As Cash-Hungry Barcelona Attempts To Keep Up, Real Madrid Looks Dominant

Antonio Rüdiger is a solid acquisition for Real Madrid, one that will only improve a title-winning … [+] defense. Real Madrid via Getty Images If La Liga returned tomorrow, few teams would be nearly ready. It’s the summer transfer window. Players are holidaying, and most teams around Europe are intent on trimming their squads ahead … Read more

Benzema still reigns in Madrid after spoiling Mbappé party

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — There was a time when Karim Benzema was jeered by Real Madrid fans for not tapping all his talent, for not scoring enough goals, for not rising to the challenge. Even though he had quieted most of his critics in recent years, nobody can ever again doubt the France striker after … Read more

Clasico humiliation exposes how poor Real Madrid need more than just Mbappe

Though they are overwhelmingly likely to be crowned La Liga champions this season, the evidence shows that Los Blancos are in danger of falling apart “Where is Lionel Messi?” chanted Real Madrid fans cheekily outside Santiago Bernabeu, before heading into the Clasico on Sunday with great expectations. They were still high on their 3-2 comeback … Read more

Comparing Barcelona and Real Madrid’s illustrious trophy cabinets

Real Madrid and Barcelona are the most successful clubs in the history of Spanish football – but how do the pair’s trophy cabinets compare? They were among the 10 original founding members of the Spanish league and Barcelona won the inaugural edition of La Liga in 1929. Madrid later established themselves as a major force … Read more

Barcelona were brilliant, Real Madrid must regroup after Clasico that defied expectations

No matter what you read or hear elsewhere, it’s a fact that Real Madrid did not lose this Clasico, in which they were utterly thrashed, “because Karim Benzema was out.” Don’t accept that: It’s glib, it hides some key truths and it is a little typical of the modern obsession with one-phrase analysis. As well-planned, … Read more

Lionel Messi celebration vs Real Madrid: Barcelona legend’s infamous Clasico jersey taunt explained

It is one of the most memorable Clasico moments, but where did it come from? GOAL takes a look Lionel Messi is, by some distance, the top goalscorer in the history of El Clasico, finding the back of the net 26 times for Barcelona in competitive games against Real Madrid. All of those goals have … Read more

What’s next for Real Madrid misfit Hazard?

Since his move from Chelsea in 2019, the 31-year-old has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and is yet to appear in El Clasico That Eden Hazard’s name is sounding out on Clasico weekend wouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone when he made his €140 million (£118m/$155m) move to Real Madrid three … Read more

Barcelona win, delay Real Madrid’s looming title celebration

Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 1-0 on Thursday to make sure Real Madrid will have to wait at least another week to celebrate the Spanish league title. Barcelona’s away victory reduced its gap to Madrid to 15 points, and it can further cut it to 12 points on Sunday if it defeats Rayo Vallecano at home … Read more

Real Madrid fans cram city’s Cibeles Square as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad celebrate beating Liverpool

Celebrating in style! Real Madrid fans cram the city’s Cibeles Square as stars including Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale revel in their Champions League triumph and parade the LaLiga trophy hours after their win in Paris By Ben Miller For Mailonline Published: 15:05 EDT, 29 May 2022 | updated: 20:36 EDT, 29 May 2022 Real … Read more