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Real sweating on Ronaldo fitness

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by Supersport.com381 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo is still a doubt for Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Olympique Lyon on Wednesday, coach Jose Mourinho said. The joint La Liga top scorer has missed Real's last two matches with a leg muscle strain and Mourinho said he would decide after training on the eve of the match whether to pick him for the last-16 second leg game at the Bernabeu. Lyon, who have not lost t...Full Story »

José Mourinho warns Real Madrid not to be 'obsessed' with European Cup

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by theguardian.com109 hits

• Mourinho ready for 'hour of truth' at home to Lyon• 'Even if we do not win it again, history will not forget us' José Mourinho, the Real Madrid coach, said a 10th European Cup would arrive naturally, 'not through obsession'. Real Madrid stand confronted by their Champions League curse on Wednesday night, with José Mourinho describing the last-16 second-leg tie with Lyo...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Lyon preview - Real to monitor Ronaldo fitness

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by PA528 hits

Jose Mourinho was unable to shed any light on whether Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo would be fit for Real Madrid's vital Champions League last 16 second-leg clash against Lyon on Wednesday night when he spoke to the media on Tuesday. The £80million striker, 26, damaged his hamstring in the 7-0 thrashing of Malaga on March 3, and at the time of the injury the club stated he would b...Full Story »

Villarreal 1 : 1 Sporting de Gijon - Depleted Gijon defy odds

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2011 by PA67 hits

Nine-man Sporting Gijon claimed a remarkable late draw against Villarreal thanks to an injury-time penalty from Diego Castro. Villarreal looked set to put their poor recent domestic form behind them as they took a 29th-minute lead through freescoring striker Giuseppe Rossi before then seeing Sporting lose defenders Jose Angel (65 minutes) and Rafael Sastre (90) to red cards. However, there was...Full Story »

Deportivo 2 : 1 Real Sociedad - Duda sparks Malaga revival

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2011 by PA46 hits

Malaga boosted their hopes of Primera Division survival with a plucky win 2-0 at Real Sociedad. The Andalusians rode their luck at times, but took all three points thanks to a goal in each half from Duda and Salomon Rondon. And although they remain bottom of the table with 10 rounds of the championship remaining, Manuel Pellegrini's side are now level on points with both Almeria and Hercules, ...Full Story »

Real Madrid 2 - 0 Hercules preview - Benzema brace downs Hercules

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by PA64 hits

Karim Benzema continued his fine recent form with a brace to help Real Madrid down lowly Hercules 2-0 and cut Barcelona's lead at the Primera Division summit to four points. Benzema took his tally to eight goals in his last six matches after netting in the 24th and 56th minutes, leading Madrid to their 24th successive home win in all competitions. For Hercules, the defeat leaves them stuck in ...Full Story »

Almeria 2 - 2 Atletico Madrid preview - Almeria dent Atletico's Euro hopes

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by PA35 hits

Atletico Madrid lost more ground in the race for Europe as they were held to a 2-2 draw by lowly Almeria in the Primera Division. Atletico twice led through Sergio Aguero, but were pegged back on each occasion by goals from Albert Crusat and Henok Goitom. Quique Sanchez Flores' side had been impressive as they beat Villarreal 3-1 last weekend. That was the club's finest result for some time i...Full Story »

Real Sociedad vs Malaga preview - Ansotegui: Survival the priority

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2011 by PA56 hits

Real Sociedad defender Jon Ansotegui insists his side still have Primera Division survival as their main objective even though they could be just two points off the European spots if results go their way this weekend. Sociedad have suffered a slump in recent weeks, picking up just one point from their last three games, but despite that they remain in a healthy position in the top half of the ...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Sporting de Gijon preview - Villarreal seeking domestic success

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2011 by PA62 hits

Villarreal will look to build on their impressive midweek European success by getting their Primera Division campaign back on track with a win over Sporting Gijon. Villarreal went into Thursday's Europa League last 16 first leg at Bayer Leverkusen having previously picked up just five points from a possible 15 in La Liga, a run that had seen them slip to fourth sport, four points behind Valenci...Full Story »

Chelsea FC close in on Kaka in £25million deal from Real Madrid CF

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by Crunchsports.com183 hits

Chelsea could be edging closer to the signing of Real Madrid playmaker Kaka this summer in a £25million deal Real Madrid look set to let the 28-year-old leave the Bernabeu this summer and Chelsea along with AC Milan and Manchester City are all keen on signing the Brazil international. Kaka's father recently revealed that a return to the San Siro was his son's first choice option, but th...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Hercules CF preview - Mourinho slams fixture schedule

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by PA53 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be without Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Carvalho for the game against Hercules and has bizarrely threatened to leave out goalkeeper Iker Casillas next weekend to "make it easy" for Barcelona to win La Liga. Mourinho used his pre-match press conference to once again hit out at the fixture schedule he believes favours Pep Guardiola's side and claimed he could...Full Story »

Almeria vs Atletico de Madrid preview - Perea: We will keep believing

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by PA57 hits

Atletico Madrid defender Luis Perea believes his side can still qualify for the Champions League. Atletico began the season in impressive fashion as they won the European Supercup with a 2-0 victory over Inter Milan back in August. Their presence in that fixture came about thanks to victory in the Europa League at the end of last season and Quique Sanchez Flores' side also reached the final of...Full Story »

Real wary of Hercules slip up

Posted Friday, March 11, 2011 by Supersport.com41 hits

Real Madrid must avoid slipping on a banana skin on Saturday when struggling Hercules visit the Bernabeu in La Liga. Jose Mourinho's team host Olympique Lyon on Wednesday aiming to qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in seven years after a 1-1 first-leg draw and then follow up with a domestic trip to local rivals Atletico Madrid. Real have a 100 percent home rec...Full Story »

Real Madrid without injured Kaka for two weeks

Posted Thursday, March 10, 2011 by Daylife.com113 hits

Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho (R) touches Real Madrid's Kaka (L) as he is substituted during their Spanish first division soccer match against Levante at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Feb 19, 2011. Real Madrid and Brazil playmaker Kaka, the 2007 World Player of the Year, will be out for about 15 days after injuring the left knee that was operated on following the 2010 World Cup. Kak...Full Story »

For football fans in Grozny, it's just like watching Brazil. No, really

Posted Wednesday, March 09, 2011 by theguardian.com267 hits

Brazil greats including Romario and Dunga take on local team in game organised by Chechnya's colourful head Ramzan Kadyrov Kadyrov (centre), taking on Brazilians Ronaldao and Andre Cruz, enjoys a flourishing reputation in Chechnya. There were burly toughs in Russia tracksuits, elders in lambskin hats and thousands of young men in black jeans and coats shouting "Chechnya! Chechnya!" Grozny's ...Full Story »

Deportivo La Coruna 2 : 1 Real Sociedad - Depor claim vital win

Posted Monday, March 07, 2011 by PA31 hits

Deportivo La Coruna eased their relegation concerns and further damaged Real Sociedad's European hopes after claiming a narrow 2-1 victory at the Riazor. The home side built a 2-0 lead with goals either side of half-time from strike duo Ivan Riki and Adrian Lopez, and although promoted Sociedad pulled a goal back through Imanol Agirretxe, it was not enough to deny Depor. The victory means the ...Full Story »

Racing 1 : 3 Real Madrid - Benzema at the double

Posted Sunday, March 06, 2011 by PA55 hits

Karim Benzema bagged a brace after Emmanuel Adebayor's opener as Real Madrid brushed aside Racing Santander 3-1. Even with several players missing - not least Cristiano Ronaldo - Madrid had far too much for their hosts. Adebayor scored the simplest of openers in the 23rd minute before Benzema added a second moments later. Pablo Pinillos' awful penalty wasted a chance for Racing to get back in...Full Story »

Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Sociedad preview - Sutil looks to inspire Sociedad

Posted Monday, March 07, 2011 by PA202 hits

Real Sociedad winger Francisco Sutil is dreaming of a possible European adventure just a year after playing third-tier football in Spain - although his first goal is to help the club end any relegation fears as soon as possible. Promoted Sociedad head to Deportivo La Coruna on Monday having so far enjoyed an impressive first season back in the top flight - starting the weekend just three points...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid 3 : 1 Villarreal - Villarreal top-three hopes checked

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA35 hits

Villarreal had their hopes of breaking the top three of the Primera Division checked by a 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. Jose Antonio Reyes got the ball rolling after five minutes for Atletico before the dangerous Giuseppe Rossi brought parity to proceedings 10 minutes before half-time. Atletico's highly-rated front two of Diego Forlan and Sergio Aguero then made their ...Full Story »

Racing de Santander vs Real Madrid preview - Ronaldo absence leaves Madrid with Real gap to fill

Posted Sunday, March 06, 2011 by PA1270 hits

Real Madrid will have to do without leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo as they make the potentially tricky trip to Racing Santander. Ronaldo is set to be sidelined for around two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during Thursday's 7-0 thrashing of Malaga. Ronaldo asked to come off immediately after netting his third and Madrid's seventh of the night, and he is now likely to miss the lea...Full Story »

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