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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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Isco must respect decisions, says Luka Modric

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has spoken about Isco’s frustrations at the club, saying that Zinedine Zidane’s decisions are final. Former Malaga man Isco has struggled to hold down a place in Zidane’s side this season, despite many arguments that he has been their most impressive player. Just one full 90 minute game in his last ten for Los Blancos has seen him assist on just one occasion – a stark contrast to his international form, where he has combined with the likes of Andres Iniesta to provide a superb…

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La Liga News Spain 

Isco: ‘Life’ with Spain, but not with Real Madrid

Spain’s hat-trick man Isco has discussed the difference between playing for Spain and Real Madrid this season, saying he ‘feels alive’ for the former. The former Malaga man has struggled to hold down a place in Zinedine Zidane’s side this season, despite many arguments that he has been their most impressive player. Just one full 90 minute game in his last ten for Los Blancos has seen him assist on just one occasion – a stark contrast to his international form, where he has combined with the likes of Andres…

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La Liga News 

Manchester City planning on stealing Real Madrid’s Isco for £75 million

Manchester City want to take Real Madrid star Isco under the noses of Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal, according to the Metro. The Spaniard has been linked with the Red Devils and Gunners over the past few months, as they look ahead to the summer. Yet, he has his eyes set on a move to the blue side of Manchester with City planning a £75 million bid. The Pep attraction The option to play under Pep Guardiola is tempting Isco to the Etihad Stadium. The former Barcelona manager has…

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La Liga News UK End of Year Awards: Player

Welcome back to our La Liga News UK End of Year Awards If you missed our manager of the year vote, you can still vote here. For those who are returning, here are a quick recap of our rules for the public vote. The candidate should be judged only on their performances between 1st January to 31st December 2017. The candidate must be playing in Spain. Voting closes at midnight on the 15th January 2018. Today’s category is the player of the year and here are our four nominees for…

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Marco Asensio heading for Real Madrid exit

Real Madrid midfield ace Marco Asensio could be on his way out of the club, with a host of Premier League clubs among the interested parties. As per the Daily Express, the 21-year-old Spaniard is unhappy about his lack of game time, particularly with the World Cup coming up next summer. Despite being one of the most talented youngsters around, Asensio has been largely reduced to a bit-part player, with the likes of Isco and the returning Gareth Bale often preferred. Unhappy with minutes Asensio’s rating has risen rapidly over…

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Global Match Centre News 

Real Madrid 1-0 Gremio: Spanish Champions outshine Brazilians to win FIFA Club World Cup

Real Madrid became the first team to win back-to-back FIFA Club World Cup titles after Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick defeated Brazilian side Gremio in the final. The European Champions controlled the early tempo, but were restricted to long-distance efforts in the first half. Gremio deservedly ended the first period level, but trailed early on in the second when FIFA Ballon D’Or winner Ronaldo struck a trademark free-kick beyond the reach of keeper Marcelo Grohe. Real could have added to their tally, but had to settle for victory by a solitary goal….

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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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Ronaldo ‘angry’ with Isco; tells team-mates he ‘will win Golden Boot’

A report in Spanish press claims Cristiano Ronaldo was left angry with Real Madrid team-mate Isco after he failed to thank him for his assist on Sunday against Las Palmas. Arguably, Spanish play-maker Isco has been Madrid’s best player this season, picking up the form that made him a starter in Zinedine Zidane’s Champions League final winning side last season. Madrid have struggled this season and sit eight points behind league leaders and bitter rivals Barcelona. Critique has come the way of a number of high profile players, including Karim…

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News Spain 

Spain in Israel, Isco and Knifes?!

In what may appear as a straight forward victory in their final 2018 World Cup Qualifying game, Spain went through near chaos during their time in Jerusalem. After arriving in the ancient city on Saturday and not leaving the hotel all day, Julen Lopetegui decided that it would be a great opportunity for his players to enjoy the local sights in the evening. Upon visiting the Western Wall (a 2000 year old wall recognised as the holiest place for Jews to pray), crowds of people saw the players and wanted to…

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