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Atletico Madrid vs Zaragoza preview - Manzano: Fans deserve a performance

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2011 by PA80 hits

Atletico Madrid coach Gregorio Manzano admits his struggling side owe it to their fans to put in a big performance and pick up three much-needed points against Real Zaragoza at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday. Atletico underwent a major overhaul this summer with Manzano and a host of new players being brought in, but the new-look Rojiblancos have suffered a dismal start to the campaign. Thursda...Full Story »

Valdano: More to Madrid than Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by ESPN131 hits

Former Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano insists the club are not too reliant on star player Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo picked up the Pichichi award for scoring the most league goals in the Spanish top flight last term after besting the previously unbeaten mark of 38 goals set by Telmo Zarra and Hugo Sanchez.However, Valdano feels there is more to Jose Mourinho's side than the Portugu...Full Story »

Barca, Real hot on Levante's heels

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by ESPN84 hits

Levante are revelling in their unlikely status as La Liga leaders with midweek hero Ruben Suarez declaring: "We are the team to beat."Ruben lashed home a stunning 93rd-minute winner as Levante edged out Real Sociedad 3-2 on Wednesday to move back to the top of the table after being briefly usurped by Barcelona.The win saw Levante re-establish their one-point lead at the summit over Real Madrid...Full Story »

Alex Ferguson backs ‘real’ Manchester United to roar again

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by The Sun119 hits

ALEX FERGUSON has told his team to forget their derby nightmare — and get back to being the real Manchester United.The Red Devils were hammered 6-1 at home last Sunday by fierce rivals Manchester City, who went five points clear at the top of the Premier League. United boss Ferguson described it as the worst day of his football career. But now he is determined everyone at the club boun...Full Story »

Lyon’s Bastos to miss Real game with thigh injury

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

Oct 28 (Reuters) - Winger Michel Bastos is out of Olympique Lyon’s home Champions League clash with Real Madrid next week and will be sidelined for at least two weeks, the Ligue 1 club said on Friday. The Brazilian, one of the key parts of the French team’s attack this season, picked up a thigh injury in a League Cup game at St Etienne on Wednesday that will keep him out of action u...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano preview - Garrido: We must recover from Rossi loss

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA112 hits

Villarreal coach Juan Carlos Garrido has told his players they must show courage and teamwork to help overcome the loss of striker Giuseppe Rossi. The Yellow Submarine's miserable start to the season got even worse on Thursday with the news Rossi will be sidelined for six months after suffering cruciate ligament damage. Garrido told the club's website: "He is a much loved person and it hurts t...Full Story »

Levante goes for 8th win, Villarreal eyes 2nd win

Posted Friday, October 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

MADRID (AP)—Surprise pacesetter Levante can remain top of the Spanish league with an eighth straight victory this weekend, while Villarreal is desperate to pick up just its second win this season ahead of a must-win Champions League match against English leader Manchester City. Levante travels to Osasuna on Sunday, while second-place Real Madrid is at Real Sociedad on Saturday when third-...Full Story »

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid preview - Benzema: We`re getting better

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA55 hits

Karim Benzema has seen a noticeable improvement in Real Madrid's team play this season. The striker netted for the sixth successive home game in all competitions as Real defeated Villarreal 3-0 in midweek. And after a run of five successive victories, which yielded 20 goals, the France international is pleased to see the team a point ahead of title favourites Barcelona in the Primera Division ...Full Story »

Karanka: Real went easy on Villarreal

Posted Friday, October 28, 2011 by ESPN86 hits

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka admitted the players eased off after an early three-goal blitz proved enough to see off Villarreal.Karim Benzema scored the opener in the seventh minute before Kaka and Angel Di Maria found the back of the net as Madrid surged into a 3-0 lead inside 31 minutes.Villarreal's poor form of late meant a comeback was never likely and Madrid cruised through t...Full Story »

Real Madrid ruthless in La Liga

Posted Friday, October 28, 2011 by ESPN239 hits

"Prepare yourself for subjugation, victory through domination." So goes the lyric from a Bad Religion song, a refrain you could imagine Jose Mourinho singing to himself Wednesday. During the second half of Real Madrid's match against Villarreal at the Bernabeu, the Portuguese manager prowled his technical area, brow furrowed and a scowl on his face. You would have thought Los Blancos were stru...Full Story »

Silva: I'd reject Barca and Real

Posted Friday, October 28, 2011 by ESPN194 hits

Manchester City star David Silva has reassured the club and its fans that he will reject Barcelona and Real Madrid if they come knocking on his door.The Spanish midfielder has been in sensational form for the Eastlands club and is now widely regarded as one of the best players in the Barclays Premier League.He was once again instrumental in City's 6-1 drubbing of bitter neighbours Manchester U...Full Story »

Villarreal’s Rossi set for surgery, out 6 months

Posted Friday, October 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi will undergo knee surgery and is expected to be sidelined for six months. The Italy forward hurt his right knee during Wednesday’s 3-0 loss at Real Madrid and MRI scans taken Thursday showed he needs immediate surgery. Villarreal has just one win from 12 games in all competitions this season and is already without Brazil striker Nilmar, who is recovering...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 3 : 0 Atletico de Madrid - Llorente at the double for Athletic

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by PA64 hits

Fernando Llorente scored twice for Athletic Bilbao as they beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 thanks to a devastating seven-minute spell. Gaizka Toquero joined Llorente on the scoresheet as the hosts ran amok midway through the second half to secure a win which lifts them above their opponents in the Primera Division standings. Defeat will put even more pressure on Atletico coach Gregorio Manzano, who h...Full Story »

Espanyol 1 : 0 Real Betis - Pandiani downs Betis

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by PA29 hits

Substitute Walter Pandiani scored the only goal as Espanyol beat Real Betis 1-0 to move up to sixth in the Primera Division. The hosts had the better of the early exchanges but rarely threatened the Betis goal and had goalkeeper Cristian Alvarez to thank for being level at half-time. The Argentinian keeper made three smart saves from Benat Etxebarria, Jose Canas and Roque Santa Cruz just befor...Full Story »

PREVIEW-Soccer-Real learning to control games, Alonso says

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

By Iain Rogers MADRID, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Real Madrid have won five straight La Liga games many times before but it is the dominant manner of their most recent run of victories that suggests they may be closer to ending Barcelona’s three-year grip on the Spanish title. Jose Mourinho’s expensively-assembled side, who play at Real Sociedad on Saturday (2000 GMT), relied more on swift...Full Story »

Real, Barca eyeing Citizen Silva

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by ESPN208 hits

After David Silva's fantastic performances for Manchester City this season, both Real Madrid and Barcelona are keen to bring him home to Spain.The 25-year-old has shot the Citizens to the top of the Premier League table, and starred in their destruction of arch-rivals Manchester United in a 6-1 win last Sunday.As a result, according to reports in the Daily Mail, both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mou...Full Story »

Ronaldo, Kaka combo Real deadly

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by ESPN256 hits

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka believes Villarreal will pose no threat to his side on Wednesday night if they maintain their current level of form. Madrid have hit a purple patch, notching up two straight 4-0 wins over Malaga and Olympique Lyonnais in the last week. In contrast, Villarreal visit the Bernabeu on the back of a humiliating 3-0 loss to high-flying Levante."We must cont...Full Story »

Alonso delighted with Madrid win

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by ESPN138 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso was delighted with the 3-0 win over Villarreal and urged his side to focus on themselves in the La Liga title race.The Los Blancos all but settled the match in the first-half as goals from Benzema, Kaka and Angel di Maria gave them a comfortable victory over the Yellow Submarine and keep them within touching distance of leaders Levante.Speaking after the matc...Full Story »

Real Madrid 3 : 0 Villarreal - Easy win for Real

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by PA182 hits

Real Madrid eased to a comfortable win against Villarreal in their Primera Division clash thanks to a breathtaking first-half performance in a 3-0 win over Villarreal at the Bernabeu. Karim Benzema scored Real's first in the seventh minute before Kaka and Angel Di Maria found the back of the net as Jose Mourinho's side completely overran the Yellow Submarine in a dominant opening period. The w...Full Story »

Levante 3 : 2 Real Sociedad - Superb Suarez strike sinks Sociedad

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by PA30 hits

Ruben Suarez scored a wonderful free-kick deep into stoppage time to give Levante a 3-2 win over Real Sociedad which takes them back to the top of the Primera Division. Daniel Estrada had given the visitors the lead as early as the fourth minute and Sociedad could have been further ahead by half-time but Alberto De La Bella and Inigo Martinez struck the bar. However, Levante roared back at the...Full Story »

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