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Spanish La Liga leaders Real Madrid made it two successive defeats in all competitions following the defeat at the hands of hosts Espanyol in the league. Real Madrid were beaten 2-1 by the Catalan club as they suffered their first defeat in the Spanish La Liga this season.

Carlo Ancelotti began his second spell as the Real Madrid manager this summer and he made a great start leading the Spanish capital club to the La Liga summit plus the slim 1-0 win over home team Inter Milan in their Champions League opener. (more…)


Real Madrid have dropped their first points of the new Spanish La Liga season after they could only play out a 3-3 draw with hosts Levante. The two sides enjoyed a six-goal thriller in what was the second game in the league for them this season.

Levante battled to a well deserved point especiallyafter playing the final minutes of the game with a man down due to the red card issued to goalkeeper AitorFernandez. The draw at home to Real Madrid ensured that Levante are unbeaten in their first two games in the Spanish La Liga this season.


Manchester United have reportedly made Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane a transfer target this summer. According to Sky Sports News, Manchester United want to sign the Frenchman and that the Red Devils have held initial talks over a possible move for the Real Madrid centre back.

An earlier report from French publication L’Equipe revealed that Varane has informed Real Madrid officials that he wants to leave the club this summer after more than a decade in Madrid on the back of his transfer from Lens in his native France. Varane signed for Real Madrid as a teenager and he has developed into one of the best defenders in the world during his time with the Spanish La Liga club.


Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker KylianMbappe wants to join Spanish champions Real Madrid this summer whether or not current manager Zinedine Zidane stays on beyond this season. According to the publication from Spanish media outlet Football Espana, Mbappe is coming to Real Madrid with or without Zidane.

The future of Zidane at Real Madrid is up in the air with reports claiming that the Frenchman has already told his players that he won’t be with them next season. The Real Madrid boss denied the news in his pre-match press conference before last weekend’s 1-0 away win over Athletic Bilbao. The former Real Madrid, Bordeaux and Juventus playmaker denied informing his players that he would leave the club in the summer before adding that he can’t say such with the team in the middle of a title race.


Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchelavoided defeat against Real Madrid once again after the German tactician led the Blues to a creditable 1-1 draw away from home against the 13-time European champions in the first leg of the semi-final tie between the two teams (Chelsea and Madrid) in the Champions League.

Tuchel had been unbeaten in the four games managed by him in the past against Real Madrid and he was able to extend that run to five games with the 1-1 draw recorded at the end of the game played at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid.


Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been in good form since he returned from his injury layoff earlier this month. The Frenchman scored two goals at the weekend to boost his chances of winning the Pichichi Award at the end ofthe season. The Pichichi Award is given to the highest goalscorer at the end of the season and the Real Madrid striker is in the picture ahead of the final ten games in the Spanish top flight. Benzema scored a fantastic brace as Real Madrid secured an impressive 3-1 win over home team Celta Vigo. The brace took Benzema to 17 goals on the scoring chart and he’s now third behind the duo of Atletico Madrid hitman Luis Suarez and Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi.

Benzema was instrumental to the Real Madrid quest to get the win over Celta Vigo and move above Barcelona and into second place as well as to move within three points of Atletico Madrid at the La Liga summit. Real Madrid substitute Marco Asensio scored the third goal for Real Madrid during the game. Real Madrid were the first in action of the three title contenders at the weekend. The other two teams namely Barcelona and Atletico Madrid later secured respective wins to push Real Madrid back to third place on the league standings as far as the Spanish La Liga is concerned.Barcelona were able to navigate a difficult trip to Anoeta to face Real Sociedad after the big win over the Basque club. Real Sociedad were on the receiving end of a mauling at the hands of the Catalan giants. Lionel Messi and Sergino Dest scored two goals each as Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 6-1 to move above Real Madrid and back into second place. Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann are the other goalscorers for Barcelona. On their part, Atletico Madrid defeated Alaves 1-0 at home through the second half strike from Luis Suarez. The league table toppers had goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for the points after his heroic save from the penalty spot late in the game.


As many as seven Real Madrid players will miss the Spanish La Liga clash with Real Valladolid this weekend due to various injury issues. Real Valladolid play hosts to defending champions Real Madrid on Sunday with the visitors battling to retain the title they won last season. Real Madrid have Atletico Madrid to contend with most especially if they are to retain the Spanish La Liga title.

Arch rivals Barcelona are also in the title race. As things stand, Atletico Madrid have six more points than Real Madrid and have played one less game than the holders meaning that they could potentially move nine points ahead of Real Madrid at the end of their outstanding game. For now, Real Madrid need to make the most of the dropped points from Atletico Madrid. The league leaders have dropped four points from the last three games and this has given the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona hope in the race for the title. (more…)


Real Madrid will be without two of their first choice defenders for the Spanish Copa Del Rey clash with Alcoyano who play their club football in Segunda B, the second tier of Spanish club football. The Real Madrid duo of club skipper Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajalwon’t be available for the cup game with Alcoyano due to injury. According to Diario AS, Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal didn’t train with the rest of the Real Madrid squad as a result of injury and that they would both miss the Copa Del Rey clash with Alcoyanolater this week.

Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos picked up knocks from the past two games against Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao. Real Madrid faced Celta Vigo in the league, while the Athletic Bilbao game was in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals. Sergio Ramos was a doubt for the Athletic Bilbao game in the Spanish Super Cup and he had to leave the stadium wrapped up in a bandage and limping at the end of the game. (more…)



Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has led the tributes following the unfortunate passing of one of his former teammates. South African football was thrown into a state of morning with the sudden death of former national team player Anele Ngcongca.

Ex-Genk of Belgium and MamelodiSundowns defender died in an auto crash in the city of Durban, South Africa in the early hours of Monday, November 23, 2020.Anele Ngcongca died at the age of 33. The defender was due to be unveiled as a new signing for South African club Amazululater on Monday. He was expected to sign on loan for Amazulu from MamelodiSundowns and the two clubs has already confirmed the transfer in a joint statement.



Luis Suarez says Barcelona are now relying on other teams to win the title race in La Liga if they are to defend the league title they won last year.

The Uruguayan forwardscored twice in Saturday’s clash against Celta Vigo but it was not enough for the defending champions who dropped points for the second time in 3 matches and has left many questioning whether the current coach has what it takes to win trophies.