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 remind the world they are, and will always be, the kings of Europe

A commanding display by Thibaut Courtois and a goal from Vinicius Junior was enough for Los Blancos to beat Liverpool in the Champions League final Match statistics: Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid Outside the Stade de France, there was chaos, tear gas, blocked gates and mile-long crowds. But inside, there was an order. The natural order … 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

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

Manchester City stood up as Atletico Madrid tried to bully them and earned a Champions League semifinal spot

Apr 13, 2022 Rob Dawsoncorrespondent MADRID — On a night when Atletico Madrid tried everything to make Manchester City lose their heads, Pep Guardiola’s players showed they have the steel as well as the silk to win the Champions League. By the end, it was the home side who lost their cool when Brazilian defender … Read more

Luck, brilliance or magic? Man City suffer the full Real Madrid experience on crazy Champions League night

Despite conceding four goals at the Etihad Stadium, Los Blancos will still fancy themselves in the Champions League semi-final second leg next week Manchester City won the game, or at least that is what the scoreboard said, because somehow it felt like they had lost. They had had the Real Madrid experience, part one of … Read more

Real Madrid were lucky to only lose 1-0 – how do they now turn PSG tie around?

Carlo Ancelotti’s side offered next to nothing in attack in Paris, and had Thibaut Courtois to thank for keeping their Champions League alive dreams Even though Carlo Ancelotti has been around the block a few times – and a few times more after that – the Real Madrid manager could have been forgiven for thinking … Read more

Real Madrid remind the world they are, and will always be, the kings of Europe

A commanding display by Thibaut Courtois and a goal from Vinicius Junior was enough for Los Blancos to beat Liverpool in the Champions League final Match statistics: Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid Outside the Stade de France, there was chaos, tear gas, blocked gates and mile-long crowds. But inside, there was an order. The natural order … Read more