Ronaldo leads Real comeback in Bulgaria

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Champions League holders Real Madrid survive an early scare in Bulgaria and come away with all three points from a 2-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad in Sofia on Wednesday.

Spain leading contender for Euro 2016: Luis Garcia
Spain leading contender for Euro 2016: Luis Garcia

Spanish soccer star Luis Garcia believes the days of struggle for Spain's national football team are over and, riding on young and exciting talent, the 2010 World Cup winners will be one of the leading contenders for the Euro 2016.

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo on target again as Real Madrid down Villarreal
La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo on target again as Real Madrid down Villarreal

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his hot scoring streak as Real Madrid moved up to fourth in the La Liga table with a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Villarreal.

Manchester United  fans fly Cristiano Ronaldo plea banner
Manchester United fans fly Cristiano Ronaldo plea banner

A Manchester United fan group "United Reel" flew a banner over Villarreal`s El Madrigal stadium during their clash with Real Madrid on Saturday pleading with Cristiano Ronaldo to return to the Premier League side.

Misfiring Karim Benzema told to forget hot-shot Cristiano Ronaldo
Misfiring Karim Benzema told to forget hot-shot Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid`s misfiring striker Karim Benzema has been told by coach Carlo Ancelotti to forget Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring exploits and concentrate on helping the team.

Chelsea tried to lure Lionel Messi from Barcelona with monster 118 mln-pound bid
Chelsea tried to lure Lionel Messi from Barcelona with monster 118 mln-pound bid

Chelsea had reportedly submitted a gigantic 118 million pounds bid for Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi over the summer.

Break key to Cristiano Ronaldo`s stunning form: Carlo Ancelotti
Break key to Cristiano Ronaldo`s stunning form: Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes Cristiano Ronaldo`s three-week break at the start of the season to ease knee and hamstring injuries is the reason for the Portuguese`s sensational form.

Cristiano Ronaldo claims four-goal haul in Elche rout
Cristiano Ronaldo claims four-goal haul in Elche rout

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific start to the season with four goals, including two penalties, as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 5-1 in La Liga on Tuesday.

Barcelona haven`t won anything yet: Luis Enrique
Barcelona haven`t won anything yet: Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has urged his side to keep their feet on the ground despite a flying start to the season which has seen them win all five games in all competitions.

We have to improve in defence, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti
We have to improve in defence, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti

Performances have improved but it is too early to conclude Real Madrid have put their early-season stutter behind them, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday.

Real negotiating naming rights for Bernabeu: Perez
Real negotiating naming rights for Bernabeu: Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez admitted on Sunday that the club are in negotiations with 10 companies for the naming rights of their Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Ronaldo leads eight-goal rout of Deportivo, Atletico held
Ronaldo leads eight-goal rout of Deportivo, Atletico held

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid equalled their biggest ever away win in La Liga with a 8-2 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Saturday.

Louis van Gaal keen on Cristiano Ronaldo return
Louis van Gaal keen on Cristiano Ronaldo return

Manchester United manger Louis van Gaal said Friday he would like to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford but accepts that Real Madrid would be reluctant to sell the Portuguese winger

Ludogorets eye another run to the knockout stages
Ludogorets eye another run to the knockout stages

Unfancied Bulgarian champions Ludogorets are determined reach the knockout stages of a European competition for a second successive year despite being drawn against Champions League heavyweights Real Madrid and Liverpool, the club`s owner said. 

La Liga: Real Madrid face tough Deportivo trip to test recovery
La Liga: Real Madrid face tough Deportivo trip to test recovery

Real Madrid's long week comes to an end Saturday afternoon when they face a potentially complicated trip to face newly promoted Deportivo la Coruna in the Spanish La Liga.

Real Madrid extend Raphael Varane contract
Real Madrid extend Raphael Varane contract

Spanish football club Real Madrid announced they had extended the contract of central defender Rafael Varene until the summer of 2020.

Wrong boots cost Argentina World Cup, says Maradona
Wrong boots cost Argentina World Cup, says Maradona

Diego Maradona joked Thursday that Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany because striker Gonzalo Higuain "had his boots on the wrong feet".

Raphael Varane pens new Real Madrid contract
Raphael Varane pens new Real Madrid contract

France defender Raphael Varane has signed a new contract with Real Madrid, keeping him with the European champions until June 2020, the club announced on Thursday.

World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez starting to make Real Madrid mark
World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez starting to make Real Madrid mark

Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup.

Arsenal need Mesut Ozil at his best
Arsenal need Mesut Ozil at his best

It seems German midfielder Mesut Ozil, after winning the World Cup in Brazil, is still in festive mood. His on field efforts have failed to inspire any confidence following a poor start to Arsenal's new season.