Carlo Ancelotti and Manchester City Reportedly Hold Talks Over Real Madrid Exit

If Carlo Ancelotti gets dumped by Real Madrid just one season after winning La Decima, his next destination could be Manchester City. That's according to reporter David Amoyal. He's stated talks are already taking place between Ancelotti and the club that won last season's Premier League title, although the Italian may not be City's most desired option: While Manchester City's top choice to replace Pellegrini is Pep Guardiola, it's very unlikely Bayern Munich will let him go- Read more [...]

Frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo Facing Biggest Challenge of His Real Madrid Career

Those closest to Cristiano Ronaldo will tell you that when he is playing badly you don’t have to let him know, because no one knows it better than the player himself. His manner and body language for a number of days after a defeat and/or a bad performance are such that the potential consequences of the mere mentioning of it are such that it is a subject of conversation given a very wide berth. While it may indeed be "bad form" to discuss it at the home of Cristiano, a home that is invariably Read more [...]

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: A Complete A to Z of El Clasico

The historic rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona needs little introduction. El Clasico, as games between the two clubs have come to be known, is always one of the biggest occasions on the football calendar—a game eagerly anticipated for weeks beforehand before being endlessly dissected in the days and even weeks afterwards. On Saturday, the two clubs will go head-to-head at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time this season, a game that could also see Luis Suarez make his debut for Read more [...]

Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Winners and Losers from La Liga Game

Real Madrid recorded their third win in a week with a hard-fought 2-0 victory away to Villarreal on Saturday.Villarreal had held Madrid to a draw at El Madrigal in each of their last two top-flight seasons and again gave the reigning European champions a good run for their money.The quality of Madrid's finishing was the only difference between the sides.Villarreal created some good chances, particularly during the first half, but they were unable to produce a decisive touch in front of goal. At the Read more [...]

Real Madrid Debt Hits €600 Million, as Bernabeu Naming Rights Deal Is Close

Real Madrid’s debt pile climbed over 10 percent in the past 12 months and now stands at a whopping €602 million, according to a report by Marco Ruiz of AS. Madrid announce €600m debt... — footballespana (@footballespana_) September 20, 2014 Ahead of Real’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this weekend, figures released do not make good reading for those connected with the club. In his piece, Ruiz wrote: The total debt of 602 million is the total amount Read more [...]

Alessandra Ambrosio Spices Up Desigual Photocall in Madrid

Showing some love to her Spanish fans, Alessandra Ambrosio showed up at a promotional event for Desigual in Madrid on Thursday (September 11). The Brazilian supermodel was all decked out in a vibrant patchwork patterned minidress with some stunning blue high heels as she flirted up a storm with the photographers. Alessandra made the long flight from New York City earlier this week after spending some time checking out the various runway presentations at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring Read more [...]

5 Bold Predictions for Jan Oblak’s Debut Season with Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid's new goalkeeper will be filled with optimism and excitement heading into the next campaign. "It was my decision to leave for Atletico," said Jan Oblak to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, per ESPN. Ever since I was a child I have dreamed about playing in the Spanish league, which is a better league than the Portuguese one. This was always a big challenge that I wanted to take on. Benfica wanted me to stay and the president has done everything to stop me from leaving, but my wish was Read more [...]