Real Madrid's Rafa Benitez seeking balance between defence, attack
Real Madrid's Rafa Benitez seeking balance between defence, attack

In his first season in charge at Real Madrid, Rafa Benitez faces a delicate balancing act between allowing his formidable attack the freedom to perform and preventing opponents exploiting any defensive weakness.

Signing Angel Di Maria would be a game changer for PSG: Zinedine Zidane
Signing Angel Di Maria would be a game changer for PSG: Zinedine Zidane

 French football legend Zinedine Zidane has said that if Paris Saint-Germain signs Argentina and Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, it would be an undeniable boon to the Ligue 1 champions.

Jose Mourinho targets Rafael Benitez over wife's messy remark
Jose Mourinho targets Rafael Benitez over wife's messy remark

Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard`s wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese.

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.

I'm happy at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo tells paper
I'm happy at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo tells paper

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has broken several months of near-silence to rebuff media reports he is unhappy at Real Madrid and might be seeking an exit.

Sergio Ramos wants to leave Real Madrid: Report
Sergio Ramos wants to leave Real Madrid: Report

 Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has told the club he wants to leave after falling out with its president Florentino Perez, media reported Thursday, saying Manchester United were interested in buying the player.

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.

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.

Real Madrid exile toughest part of my career: Sami Khedira
Real Madrid exile toughest part of my career: Sami Khedira

German midfielder Sami Khedira described his last few months at Spanish football club Real Madrid as the most difficult spell of his career.

Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid
Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid

Spain international goalkeeper Iker Casillas is close to putting an end to his 17-year career with Real Madrid.

Rafael Benitez needs to win titles at Real Madrid, says Zinedine Zidane
Rafael Benitez needs to win titles at Real Madrid, says Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane backed the appointment of Rafael Benitez as the manager, adding that the only way to win hearts at the Spanish club is by winning titles.

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 supporters should savour Carlo Ancelotti's success: Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid supporters should savour Carlo Ancelotti's success: Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos on Monday said his club’s fans should savour the memories left behind by sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti.

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.

'Unhappy' Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid
'Unhappy' Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid

Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid this summer, after reportedly being miffed over club president Florentino Perez's growing closeness with teammate Gareth Bale.

Rafael Benitez good solution for Real Madrid: Vicente del Bosque
Rafael Benitez good solution for Real Madrid: Vicente del Bosque

Spain football team coach Vicente del Bosque said on Friday that a possible signing of Rafael Benitez as the new head coach for Real Madrid would be a "good solution".

Carlo Ancelotti mulling AC Milan offer
Carlo Ancelotti mulling AC Milan offer

AC Milan are bidding to lure back Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked this week by Spanish giants Real Madrid, the Italian club`s vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed on Thursday.

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.