Martin Odegaard says money played no role in Real Madrid choice
Martin Odegaard says money played no role in Real Madrid choice

Norwegian football prodigy Martin Odegaard said Monday he joined Spanish giants Real Madrid for sporting reasons and not for the money.

Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real
Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real

A suspension for Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest concern for coach Carlo Ancelotti whose Real Madrid side are looking far from the slick machine that strung together 22 straight victories before Christmas.

Carlo Ancelotti wants to nuture Martin Odegaard talent
Carlo Ancelotti wants to nuture Martin Odegaard talent

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted Friday that Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard has a great future but needs time to settle into his new life.

Real Madrid stumble not down to fatigue, Carlo Ancelotti says
Real Madrid stumble not down to fatigue, Carlo Ancelotti says

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed suggestions the world and European champions` recent stumble is a result of the physical toll a packed calendar may have taken on his players.

Carlo Ancelotti struggling for response to masterful Atletico
Carlo Ancelotti struggling for response to masterful Atletico

Real Madrid`s King`s Cup exit to Atletico on Thursday was more evidence Diego Simeone`s side have the measure of the European champions this season and left Real coach Carlo Ancelotti scratching his head for a solution.

Fernando Torres proving the doubters wrong, says Diego Simeone
Fernando Torres proving the doubters wrong, says Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres rolled back the years with a King`s Cup double at Real Madrid on Thursday that was a reminder of the talented youngster who made his name at the club before taking England by storm at Liverpool.

Would love to pair Messi with Ronaldo at Madrid, admits Ancelotti
Would love to pair Messi with Ronaldo at Madrid, admits Ancelotti

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Patience the key to Real Madrid revival: Carlo Ancelotti
Patience the key to Real Madrid revival: Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has called on his players to approach Thursday`s Copa del Rey last-16, second leg tie against Atletico Madrid with a cool head if they are to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit.

Ballon D`Or: Joachim Loew rewarded for World Cup win with coach of year
Ballon D`Or: Joachim Loew rewarded for World Cup win with coach of year

Joachim Loew`s feat in guiding Germany to the 2014 World Cup trophy earned him the coach of the year award at the FIFA Ballon D`Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

10-Real man Madrid back on track with Espanyol win
10-Real man Madrid back on track with Espanyol win

Real Madrid returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday, despite playing most of the second-half with 10 men, to move four points clear at the top of La Liga.

Carlo Ancelotti bemoans Real Madrid mental state
Carlo Ancelotti bemoans Real Madrid mental state

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti on Friday blamed his side`s poor start to 2015 on a problem with their "mental state".

Joachim Loew counting on Manuel Neuer Ballon d`Or success
Joachim Loew counting on Manuel Neuer Ballon d`Or success

Germany`s World Cup winning coach Joachim Loew said Friday that he would be satisfied with nothing less than Manuel Neuer winning the Ballon d`Or title.

Gareth Bale's form raising concern at Real Madrid
Gareth Bale's form raising concern at Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti remains loyal to off-form Gareth Bale despite criticism during the team`s poor start to 2015 but needs the Welshman to return to his swashbuckling best.

La Liga: Valencia end Real Madrid`s winning run, Barcelona lose at Sociedad
La Liga: Valencia end Real Madrid`s winning run, Barcelona lose at Sociedad

Valencia came from behind to snap Real Madrid`s winning streak at 22 games, however Barcelona failed to take advantage as they also lost 1-0 at David Moyes`s Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Real Madrid not affected by Valencia shock: Carlo Ancelotti
Real Madrid not affected by Valencia shock: Carlo Ancelotti

 Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists his side`s confidence will not be shaken after Valencia came from behind to end the European champions` 22-game winning streak on Sunday with a 2-1 win at Mestalla.

Tough away games for Barcelona, Real Madrid
Tough away games for Barcelona, Real Madrid

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona kick off the new year with difficult away games Sunday as the La Liga returns to action.

La Liga kicks off after Christmas break
La Liga kicks off after Christmas break

The La Liga football returns to action this weekend following the Christmas break with several sides hoping the fortnight's inactivity could change their fortunes, while others hoping a weekend off would have done nothing to interrupt their form.

Real Madrid players hail special FIFA Club World Cup victory
Real Madrid players hail special FIFA Club World Cup victory

European kings Real Madrid were crowned the world club champions after defeating San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday.

James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final
James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez is available for Saturday`s Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo but centre back Sergio Ramos needs a late fitness test, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Real Madrid president says ''family atmosphere'' crucial to success
Real Madrid president says ''family atmosphere'' crucial to success

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has created a family atmosphere in the dressing room and this has played a crucial role in their recent success, club president Florentino Perez said.