Real Madrid magician Modric back to his best ahead of Champions League showdown with PSG

Real Madrid magician Modric back to his best ahead of Champions League showdown with PSG

The Croatian shone against Real Sociedad at the weekend but, with Casemiro suspended and Toni Kroos an injury doubt, where will he play on Wednesday? Football has a short memory and despite Paris Saint-Germain’s first-leg dominance, hope has been growing at the Santiago Bernabeu that Real Madrid can overturn a 1-0 deficit in Wednesday’s Champions … 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

The best goalkeeper in the world? Why Courtois is as important to Real Madrid as Benzema

The Belgium shot-stopper has been in imperious form for Los Blancos this season, playing a key role in their pursuit of a 14th European Cup Karim Benzema is finally getting the headlines his form over the past few years deserves, and the Real Madrid striker will be a major contender for the Ballon d’Or in … Read more

From Koeman to King Karim: Why Real Madrid won La Liga so easily

Carlo Ancelotti’s side clinched the capital club’s 35th title with four games to spare thanks to a 4-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday afternoon Whatever you chalk Real Madrid’s European rollercoaster ride off to, be it luck, magic or a superior mindset, their La Liga campaign has been quite the contrast. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have … Read more

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid flop or misunderstood legend?

The winger scored some of the most famous goals in Los Blancos’ history, yet has long been accused of putting Wales – and even golf – before the club Four years on, it’s Real Madrid against Liverpool in the Champions League final again, but this time it seems nigh on impossible for Gareth Bale to … 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