Barcelona vs Real Madrid is arguably the biggest club game in world football. On average, there is almost 800 million people who watch the match each year. It truly is the game that brings the most talented individuals onto one playing field. So who will come out trumps in 2016? Madrid are certainly the form 

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It’s hard to believe that Cristiano Ronaldo turns 32 in three months: it’s even harder to believe that he is on the same fine scoring form he was six years ago- if not better. The forward found the back of the net twice as a jaded Real Madrid side narrowly won 2-1 against bottom placed 

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When Manchester United begrudgingly accepted a then world-record £80 million bid from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, they ended a long-running transfer saga that had lasted more than two years. During that time, the talented Portuguese has gone from being a promising forward to the best player in the world, winning the Ballon d’Or and 

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As reported by The Guardian, Real Madrid’s star-studded attack could become a galaxy with the arrival of one of the Premier League’s best strikers. Sergio Aguero could be set to swap the darkness of Manchester for the glamour of Madrid in a move that would see Los Blancos boast a frightening array of attacking talent. 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  With great power comes great responsibility as Stan Lee famously penned in one of his many Spiderman comics. Being the head coach of Real Madrid, one of the most influential, powerful and successful sides in world football, Zinedine Zidane is learning that this quote is undeniably true. Less than 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  It has been a strange start to the season for Real Madrid. After five straight wins, four domestically and one in Europe, the club have contrived to draw their last two games against, on paper anyway, inferior opposition. Whilst much of the attention in Spain has revolved around Cristiano 

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Player power has become a modern buzzword in football. With the huge sums of money involved in the game anyone in demand has the power to command the highest fee they possibly can. With Real Madrid looking to sign Gareth Bale to a new long term contract this exact thing is being played out at 

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It’s probably fair to say that Jese Rodriguez’s move from Real Madrid to PSG caught a few people by surprise. The 23 year old has been on the fringes of the first team for a while now at the Santiago Bernabeu, so it’s not a great shock that he has finally moved on but the 

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for Toni Kroos again this summer with Jose Mourinho said to be a keen admirer of the midfielder. Although there are several obvious stumbling blocks to any deal going through, if United were able to somehow capture the 26 year old it would mark a real signal 

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Jose Mourinho sported a beaming smile as he boarded his team bus on Saturday afternoon. He had just seen Manchester United cruise to a 0-2 pre-season friendly win at Wigan and was given a Portuguese cake by a fan as he departed the DW Stadium. Mourinho was customarily animated as he prowled the touchline for 

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James Rodriguez isn’t the kind of creative player you’d expect to see coming out of South America. His skill and creativity are paramount to his play and but the manner he performs in is very different, a lot more effort into the end product and a lot less going into the flair of his game. 

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid lock horns again in the final of the Champions League on Saturday in a repeat of the 2014 final in Lisbon. The circumstances are slightly different this time around though with both teams yet to win a trophy this season and this being their final opportunity. It is testament to 

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While his ego and occasional outburst at team-mates may frustrate followers of Real Madrid, their continued reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo to dig them out of holes and lead their bids for silverware has been strikingly apparent for several years now, almost to the point where you felt any prolonged absence for the Portuguese winger could 

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Real Madrid claimed victory in El Clasico at Camp Nou last weekend to give themselves a much needed boost and at least salvage some pride following their humiliation in the first meeting of the season in the Spanish capital. Perhaps the man who gained most from the win was Zinedine Zidane who is still trying 

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Were it not for injuries, we might just be celebrating the best of Gareth Bale’s three seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu. When he has played he has performed for the most part to the very highest level and has at least matched Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of his influence on the side. Statistically speaking the 

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