1. Gareth Bale Can Defy Critics by Stepping Up to Replace Ronaldo for Real Madrid

    It could be a big week for Gareth Bale . With Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for the next two matches following his red card against Cordoba, Real Madrid ’s No. 11 has the chance to step into the Portuguese's immeasurably large shadow...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 5 months ago 4,771 reads 23 comments

  2. Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: Breaking Down How Moyes Can Stop Bale and Co.

    Lionel Messi , Neymar and Luis Suarez ? No problem. Admittedly Messi and Neymar were only used at second-half substitutes, but David Moyes still managed to mastermind a Real Sociedad win in his first-ever game against Barcelona...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 5 months ago 4,612 reads 17 comments

  3. 5 Stunning Examples of Perfect Hat-Tricks

    Two years ago today, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a perfect hat-trick: right foot, left foot, header. It came in Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Getafe and was one of many trebles the Portuguese ...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 5 months ago 8,681 reads 29 comments

  4. Should Raphael Varane Be Playing More for Real Madrid Than Pepe?

    Thank God for Jose Mourinho . Every time we want to look into Raphael Varane 's predicament at Real Madrid , we can revert back to the Portuguese coach's famous attack on Pepe when he was in charge of the club's affairs...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 5 months ago 6,113 reads 49 comments

  5. Cordoba vs. Real Madrid: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape La Liga Game

    Fresh from a match-free midweek due to their elimination from the Copa del Rey, Real Madrid should be well-prepared for their trip to Cordoba on Saturday...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 5 months ago 5,373 reads 18 comments

  6. Reported Illarramendi Exit Timely Real Madrid Warning for Martin Odegaard, Silva

    Back in the summer of 2013, everything was turning Spanish at Real Madrid . Having endured Barcelona's La Masia-built dominance of Europe, Florentino Perez wanted to inject some kind-of-homegrown blood into the Los Blancos squad...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 5 months ago 8,844 reads 7 comments

  7. Gerard Pique Improvement at Barcelona Will See Transfer Rumours Quashed

    When Gerard Pique was photographed having a run in with the local police in Barcelona earlier this season, per Sport , questions were raised over his future at the Catalan club...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 5 months ago 7,680 reads 16 comments

  8. Real Madrid's 8 Worst January Transfer Window Signings

    Since the introduction of the winter transfer window in the 2002-03 season, Real Madrid 's signings have been in a completely different league to the business they tend to do in the summer—and not in a good way...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 5 months ago 34,573 reads 24 comments

  9. Why Real Madrid Would Not Benefit from Selling Gareth Bale

    It has been a rocky week for Gareth Bale 's Spanish adventure. Last weekend he thumped in a stunning free-kick in the 3-0 win against Espanyol, Real Madrid 's only win of the calendar ...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 11,940 reads 29 comments

  10. Getafe vs. Real Madrid: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape La Liga Game

    The year has not begun as the last one ended for Real Madrid. Defeat to Valencia in the league was followed by elimination from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Atletico Madrid...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 1,921 reads 2 comments

  11. 5 Youngsters with the Best Chance of Breaking Through at Real Madrid in 2015

    Real Madrid is not the best place to be if you are a teenager hoping to break into the first team. Fringe players like Javier Hernandez, Asier Illarramendi and even Sami Khedira ...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 5,781 reads 8 comments

  12. Where Can Real Madrid Improve Defensively in 2015?

    Real Madrid may not consider it in their DNA to spend too much time concerning themselves with defending...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 5,928 reads 38 comments

  13. Real Madrid vs. Espanyol: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape La Liga Game

    Real Madrid welcome Espanyol to the Bernabeu this weekend as they look to find their feet again after back-to-back defeats to Valencia and Atletico Madrid...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 5,770 reads 59 comments

  14. Real Madrid Must Break the Bank to Sign David de Gea from Manchester United

    Victor Valdes' arrival at Manchester United , as confirmed by BBC Sport’s Simon Stone, does not precipitate David de Gea moving to Real Madrid , but it does give the English side a cushion when the European champions inevitably come calling...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 18,814 reads 46 comments

  15. A Progress Report on Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is obviously aware he needs to use Raphael Varane or risk losing him. The problem is the Italian's preferred pairing for the games that matter remains Pepe and Sergio Ramos...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 6,545 reads 10 comments

  16. Ranking the 9 La Liga Players That Were at the Same Club 10 Years Ago

    This list had to be exclusive, so the rules are strict. Players who made their debut for the club they are at more than 10 years ago, left and then came back again have not been included...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 2,495 reads 2 comments

  17. How Much Longer Does Cristiano Ronaldo Have at the Very Top?

    Age has certainly played no part in Cristiano Ronaldo 's career so far. If anything, the closer he has gotten to 30, the better he has become...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 51,666 reads 236 comments

  18. Valencia vs. Real Madrid: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape La Liga Game

    In acknowledgment of Real Madrid's Club World Cup success in December, Valencia will give their visitors a guard of honour on Sunday...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 9,184 reads 26 comments

  19. Nacho's AC Milan Performance Proves He'll Never Be a Regular for Real Madrid

    Luckily, this was only a friendly, because if Nacho Fernandez's suicidal back pass had taken place in a game of any real importance, he would be well advised to keep his head down for the next few days...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 14,226 reads 35 comments

  20. Ranking the 15 Best La Liga Players of 2014

    Few would have predicted what happened in 2014. La Liga had garnered a reputation as being a two-team league: If Real Madrid didn't win it, then Barcelona would. However, that pattern was broken in May...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 33,791 reads 122 comments

  21. A Christmas Wish for Every La Liga Team

    In Spain, there is no fixture pile-up over the festive period like in England, nor is there the month-plus break afforded to Germany’s Bundesliga clubs. Instead, they have a rather more modest two weeks off...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 6 months ago 14,542 reads 37 comments

  22. San Lorenzo vs. Real Madrid: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape Club World Cup

    Real Madrid and San Lorenzo will meet in the final of the Club World Cup on Saturday in Morocco to determine, in theory, who is the best team in the world...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 7 months ago 9,124 reads 53 comments

  23. Why Premier League Clubs Must Target Barcelona Defender Martin Montoya

    Luis Enrique insists the situation can change; Martin Montoya's agent, and presumably the player himself, feels it won't...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 7 months ago 11,214 reads 18 comments

  24. Rough Guide to Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti's January Transfer History

    Carlo Ancelotti has hopped from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid ; from Roman Abramovich to Nasser Al-Khelaifi to Florentino Perez...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 7 months ago 12,529 reads 6 comments

  25. Atletico Madrid Must Take Advantage of Champions League Draw vs. Leverkusen

    After losing their first league match at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday evening in 19 months, Atletico Madrid received some slightly more fortunate news on Monday morning when the Champions League draw was made...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 7 months ago 1,373 reads 4 comments