1. El Clasico: Key Issues That Will Shape Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

    "The biggest game in the world just got bigger," Sid Lowe wrote in the Guardian on Friday. He was, of course, talking about Saturday's showdown between Real Madrid and Barcelona ...

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  2. Ranking and Grading Real Madrid Players on Champions League Performances so Far

    Three games into the Champions League and Real Madrid have already opened up a six point lead at the top of their group...

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  3. Liverpool. vs. Real Madrid: Key Issues That Will Shape Champions League Game

    In the first of two exciting fixtures in the space of four days, Real Madrid travel to England to take on Liverpool in the Champions League at Anfield. Barcelona, who are due at the Bernabeu on Saturday, will have to wait...

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  4. Rotation and Cristiano Ronaldo Set Real Madrid Up for Liverpool and Barcelona

    Levante hasn't been an easy place for Real Madrid to go in recent seasons. Two stoppage time goals somehow earned them a win last season, while a late goal from Alvaro Morata the year before had also handed them three points...

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  5. Levante vs. Real Madrid: Key Issues That Will Shape Liga Game

    It was an untimely international break for Carlo Ancelotti 's Real Madrid, who had just won six straight matches in all competitions...

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  6. 10 Real Madrid Players Who Failed to Shine for Their Country

    Only the best will do at Real Madrid , so naturally, the majority of the players in their squad are the very best their respective countries have to offer...

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  7. An Argument for Cristiano Ronaldo to Win the 2014 Ballon d'Or

    It might have its detractors, and it is certainly far less important than any team competition, but you cannot deny how significant the Ballon d'Or is to Real Madrid 's Cristiano Ronaldo ...

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  8. Why Carlo Ancelotti Is the Unsung Hero for Real Madrid so Far in 2014/15 Season

    So much is made of the ilk and cost of Real Madrid 's players that it is often forgotten it takes a very good manager to bring them all together...

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  9. Realistic Targets for Barcelona When Their Transfer Ban Ends in 2016

    Andoni Zubizarreta was happier than most to see the transfer window close at the end of the summer—it meant Barcelona's sporting director was able to have his first holiday in four years, as he revealed in quotes carried by Spanish newspaper ABC ...

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  10. 5 Issues Real Madrid Need to Work on During the International Break

    Real Madrid will have been disappointed to see the international break swing around this time. After six straight wins and 27 goals scored, Carlo Ancelotti would have been more ...

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  11. 5 Real Madrid Academy Players to Watch out for

    In total, 14 teams and around 250 players make up Real Madrid 's academy. Famously, Raul and Iker Casillas made their way all the way through to the first team, while Nacho Fernandez, ...

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  12. 5 Players to Watch in Spain's Euro 2016 Qualifier with Slovakia

    After sauntering to a 5-1 win over Macedonia in their bid to qualify for France 2016, Spain are now looking to move on to nine points from nine with fixtures against Slovakia and Luxembourg...

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  13. Why Gareth Bale Is Under Most Pressure for Real Madrid Following Athletic Win

    Less than a month after he had come in for criticism from the Real Madrid fans, Iker Casillas' name was greeted with a reception more fitting of the club legend which he is prior to Sunday night's demolition of Athletic Bilbao...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 1 month ago 6,355 reads 17 comments

  14. Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club: Key Issues That Will Shape La Liga Game

    An interesting fixture awaits the Bernabeu on Sunday night. Real Madrid , who have won three league matches in a row after back-to-back defeats, take on Athletic Club, who finished fourth last season...

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  15. 5 Real Madrid Weaknesses Other Teams Can Expose in 2014/15 Season

    Real Madrid 's victory against Razgrad Ludogorets in Bulgaria on Wednesday night extended their winning streak to five games...

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  16. Ludogorets vs. Real Madrid: Key Issues That Will Shape Champions League Game

    Real Madrid meet Razgrad Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday night in Bulgaria. In existence for little more than a decade, Ludogorets would never have imagined they'd be playing host to the European champions quite so soon...

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  17. Ronaldo on Verge of Champions League Record, but Karim Benzema Key for Madrid

    Two goals in Bulgaria on Wednesday night would see Cristiano Ronaldo draw level with Raul at the top of the Champions League record books...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 2 months ago 12,849 reads 28 comments

  18. 10 Biggest Issues Facing Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid

    Despite scoring 18 goals in their last three matches, there are still plenty of issues that Real Madrid will need to face up to over the course of the season...

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  19. Barcelona's 6 Clean Sheets Mean They Don't Need to Worry About Creativity Yet

    For several seasons, Barcelona have been haunted by defensive problems. "Buy a centre-back," people screamed at them as Carles Puyol edged toward retirement. So at last, this summer, they did...

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  20. What Can Real Madrid Realistically Expect from James Rodriguez This Season?

    Off the pitch, James Rodriguez hasn't quite had the start to life at Real Madrid he may have imagined when he was unveiled among much fanfare at the Bernabeu earlier this summer...

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  21. Real Madrid vs. Elche: Key Issues That Will Shape La Liga Game

    After returning to winning ways in La Liga against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday afternoon, Real Madrid welcome Elche to the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening. In 20 visits, Elche have never won a game at Madrid's home ground in Spain's top flight...

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  22. Deportivo vs. Real Madrid: Winners and Losers from La Liga Game

    Where to start? Real Madrid replicated Manchester United 's famous 8-2 win over Arsenal in a crazy match against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday...

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  23. President Florentino Perez Risking History by Cutting Real Madrid Academy

    An often-told story in Spanish football is the one where Atletico Madrid let Raul Gonzalez jump ship to their nearest rivals for free...

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  24. Deportivo vs. Real Madrid: Key Issues That Will Shape La Liga Game

    Fresh from a five-star performance against Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night, it is of vital importance that Real Madrid get their league form back on track when they ...

    Samuel Marsden Written by Samuel Marsden about 2 months ago 6,005 reads 10 comments

  25. Jeering of Casillas and Benzema Does Not Aid Real Madrid's Hopes of Success

    Real Madrid will hope their 5-1 win over Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night helps them leave a tricky period in La Liga firmly behind them...

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