"But to hear Betis coach Pepe Mel admit that part of his tactic against Madrid was to cede them possession of the ball because they were 'far less of a threat when they have to make the play' than when they break down an opponent’s attack and then counter would send a chill down my spine were I a Real Madrid socio or director."http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/laliga/id/252?cc=5901
When will Real Madrid arrive in Las Vegas and where will they be practicing?When will Real Madrid arrive in Las Vegas and where will they be practicing?
"Bayern Munich want to sign Germany international Sami Khedira but Real Madrid will only entertain their advances if Bastian Schweinsteiger is allowed to move in the other direction, according to Spanish newspaper Sport."Bayern Munich Chasing Real's Khedira--Report
Since 1998, the 11 previous teams to make a coaching change before playing Madrid have gone on to lose nine times and draw twice.SI: Madrid looks to rebound from weekend draw
"Barca's victories are more valued outside of Spain than in Spain, but it's because of the Barca-Madrid war that we have here" -XaviYahoo Sports-Xavi: Barcelona is underappreciated in Spain because of Real Madrid
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain may be interested in a move to Juventus, according to his father... Jorge Higuain, the striker's father and agent, has suggested a move to Turin is a possibility. 'It's an honour to be attracting the interest of Juventus,' he told Tuttosport. 'For now, Higuain is only thinking about Madrid, but in May we can discuss it.'Higuain may consider Juve switch
Real Madrid says former defender Marcos "Marquitos'' Alonso Imaz, who helped the club win a record five straight European Cups, has died. He was 78. Marquitos, who twice played for Spain, was a regular for Madrid as the Spanish powerhouse won Europe's top prize from 1956-60.SI: Former Madrid defender Marquitos dies at 78
"Albiol's selection problem is not mine," he stated in a press conference in the lead up to Sunday's fixture against Rayo Vallecano. "I wish all my players to be happy, but international selection is not my business. "Albiol and I have not had any conversation about whether he should play more or less."Coach Jose Mourinho stating that Albiol being left out of Spain's squad for upcoming friendly is none of his concern.
In the game’s last attack, Alan Dzagoyev’s cross was nodded across goal by Alexei Berezutsky for Swede Pontus Wernbloom, who made his debut for the club, to volley in from close range. Defensive midfielder Wernbloom is a Real Madrid fan, according to Spanish newspaper AS, and is even a member of their official fan club in Sweden.CSKA's last-gasp equaliser halts Real Madrid