1. Real Madrid Transfers: 10 Most Unfounded Rumors as of July 1

    Hey all, so this is the first in a series of transfer-season stories: each week (at least once, depending on the pace of the rumors) I'll round up the top 10 Real Madrid related transfer rumors...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about 3 years ago 5,505 reads 17 comments

  2. Real Madrid's End-of-Season Awards Show Marathon, Part 2: The Losers

    Whenever teams like Real Madrid , or any organization that expects to compete for championships every year, falls short of their ultimate goal, fans, players, management, and sportswriters alike look for reasons why ...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about 3 years ago 12,845 reads 21 comments

  3. Real Madrid's End-of-Season Award Show Marathon, Part 1

    When a season, a year, or anything that marks the passing of time ends, people inevitably look back over what just occurred...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about 3 years ago 4,429 reads 37 comments

  4. Real Madrid's Top 3 Weaknesses and the Players to Fix Them

    As Real Madrid ’s 2010-2011 campaign draws to a close, madridistas should take a step back to calmly reflect on the year as a whole: from the tepid opening, a 0-0 draw at ...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about 3 years ago 7,244 reads 32 comments

  5. Real Madrid's All Time Starting XI

    For the purposes of brevity, let me introduce this slideshow with a word of caution: in creating this list I don't mean to pick the best players ever to wear the white shirt, or to stand on the turf at the Bernabéu...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about 3 years ago 12,054 reads 46 comments

  6. Real Madrid V. Tottenham Hotspur: Five Keys to the Champions League Matchup

    Traditionally, I approach articles about “keys” to match-ups by analyzing battles between individual players. Whichever player wins the fight normally provides an insight into which team will eventually win the game...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 2,537 reads 18 comments

  7. Put the Controller Down! Real Madrid, Kaka and Problems of the FIFA Generation

    Ever since Real Madrid ’s Brazilian megastar, center-midfielder Kaká, made his triumphant return to the pitch—after undergoing the excruciating and lengthy process ...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 3,509 reads 57 comments

  8. UEFA Champions League: Ranking the Last 16 After the 1st Legs

    The first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 provided a few results that were surprising, and a few totally expected ones. Some teams proved that they were legitimate title contenders, while others slumped to embarrassing losses against worse teams..

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 5,229 reads 18 comments

  9. UEFA Champions League Last 16: Lyon Vs. Real Madrid LIVE

    Real Madrid travel to Lyon for the first leg of their round of 16 clash in the UEFA Champions League. Madrid will be looking to finally beat their bestia negra in Europe-- los blancos haven't ever managed to go past Lyon in the Round of 16...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 2,209 reads 35 comments

  10. Real Madrid and Emmanuel Adebayor Are a Match Made in Heaven

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Real Madrid’s signing of Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City on loan recently...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 1,709 reads 90 comments

  11. Cristiano Ronaldo's Statistical Dominance, Real Madrid and the Problem of Usage

    Cristiano Ronaldo is a really good football player. That’s a fact, and really should not be contested, no matter how much you dislike the guy...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 2,884 reads 19 comments

  12. Real Madrid's Tactics Without Higuaín: False 9's and the Modern Striker

    When it was announced that Gonzalo Higuaín, Real Madrid ’s prolific goal-scoring center forward, needed to undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his back, I was crushed...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 3,499 reads 27 comments

  13. Real Madrid Mid-Season Round Up: Bests, Worsts, and Craziest Of 2010-2011

    As we approach the midpoint of the Liga BBVA--and as we begin to look back over the last year--Real Madrid is in second place, right on the heels of arguably the greatest Barça side in the Catalan club’s history...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 4,263 reads 32 comments

  14. Real Madrid Humbled, but Not Broken, After Clásico Defeat

    I’m a passionate fan—I love Real Madrid deeply, I watch every game, and I count some of Madrid’s victories among the best moments of my life...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 1,735 reads 45 comments

  15. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Players and Tactics To Watch in El Clásico

    The capital of Cataluña will shake on Monday night as the two best football teams in the world--and yes, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the best in the world right now--take the pitch in the Camp Nou...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 6,604 reads 62 comments

  16. Breaking News: Zinedine Zidane to Rejoin Real Madrid as Player-Board Liaison

    Real Madrid CF welcomed back one of its own on Friday, naming former Balon d'Or and World Cup winner Zinedine Zidane "liaison between the President and the players...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 1,281 reads 3 comments

  17. Top 5 Candidates to Become Real Madrid’s Next Galáctico

    During his first reign at the helm of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez promised that he would bring a galaxy of stars to Los Blancos ...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 5,484 reads 40 comments

  18. Mourinho (and Real Madrid) Shouldn't Give Up on Karim Benzema

    After a series of mediocre performances, Karim Benzema, Madrid’s multi-million dollar, 2009 off-season signing, has begun to feel the pressure...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about over 3 years ago 864 reads 10 comments

  19. The Greatest Galacticos: Real Madrid's Top 3 Mega-Transfers Of All Time

    Well, it's been a pretty slow couple of weeks for club football because of the international break, so here's a list of the top 3 biggest Real Madrid mega-transfers of all time...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about almost 4 years ago 7,393 reads 22 comments

  20. Real Madrid Shouldn't Change Their Tactics Ahead of Deportivo Game

    Real Madrid is approaching this Sunday's Deportivo la Coruña match with a sense of urgency that we haven't yet seen on la Castellana : Mourinho has closed off practices ...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about almost 4 years ago 975 reads 28 comments

  21. Angel, We Love You Too: Real Madrid Stymies Auxerre, 1-0

    When everything seemed hopeless, when Madrid's "gunpowder" looked wet, when this writer was holding his head in his hands...an angel picked up the down-trodden blancos and blasted them into first place in their Champions League group...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about almost 4 years ago 1,031 reads 13 comments

  22. Juuust a Bit Outside? Debunking Cristiano Ronaldo's “Egoist” Label

    When Iker Casillas, Madrid’s world-cup winning goalkeeper, was asked recently about the form of his colleague Cristiano Ronaldo, he said, “Well, sure he’s an egoist, but I mean that in the best sense of the word...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about almost 4 years ago 2,025 reads 13 comments

  23. Real Madrid Sharpens Their Aim, Shuts Down Espanyol 3-0

    For the first four games of Real Madrid’s nascent season the narrative that has largely dominated the team’s discourse has been their lack of aim...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about almost 4 years ago 393 reads 8 comments

  24. Así Gana El Madrid: Real Madrid 2-0 Ajax Postmortem

    Well that’s more like it! Real Madrid made a splash in their return to the Champions League--dominating from start to finish against an Ajax team that looked intimidated and wary...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about almost 4 years ago 634 reads 11 comments

  25. International Football Is Ruining Football: Why Madrid Is Worse Because of Spain

    I love football: some of my earliest memories are of Real Madrid, of celebrating on the Castellana and at the Cibeles when we won the League in 1996 and the Champions League in 1997...

    Gabe  Lezra Written by Gabe Lezra about almost 4 years ago 1,057 reads 20 comments