Real Madrid parade Champions League and LaLiga trophies; Liverpool receive heroes welcome after double

May 30, 2022 Alex KirklandESPNFC Real Madrid have had plenty of experience celebrating Champions League wins — Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool in Paris gave them their fifth in just nine years, and their 14th overall — so the festivities back in Madrid on Sunday followed a familiar script as they added LaLiga’s title to … Read more

Real Madrid deals PSG UCL defeat with massive ramifications

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Paris Saint-Germain has a lead in Spain, seemingly entirely in control, only to capitulate by conceding a late flurry of goals. That this wasn’t quite as bad as La Remontada to Barcelona in 2017—almost five years to the day—will be no consolation. How can this keep happening? … Read more

Bale, Real Madrid, Marca and a toxic relationship that couldn’t end soon enough

Editor’s Note: A version of this article was published on March 25, 2022. “Your celebrations on the goals were memorable. Were you sending a message?” was the first question of Gareth Bale’s post-match TV interview after his double strike for Wales in March’s 2-1 play-off win over Austria that left his country 90 minutes away … Read more

Real Madrid’s summer transfer plans are revealed as they prepare to defend their crowns

‘Complete a deal for Tchouameni, buy a new forward as back-up for Benzema and Co and decide what to do with Asensio and Ceballos’… Real Madrid’s summer transfer plans are revealed as they prepare to defend their Champions League and LaLiga crowns Real Madrid have revealed their summer transfer plans to defend current crowns Real … Read more

Thibaut Courtois is the key to Real Madrid these days. Can he lift them past PSG in Champions League?

Thibaut Courtois isn’t simply the world’s No. 1 goalkeeper. In fact, his imperious form is such that he’s easily among the top three or four footballers — any position, any club. Were the Ballon d’Or Award moved to this week instead of December, Courtois would be mighty close to becoming the first keeper to win … Read more

Karim Benzema’s Champions League heroics for Real Madrid are nothing new for him this season

These days, there are three certainties in life: death, taxes and a special Karim Benzema moment in the Champions League. After scoring six goals in the group stage, the Real Madrid captain notched a hat-trick to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, as well as another hat-trick in the two-leg win over Chelsea … Read more

Real Madrid parade Champions League and LaLiga trophies; Liverpool receive heroes welcome after double

May 30, 2022 Alex KirklandESPNFC Real Madrid have had plenty of experience celebrating Champions League wins — Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool in Paris gave them their fifth in just nine years, and their 14th overall — so the festivities back in Madrid on Sunday followed a familiar script as they added LaLiga’s title to … Read more

Atletico Madrid fans REMOVE Thibaut Courtois plaque following his Champions League win with Real

Irate Atletico Madrid fans REMOVE Thibaut Courtois plaque from the Wanda Metropolitano following his Champions League heroics with rivals Real… after club president Enrique Cerezo told supporters ‘go with a pick and a shovel’ Atletico Madrid fans are furious with Thibaut Courtois’ post-match comments The Belgian played for Atlético in their Champions League final defeat … Read more

If Diego Simeone leaves, Atletico Madrid have the perfect successor in waiting

Diego Simeone has suffered one of his toughest seasons after winning LaLiga for Atletico Madrid. Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images With eight trophies lifted and hundreds of millions of euros earned during his 11-year reign at Atletico Madrid, so long as Diego Simeone qualifies his team for the Champions League again he has undoubtedly earned the right … Read more

Manchester United squeaks by with a draw against Atletico Madrid

Issued on: 24/02/2022 – 00:01 Manchester United were spared a damaging and deserved defeat by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday as Anthony Elanga’s late goal rescued them a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Champions League last 16. Atletico outplayed a sluggish United for the majority of the match at the Wanda Metropolitano and … Read more