Rafa Benitez suffers frustrating Real Madrid debut in Melbourne
Rafa Benitez suffers frustrating Real Madrid debut in Melbourne

 Rafa Benitez kicked off his tenure as Real Madrid boss with a frustrating 7-6 penalty shootout loss to AS Roma in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

''Winner'' Sergio Ramos needed at Real Madrid, says Rafa Benitez
''Winner'' Sergio Ramos needed at Real Madrid, says Rafa Benitez

Spain defender Sergio Ramos is not leaving Real Madrid and is an integral part of the La Liga giants` plans, according to new coach Rafa Benitez.

Real Madrid must move past ''division'' of Iker Casillas exit: Rafa Benitez
Real Madrid must move past ''division'' of Iker Casillas exit: Rafa Benitez

The controversial departure of Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas has created "division" at the Spanish giants and they must put it behind them as soon as possible, coach Rafa Benitez said on Friday.

Raheem Sterling thanks former managers after Manchester City move
Raheem Sterling thanks former managers after Manchester City move

England winger Raheem Sterling has thanked his former team Liverpool's managers for his progress after completing a move to rival club Manchester City.

Would have accepted Real Madrid coaching job: Zinedine Zidane
Would have accepted Real Madrid coaching job: Zinedine Zidane

 France football legend Zinedine Zidane revealed on Tuesday that he would have accepted if Spanish giants Real Madrid had asked him to succeed Italian Carlo Ancelotti as head coach.

Real Madrid squad very hard to improve, says new coach Rafa Benitez
Real Madrid squad very hard to improve, says new coach Rafa Benitez

It will be "immensely difficult" for Real Madrid to improve their squad but they still plan to make more signings in the close season, new coach Rafa Benitez said on Monday.

Sergio Aguero 'very happy' at Mancester City, rejects Real Madrid links
Sergio Aguero 'very happy' at Mancester City, rejects Real Madrid links

Striker Sergio Aguero wants to stay at Manchester City this summer as he looks to fulfil his ambition of winning the European Champions League while rejecting the advances of Spanish football giants Real Madrid.

Rafa Benitez is right replacement in Real Madrid: Roberto Carlos
Rafa Benitez is right replacement in Real Madrid: Roberto Carlos

Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos says club president Florentino Perez was wrong to sack Carlo Ancelotti as coach, but nonetheless feels Rafael Benitez is a fine replacement.

Rafa Benitez takes on greatest challenge at Real Madrid
Rafa Benitez takes on greatest challenge at Real Madrid

Rafa Benitez was appointed Real Madrid coach on Wednesday, the much-travelled 55-year-old taking on one of the most demanding jobs in club soccer in which he will be expected to deliver major trophies in short order.

Real Madrid vice-president lets slip signing of Rafa Benitez as coach
Real Madrid vice-president lets slip signing of Rafa Benitez as coach

Real Madrid vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas has accidentally let slip at the meeting of a fans group that Rafa Benitez will be the new club coach.

Rafa Benitez to leave Napoli: Reports
Rafa Benitez to leave Napoli: Reports

Former Valencia, Liverpool, Inter and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez will be leaving Serie A side Napoli next week, claimed reports on Thursday.

Sevilla on brink of return to Europa League final
Sevilla on brink of return to Europa League final

Holders Sevilla are on the brink of a return to the Europa League final as they take a 3-0 lead to Italy for the second leg of their semi-final against Fiorentina on Thursday.

Italian clubs have good chance for earning silverware in Europe
Italian clubs have good chance for earning silverware in Europe

Italy's Serie A clubs have grabbed the oppurtunity to finally shine on European soil as it marks a sense of respite given their absence at the big stage in recent years. Italian domestic champions Juventus led the way in booking a berth in the semi-final of the Champions League and it was followed by the success of Fiorentina and Napoli who registered qualification for the semis of the Europa League.

Liverpool losing 'red heartbeat' in Steven Gerrard, says Rafa Benitez
Liverpool losing 'red heartbeat' in Steven Gerrard, says Rafa Benitez

 Liverpool will be losing their "red heartbeat" when captain Steven Gerrard quits the club at the end of the season, 2005 Champions League-winning manager Rafa Benitez said on Friday.

Chelsea chief executive, Ron Gourlay quits club
Chelsea chief executive, Ron Gourlay quits club

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said on Wednesday he was leaving Stamford Bridge after a decade in which Chelsea were crowned kings of Europe but also suffered plenty of off-field dramas too.

Benitez demands Napoli to improve defence

Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez urged his side to improve their defence following their 4-2 win over 10-man Lazio at home in Italian football league Serie A.

Battle for second place in Serie A hots up

The battle for the second place of Italian Serie A football title continued as Roma and Napoli won their respective games.

Benitez blames Napoli`s loss on individual errors

Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez blamed his players for their individual mistakes that led to their 3-0 defeat at Atalanta.

I have changed Napoli`s mentality: Benitez

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez believes he has changed the club`s mentality since taking over as coach at San Paolo in the summer.

Don`t jeer Mazzarri: Benitez tells Napoli fans

Napoli football coach Rafa Benitez has urged Napoli fans to focus on the game against Inter Milan instead of jeering Walter Mazzarri who left the Naples side for Inter this season.