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How Toni Kroos might be playing his best ever season of football

Kroos has added more defensive wrinkles to his game, and in addition to dominating his nominal on-ball stats, has helped as a ball-winner too

Three things Real Madrid must do during the World Cup

Real Madrid’s to-do list for the world cup

Two eye-catching things from the win over Celtic

Notes on Asensio’s performance and the state of Real Madrid’s defense

Vinicius Jr will be fine, but the press may not be

Words, stats, and film on a scrutinized star and an unpromising press

Antonio Rudiger’s defending and ability on the ball has been on full display

How the German center-back has already proven his worth despite not cracking Ancelotti’s Once de Gala yet

Top of the table with Balon D’ors and Yashin Trophies; but the real tests still await

Real Madrid are top of the league, 1 point away from the UCL knockouts, and Benzema is just getting going. But still a long way to go.

Real Madrid beat Barcelona in both ‘maturity’ and ‘intensity’

Real Madrid returned to winning Clasico’s again after a one-game dip, and proved last year’s result at the Bernabeu had no effect on them

Visually analyzing Real Madrid’s near-perfect Clasico performance

Los blancos are back to winning ways in the Clasico. Here is how it unfolded.

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El Clasico Primer: How Real Madrid can defend and attack Barcelona

Real Madrid and Barcelona arrive to Clasico joint-top of the table with strengths, weaknesses, and shaky confidence. How can Ancelotti take advantage?

Assessing Karim Benzema’s 2022/23 form

His worst conversion rate on record... but an important role in the build-up

Carlo Ancelotti’s latest re-invention: Rodrygo Goes as a #10

Left winger, right winger, false 9, and now a #10 — Rodrygo’s versatility and IQ has made him a huge asset

Three stats from Real Madrid’s hard-fought victory over Shakhtar Donetsk

Including a Lunin comparison and an intriguing trend in Benzema’s stats

Dani Carvajal’s resurgence has been timely

Explaining the importance of Dani Carvajal’s form

We’re talking about Real Madrid’s ‘luck’ again

Carvajal and Ancelotti were both asked to respond to Xavi’s quote about Champions League winners not being the best.

Three stats from Real Madrid’s frustrating draw against Osasuna

A missed penalty which led to a missed opportunity

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Real Madrid’s squad building in midfield and attack has a long-term vision

It’s not easy juggling immediate and long-term success

Real Madrid’s direct paths to goal: Quarterbacks and finishers

The team’s ball progression looks good

Analysing Marco Asensio’s false nine role for Spain: Could he do the same for Real Madrid?

Luis Enrique played him as a centre-forward vs Switzerland

A Real Madrid over 30s All Star team

Three stats from Real Madrid’s 2-1 derby win over Atlético

The best start to a season since 1968 came courtesy of some high-quality chances.

Four things to look out for in the upcoming Madrid Derby

Your derby build-up read.

Dani Ceballos has worked his way into the rotation with reliable performances

Ceballos, 26, has looked great in his appearances, and Carlo Ancelotti is rewarding him

Three stats from Real Madrid’s comeback win over Mallorca

Five wins to start a season for only the second time this century.

Revisiting Modric’s underrated plays against Celtic on his birthday

Defense, magic, hustle, intelligence

Revisiting Casemiro’s performance in the 2016 Clasico at Camp Nou

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Exclusive Q&A: Real Madrid legend Uli Stielike

The German midfielder tells Kiyan stories about Juanito, President Bernabeu, Camacho; reveals politics from the 1981 final vs Liverpool, and a ton more

How Mendy and Alaba compliment each other to enhance Real Madrid’s left-flank when paired together

Mendy is labelled as an offensive liability, but Kiyan Sobhani explains how his understanding with Alaba can mitigate those concerns

Monday Musings: Real Madrid’s Franchise Player

The 22-year-old Brazilian is no longer an "up and coming" player, but instead a world class superstar to build a team around.

4 talking points from Real Madrid’s season so far

Yash’s detailed breakdown this week, backed up with plenty of data.

Three stats from Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Espanyol

It’s Real Madrid’s best start to a season since 2018.

Valverde, Rodrygo and the right-wing question

Fede Valverde and Rodrygo Goes are the front-liners for Real Madrid’s right wing this season. We take a deeper look at their positioning.

A glimpse of the future: How Tchouameni and Camavinga function together

The two French midfielders have complimenting attributes that could be hard for opponents to deal with for years to come

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