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​Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid: Apologetic Isco steals the show on Malaga return

​There are few visiting players to La Rosaleda who get as warm a welcome as Isco. Born in nearby Benálmadena, the diminutive midfielder is one of their own. He left the Costa team with their blessing and is flourishing in his new surroundings and is a certainty to be starting Spain’s first group game in the World Cup this summer. It was perhaps fate that Sunday night’s game would be his. Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, the midfielder took centre stage and scored the game’s…

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Real Madrid duo praise Ronaldo after Eibar performance

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and midfielder Casemiro have praised Cristiano Ronaldo after his performance against Eibar on Saturday. A late bullet header from Ronaldo – his second goal of the game – gave Real Madrid a narrow win over a spirited Eibar in an entertaining contest at the Ipurua. Eibar defender Iván Ramis crashed home a header to cancel out Ronaldo’s opener, but the Portuguese forward struck again to steal the points. After a resounding aggregate victory over Paris St Germain booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals,…

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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Barcelona the only winners in Madrid Derby

It could have made a dream start for Los Colchoneros in the first Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night. Real Madrid had a massive let-off after just three minutes following a sloppy pass from Marcelo. Antoine Griezmann latched onto the loose ball which eventually found its way to Angel Correa, one-on-one with Kiko Casilla, but Atleti’s top goalscorer was only able to clip the ball wide from 12 yards. In our preview, we outlined the best chances would be created from wide areas. This was certainly the case…

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Real Madrid midfielder welcomes Neymar links

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has spoken about claims that Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar could move to the club. Cast your mind back to the summer and those sensational talks of Neymar leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint Germain began and materialised. The Brazil international was seemingly happy with life in the Catalan capital but a mega-money move and the chance to lead the line and move away from the ‘shadow’ of Lionel Messi was too appealing. However, reports in French and Spanish press have since claimed that life is not…

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Casemiro to captain Brazil in World Cup Qualifier

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro will captain Brazil when they play Bolivia in La Paz on Thursday evening. Brazilian national coach Tite has continued his strict policy of rotating captains by selecting the defensive midfielder for the qualifier against Bolivia. It is the first time the Madrid man will take his country’s armband, having become a first team regular for the national side. Having already qualified for the World Cup next summer in Russia, Brazil face Bolivia and Chile in the next few days. Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Casemiro…

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Casemiro jumps to defence of Bale after Madrid fans attack winger

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has defended Gareth Bale after he was subjected to boo’s and jeer’s in the 3-0 defeat over APOEL on Wednesday evening. The Welsh international missed the majority of the latter part to last season through injury, but has since returned to full fitness to provide Zinedine Zidane with an extra attacking option. However, just one assist in his last three games for Los Blancos has cast some fans of the club to attack the former Tottenham Hotspur winger, favouring youngster Marco Asensio, who has set the…

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