La Liga Match Centre News 

Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Club: Inaki Williams’ goal cancelled out by late Ronaldo flick

Cristiano Ronaldo’s late flick gave Real Madrid a draw against Athletic Club at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening. The Basque visitors have been largely inconsistent this season and pressure is fully on boss Kuko Ziganda as talk of a replacement coming in this summer continues to dominate the regions media. But, they did produce a superb performance against Zinedine Zidane’s side – with Inaki Williams putting them 1-0 ahead with a superb finish in the first half. Williams was the biggest threat for the away side but they failed to…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane could field a second string side against Athletic Club on Wednesday evening as the Champions League semi-finals take priority. Wednesday 18th April / Kick-off at 20:30 UK / Santiago Bernabeu The visitors have an awful record at the Bernabeu and will come up against the potential of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who were both rested for the game against Malaga at the weekend. Jose Angel Ziganda is under increasing pressure with Athletic and is expected to be replaced by Eduardo Berizzo this summer, making…

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La Liga Match Centre 

​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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Gossip News 

Don’t believe a thing if you read Ronaldo is off to Man United

English and Spanish press have again taken up on false reports linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move back to Manchester United. Ronaldo struggled for form before the turn of the year, prompting speculation that the Portuguese international would move on this summer. A return to English club Man United was much discussed with reports in Spain claiming Ronaldo was desperate to move back to Old Trafford and help former boss Jose Mourinho wrestle the Premier League title back. However, a return to form in 2018, which has helped Madrid to…

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La Liga News 

Guillem Balague: Bale wants Real Madrid stay

Spanish football journalist, Guillem Balague, says Gareth Bale is committed to Real Madrid, despite interest from Premier League clubs. The Welshman’s future has been up in the air in recent months, with Manchester United reportedly chasing the former Spurs forward. Bale didn’t feature in Real’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Juventus but did play and set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in his side’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at the weekend. Head coach, Zidedine Zidane later revealed Bale was unhappy with being left out of the crucial tie in…

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Global News 

Zidane admits his side were great and poor against Juventus

Juventus opened the scoring for the night  within the first 2 minutes as Sami Khedria lifted an light cross to the far post which met Mario Mandzukic’s head to put them 1-0 up. Real Madrid then went on to enjoy large spells of possession, which led to Isco pinching the ball in the back of the net from close range; but the goal was disallowed due to him being marginally offside. Juventus doubled their lead almost identically in the 37th minute, early substitute Stephan Lichtsteiner whipped in an inviting cross to…

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Global News 

Ronaldo cannot understand Juventus’ penalty reaction

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he does not understand the reaction of the Juventus players as they conceded a penalty in the dying moments of the Champions League quarter final second leg on Wednesday evening. Juventus opened the scoring for the night  within the first 2 minutes as Sami Khedria lifted an light cross to the far post which met Mario Mandzukic’s head to put them 1-0 up. Real Madrid then went on to enjoy large spells of possession, which led to Isco pinching the ball in the back of the…

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Global News 

Chiellini: It is all just laughable

Giorgio Chiellini has said his side should of known something would stop them going through against Real Madrid, having seen Bayern Munich lose last season against the Spanish side. Juventus opened the scoring for the night  within the first 2 minutes as Sami Khedria lifted an light cross to the far post which met Mario Mandzukic’s head to put them 1-0 up. Real Madrid then went on to enjoy large spells of possession, which led to Isco pinching the ball in the back of the net from close range; but…

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Global News 

Buffon: Michael Oliver’s heart is a trash can

Gianluigi Buffon has attacked referee Michael Oliver following Juventus’ defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday evening. Juventus opened the scoring for the night  within the first 2 minutes as Sami Khedria lifted an light cross to the far post which met Mario Mandzukic’s head to put them 1-0 up. Real Madrid then went on to enjoy large spells of possession, which led to Isco pinching the ball in the back of the net from close range; but the goal was disallowed due to him being marginally offside. Juventus doubled their…

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Global News 

Allegri: Referee eliminated us at the Bernabeu

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has blamed referee Michael Oliver for his side’s elimination against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening. Juventus opened the scoring for the night  within the first 2 minutes as Sami Khedria lifted an light cross to the far post which met Mario Mandzukic’s head to put them 1-0 up. Real Madrid then went on to enjoy large spells of possession, which led to Isco pinching the ball in the back of the net from close range; but the goal was disallowed due to him being marginally offside….

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