European champions

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane blames himself for club's poor show, seeks quick solution of collapse

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane blames himself for club's poor show, seeks quick solution of collapse

Worryingly for Zidane, Madrid`s lacklustre display in midweek came about despite the fact he picked almost a full strength side.

Jan 20, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Copa del Rey: Celta Vigo beats Real Madrid 2-1; Zinedine Zidane surprised by team's back-to-back losses

Copa del Rey: Celta Vigo beats Real Madrid 2-1; Zinedine Zidane surprised by team's back-to-back losses

Madrid, hadn`t lost in a Spanish record 40 games stretching back to April last year before conceding twice to lose 2-1 at Sevilla.

Jan 19, 2017, 10:31 AM IST
Real Madrid set new 35-game unbeaten run record

Real Madrid set new 35-game unbeaten run record

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos produced another moment of late drama by powering home a stoppage time winner to beat Deportivo la Coruna 3-2 as the European champions set a new club record of 35 games without defeat in all competitions.

Dec 11, 2016, 04:05 AM IST
Hero's Welcome: Portugal unleashes national celebrations for Euro 2016 victors

Hero's Welcome: Portugal unleashes national celebrations for Euro 2016 victors

Portugal`s sports press hailed the team with headlines including "Epic", "Eternal" and "Pride of Portugal".

Jul 12, 2016, 00:14 AM IST
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez fire Barcelona to third Club World Cup, beat River Plate 3-0

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez fire Barcelona to third Club World Cup, beat River Plate 3-0

The Spanish giants welcomed back Messi after a bout of kidney stones and the mercurial Argentine scored with a clinical finish on 36 minutes, before a lethal Luis Suarez double destroyed River's hopes.

Dec 20, 2015, 19:47 PM IST
Would love to play for Barcelona: Pele

Would love to play for Barcelona: Pele

Expressing his admiration for reigning European champions FC Barcelona, football legend Pele has said the Catalan giants come closest to the style of the World Cup winning Brazilian teams of his generation.

Sep 25, 2015, 19:49 PM IST
Former European champions Ajax, Celtic meet in Europa League

Former European champions Ajax, Celtic meet in Europa League

Former European champions Ajax Amsterdam and Celtic, who both suffered the indignity of being knocked of the Champions League qualifiers by underdogs this season, will meet in the Europa League after being drawn together in the group stage on Friday.

Aug 28, 2015, 19:21 PM IST
Barcelona's busy 2015-16 pre-season starts on July 13

Barcelona's busy 2015-16 pre-season starts on July 13

European champions Barcelona will start their pre-season with a routine medical examination for their players on July 13 at the club's training ground Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Jun 13, 2015, 21:05 PM IST
Vicente del Bosque to play versatile Aleix Vidal in attack

Vicente del Bosque to play versatile Aleix Vidal in attack

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has earmarked Aleix Vidal as an attacking player rather than a fullback where he is likely to feature for new club Barcelona.

Jun 11, 2015, 10:03 AM IST
Lionel Messi helped convince me to stay at Barca, says Dani Alves

Lionel Messi helped convince me to stay at Barca, says Dani Alves

Lionel Messi helped convince Barcelona fullback Dani Alves to stay at the European champions when he was feeling undervalued at the club, the Brazilian defender said on Wednesday.

Jun 10, 2015, 22:24 PM IST
Real Madrid defender Pepe sidelined by thigh injury

Real Madrid defender Pepe sidelined by thigh injury

Real Madrid centre back Pepe has returned from international duty with Portugal with a thigh injury, the European champions said on Wednesday.

Apr 02, 2015, 08:55 AM IST
Real Madrid agree deal to buy Porto defender Danilo

Real Madrid agree deal to buy Porto defender Danilo

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Porto to buy their Brazilian fullback Danilo, who will join the La Liga club next season, the European champions said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Apr 01, 2015, 09:55 AM IST
Vicente Del Bosque wants more constructive criticism of Spain

Vicente Del Bosque wants more constructive criticism of Spain

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called for more constructive criticism and less negativity as the European champions prepare to take on Netherlands in a friendly in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Mar 31, 2015, 09:10 AM IST
Zinedine Zidane interested in managing Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane interested in managing Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has said he would be willing to become Real Madrid head coach although he was not in a hurry.

Mar 30, 2015, 18:17 PM IST
Real Madrid goalkeeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78

Real Madrid goalkeeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78

A minute`s silence will be held before Real Madrid`s La Liga game at home to Levante later on Sunday and the players will wear black armbands following the death of former Real goalkeeper Antonio Betancort at the age of 78.

Mar 15, 2015, 21:26 PM IST
Criticism part of the job, says Carlo Ancelotti

Criticism part of the job, says Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said the intense scrutiny he has come under in recent weeks is part of the job of coaching one of the biggest sides in the world.

Mar 14, 2015, 18:56 PM IST
Madrid implosion 'incomprehensible' for Carlo​ Ancelotti

Madrid implosion 'incomprehensible' for Carlo​ Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted he is at a loss to explain the European champions dramatic slump in form as they sneaked into the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Schalke on Tuesday.

 

Mar 11, 2015, 06:57 AM IST
Berlusconi, Taechaubol sign `preliminary deal` for AC Milan stake: Report

Berlusconi, Taechaubol sign `preliminary deal` for AC Milan stake: Report

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has signed a preliminary agreement to sell 30% of the club to Bee Taechaubol following a meeting between the Italian media magnate and the Thai businessman, according to reports Sunday.

Mar 08, 2015, 23:03 PM IST
What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

European champions Real Madrid have been usurped by Barcelona at the top of La Liga for the first time in five months.

Mar 08, 2015, 22:59 PM IST
Real Madrid collaborating with FIFA transfer inquest

Real Madrid collaborating with FIFA transfer inquest

 Real Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has insisted the European champions will collaborate with FIFA over any investigation into their recruiting of players under the age of 18.

Jan 26, 2015, 21:31 PM IST