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Real eye record third Club World Cup

Real Madrid are set to face Brazilian side and Copa Libertadores champions, Gremio in the Final of the Club World Cup after surviving a scare as they came from a goal down to beat Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday evening. The Galacticos can draw level with Barcelona as the most prolific winners of the trophy if they claim the title on Sunday for the third time. Gremio needed extra-time to beat Mexican side Pachuca with the winner coming from substitute Everton, as they set up a thrilling final on Saturday…

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La Liga News 

Ronaldo should be given more respect, claims Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has called on reporters and pundits to give Cristiano Ronaldo more respect. 42 goals in all competitions last season saw Ronaldo claim the FIFA Best Award and become odds on favourite to claim another Ballon d’or, but his current season has been far from his perfect standards. Having been banned for the opening four games of the domestic season, the Portuguese forward has scored just twice in ten La Liga games. His form in Europe has been different, netting eight in five but it is…

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La Liga News 

Zidane ignorant to Real Madrid critics

Zinedine Zidane has said he does not care about critics pointed at Real Madrid after a stumbling start to the season. The Frenchman’s comments come after Marcelino of Valencia claimed his side were ‘weaker’ than last season. Los Blancos are already currently in fourth in La Liga, eight points behind league leaders and rivals Barcelona, despite being just 14 games into the season. Boss Zinedine Zidane is under pressure to get his side performing, having won the title last season, along with the last two editions of the Champions League…

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La Liga News 

Valencia boss Marcelino believes Real Madrid are ‘weaker’

Valencia boss Marcelino believes Real Madrid are ‘weaker’ than last season after discussing his side’s chances of a title push. Los Blancos are already currently in fourth in La Liga, eight points behind league leaders and rivals Barcelona, despite being just 14 games into the season. Boss Zinedine Zidane is under pressure to get his side performing, having won the title last season, along with the last two editions of the Champions League after being promoted from the Castilla in 2016. In contrast, Valencia sit second having lost their first…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Ancelotti in line to replace Zidane at Real Madrid

Real Madrid could see the return of Carlo Ancelotti if current manager Zinedine Zidane is sacked, per Daily Express. Los Blancos are already currently in fourth in La Liga, eight points behind league leaders and rivals Barcelona, despite being just 14 games into the season. Zidane is under pressure to get his side performing, having won the title last season, along with the last two editions of the Champions League after being promoted from the Castilla in 2016. Meteoric rise at Real The Frenchman has enjoyed a meteoric rise as…

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La Liga News 

Florentino Perez backs under-pressure Zidane

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has backed Zinedine Zidane after the 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening. Both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both hit the upright as Zidane’s side failed to get past a resilient Basque defence. Madrid needed three points to put pressure on the top three, especially after seeing league leaders and bitter rivals Barcelona drew with Celta Vigo 2-2 earlier in the day. However, frustrations continues to show as they came away with just a point and failed to score. The visitors finished with…

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La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Zidane ready to bolster options in January

Good Morning and welcome to our brief round up of the Monday morning Spanish papers, which feature Zinedine Zidane and his problems at Real Madrid, an interview with Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and the race to get Javier Mascherano fit. Spanish daily AS start the morning off with focus on Zidane after the 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening. Both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both hit the upright as Zidane’s side failed to get past a resilient Basque defence. Madrid needed three points to put pressure on…

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Real Madrid hot favourites against relegation-threatened Malaga

Real Madrid will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league when relegation-threatened Malaga visit the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon. Los Blancos could only manage a goalless draw against neighbours Atletico last time out but are strong favourites to bounce back against the side from the Costa del Sol, having seen off Cypriot side APOEL on Tuesday evening by six goals to nil. Forward Marco Asensio and defender Nacho will miss the Malaga game through injury and suspension, respectively, but head coach Zinedine Zidane has Sergio Ramos,…

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La Liga News 

Zidane eyeing massive shake-up at Real Madrid

With Real known to make hasty decisions with managers, Zinedine Zidane will have to make the necessary changes to ensure the club challenges on all fronts. To make matters worse for the Los Blancos they currently sit second in Europe too after losing to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last month. Reports suggest Zidane wants a massive clear-out with Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente, Achraf and Vallejo all set to be shown the exit door. Record signing Bale has struggled with injury for the past 18 months and has not…

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Three reasons why Ronaldo might be leaving Real Madrid next summer

Rumours that “The Best” might soon be leaving the comfort of Madrid are making headlines across the globe. Although Ronaldo has only scored one La Liga goal so far this season, his ability is unquestionable. If he departs Real Madrid next summer it would be a real blow for Los Blancos. There are a number of reasons that it is suggested Ronaldo is leaving. He has actually said himself that after his contract ends in four years he does not want to sign a new deal. However, reports from El…

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