David Beckham backs Garteh Bale to recover from Real Madrid troubles
David Beckham backs Garteh Bale to recover from Real Madrid troubles

David Beckham has backed Gareth Bale to return to his best at Real Madrid, claiming that the Welshman had the "perfect" first season at the club last term.

Lionel Messi wary of wounded Real Madrid
Lionel Messi wary of wounded Real Madrid

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has warned his team-mates not to take Real Madrid lightly, despite their contrasting form ahead of Sunday`s crucial La Liga clash at the Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona, Real Madrid maintain leadership duel
FC Barcelona, Real Madrid maintain leadership duel

Real Madrid ended their disappointing and worrying run of recent form with a 2-0 home win against Levante on Sunday night to remain one point behind FC Barcelona a week before they visit Camp Nou.

Sergio Ramos back in Real Madrid squad for Levante clash
Sergio Ramos back in Real Madrid squad for Levante clash

Real Madrid have centre back Sergio Ramos back in the squad for Sunday`s La Liga game at home to Levante, when Carlo Ancelotti`s men will try to end a run of three matches without a win.

Carlo Ancelotti looks to returnees as Real Madrid face Levante
Carlo Ancelotti looks to returnees as Real Madrid face Levante

Real Madrid will look to returnees Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos to give them a lift and clear the storm clouds hanging over them when they entertain Levante UD in a La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday.

Real Madrid implosion `incomprehensible` for Carlo Ancelotti
Real 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.

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.

Real Madrid to face under-strength Villarreal in La Liga
Real Madrid to face under-strength Villarreal in La Liga

Real Madrid continue their quest for the La Liga title with one of the most difficult games that remains for them at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Sunday night.

Real Madrid need to keep nerves as Barcelona, Atletico seek to close in
Real Madrid need to keep nerves as Barcelona, Atletico seek to close in

FC Barcelona have the chance to pile the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid this weekend.

Diego Simeone rejects claims of violent play ahead of Madrid derby
Diego Simeone rejects claims of violent play ahead of Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said his side won't change its way of play despite accusations of at times being excessively violent in its style of football.

Real defender Sergio Ramos ruled out for up to six weeks
Real defender Sergio Ramos ruled out for up to six weeks

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has suffered a hamstring tear that could keep him out for up to six weeks, the La Liga leaders said on Friday. Ramos limped off during the first half of Real’s victory over Sevilla on Wednesday and tests revealed a more serious injury than first anticipated. 

Cristiano Ronaldo returns for depleted Real in Madrid derby
Cristiano Ronaldo returns for depleted Real in Madrid derby

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo returns for a Real Madrid side otherwise stricken by injuries and suspensions as they look to beat Atletico Madrid for the first time in six meetings this season on Saturday.

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos out for a long haul
Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos out for a long haul

Real Madrid will be without the services of midfielder James Rodriguez for around two months, while Sergio Ramos' left hamstring injury will keep him out for around three weeks.

Fernando Torres double dumps Real Madrid out of King's Cup
Fernando Torres double dumps Real Madrid out of King's Cup

Fernando Torres scored his first Atletico Madrid goals in eight years as the La Liga champions dumped holders Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey 4-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday.

Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid are biggest winner on the night
Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid are biggest winner on the night

At Ballon d`Or awards night in Zurich, which was held on Monday, one of the biggest football clubs in the world -- Real Madrid -- came out as real winners, with four of its players receiving awards in the gala event.

Fernando Torres subdued on return but Atletico sink Real
Fernando Torres subdued on return but Atletico sink Real

  A subdued Fernando Torres helped Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 win over local rivals Real in the first leg of their King’s Cup last-16 tie on Wednesday in his first start since his return to his boyhood club.

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.

Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award
Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award

 Decorated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dubbed 2014 "the best year of my life" after playing a key role for the Spanish giants as they swept to four titles including a record-extending 10th European crown.

Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014
Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014

Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.

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.