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Former Real Madrid president Sanz dies after contracting coronavirus

Mar 22, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Under Lorenzo Sanz's leadership, Real Madrid won two Champions League titles

Photo by STR/AFP

Real Madrid in quarantine as La Liga suspends fixtures

Mar 12, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Real Madrid’s football team was placed under quarantine as a member of the club’s basketball squad, which shares its facilities, tested positive for the coronavirus

Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Real Madrid tops Barcelona in Clasico to regain top spot in La Liga

Mar 02, 2020 - 4:53 PM

Real Madrid ends its slump with a shutout victory over Barcelona

BACK ON TOP. Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid clinch the top spot in La Liga. Photo from Instagram/@realmadrid

Barcelona, Real draw as Clasico marred by violence

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Dozens injured as Catalan independence protest overshadows El Clasico

UNREST. Pro-Catalan independence protesters set up barricades in the middle of the street which they then burned when the police arrived. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Bayern hand Spurs record defeat as Real Madrid blushes spared

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Bayern roars back to leave Spurs on the receiving end of the biggest ever home defeat for an English team in Europe

UN-FOUR-GETTABLE. Serge Gnabry nets 4 second-half goals to lead the drubbing over Tottenham Hotspur. Photo from Twitter (@FCBayernEN)

WATCH LIVE: Real Madrid vs Club Brugge UEFA Champions League game

Oct 01, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Real Madrid's bounce back bid against Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League

RETURN. Luka Modric is set to see action for Real Madrid as he suited up for the team's 0-0 result against Atletico Madrid last Saturday, September 28. File photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Di Maria stars as PSG tears apart sorry Real Madrid

Sep 19, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Watch how PSG's Angel Di Maria gets back at his former club Real Madrid by opening the match with a brace

STEPPING UP. Angel Di Maria provides the firepower needed by PSG who are missing the services of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. Photo from PSG Twitter

5 things we learned from the Champions League

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Defending champion Liverpool crashes early as PSG shrugs off the absence of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to tear apart Real Madrid

DOMINANT. Angel Di Maria (center) scores twice against his former club as Paris Saint-Germain thrashes Dani Carvajal and Real Madrid. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

WATCH LIVE: PSG vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League game

Sep 18, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Bookmark this page to catch the UEFA Champions League opener of PSG and Real Madrid live for free

BLOCKBUSTER CLASH. Sergio Ramos captains Real Madrid against a shorthanded PSG squad in the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League opener. Photo from Facebook

Cavani, Mbappe to miss Real Madrid clash

Sep 17, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe will sit out in PSG's Champions League match against Real Madrid

SHORTHANDED. Edinson Cavani (left) and Kylian Mbappe add to Neymar's absence in PSG.

Fil-French World Cup winner Alphonse Areola out to impress in Real Madrid

Sep 05, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Alphonse Areola takes his talents to Spain as he joins 33-time La Liga champion Real Madrid

BRINGING IN TALENT. Filipino-French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola hopes that his World Cup experience will be able to help reinforce Real Madrid. Photo from release

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Reyes killed in car crash

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Spain football star Jose Antonio Reyes, 35, died in a traffic collision

TRAGIC. Jose Antonio Reyes last played for Extremadura in Spain's second division. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

WATCH: Zidane rekindles Real Madrid love affair

Mar 12, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Zinedine Zidane replaces Santiago Solari as Real Madrid's new manager

RETURN. Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane poses with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. File Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

WATCH: The 'Kings of Europe' lose their crown

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:39 PM

After reigning for more than 1,000 days, Real Madrid gets knocked out of the Champions League

DETHRONED. Real Madrid's Toni Kroos (right) and Sergio Reguilon react as the defending champions miss the Champions League round of 16. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Neymar hints at joining Real Madrid

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The world's most expensive football, though, says he is 'very happy' with Paris Saint-Germain

WHERE TO GO. Neymar says everything is possible in the future. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) The court sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduces to a fine of 365,000 euros

FINE. A court orders Cristiano Ronaldo to   pay 3.57 million euros for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Champions League: Real Madrid, Juventus, Man City into last 16

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Defending champion Real Madrid leads the first 7 teams marching into the Champions League qualifiers

GAME HEROES. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (rear) and Lucas Vazquez celebrate their key victory. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Real Madrid coach: Sergio Ramos an 'honest' man

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Sergio Ramos is accused of failing to declare a banned anti-inflammatory substance after the Champions League final win over Juventus in 2017

TRUTH. Real Madrid comes to Sergio Ramos' defense that he has always been an honest man. Photo from Facebook

Barca suffers 1st league home loss in 2 years, Real boosts Solari hopes

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:26 AM

Barcelona has won 42 straight games at Camp Nou before falling prey to Real Bettis in Lionel Messi's return from injury

Man United stuns Juventus; Man City, Real enjoy big wins

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first Champions League goal for Juventus but Manchester United pulls off a stunning comeback

KEY WIN. Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo (left) wasn't enough as Luke Shaw and Manchester United rally to a key Champions League victory. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

Lopetegui loses lot after being sacked by Real Madrid

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:31 AM

Lopetegui's last game humiliates Madrid after getting hammered 5-1 by rivals Barcelona in the El Clasico

GAMBLE. Julen Lopetegui served as head coach to Real Madrid for only 139 days and only won two of the last seven games. Photo from Julen Lopetegui Facebook

'I was no longer indispensable' at Real Madrid, says Ronaldo

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:20 PM

The Portuguese superstar left the Spanish club for Juventus since he felt he was 'no longer considered in the same way as I was at the beginning'

FRESH BEGINNING. After a fruitful nine-year stint with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo jumps ship to Juventus. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Suarez hits hat-trick as Barcelona blows away Madrid

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Five days since the birth of his third child, Luis Suarez makes it an El Clasico to be remembered

RISING TO OCCASION. Luis Suarez stars for Barcelona as the club misses the services of Leo Messi. File photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Watch out for 'wounded' Madrid, warns Barcelona coach

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:26 PM

It will be the first Clasico without either Messi or Ronaldo since 2007

ADVERSARIES. Luka Modric (left) looks to lead Real Madrid against its fiercest Spanish rival Barcelona. Photo from La Liga

Ronaldo helps Juve sink Manchester Utd as Real Madrid wins

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Juventus comes out too good for Manchester United in the Champions League

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo falls to the ground under pressure from Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young during their Champions League match. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Real Madrid suffers worst goal drought in 3 decades

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Pressure mounts on coach Julen Lopetegui as Madrid gets drubbed by Levante

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) vies with Levante's Ivorian midfielder Cheick Doukoure during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 20, 2018. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

LaLiga's most exciting title race in years returns

Oct 19, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Six teams head into the round separated by just two points at the top of a tight early LaLiga table

SURPRISE. Andre Silva (center) helps propel surprising Sevilla to the top of the standings. Photo from La Liga

Real Madrid sues newspaper over Ronaldo 'rape' saga report

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The football superstar's former club team has filed a lawsuit against a Portuguese newspaper that claims Real Madrid hushed up an alleged rape case

NO KNOWLEDGE. Real Madrid denies forcing Cristiano Ronaldo to pay the victim hush money. File photo from FIFA

Real Madrid suffers shock loss as Man United stutters again

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Toni Kroos' mistake proved costly as Real Madrid absorbs a surprise 1-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League

STUNNER. Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez and CSKA Moscow midfielder Jaka Bijol contest the ball during CSKA's upset win in the UEFA Champions League. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Kai Sotto to stay with Ateneo amid Real Madrid recruitment rumors

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Ateneo Blue Eaglets coach Reggie Varilla says his prized 7-foot-1 ward is staying right here at home to play in the UAAP

BIG SENSATION. The 7-foot-1 Kai Sotto continues to get international attention. Photo from FIBA

Chelsea signs Kepa in record deal, Courtois heads for Real

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Kepa Arrizabalaga becomes the most expensive goalkeeper in history as Chelsea agrees to sell Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid

RECORD DEAL. The 23-year-old Kepa Arrizabalaga signs a 7-year contract with the English giants. Photo by Maciej Gillert/AFP

Ronaldo to Juventus: Time to open 'new stage'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The football great ends 9-year Real Madrid reign to join Juventus in a deal worth over $100 million

FAREWELL. Cristiano Ronaldo says his stint in Real Madrid is one of the happiest in his life. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Juventus makes bid for Real's Ronaldo

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:12 AM

The Italian champion squad hopes to lure football superstar Ronaldo with a whopping offer

LEADER. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the Real Madrid all-time goal record of 450. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Local coaches, children ride on World Cup fever with football clinic

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Mentors from the Real Madrid Foundation return to the Philippines to share their football knowledge

THE SPORTS WAY. YKK holds another football clinic as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Spain coach Lopetegui takes over Real Madrid

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:33 AM

The announcement surprises Spain's national football team just 3 days before its World Cup opening match

NEW MENTOR. Spain's Julen Lopetegui, who succeeds multi-titled Zinedine Zidan, will join Real Madrid after Spain’s campaign in the World Cup. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Shock move: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane leaves club

May 31, 2018 - 9:06 PM

(UPDATED) The surprise announcement came just days after the Spanish giants captured the Champions League for the 3rd straight year

UNEXPECTED. Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane says the club 'needs a change' just days after the team's historic title romp. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP   AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOV

Salah 'confident' for World Cup despite shoulder injury

May 28, 2018 - 9:30 AM

New reports claim that the Liverpool star only suffered ligament damage and may be back in action in 3 weeks

FALLING STAR. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (right) falls with Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos leading to the Egyptian forward's shoulder injury. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

Brilliant Bale breaks Liverpool hearts as Real Madrid rules Champions League

May 27, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The Spanish giants capture their 3rd straight – and 13th overall – European Cup against a distraught Liverpool that lost star striker Mohamed Salah to injury

GLORIOUS. Real Madrid becomes the first team to win the Champions League for 3 straight years since Bayern Munich in 1976. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Ronaldo shrugs off injury fears, lives for Champions League final

May 26, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The Real Madrid star seeks to join an elite group of just 10 other players to win 5 European Cups

ALL SET. Cristiano Ronaldo looks to lead Real Madrid to a 3rd straight Champions League title against Liverpool. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Liverpool out to end Real Madrid streak in Champions League Final 2018

May 25, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Real Madrid bids to become the first team since 1976 to lift the European Cup for 3 straight years

SHOWDOWN. Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah figure in a key battle when Real Madrid clashes with Liverpool in the Champions League final. Photos by Gabriel Bouys and Paul Ellis/AFP

Liverpool to play Real Madrid in Champions League final

May 03, 2018 - 8:47 AM

On a nervy night, Liverpool drops second leg but wins 7-6 on aggregate over Roma

CHALLENGE. Roma's Turkish midfielder Cengiz Under (right) and Liverpool's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson go at it during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Benzema double strike sends Real into Champions League final

May 02, 2018 - 8:59 AM

A 4-3 win on aggregate over Bayern Munich propels Real Madrid to its third straight title match

SURPRISE STAR. After scoring only one goal in his previous 12 games, Karim Benzema scores twice to secure Real Madrid a championship berth. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Real Madrid in pole position after Asensio winner at Bayern

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:57 AM

The Spanish club puts one foot in the Champions League finals after Marco Asensio goal completes comeback

ADVANTAGE. Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio (right) challenges Bayern Munich's Javier Martinez as Real gets the win and advantage for the return game in Madrid. Photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Unstoppable Ronaldo to be sole survivor of Real's 'BBC' era

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are starting to experience dips in their careers, as Ronaldo peaks

UNTOUCHABLE TRIO. (from left to right) The trio of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were once a fixture in the starting XI of Real Madrid. Photos by AFP (Bale), Javier Soriano/AFP (Ronaldo), Christophe Simon/AFP

'Referee has garbage bag instead of heart', rages Buffon

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Buffon, who has racked up 125 Champions League appearances but never won the competition, could not contain his frustration as Ronaldo's goal made the aggregate score 4-3

NOT HAPPILY EVER AFTER. Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was ejected out of the game in what might be his last Champions League game after 125 caps. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid after sensational Juventus comeback

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Ronaldo's penalty kick during injury time edges Juventus on the aggregate to advance to the Champions League semis

SPAIN'S SAVIOR. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Record-breaker Ronaldo lauded after 'most beautiful goal' buries Juve

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Everybody will now remember Ronaldo's second goal of the game

ONE OF THE GREATS. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Juventus and Real Madrid. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

No shame in losing to Real Madrid, says embattled PSG coach

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not,' says Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery

GOAL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid on March 6, 2018, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photo by  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT

Brazil's Neymar sidelined for up to 3 months with foot surgery

Mar 02, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'The (recovery) period will be around two and a half to 3 months,' says Brazil's national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, who flew with Neymar to Rio de Janeiro

A picture obtained from Twitter account of @Claire_Dorland shows Brazilian superstar Neymar as he arrives at Rio de Janeiro after flying from Paris on March 1, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. Brazilian superstar Neymar flew into Rio de Janeiro early Thursday ahead of an operation on his fractured foot that will rule him out for up to three months. Neymar suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a twisted ankle late in PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday Claire Dornald Clauzel / Twitter / AFP

Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal, serious doubt to face Real Madrid

Feb 27, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The Brazilian, who signed for PSG in a world-record move from Barcelona last year, is now a serious injury doubt for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes on March 6

OUT. Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr celebrates in this file photo of their French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille (OM) at the Parc des Princes in Paris on February 25, 2018. Photo by Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP