Key Real players rally round sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti
Key Real players rally round sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti

Some of Real Madrid`s key players have rallied around coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was made the scapegoat for a season without major trophies and sacked on Monday.

You couldn't ask for more from Ronaldo: Real coach
You couldn't ask for more from Ronaldo: Real coach

 Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has affirmed the level of play from his Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the season and rejected any insinuations that he was responsible for the team's failure to take home titles in the current season.

Personal row casts shadow over Spanish soccer
Personal row casts shadow over Spanish soccer

A long-simmering squabble between Spain`s most powerful football chiefs could bring the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo show to a halt this weekend.

Real Madrid, Barcelona bosses expect strike solution
Real Madrid, Barcelona bosses expect strike solution

Real Madrid and Barcelona coaches Carlo Ancelotti and Luis Enrique have expressed their desire for a solution to be found between Spanish football`s warring parties to fend off a potential shutdown of the La Liga season next weekend.

Carlo Ancelotti wants Real patience for Juve decider
Carlo Ancelotti wants Real patience for Juve decider

Coach Carlo Ancelotti said Real Madrid will need "patience" and the full support of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium when they host Juventus next week looking to secure a second successive Champions League final.

Juve's cut-price Carlos Tevez upstages Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale
Juve's cut-price Carlos Tevez upstages Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale

Juventus spent about 12 million euros ($13.42 million) to sign Carlos Tevez, a fraction of what Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, yet it was the Argentine who called the shots in their Champions League clash on Tuesday. 

UEFA Champions League, 1st semi-final: Juventus vs Real Madrid – As it happened...
UEFA Champions League, 1st semi-final: Juventus vs Real Madrid – As it happened...

Excellent display from Juventus to deny Real Madrid spoils in Turin. Alvaro Morata set the ton of the match by scoring the opener, against his former club, then Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for the defending champions. But a penalty conversion from Carlos Tevez all but settled the leg. The return leg is on May 13 at the imposing Santiago Bernanbeu and the Old Lady will need all the tricks in their book to capitalise from this win and make Champions League final in ages.

Carlo Ancelotti brought smiles back in Real Madrid: Iker Casillas
Carlo Ancelotti brought smiles back in Real Madrid: Iker Casillas

Spanish football club Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas praised Carlo Ancelotti, saying that the Italian manager "brought the smile back to Madrid" following the reign of Portuguese Jose Mourinho.

Madrid`s title aspirations on line in Seville
Madrid`s title aspirations on line in Seville

European champions Real Madrid will need to inflict Sevilla`s first home defeat in over 13 months to realistically maintain their bid for the La Liga title when they visit the Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday.

Sergio Ramos tactical shift key to victory, says Iker Casillas
Sergio Ramos tactical shift key to victory, says Iker Casillas

 Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti`s decision to deploy defender Sergio Ramos in central midfield was the key to Wednesday`s 1-0 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid, according to captain Iker Casillas.

Jose Mourinho may come back to coach Real Madrid: Alvaro Arbeloa
Jose Mourinho may come back to coach Real Madrid: Alvaro Arbeloa

Defender Alvaro Arbeloa has said "there is a chance that Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho" may return to manage former club Real Madrid in the future, although he highlighted that the Portuguese is happy in his current club where he is not "stalked" like he was in Spain.

Xavi agent declines comment on Al Sadd deal reports
Xavi agent declines comment on Al Sadd deal reports

Xavi`s agent has declined to comment on reports the Barcelona midfielder is set to leave the La Liga leaders at the end of the season and sign a lucrative contract with Qatari side Al Sadd.

Luis Suarez hails `most important goal`
Luis Suarez hails `most important goal`

Luis Suarez lauded his El Clasico winner as his biggest goal since moving to Barcelona, as the Catalan giants moved four points clear of Real Madrid with a 2-1 win on Sunday.

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.

Real Madrid to sign River Plate teenage goalkeeper Augusto Batalla
Real Madrid to sign River Plate teenage goalkeeper Augusto Batalla

Real Madrid will sign Argentine football cub River Plate's 18-year-old goalkeeper Augusto Batalla in the summer.

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 crisis big factor in La Liga
Real Madrid crisis big factor in La Liga

Crisis looms over Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as match-day 27 of the Spanish La Liga looms on the horizon.

Vicente Del Bosque backs struggling Iker Casillas
Vicente Del Bosque backs struggling Iker Casillas

Spain goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas is unlikely to lose his place in the national side despite a recent poor run for his club Real Madrid, coach Vicente del Bosque said on Wednesday.

Gareth Bale, Iker Casillas suffer backlash for Madrid slump
Gareth Bale, Iker Casillas suffer backlash for Madrid slump

Real Madrid may have made the last eight of the Champions League for a fifth consecutive season, but their Bernabeu faithful also reached the end of their patience after a humiliating 4-3 home defeat to Schalke on Tuesday.