedine Zidane, won the UEFA Champions League, ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 24,162 reads 49 comments

  4. Varane Can End a Decade of Frustration for Zidane's No. 5 Shirt at Real Madrid

    Famous shirt numbers are associated with many players throughout world football, both on the club and international front...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 15,967 reads 10 comments

  5. Grading Real Madrid on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

    As far as transfer business goes, Real Madrid were perhaps the quietest of all Europe's major clubs this summer, restricting themselves to minimal changes to the senior squad after winning the UEFA Champions League little more than three months ago...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 13,031 reads 54 comments

  6. Why Real Madrid Are Better off Selling Isco Than James Rodriguez This Summer

    With the transfer window set to close this week, many major clubs in Europe are looking to seal one last piece of business to set themselves up for the 2016/17 season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 8,298 reads 27 comments

  7. Where Could Marco Asensio Rank Among Real Madrid's U21 Signings of Last Decade?

    Think of Real Madrid and transfers, and the usual associations would be with the highest-value, biggest-name players who had been brought to the club in the primes of their respective ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 5,236 reads 12 comments

  8. Real Madrid's LaLiga Success Depends on Zidane Overcoming 'Small-Game' Mentality

    A second win at the start of the new Primera Division season for Real Madrid has almost flown under the radar, after Zinedine Zidane's team beat Celta Vigo 2-1 on Saturday in a low-key match in which Los Blancos were not at their best...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 9,855 reads 6 comments

  9. How Does Zinedine Zidane Compare to Real Madrid's Successful Managers?

    Zinedine Zidane 's exceptional start to life as Real Madrid manager has the fans hoping for another sustained period of success under an idol, with the French boss already ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 4,773 reads 10 comments

  10. Gareth Bale's New Contract Shows His Turnaround at Real Madrid Is Complete

    Real Madrid 's start to the 2016/17 season has been near-perfect: a win in the UEFA Super Cup, an opening-day victory in LaLiga at Real Sociedad with a clean sheet and now news that several players are about to be tied down to new contracts...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 7,373 reads 12 comments

  11. Sergio Ramos' Form a Big Worry Even as Real Madrid's Defence Improves

    Real Madrid got their 2016/17 La Liga season up and running on Sunday night, and it took them less than 100 seconds to show they mean business when Gareth Bale scored the early opener in an eventual 3-0 win over Real Sociedad ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 13,588 reads 35 comments

  12. Ultimate Guide to Real Madrid's 2016/17 Season

    Real Madrid are already up and running in competitive action, but the real kick-off date for them is Sunday when the 2016/17 La Liga season gets underway...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 4,488 reads 16 comments

  13. Predicting the Stars, Breakouts and Disappointments for Real Madrid in 2016/17

    The new La Liga season gets under way at the weekend. Real Madrid will be hoping for a positive start, on an individual level from their players as well as in a team sense, as Zinedine Zidane shapes his side in his first full campaign in charge...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 8,723 reads 17 comments

  14. Examining the Real Madrid Positional Battles Ahead of 2016/17 Season

    La Liga opens the 2016/17 season at the weekend, and as ever, Real Madrid 's squad is packed with talent who will battle to play a big part in Zinedine Zidane's plans...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 9,643 reads 34 comments

  15. Barcelona vs. Sevilla: Live Score, Highlights from Spanish Supercopa Second Leg

    Camp Nou, Supercopa second leg Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla (agg 5-0) (FT) Arda Turan 7' 46', Lionel Messi 56'. —Vicente Iborra missed pen 32'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 8,407 reads 5 comments

  16. Everything Is in Place for Gareth Bale to Have Monster Season at Real Madrid

    Real Madrid have every reason to be heading into the 2016/17 La Liga season with optimism, even without having significantly upgraded their playing squad during the summer transfer window...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 10,896 reads 57 comments

  17. Chelsea vs. West Ham: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League

    Stamford Bridge, Premier League Chelsea 2-1 West Ham United (FT) Eden Hazard pen 46', James Collins 76', Diego Costa 89'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 12,234 reads 21 comments

  18. Arsenal vs. Liverpool: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League

    Premier League: The Emirates Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool (FT) Goals: Theo Walcott 31', Philippe Coutinho 45' 55', Adam Lallana 50', Sadio Mane 63', Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 65', Calum Chambers 75'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 17,294 reads 66 comments

  19. Bournemouth vs. Manchester United: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League

    Vitality Stadium, Premier League Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United (FT) Juan Mata 41', Wayne Rooney 59', Zlatan Ibrahimovic 63', Adam Smith 68'. Lineups: BOU—Boruc; Francis, S...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 21,075 reads 31 comments

  20. Scouting Real Madrid Transfer Target Andrea Favilli

    Real Madrid have been the slow burners of the transfer market this summer, an unusual position for a club of such size and financial power over the years, but as reigning UEFA Champions ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 6,825 reads 5 comments

  21. Real Madrid Still Need to Sign 1 Defender, and Jonathan Tah Ticks the Most Boxes

    Real Madrid started the 2016/17 season by winning the UEFA Super Cup in Norway on Tuesday, beating Sevilla 3-2 after extra time to follow up lifting the UEFA Champions League title at the end of last season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 14,756 reads 36 comments

  22. Marco Asensio Showing How He Can Play a Big Part in Real Madrid's 2016-17 Season

    Real Madrid began their 2016-17 season the way they finished 2015-16: by winning a major European trophy, beating a Spanish rival in the final and just about taking victory from a game they were perhaps not always dominant in...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 6,156 reads 26 comments

  23. Real Madrid vs. Sevilla: Live Score, Highlights from UEFA Super Cup

    UEFA Super Cup final, Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim Real Madrid 3-2 Sevilla (AET) Marco Asensio 20', Franco Vazquez 40', Yevhen Konoplyanka pen 71', Sergio Ramos 90', Dani Carvajal 119'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 12,111 reads 278 comments

  24. James Rodriguez Must Take His Chance in the Super Cup Final for Real Madrid

    Real Madrid 's 2016-17 season is set to get underway with a chance at silverware right off the bat. The UEFA Super Cup final will pit Real, the winners of last season's Champions League, against Sevilla, the Europa League champions, on Tuesday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 8,457 reads 37 comments

  25. Attack Is Real Madrid's Biggest Area of Concern Ahead of 2016/17 Liga Season

    Real Madrid are ready to head into their 2016-17 season by opening competitive action with the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla , before they attempt to take on the dual challenge ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 11,109 reads 23 comments