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Winning everything: Zinedine Zidane’s time as Real Madrid manager

Zinedine Zidane’s first stint as Real Madrid coach was about guiding a glamour outfit to great success. Back after a year’s break, the French great has this time taken the gritty route to the La Liga title
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the Liga title after the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas.(AFP)
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the Liga title after the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 07:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar

Real Madrid seal 34th La Liga title to extend record

This is Madrid’s first league title since the 2016-17 season, and the second under the stewardship of manager Zidane. Just like in 2017, Real have managed to stop bitter rivals FC Barcelona from completing a hat-trick of titles.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning La Liga.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning La Liga.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 03:14 AM IST
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La Liga: Real Madrid on brink of title after win at Granada

Madrid was in control early in Granada and Mendy’s first goal since joining the Spanish club this season came from a beautiful angled shot into the top corner after getting past a defender inside the area in the 10th minute.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Granada v Real Madrid - Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes, Granada, Spain - July 13, 2020 Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jon Nazca(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Granada v Real Madrid - Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes, Granada, Spain - July 13, 2020 Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jon Nazca(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 06:14 AM IST
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MADRID | By Associated Press

Relentless Real Madrid can almost touch title after eighth win in a row

Zinedine Zidane’s side got off to a comfortable start as Karim Benzema converted from the spot in the 11th minute after Ferland Mendy was judged to have been fouled by Ximo Navarro just as he entered the area.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, right, celebrates after scoring a penalty against Deportivo Alaves with his teammate Marco Asensio during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, right, celebrates after scoring a penalty against Deportivo Alaves with his teammate Marco Asensio during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)(AP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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MADRID | By Reuters

La Liga: Clever Benzema assist helps Real Madrid go clear at the top

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro slid to the ground to guide the ball home on the stroke of halftime after being played in by a stroke of genius from Benzema, who dragged the ball through the legs of his marker Bernardo Espinosa to find his team mate.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between RCD Espanyol and Real Madrid at the Cornella-El Prat stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between RCD Espanyol and Real Madrid at the Cornella-El Prat stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)(AP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 08:32 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Amid Covid-19 outbreak, voting for 20 Rajya Sabha seats across 8 states to be held today and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
These elections will be the country’s first major voting exercise since the Covid-19 pandemic prompted sweeping measures in March to ensure social distancing to check its spread.(HT photo)
These elections will be the country’s first major voting exercise since the Covid-19 pandemic prompted sweeping measures in March to ensure social distancing to check its spread.(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 08:51 AM IST
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Stunning Karim Benzema strike crowns Real Madrid win over Valencia

Benzema fired into the bottom corner to give Real the lead on the hour mark after inspired play by Eden Hazard, who fashioned a one-two with Luka Modric before sliding to the ground to nudge the ball into the path of the French striker.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's third goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valencia at Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Real Madrid won 3-0. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's third goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valencia at Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Real Madrid won 3-0. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)(AP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 08:02 AM IST
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MADRID | By Reuters

Barcelona and Real Madrid renew close-run title race

Barca are boosted by the return of Luis Suarez from a knee injury that looked set to rule him out for the season, and his aggression and power should help them ease their problems in breaking down sides.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Barcelona - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - March 1, 2020 Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti in action with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema REUTERS/Juan Medina(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Barcelona - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - March 1, 2020 Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti in action with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema REUTERS/Juan Medina(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Messi will be ready to play against Mallorca despite thigh injury: FC Barcelona

Messi was reportedly working separately in the gym on both Wednedsday and Friday, and on Thursday, all the team members were given an off.
File image of Lionel Messi.(AP)
File image of Lionel Messi.(AP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 04:26 PM IST
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Lionel Messi concern after missed practice ahead of La Liga return

Messi’s presence in next week’s return of the Spanish league was put in doubt by some Barcelona media after he trained separately from the group on Wednesday.
In this photo provided by FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi trains in Barcelona, Spain.(AP)
In this photo provided by FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi trains in Barcelona, Spain.(AP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 03:49 PM IST
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Real Madrid’s ‘worst game of season’ in Betis defeat, lets Barcelona back in

Betis were deserving victors of a thrilling contest at the Benito Villamarin where two galling Madrid errors cost them their place at the top of La Liga, with Barca now two points clear.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 09:41 AM IST
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Karim Benzema strike gives Real derby win over Atletico

Benzema’s strike gave Real their first home victory over their neighbours in the league since 2012 and piled more pressure on Atleti coach Diego Simeone, who was subjected to taunts from the gleeful Santiago Bernabeu crowd.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2020 10:16 AM IST
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MADRID | By Reuters

Karim Benzema strike gives Real Madrid derby win over Atletico

Benzema’s strike gave Real their first home victory over Atletico in the league since 2012 and increased their lead over Barcelona at the top of the table to six points. Barca can reduce the margin to three if they beat Levante on Sunday.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 10:51 PM IST
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‘We’re not here for a walk’, Zinedine Zidane says of Super Cup

“It’s the first edition in Saudi Arabia and the competition is a great hope. It’s an important competition and we want to give our all to play a good match tomorrow (Wednesday),” said Zidane.
Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane(AP)
Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 09:45 AM IST
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Real Madrid snatch draw at Valencia with helping header from Courtois

The Belgium keeper rushed upfield for Toni Kroos’s last-gasp corner, met the delivery with a powerful header that his opposite number Jaume Domenech could only parry and then saw Benzema steer the loose ball home.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal with Sergio Ramos(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal with Sergio Ramos(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 08:33 AM IST
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Valencia | By Reuters

La Liga: Karim Benzema delivers again as Real Madrid cruise past Espanyol

Victory means Zinedine Zidane’s side move to the top of the table, for a few hours at least, before Barcelona play later at home to Real Mallorca.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, center, celebrates after scoring.(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, center, celebrates after scoring.(AP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 09:43 PM IST
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‘Let me play,’ Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema hits out at continued France exile

Benzema has not played for France since 2015, when he was placed under formal investigation over Mathieu Valbuena’s blackmail attempt .
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring a goal for Real Madrid.(REUTERS)
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring a goal for Real Madrid.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Champions League: Spurs join unwanted list following 2-7 drubbing at hands of Bayern

UCL 2019/20: Match-ups between big sides tend to be competitive affairs, but there have been several one-sided clashes in the Champions league.
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring their fifth goal with teammates Ivan Perisic and Robert Lewandowski.(Action Images via Reuters)
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring their fifth goal with teammates Ivan Perisic and Robert Lewandowski.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 10:39 PM IST
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La Liga: Karim Benzema ensures Real Madrid bounce back with impressive win over Sevilla

Karim Benzema headed in the decisive goal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to secure an impressive victory against a Sevilla side that were unbeaten and hoping to return to the top of the table.
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 10:22 AM IST
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Madrid | By AFP

Benzema brilliance inspires Real Madrid, Fati lights up Barcelona

Benzema’s goals came just six minutes apart in the first half at a wet Santiago Bernabeu, before Casemiro put Real 3-0 up.
Barcelona's Ansu Fati, right, celebrates with teammate Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann(AP)
Barcelona's Ansu Fati, right, celebrates with teammate Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann(AP)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 11:04 AM IST
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Paris | By AFP

La Liga: Karim Benzema nets brace as Real Madrid edge Levante

The French striker’s goals came just six minutes apart in the first half on a wet afternoon at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal with Vinicius Junior and James Rodriguez.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal with Vinicius Junior and James Rodriguez.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 07:03 PM IST
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Madrid | By AFP

La Liga 2019: Toni Kroos piledriver helps Real Madrid win against Celta but Luka Modric sees red

Karim Benzema put Madrid ahead in the 12th minute after a superb piece of wing play from Gareth Bale, who had earned a surprise starting berth due to injury to Eden Hazard after a close season period of uncertainty over his future.
Real Madrid's Luka Modric, centre left is consoled by Gareth Bale.(AP)
Real Madrid's Luka Modric, centre left is consoled by Gareth Bale.(AP)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Madrid | By Reuters

Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 3-1 in Texas as clubs unveil new signings

Both sides gave debuts to high-profile acquisitions in a game that featured appearances from 41 different players.
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski (9) celebrates with teammates.(USA TODAY Sports)
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski (9) celebrates with teammates.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Karim Benzema hat-trick helps Real Madrid back to winning ways in La Liga

The Frenchman increased his tally to 21 league goals this season – the first time he has achieved the total since 2015-16 – and now has 10 goals in his last seven appearances for the club.
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates his second goal.(AFP)
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates his second goal.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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La Liga: Benzema double gives Madrid win over Eibar but Bale struggles again

Real Madrid had to come from behind at Bernabeu after a dismal first-half performance.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 10:38 PM IST
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Madrid | By AFP

Benzema saves Real Madrid blushes with late Huesca winner

Humbled by Ajax in the Champions League and dumped out of the Copa Del Rey by deadly rivals Barca, third-placed Real showed little signs of improvement in Zinedine Zidane’s second game in charge but Benzema, subject to rumours he may leave Madrid in the summer for Manchester United, struck with a fine curling finish the to snatch the three points at a sparsely populated Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal.(Reuters)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 11:22 AM IST
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Madrid | By AFP

La Liga: Isco and Gareth Bale get Zinedine Zidane’s second coming at Real Madrid off to winning start

Spain midfielder Isco was handed his first start in the league since October by returning hero Zidane and broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute by tapping in a low cross from Karim Benzema at close ra
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during their match against Celta Vigo on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during their match against Celta Vigo on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 09:19 AM IST
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Gareth Bale’s ‘belligerence’ draws attention to his Real Madrid struggles

Bale refused to celebrate his 78th minute winner. Stony faced, he brushed off the congratulations of team mates
Gareth Bale slots a penalty against Levante on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Gareth Bale slots a penalty against Levante on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 25, 2019 07:53 PM IST
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Madrid | By AFP

Benzema on target again as Real close gap at the top

Benzema, Vinicius and Gareth Bale started together for the first time and two thirds of the newly-dubbed ‘BBV’ delivered as Madrid capitalised on Barca being held by Valencia and Atletico losing at Real Betis.
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Club Deportivo Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium(AFP)
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Club Deportivo Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium(AFP)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 08:53 AM IST
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Madrid | By AFP

Karim Benzema double sends Madrid into Copa del Rey semis

Benzema was on target in the first leg too, a 4-2 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu last week, and he continued his brilliant burst of form with another pair at Montilivi.
Girona's Spanish goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz (right) and Girona's Spanish midfielder Borja Garcia (centre) stop a shot on goal by Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema.(AFP)
Girona's Spanish goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz (right) and Girona's Spanish midfielder Borja Garcia (centre) stop a shot on goal by Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 10:49 AM IST
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Girona | By PTI
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