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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal with Casemiro (REUTERS)

Atletico title pursuit stalled by late Madrid equalizer

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:14 PM IST
  • Karim Benzema, back in the Madrid squad after an injury layoff, scored in the 87th minute after Luis Suárez's early goal for Atlético at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
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Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid's stadium in the heart of the Spanish capital(Getty Imagess)
Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid's stadium in the heart of the Spanish capital(Getty Imagess)

Madrid: A city in love with football

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 02:53 PM IST
  • Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu and Atletico de Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano host games on alternate weekends all through the LaLiga season.
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 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)

Real Madrid held by Sociedad ahead of derby against Atlético

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:27 AM IST
  • Coach Zinedine Zidane's attempt to push Madrid forward by switching formations midway through the game against Real Sociedad backfired on Monday, leading to a 1-1 home draw.
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Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Atalanta and Real Madrid, at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo.(AP)
Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Atalanta and Real Madrid, at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo.(AP)

Mendy's late goal gives Madrid 1-0 win over 10-man Atalanta

PTI, Bergamo
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:18 AM IST
Madrid entered the game as the big favorite despite a slew of injuries, and Atalanta's chances diminished further when midfielder Remo Freuler was sent off in the 17th minute after being adjudged to have denied a scoring opportunity.
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Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy and Casemiro celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy and Casemiro celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)

Madrid moves closer to the top in Spain as Atlético stalls

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:59 AM IST
  • Madrid won 1-0 at Valladolid on Saturday for its fourth consecutive win, while Atlético lost points for the second straight match in a 2-0 home loss against Levante that ended its 11-game unbeaten streak in the league.
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Real Madrid beat Valencia 2-0(Twitter)
Real Madrid beat Valencia 2-0(Twitter)

Real Madrid ease to victory over lacklustre Valencia

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Benzema got Zinedine Zidane's side off to a strong start in the 12th minute when he collected a pass from Kroos on the edge of the area and had enough time and space to pick his spot and fire into the far bottom corner.
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Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with a header in the 60th minute. (Real Madrid/Twitter)
Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with a header in the 60th minute. (Real Madrid/Twitter)

Real Madrid wins postponed match to move closer to Atletico

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 07:32 AM IST
  • Real Madrid kept its momentum in the Spanish league by defeating Getafe 2-0 on Tuesday to cut Atletico Madrid’s lead to five points.
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Real Madrid's Raphael Varane celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Raphael Varane celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)

Varane double spares Real Madrid's blushes at Huesca

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Huesca took a shock lead against the Spanish champions early in the second half with a vicious strike in off the post from Javi Galan and nearly doubled their advantage moments later when Rafa Mir struck the bar.
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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez; File photo(REUTERS)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez; File photo(REUTERS)

Real Madrid president Pérez tests positive for COVID-19

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Madrid said the 73-year-old Pérez is asymptomatic and tested positive after a routine test. No other details were released.
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Levante's Roger Marti celebrates after scoring his team's second goal. (AP Photo)
Levante's Roger Marti celebrates after scoring his team's second goal. (AP Photo)

Madrid lose 2-1 to Levante in another slip in title race

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:19 PM IST
  • The loss left second-place Madrid seven points behind leader Atlético Madrid, which has played two fewer games.
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Real Madrid's Eden Hazard.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Eden Hazard.(REUTERS)

Lively Hazard on way back to form but needs more confidence

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:08 AM IST
Making only his fifth start of the campaign after three spells out with injuries or illness, Hazard notched Madrid's third goal before halftime, expertly controlling a Toni Kroos pass before producing a confident finish.
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Zinedine Zidane reacts after Real Madrid's 1-2 loss to Alcoyano. (Getty Images)
Zinedine Zidane reacts after Real Madrid's 1-2 loss to Alcoyano. (Getty Images)

Zidane under fire as Real Madrid loses again

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • The embarrassing 2-1 loss in the round of 32 added to Madrid’s recent struggles and left Zidane under increased pressure.
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Alcoyano players celebrate after knocking out Real Madrid during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Alcoyano and Real Madrid at the El Collao stadium in Alcoy, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021.(AP)
Alcoyano players celebrate after knocking out Real Madrid during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Alcoyano and Real Madrid at the El Collao stadium in Alcoy, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021.(AP)

Real Madrid knocked of Copa del Rey by 3rd-division club Alcoyano

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Small Spanish club Alcoyano came from behind to eliminate Real Madrid 2-1 in the round of 32 in Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.
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File photo of Luka Jovic(REUTERS)
File photo of Luka Jovic(REUTERS)

Jovic starts rebuilding career in Germany after Madrid lows

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:53 PM IST
The Serbian striker came off the bench in his first game back on loan in the Bundesliga on Sunday and scored two goals, lifting Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 victory over Schalke.
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Raul Garcia scored two first-half goals. (Getty)
Raul Garcia scored two first-half goals. (Getty)

Athletic knock out Madrid to reach Super Cup final vs Barcelona

AP, Malaga
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:24 PM IST
  • Athletic Bilbao knocked out defending champion Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup with a 2-1 win, setting up a final against Barcelona.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Osasuna - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - September 25, 2019 Real Madrid's Luka Jovic celebrates scoring a goal before it is disallowed after a VAR review REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Osasuna - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - September 25, 2019 Real Madrid's Luka Jovic celebrates scoring a goal before it is disallowed after a VAR review REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)

Real Madrid sends Luka Jovic back to Frankfurt on loan

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 08:21 PM IST
The Serbia international has played just five games for Madrid this season for a total of 208 minutes, with his game time limited by poor form, injuries, and a positive coronavirus test.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi runs with the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at the Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi runs with the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at the Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP)

Messi, Griezmann net 4 for Barça; Madrid held at Osasuna 0-0

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:14 AM IST
Griezmann scored a brace and set up Lionel Messi for one of the Argentine’s two goals on Saturday to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 win at Granada.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Celta Vigo - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - January 2, 2021 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the match REUTERS/Juan Medina/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Celta Vigo - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - January 2, 2021 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the match REUTERS/Juan Medina/Files(REUTERS)

Real Madrid’s Zidane backs Benzema following charge in sex tape case

By Reuters | MADRID
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:47 PM IST
French prosecutors announced on Thursday that Benzema will have to stand trial for his alleged role in the affair that dates back to 2015.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts REUTERS/Juan Medina(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts REUTERS/Juan Medina(REUTERS)

Karim Benzema to stand trial in ‘sex tape’ case

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:11 PM IST
The investigators who charged Benzema believe he was approached by a childhood friend that year to act as an intermediary and convince Valbuena to deal directly with the blackmailers. Instead, Valbuena informed the police.
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Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)

Atlético extends Liga lead after Real Madrid draws at Elche

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The Uruguay striker used a powerful and precise header to send Yannick Carrasco’s lob from a free kick into the lower corner of Getafe’s net in the 20th minute on Wednesday. It was Suárez’s eighth goal in the league this season since leaving Barcelona for one of its top rivals.
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Zinedine Zidane and Eden Hazard(Getty Images)
Zinedine Zidane and Eden Hazard(Getty Images)

Hazard to return for Real Madrid vs Elche, says Zidane

By Reuters | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Eden Hazard will return to the Real Madrid side for Wednesday’s La Liga match away to Elche after over a month out injured, coach Zinedine Zidane has said.
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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, center left, and Real Madrid's Marco Asensio both jump for a shot during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Granada at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, center left, and Real Madrid's Marco Asensio both jump for a shot during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Granada at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.(AP)

Asensio spurs Real Madrid to 2-0 win over Granada

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:17 AM IST
Asensio came off the bench to help lead Madrid to a 2-0 win over Granada on Wednesday at its Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium. Moments after hitting the post with a shot, Asensio set up Casemiro to finally break through Granada’s defense in the 57th minute.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files(REUTERS)

Playing without fans horrible and ugly, says Messi

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:28 AM IST
The Catalans were top of La Liga with 11 games to go when last season was disrupted by the pandemic but they surrendered the title to Real Madrid when play resumed in empty stadiums.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Real Madrid unveil Reinier - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - February 18, 2020 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez during the press conference REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Real Madrid unveil Reinier - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - February 18, 2020 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez during the press conference REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)

Real Madrid president backs football changes post-COVID

By Associated Press | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Pérez also in 2019 formed the World Football Club Association, which has been formulating plans for new competitions of its own. Those proposals only emerged in reports after Pérez met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
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Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, third left, celebrates his goal and third of his team with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, and Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Eibar and Real Madrid, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)(AP)
Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, third left, celebrates his goal and third of his team with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, and Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Eibar and Real Madrid, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)(AP)

Benzema brilliance helps Real Madrid win fifth game in a row

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:09 AM IST
The win means second-placed Real Madrid join leaders Atletico Madrid on 29 points, although Atletico have two games in hand.
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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.(AP)

Benzema scores twice, Real Madrid beats 10-man Bilbao 3-1

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:11 AM IST
Bilbao proved to be tough opponent at Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium despite playing most of the match with only 10 men. But when the Basque Country team was threatening to at least salvage a point, Benzema scored his team-high ninth and 10th goals of the season.
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Eibar's Spanish forward Sergi Enrich (2R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Sociedad and SD Eibar at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on December 13, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP)(AFP)
Eibar's Spanish forward Sergi Enrich (2R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Sociedad and SD Eibar at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on December 13, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP)(AFP)

La Liga: Sociedad unable to capitalise on Atletico slip

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:07 PM IST
The home side took the lead in the 20th minute with a thumping strike from Ander Barrenetxea in off the crossbar, but Eibar equalised with a scrappy goal from striker Sergi Enrich in the 65th.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal celebrates with Sergio Ramos after Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak scored an own goal(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal celebrates with Sergio Ramos after Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak scored an own goal(REUTERS)

Real win Madrid derby to prove point to leaders Atletico

By Reuters | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:16 AM IST
Dani Carvajal put Zinedine Zidane’s Real side further at ease with a stunning strike in the 63rd minute which came off the post and into the net off keeper Jan Oblak for an own goal.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v SD Huesca - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - October 31, 2020 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane REUTERS/Javier Barbancho/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v SD Huesca - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - October 31, 2020 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane REUTERS/Javier Barbancho/File Photo(REUTERS)

La Liga: Real Madrid’s Zidane says Atletico title favourites ahead of derby

By Reuters | MADRID
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:15 PM IST
Heading into the derby they sit six points ahead of fourth-placed Real having played a game fewer, and Zidane conceded that their start to the campaign means it is Diego Simeone’s side who should be considered the team to beat this term.
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Photo of Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)
Photo of Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)

Real Madrid and Atlético turn focus to decisive league derby

By Associated Press | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:09 PM IST
The Spanish rivals meet on Saturday at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in a match that could prove key in the title race.
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