Real Madrid & Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Royal Madrid Football Club), commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. Athletic Club, also known as Athletic Bilbao, is a professional football club, based in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. 5.0/5

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Spain Primera Liga, watch Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao. Live online free, kick off 19:45, details
April 20, 1905 - Real Madrid win Copa Del Rey [1-0 vs Athletic Bilbao] for the first time in the club's history. https:/…
La Liga returns this weekend with Barcelona away to Athletic Bilbao while Real Madrid travel to promoted Sporting Gijon.
against which team will we play the Spanish Supercup ? Athletic Bilbao or Real Madrid ?
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti laments his sides attacking problems after losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao.
Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona as they move within a point of leaders Real Madrid following a thrilling win at Athletic Bilbao.
HISTORY - Cristiano Ronaldo is the 1st Real Madrid player to score 12 goals against Athletic Bilbao.
COPE: Modric's return to training is great news for. Real Madrid. If all goes well he could feature vs. Villarreal or Athletic Club Bilbao.
Real Madrid's upcoming matches:. Elche (away) . Villarreal (home) . Athletic Bilbao (away). Schalke (home). Levante (home) . …
Athletic Bilbao are willing to part with up to €25 million in order to sign Asier Illarramendi from Real Madrid, according to Spanish site Marca. Madrid weren’t planning on selling anyone but this offer is an extremely tempting one for a player who many feel has flopped at the Bernabeu.…
Athletic Bilbao ready to offer Real Madrid up to €25 million for Asier Illarramendi [Marca]
Cristiano Ronaldo set two personal milestones as he led Real Madrid to a record-equalling 18th-straight win on a historic night at the Bernabeu. The Portugal forward has now scored more hat-tricks than any other La Liga player after completing his 23rd treble with his 200th Spanish top-flight goal. He put Madrid ahead by drilling in a disputed penalty, after he had been fouled under seemingly minimal contact. And his clinical volley and guided finish moved Real four points clear. Ronaldo, who is the favourite to win the 2014 Ballon d’Or for his performances this year, was given a standing ovation as he was substituted towards the end of another memorable performance. The 29-year-old had scored the same amount of hat-tricks as legendary Madrid forward Alfredo Di Stefano and Telmo Zarra of Athletic Bilbao, and eclipsed their tallies when he steered in Marcelo’s cross. And it also meant he reached his second century of La Liga goals in his 178th match for Real. Ronaldo illuminated the Bernabeu in the fin ...
Lionel Messi © Reuters Images Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals when he netted a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 Group F win at Apoel Nicosia. The Barca and Argentina captain surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with former Real Madrid and Schalke 04 striker Raul when he put his side 2-0 ahead shortly before halftime. The 27-year-old added two more goals in the second half to complete his 31st career treble, his fifth in Europe's elite club competition and the first in which he has scored all three with his less-favoured right foot. "I am pleased to have achieved such a nice record in such a nice and important competition but the really important thing is the three points," Messi said in a television interview. His achievement is the latest milestone in a stellar career and comes three days after he broke the six decades-old La Liga scoring record with a hat-trick in Barca's 5-1 home win over Sevilla. Messi overhauled former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Za ...
Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodríguez and Marcelo, dancing the "Ras Tas Tas" right after the opening goal in Real Madrid C.F. 5-0 Athletic Bilbao.
If Lionel Messi becomes La Liga all time top scorer during El Clasico, game could be paused to celebrate!Lionel Messi has scored a whopping 249 La Liga goals. The record for most La Liga goals is currently held by Telmo Zarra, who notched 251 goals, predominantly for Athletic Bilbao, in the Spanish top flight. As it stands, it is simply a question of when Lionel Messi will break the La Liga all-time goal scoring record with Barcelona hosting Eibar at the Nou Camp next, followed by El Clasico at the Bernabeu in the following game. There is a very real chance that Messi will either arrive to the Real Madrid game as all-time La Liga top goal scorer, or even break the record against Los Blancos. The Spanish Football Association president discussed yesterday what should happen when Messi breaks the record. Javier Tebas told journalists, “It will be an important historic moment. Messi will deserve some form of tribute and if he surpasses the record of Zarra, we should pause to reflect on what will be such a h ...
Real Madrid star takes girlfriend Shayk out on romantic dinner date to celebrate his hat-trick against Athletic Bilbao.
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Ronaldo scored three goals against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, equaling La Liga's long-standing hattrick record with his 22nd for Real Madrid
FT: Real Madrid 5-0 Athletic Bilbao. 25 goals in 7 Liga matches, and Cristiano Ronaldo has more than half of them. htt…
Another record is on the brink of being broken in Spain, and this time it's Real Madrid C.F.'s Cristiano Ronaldo. He's scored another hat trick -- his third in four games (and in 15 days) -- against Athletic Bilbao. It's the 22nd of his career, matching the all-time La Liga record of Alfredo Di Stefano and Telmo Zarra
Real Madrid 5-0 Athletic Bilbao: Cristiano Ronaldo hits yet another hat-trick Ronaldo Scores 3 hat-tricks in last 6 games... Real Madrid showed no mercy to Athletic Bilbao in their league fixture played this Sunday night and quite simply decimated the Basque side with a 5-0 win. Cristiano Ronaldo netted his third hat-trick of the season..
FT Real Madrid 5-0 Athletic Bilbao [La Liga] Ronaldo now has a tally of 13 goals in 6 matches! :O
Cristiano Ronaldo scored in his 14th consecutive home game as Real Madrid made light work of beating Athletic Bilbao. He also made it an incredible 22 league hat-tricks equalling the record held by Alfredo Di Stefano and Telmo Zarra. The 5-0 victory was a BBC production with 'Bale, Benzema and Cristiano' too much for the visitors – Gareth Bale set up two of Ronaldo's goals and Karim Benzema also scored twice with Ronaldo taking yet another match ball home. 'We are still getting better, this is still the start of the season' said the record breaking scorer. 'The BBC is working well. We are used to playing together and we keep scoring goals.
The Primera División [a] (First Division) of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) , commonly known in the English- speaking world as La Liga (/l ə ˈ liː ɡ ə/ , Spanish: [la ˈliɣa] , The League), and officially named for sponsorship reasons Liga BBVA (BBVA League) is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system . It is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest placed teams relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams in that division plus the winner of a play-off. A total of 60 teams have competed in La Liga, nine of which have been crowned champions. Since the 1950s, Real Madrid and Barcelona have dominated the championship. Real Madrid have won the title a record 32 times and Barcelona 22 times. During the 1930s and 1940s and in the last two decades, however, La Liga has seen other champions, including, Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia , Real Sociedad, Real Betis , Deportivo de La Coruña and Sevilla . La ...
La Liga - The Home Of Soccer 2:00pm - Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid 4:00pm - Athletic Bilbao vs Granada 6:00pm - Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo 8:00pm - Espanyol vs Malaga Real Madrid are seeking to win this game at all cost.Atletico would like to close the gap on Barcelona cox barca have a dicey match against Levante tomorrow I see Bilbao taking the 3 points against Granada Enjoy ur Saturday with La Liga fever Emil - Madrid
Old Trafford side looking to spend big to bring in Real Madrid, Juventus and AS Roma stars. Man United boss Louis Van Gaal has set his sights on landing a trio of top talents before the summer transfer window slams shut according to the Daily Express . Read more Manchester United FC news . The Old Trafford side are keen to erase the memory of last season's seventh place finish and the club's owners are seemingly keen to hand Van Gaal the cash needed to drastically improve his squad. The club have already forked out over £60m to bring in Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw from Athletic Bilbao and Southampton and have three more players on their radar. Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid) The 26 year old Argentine had looked likely to move to PSG but that deal has stalled and now Man United are ready to take advantage of the situation. Van Gaal is keen to bring in fresh wide-attacking options, despite the fine form shown by Ashley Young during pre-season, and has sanctioned a club record £55m bid for the former Benfica ...
Man Utd Transfer News: £125m splurge on Angel Di Maria, Arturo Vidal AND Mehdi Benatia LOUIS Van Gaal is hoping he can pull off a terrific triple swoop as Manchester United look to sign Juventus' Arturo Vidal, Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria and Roma's Mehdi Benatia. The Dutchman is determined to develop his newly-inherited squad after capturing Southampton's Luke Shaw and Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera in big-money moves, and Vidal's protracted switch is picking up pace after it emerged that Old Trafford outcast Javier Hernandez is ready to join the Serie A champions. Reports in Italy claim that the Turin giants are keen to add the Mexican to their ranks, smoothing the path for United to secure Vidal's highly coveted signature. However, the Red Devils are also planning to pair Vidal with Di Maria in midfield next season, and Van Gaal has launched a fresh £55million bid for the Argentina international's services after Paris St-Germain dropped out of the race. Man Utd have made a £55million bid for Angel ...
Manchester United have been told they can sign midfield target William Carvalho this summer - but he will cost them £37million. The Portugal international has a release clause in his contract at Sporting Lisbon and will leave if anyone triggers it. Sky sources understand he is one of the targets United’s new boss Louis Van Gaal is considering as he looks to add another midfielder after signing Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao last week.Sporting are prepared for a bid but have warned they will not allow the Portugal international to go on the cheap.Director Augusto Ignacio told Sporting TV: “It’s not like the old days when players left Sporting at any price.“We are not concerned with William Carvalho because we have alternatives who will want to play as well.“The termination clause ensures a great deal for Sporting. I am very pleased with the negotiations.” Carvalho, who played for his country at the World Cup, has been linked with a host of top European clubs this summer including Real Madr ...
Manchester United set to sign Ander Herrera: Who is Athletic Bilbao’s £29m midfielder? - In August last year, Athletic Bilbao made their way to the Santiago Bernabeu for their first league game of the season away to Real Madrid. Gareth Bale's £85m move to Los Merengues dominated the headlines as his move remained in the balance. But on the -
Transfer News: French striker Bafetimbi Gomis is flying to Swansea for talks of a transfer to the club. •Rio Ferdinand has agreed to join Queens Park Rangers after 12 years at Manchester United. Paper Talk: •Manchester United are prepared to increase their £30million bid for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira (Daily Express) •Atletico Madrid want to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku (Daily Mail) •West Ham are poised to wrap up a £6million deal for Swansea striker Michu (Daily Mail) •Manchester United have increased their offer to Southampton for Luke Shaw to a record-breaking £34million as the Saints defender prepares to face Costa Rica. (Daily Mirror) •Arsenal have rejected Manchester United's bid for Thomas Vermaelen and may offer the club captain a new deal (Daily Mirror) •Manchester United have reportedly revived their bid to sign Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao (Daily Mail) •Liverpool have been told by Sevilla that they can have Alberto Moreno, but only if they meet a £20mill ...
Spain - Chile 0-2, as I predicted Spain was a tourists in the World Cup and Chile easily declassed them ( you have to know that in the Spanish league the main players of Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid, Barcelona FC, Athletic Bilbao, CF Valencia, Villarreal CF, Sevilla FC and Real Sociedad are not spanish players but south american they call them " sudacas ", spanish players locals always play second role and depend mostly on foreign players ) so Netherlands and Chile are in the last 16 and Australia and Spain are out. RIP Spanish football, RIP tika-taka, RIP Del Bosque. As I said, there was never such a genial football coach as Lluis Aragones, Del Bosque tried to copy his playing style but all in vain, he is in fact an amateur coach compared to Aragones. RIP Del Bosque.
TRANSFER GOSSIP . Thomas Vermaelen could swap the Emirates for Old Trafford Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, has agreed a deal in principle to join Manchester United this summer. . Liverpool target Antonio Candreva, 27, could leave Lazio in the summer after the Italy international said he wants to play in the Champions League. . Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to sign seven new players this summer, including Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, and Dutch duo Jeremain Lens, 26, and 22-year-old Stefan de Vrij. . Prospective Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has lined up Celtic's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, 22, for £8m as his first signing. . Arsenal could be set to miss out on Alvaro Morata after Wolfsburg submitted a £15.9m offer for Real Madrid's 21-year-old striker. Independent Meanwhile, the Gunners are interested in taking Real Sociedad's emerging right-back Joseba Zaldua, 21, as part of a deal to send striker Carlos Vela in the opposite direction. . Athletic Bilbao are interested in a cu ...
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Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will play the final of the highest order Club Football in Europe. Barcelona dreaded by majority of the clubs. Sevilla reaches Europa League final and that too ousting Valencia, another big name. Athletic Bilbao and Malaga are still serious threats to top notch clubs in the world. Spain has shown the world how to tackle economic slowdown and still emerge one of the giants of World Football. La Liga's growth should be imitated and implemented in the Indian Leagues.
Transfer News: 1. Manchester United have been offered Adil Rami as his proposed move from Valencia to AC Milan has stalled. (Daily Mail) 2. Juventus are ready to meet with Manchester City Officials over a possible summer bid for Edin Dzeko. (Football Direct News) 3. Barcelona are ready to consider a big-money offer for Cesc Fabregas from Manchester United this coming summer. (El Mundo Deportivo) 4. PSG are set to make a summer move for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. (France Football) 5. Manchester United will battle Arsenal and Napoli this summer for the services of French midfielder Maxime Gonalons as his club Lyon, prepare to offload the 24-year old. (Three and in) 6. The German giants Borussia Dortmund are ready to make a bid for the highly-rated Fiorentina player Juan Cuadrado who is also on the radar of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal. (Football Direct News) 7. Bayern Munich have now joined Arsenal in the race to land young Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte for ...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Diego Costa sparked Atletico Madrid's exhilarating 2-1 comeback at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, while Lionel Messi converted a late penalty to keep Barcelona one point behind the Spanish league leaders with a contentious 1-0 win at Espanyol. A tireless Diego Costa's 25th goal in the league this season canceled out Iker Muniain's opener, and Koke "Jorge" Resurreccion followed with a 55th-minute header to keep Atletico on course in its search for its first league title since 1996. Messi made sure Barcelona stayed right behind Atletico with seven games left by slotting in a spot kick for his 23rd league goal in the 77th when Espanyol defender Javi Lopez handled in the area. Real Madrid plays Rayo Vallecano later trailing Atletico by six points. Barcelona hosts Atletico on Tuesday in the Champions League quarterfinals, a preview of their meeting in the last round of the Spanish league season. Diego Costa was a nightmare for Bilbao's defense all night, and could have had at least one ...
Extraordinary Victory by Atletico de Madrid at the San Mames Stadium against Athletic Bilbao! Indeed one of the most difficult away games to win, Barca lost and Real Madrid drew in this same Stadium... Congrats to ATM fans your team has proven once more that they are worth the La Liga title!...
Atletico 73, Barca 72, Real 70 - Atletico Madrid will drop points tonight away to Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio San Mames, Barcelona play Espanyol away at the Estadi Cornella El Prat in the Catalan derby, Real Madrid host a Rayo Vallecano side that is unbeaten in the last 5 La Liga games, Barcelona will be on top of the table by tomorrow
Barcelona was one of the founding members of La Liga, and is one of three clubs which have never been relegated from the top division, along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. In 2009, Barcelona became the first Spanish club to win the continental treble consisting of La Liga, Copa Del Rey, and the Champions League. That same year, it also became the first football club ever to win six out of six competitions in a single year, thus completing the sextuple, comprising the aforementioned treble and the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.[12] In 2011, the Blaugrana again became European champions and won a total of 5 titles, missing out only on the Copa Del Rey (in which they finished runners-up). This all-conquering Barça team, which reached a record 6 consecutive Champions League semi-finals and racked up 14 trophies in just 4 years under Guardiola's charge, is considered by several managers, players and experts to be the greatest team of all time !!! Madrid Who?
La Liga today pits Espanyol v Barcelona at 7pm in the Catalan derby and Celta Vigo v Seville at the same time.Atletico Madrid travel to San Mames to face Athletic Bilbao at 9 while the Madrid derby will host Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano at 11pm.
The next week could see a lot happening in the top 3 in La Liga. 1)Atletico Madrid travel to Athletic Bilbao in 2 days time. You know how strong Bilbao are at home. Beat us, drew with madrid, undefeated there in the league. Lot of chances of points being dropped. 2)Real Madrid have an AWAY game against Real Sociedad in the middle of their 2 legs of the Champions League quarterfinal. Since the UCL is involved, carlo might rest some players which against La Real could lead to more points dropped. 3)Barcelona have an AWAY game against Espanyol. Away Game + Derby = No Certainty. We'll have to play our heart out and get 3 points. Following that, its the 2 legs of the quarterfinal with a game against Betis (20th in La Liga) at home which we should win.
, La Liga on Saturday: - Espanyol vs Barcelona - Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid - Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano LAST CHANCE FOR US. .. If they don't drop points in this match, then we should hope for a miracle
I cannot understand why CF Valencia which is 9th best football team in the Europe in the last 5 years, why they cannot qualify even for Europa League ( they cannot finish even in the first 7 teams of Spanish League )? How is that possible? Is Spanish League that strong? Something must be wrong with CF Valencia is there is 7 better teams then them in Spain ( Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Sevilla ).
Real Madrid s origins go back to when football was introduced to Madrid by the academics and students of the Institución libre de enseñanza, which included several Cambridge and Oxford University graduates. They founded Football Club Sky in 1897, playing on Sunday mornings at Moncloa. It split into two clubs in 1900: New Foot-Ball de Madrid and Club Español de Madrid.[10] On 6 March 1902, after a new Board presided by Juan Padrós had been elected, Madrid Football Club was officially founded.[3] Three years after its foundation, in 1905, Madrid FC won its first title after defeating Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Cup final. The club became one of the founding sides of the Royal Spanish Football Federation on 4 January 1909, when club president Adolfo Meléndez signed the foundation agreement of the Spanish FA. After moving between grounds the team moved to the Campo de O'Donnell in 1912.[11] In 1920, the club's name was changed to Real Madrid after King Alfonso XIII granted the title of Real (Royal) to ...
Real Madrid will play the winners of Atlético Madrid-Athletic Bilbao in the semi-finals
The referee who sent Ronaldo off against Athletic Bilbao is banned for a MONTH & barred from officiating Real Madrid
"Referee who dismissed Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid match at Athletic Bilbao in La Liga suspended for a month."See!
The International Football Preview returns on Kalleone Radio Fm 105.7 in Freetown. In this week’s edition, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini named Barclays Manager of the Month for the second time in as many months while Adams Johnson of Sunderland takes home the player of the month award, Manchester United manager David Moyes says Nemanja Vidic will remain as captain despite deciding to leave the club in the summer and Cristiano Ronaldo's appeal against his three-game suspension following his dismissal in Real Madrid's 1-1 La Liga draw against Athletic Bilbao at the weekend has been rejected This plus all of the latest football stories making the headlines, gossips, paper talk plus all of the weekend‘s Fixtures, tables and top goal scorers in the major leagues of Europe Our talking point for this edition of the show is, after hinting that he would again run for the presidency of FIFA, has Sepp Blatter done enough to reform football since taking over its leadership in 1998 for which he should ...
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AYZA GAMEZ ALREADY HAD A BAD REPUTATION Valencia born referee Ayza Gamez has a reputation in Spain for being consistently poor. For the last three seasons he has finished far enough down the refereeing authority's end of season's rankings that he has been a major candidate to be relegated to the second tier. He doesn't have the arrogance of several of his even more unpopular colleagues and is liable to be pressured into making mistakes by players rather than erring because of an exaggerated desire to be the focus of every game - but he is seen as incompetent all the same. He fell over in the Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid game last weekend and that fits his reputation for not being in control. He is also criticized for lacking the character needed to officiate in the top flight. Madrid have complained previously over his failure to send Dani Alves for dissent in a match where he had booked the full-back but then allowed him to call him 'loco' (crazy) to his face.
Real Madrid's appeal against the three-match ban imposed on Cristiano Ronaldo after his sending off at Athletic Bilbao has been turned down.
The referee who sent Cristiano Ronaldo off in Real Madrid's draw at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday has been suspended...
Ref who sent off Ronaldo is BANNED for a month and barred from taking charge of Real Madrid games ... via
The referee who sent off Ronaldo last Sunday for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao has been banned for a month...?!
Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid video highlights, results and news. Match played on Sunday, Feb 02 2014 (Primera Division)
Ronaldo banned. Real Madrid will have to do without Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo when they welcome fifth-placed Villarreal to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday as the Portuguese misses out through suspension. Ronaldo was sent off in his side's 1-1 draw away to Athletic Bilbao last weekend and has provisionally been banned for three La Liga games, although the suspension could be reduced as Real have announced their intention to appeal. Those two dropped points against Athletic allowed Atletico Madrid to open up a three-point lead over both Real and Barcelona at the top the table. However, Real were handed a timely confidence boost as they beat Atletico 3-0 on Wednesday in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey semifinal to exact revenge for defeat to Los Rojiblancos in last year's final. Croatian Luka Modric was once again a shining light in the Real midfield in midweek and he believes the rest of his teammates will need to step up against Villarreal to compensate for the loss of Ronaldo. "It is not ...
Real Madrid Forward Cristiano Ronaldo handed a 3-match ban for his sending off against Athletic Bilbao
Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid's match vs Athletic Bilbao, Ancelotti believes he will fit for the Copa del …
Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as Real Madrid's eight-match winning run ended in a fiery draw at Athletic Bilbao. The Portuguese received a straight red card late on after raising his hands in a confrontation with Carlos Gurpegi as Real missed the chance to go above Barcelona into second place in La Liga. Jese gave the visitors the lead on his full league debut as he stabbed home Ronaldo's low cross after the break. But substitute Ibai Gomez equalised from 20 yards before Ronaldo saw red. Red for Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo has now received seven red cards in his career. Ronaldo's likely three-game absence could well have an impact on a competitive title race. Real Madrid sit third in La Liga, level on points with defending champions Barcelona but three points behind city rivals Atletico. And it could have been worse for Los Blancos, who saw their eight-match winning run in all competitions ended by an Athletic Bilbao side unbeaten at home in the league all season. Iker Muniain and top scorer Aritz Aduriz b ...
"REAL REMAIN IN THIRD PLACE" Real Madrid remain in third place in La Liga after being held to a 1-1 draw by Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night at San Mamés in Bilbao. A second half Jesé goal was later cancelled out by an Ibai wondergoal, while Cristiano Ronaldo saw red in a missed opportunity for Los Blancos to move up to second place past Barcelona who were losers on Saturday to Valencia. Manager Carlo Ancelotti opted to go with Jesé in attack rather than the dinged-up Gareth Bale, and so the former Castilla man joined Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in attack for Los Blancos. In midfield, Ángel di María slotted in with Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric while Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo were charged with helping goalkeeper Diego López keep a clean sheet. Unlike previous years’ encounters at the San Mamés when the hosts would be the ones to come out the aggressor, this time it was Real who surged forward in the early going and nearly scored through chances from Ronaldo and Di María in just th ...
Atletico Madrid took advantage of Barcelona's slip-up to go top of La Liga with a 4-0 victory over Real Sociedad as Real Madrid drew 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao and Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on Sunday.
Watch highlights of Athletic Bilbao - Real Madrid; La Liga video highlights of the match Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid - Football Highlight Video
Ronaldo red card was unfair, insists Marcelo The Brazil international feels the referee was wrong to dismiss the Ballon d'Or holder and believes Madrid were unlucky not to win By Stefan Coerts Feb 2, 2014 11:58:00 PM Real Madrid defender Marcelo has hit out at referee Miguel Ayza for his decision to send off Cristiano Ronaldo during Sunday's 1-1 La Liga draw against Athletic Bilbao. The Portugal international was dismissed after he got involved in a scuffle with Carlos Gurpegui and Ander Iturraspe in the 76th minute, but Marcelo feels the prolific international did not deserve a red card for his actions. "It is tough to lose a player unfairly," Marcelo was quoted as saying on the official Madrid website. "Cristiano’s sending off was unfair, but I am not going to talk about whether the referee had a good match or not." The left-back stressed that even though Madrid always aim to win, a draw in Bilbao was still a good result for Los Blancos. "We won a point, which is very difficult here, but our mentality ...
Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Bilbao. Real madrid can do better than this. Hmm
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Cristiano Ronaldo after hte match against Athletic Bilbao: • Cristiano Ronaldo gets his 6th league assist in the season. • Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off. He can miss the next league game only or the next 4 matches including both legs vs Atletico. • Surely Real Madrid will try to appeal the red card.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti accused Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi of exaggerated theatrics in the action that led to Cristiano...
Real Madrid's 10-game winning streak was broken last night, after a 1-1 tie against Athletic Bilbao, in what may have been a crucial La Liga fixture. Barcelona had already lost 2-3 at home last Saturday against Valencia, which in its turn allowed Atletico Madrid to go on top of the league, after cru...
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss Sunday's match at Athletic Bilbao as he looks to get...
Although disappointed with Our performance last evening, glad Arsenal are topping the table, glad Real Madrid drew with Athletic Bilbao after going ahead with Ronaldo getting a Red Card and glad Nottingham Forest won and in Striking Distance to win automatic qualification to the EPL.now for Chelsea to beat City later this evening or at least draw the match!! ;) :)
2nd half of Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid has kicked off!. iPhone, iPad, Android and Desktop compatible stream -
Barcelona suffered a first home defeat of the season when they lost 3-2 against Valencia after finishing with 10 men in La Liga on Saturday, leaving the door open for Madrid rivals Atletico and Real to move above them. Barca remain top with 54 points, but Atletico Madrid, who trail on goal difference, can leapfrog them with at least a draw at home to Real Sociedad, as can Real Madrid, who are a point behind, with a victory at Athletic Bilbao. It appeared to be service as normal when Alexis Sanchez put Barcelona ahead early on but strikes either side of halftime by Daniel Parejo and Pablo Piatti put Valencia in the driving seat. Lionel Messi equalised with a penalty after 54 minutes but the hosts were caught out again on the counter and Francisco Alcacer put the visitors back in front. Barcelona continued to struggle at the back and Jordi Alba was dismissed for a second yellow card with 12 minutes left. The result left the Catalans with one win from their last four league matches. La Liga: Barcelona v Vale ...
Good morning, guys. Have a happy day by the grace of almighty. Please read this whole post everybody, don't ignore, it's most probably the best post of the week, here I tried to highlight everything you might be interested in. Final time result: Barcelona 2-3 Valencia. Shots(On Target): 20(5)-8(4). Possession: 65%-35%. Tackles: 14-23. Goals for: Alexis Sanchez, Parejo, Messi (Penalty), Pablo Piatti, Paco Alcacer. Top of the match: Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia), flop of the match: Jordi Alba (Barcelona). La Liga table right now: 1. Barcelona (54 points), 2. Atletico Madrid (54 points), 3. Real Madrid (53 points). Today's matches: Atletico Madrid versus Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao versus Real Madrid. Everything is possible now. If Atletico Madrid get defeated by Real Sociedad or at least the match gets draw and on the other hand Real Madrid can beat Athletic Bilbao, we will be in the top of La Liga with 56 points while Atletico will be in the second position with 55 points if they draw with Sociedad (Barce ...
Barça and Atlético reign in Cup quarters Holders Atlético de Madrid set up a mouthwatering Copa Del Rey semi-final with city rivals Real Madrid after beating Athletic Bilbao 2-1 on Wednesday to win 3-1 on aggregate. Barcelona also assured their place in the last four with a 5-1 victory over Levante at the Camp Nou to seal a 9-2 rout on aggregate. In Bilbao, Aritz Aduriz had powered the hosts into a deserved lead four minutes before half-time and Athletic were only denied a bigger advantage at the break by two outstanding saves from Thibaut Courtois. However, Atlético regrouped at the break and levelled 10 minutes after the restart when Raul Garcia smashed home Emiliano Insua's cross. Diego Costa sealed their passage into the last four in the final stages as he slotted home his first goal of 2014 on the counter-attack to inflict Athletic Bilbao's first ever defeat at their San Mames ground, which they have used since the start of the season. Atlético will travel to the Santiago Bernabéu, where they b ...
Real Madrid's next game will be away against Athletic Bilbao on 02/02/2014 at 21:00 CET
LIVE Copa Del Rey action tonight on Starsat. It's the Last 16 2nd leg tie between Athletic Bilbao and Real Betis at 20:30 CAT, followed by Osasuna vs Real Madrid at 22:30 CAT. Catch all the live action tonight on Setanta Africa channel 201.
We've got four great Copa Del Rey fixtures to look forward to tonight. What game will you be watching? Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis Espanyol v AD Alcorcon Levante v Rayo Vallecano Osasuna v Real Madrid
Lazio v Inter Milan Lazio have won just one of their last eight league games, losing three of their last four, and they look vulnerable favourites for the visit of Inter. Walter Mazzari's side have lost just twice this season – against high-flying Napoli and Roma – and they signed off for the winter break in the best possible style by beating fierce rivals AC Milan 1-0 at home. They are value at 11/5 (3.2) to keep their good run going by defeating Lazio. Recommendation: Inter @ 11/5 (3.2) BetVictor Real Madrid v Celta Vigo This should be a comfortable home win (best odds 1/11) and quite possibly to nil. Real Madrid are averaging more than three goals in home league matches at the Bernabeau, with Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo complementing each other nicely. And the pair will be relishing running at the Celta Vigo defence which is leaking goals (eight conceded in their last three matches), including a 4-0 thrashing at Athletic Bilbao before the winter break. Recommendation: Split stakes on 4-0 and ...
EU state aid probe ‘not anti-Spain campaign’ NOTHING SUPRISES ME ANYMORE ABOUT THE SPANISH... OR FOOTBALL A European Commission probe into possible illegal state aid to seven Spanish soccer clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona is not part of a malicious campaign against Spain, one of the complainants said on Friday. Loek Jorritsma, a retired senior policy adviser at the Netherlands ministry of sports, made a formal complaint in 2010 highlighting what he believed was illegal aid to clubs in his native Holland as well as to Real. The Commission opened an investigation into five Dutch clubs, including PSV Eindhoven, in March and launched a separate probe into Real, Barca, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna, Valencia, Elche and Hercules on Wednesday. The announcement of the Spanish investigation prompted a furious response, with some claiming it was driven by envy at the world and European champions’ recent successes. Real president Florentino Perez labelled it “a campaign against Spanish football” and s ...
Real and Barcelona, who are the two most successful clubs in Spanish football, are among the seven clubs the Commission is probing, alongside top-flight sides Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna and Elche. Segunda Division side Hercules are also under investigation as the Commission seeks to determine if state aid received by those clubs is in line with European Union regulations. Quoted in AS, Barca president Sandro Rosell on Thursday said: "We have not received any help from any official government agency. "And Barca complies with the Spanish legislation which says an entity does not have to become an public limited sports company if it is in good health." The Commission will also investigate whether the widely-reported land transfer between the City of Madrid and Real Madrid in 2003 involved any state aid in favour of the club. Real president Florentino Perez told Desayunos Deportivos de Europa Press: "In regards to our business with the Ciudad Deportiva (Sports City training ground), there was a compla ...
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Miguel Cardenal has called on the European Commission to clarify allegations seven clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid face. Barca, Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna, Elche, Hercules and Valencia have been confirmed this week by the Spanish foreign ministry as facing an investigation by the European Union’s European Commission over allegations of receiving illegal financial aid from the government. For the Spanish Sports Council’s chief and current secretary of state for sport, it is important that perspective is maintained through the EC’s coming actions. “We are talking about entities, and we have recent data, that have paid over €170m last year,” Cardenal has pressed to Radio Nacional today. “I wish that the commissioner [Joaquin Almunia], when talking of European aid, does not paint the picture incorrectly. “I will point out that the taxation support from Spanish teams is much more burdensome, markedly higher than their German counterparts, the British and the French, with the law ...
Leaders Barcelona are aiming to return to winning ways in La Liga when they host Villarreal on Saturday. The champions suffered their first league defeat of the season at Athletic Bilbao on 1 December, but have since earned comfortable wins over Cartegena and Celtic in cup competitions. Midfielder Andres Iniesta, left-back Jordi Alba and midfielder Cesc Fabregas are set to return against Villarreal. But forward Lionel Messi and goalkeeper Victor Valdes are still injured. Fabregas missed the 6-1 win against Celtic through suspension, while Iniesta and Alba were unused substitutes. Barcelona lead Atletico Madrid at the top of the table on goal difference, with Real Madrid three points behind in third place, after Iker Muniain's second-half strike condemned them to a surprise 1-0 loss in Bilbao. Gerardo Martino's side have bounced back by scoring 10 times in their last two matches against Copa Del Rey opponents Cartagena and Scottish champions Celtic in the Champions League. However, fifth-placed Villarreal ...
After a brief period as interim President, Raimundo Saporta called for elections. The Club's treasurer, Luis de Carlos, resigned in order to run for President. 26 July 1978 was the deadline for candidates to apply in order to run for office. De Carlos submitted 3,352 documents endorsing his candidacy, while the rest -gynaecologist Campos Gil and florist José Daguerre- didn't get the minimum number required in time. This called off the election and Luis de Carlos was proclaimed President of Real Madrid. On 4 June 1980, the Santiago Bernabéu hosted the Cup final between Real Madrid and Castilla, the Club's second team, created on 21 July 1972. Castilla managed to defeat four First Division teams -Hércules, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Sporting Gijon- to get to the final of the Spanish Championship. Real Madrid defeated Castilla -coached by the sorely missed Juanjo- 6-1. France Football named Real Madrid the Best European Team of 1980. The jury took into account the two national titles the team won ...
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Arsenal are the latest club to join the hunt for Standard Liege starlet Michy Batshuayi. - Portuguese heavyweights Porto want to sign Manchester United misfit Anderson on loan in January. - West Ham and Cardiff have made enquiries about taking Espanyol's Alex Fernandez on loan in January. - Manchester United target Ander Herrera has insisted he wants to stay put at Athletic Bilbao. - Porto want Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas to make a return - as head coach Paulo Fonseca remains under pressure. - Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is said to be looking for a move to German side Schalke. - Real Madrid officials are feeling increasingly confident about a move for Liverpool's Luis Suarez, with a summer bid likelier than January. - Liverpool are considering a move for Turkish international Caner Erkin according to reports in Turkey. - Borussia Dortmund have opened the door for Ilkay Gundogan's transfer, with the club's CEO admitting the Arsenal and Manchester Un ...
FOOTBALL Transfer News & GOSSIPS; Man Utd consider moves for Baines, Herrera & Gundogan: Manchester United are considering bids in January for Everton left-back Leighton Baines, Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. Cole wants Chelsea stay: Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole wants to stay at Chelsea and secure a new contract with Jose Mourinho's side. Arsenal to sign Morata on loan; Arsenal have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign striker Alvaro Morata on a six-month loan deal in January. Tottenham Hotspur interested in Rossi According to Express Tottenham Hotspur wants Giuseppe Rossi from Fiorentina. Ezequiel Lavezzi is also on the short list. Fiorentina and Napoli interested in Heitinga; John Heitinga may leave Everton in January. Fiorentina, Napoli and West Ham United have shown their interest in the Dutch defender. De 30-year old is not interested in a return to the Eredivisie. Berbatov wants Fulham exit Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov wants to ...
Gareth Bale struck his first Real Madrid hat-trick and set up another goal in a thumping 4-0 La Liga victory over Real Valladolid . It was only the second hat-trick ever in La Liga by a British player, with Gary Lineker scoring three for Barcelona in 1987. Real are third and three points behind leaders Barcelona, who visit Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, and second placed Atletico Madrid. Atletico have 40 points from 15 games after a 2-0 victory over Elche
With the first third of the official season played, Real Madrid have scored 49 goals in 17 matches in La Liga and the Champions League combined. Cristiano Ronaldo has had a big influence on this record. The forward has scored 24 goals so far, which puts him top of the goal-scorers list in both competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in La Liga with 16 goals and of the Champions League with eight. He has scored in 13 matches, in which the team have achieved 11 wins and two draws. Ronaldo 's first goal in the league was a header against Athletic Bilbao in matchday three, and he went on to find the back of the net in the following three matches against Villarreal, Getafe (2) and Elche (2). He scored the winning goal against Levante in the dying moments and sealed another in the home win against Malaga in matchday nine. In the last three matches he has scored eight goals, against Sevilla, Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad. Cristiano Ronaldo La Liga GOALS Matchday Result Goals 3 Real Madrid 3-0 Athle ...
A triple header for me today, wins for Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano.not as bad as I'd feared!
Bayern, City through as Real draw Holders Bayern Munich and their group rivals Manchester City became the first teams to qualify for the knockout stages of this season's Uefa Champions League. Bayern made heavy weather of beating Viktoria Plzen 1-0 while City reached the knockout stages for the first time, after failing to progress from the group stage in the last two seasons, with a 5-2 thumping of CSKA Moscow in Manchester. "That wasn't a festival from us, we made life hard for ourselves," said Bayern's Toni Kroos after his side had equalled the Champions League record of nine successive wins. "In the opening stages, we gave the ball away too often and had too few chances of our own. Nevertheless, we can be proud to have reached the knock-out stage." Real Madrid came close to joining them, but having gone 2-1 up in Turin against Juventus they were pegged back to 2-2 with a goal by former Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente. Cristiano Ronaldo's opener for Real took him level for the all-time total ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester United target Ander Herrera is set to remain with Athletic Bilbao after club president Josu Urrutia ruled out selling the 24-year-old midfielder. Full story: Daily Express Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa will be allowed to rejoin Borussia Dortmund in January in a swap deal which will see 24- year-old defender Neven Subotic go in the opposite direction. Full story: Daily Star Another player possibly heading out of Old Trafford in January is Wilfried Zaha, with Newcastle, West Brom and Stoke among the Premier League clubs hoping to offer the 20-year-old a loan deal. Full story: the Times (subscription required) Meanwhile, 27-year-old Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has been urged to join Paris St-Germain by the French club's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Full story: the Sun (subscription required) Liverpool are braced for Real Madrid to return with a £45m bid for Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 26, when the transfer window opens in January. Full story: Da ...
PAPER TALK TODAY: -Pepe Reina admits he could have been the Arsenal number one lastnight. -West Brom wonderkid Saido Berahino will boost his pay packet by 20 times if he agrees a new contract. -Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos could move to PSG or Manchester City next year as his calls for a pay rise have been ignored. -Tottenham have sent scouts to run the rule over Athletic Bilbao forward Ibai Gomez. -Andre Villas-Boas is under pressure to bring Emmanuel Adebayor back into his first-team plans at Tottenham. -Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard feared Luis Suarez could quit Anfield in the summer. -Shinji Kagawa has admitted he is facing a major battle to survive at Manchester United. -West Brom boss Steve Clarke has a £1.7million deal in place for loan star Morgan Amalfitano. -Rafael Benitez last night hailed Arsene Wenger as the best manager in the Premier League. -David Beckham is in his final round of negotiations with backers for his return to Major League Soccer as the owner of a new franchise in Mia ...
Real Madrid led the first league season until the last match, a loss to Athletic Bilbao, meant they finished runners-up to Barcelona
Manager of athletic bilbao on fm and my first game is Real Madrid away
Chelsea want to sign France under-21 international midfielder Gianelli Imbula, 21, from Marseille. Gianelli Imbula was Ligue 2's player of the season last term Manchester United are planning to make a renewed bid for Real Madrid's 25-year-old left-back Fabio Coentrao. United manager David Moyes has made Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, a key January target. The Premier League champions will watch Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera, 24, in action next week as Moyes steps up his interest in the Spanish midfielder. Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is keen to sign Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic , 26, but faces a fight with Atletico Madrid for his services. Norwich City have rejected Wigan's bid to take striker Luciano Becchio on loan. Full story: Daily Mail Arsenal target Yoann Gourcuff, 27, could be allowed to leave Lyon after talks on a new contract stalled. Full story: Daily Star Arsenal and Liverpool are joining Juventus in the race to sign Austrian defender Martin Hinteregger, 21, from Red Bull Salzburg. OTHER ...
midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27, had his hopes of a transfer deadline move to Arsenal dashed when Magpies boss Alan Pardew and the Newcastle board told him that he would not be allowed to leave. Full story: Daily Star (external) Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose, 24, has said no-one at White Hart Lane should begrudge former team-mate Gareth Bale, 24, his world record move to Real Madrid. Full story: London Evening Standard (external) Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera's proposed move to Manchester United fell through after the Reds' representatives failed to deposit the right documents at the Spanish league's headquarters. Full story: Daily Mirror (external) Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes the Gunners have made the signing of the summer after completing a club-record £42.4m for Real Madrid's 24-year-old midfielder Mesut Ozil. Full story: Goal.com (external) Germany international Ozil will be wearing the number 11 shirt for Arsenal and shirts are already being printed with his name and num ...
Real Madrid - Athletic Bilbao: 1 day, 3 hours and 46 minutes left!. ⌛. HALA MADRID!.
NEXT MATCH: Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao on 1st September at 12:00 (Spain) at the Santiago Bernabeu
Today will play Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid hope to win
Snippits of european news - Real Madrid have agreed to sign Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad! Napoli have offered 9 million for Valencia defender Adil Rami. Francis Coquelin has joined Freiburg on a season long loan deal from Arsenal. Athletic Bilbao sign Benat Etxebarria from Real Betis. Hamburg have signed Switzerland defender Johan Djourou on loan from Arsenal with the Bundesliga club having the option to make the move permanent next summer. Danish central defender Simon Kjaer has joined French side Lille from VfL Wolfsburg on a four-year deal worth around €2m
Having signed for Real Madrid for €46 million, his jersey sales broke all records on the first day, such was the obsession and hype surrounding him. He was sidelined through injury until October 2002 but the fans kept on chanting his name. Ronaldo scored twice in his debut for Real Madrid. He received a standing ovation at the Stadium Bernabéu. That same reception was observed on the night of the final game of the season against Athletic Bilbao, where Ronaldo scored again to seal his first season with 23 league goals and the La Liga Championship title for 2003. With Madrid, he also won an Intercontinental Cup in 2002 and Spanish Super Cup in 2003. Ronaldo taking a shot for Real Madrid, 2 March 2005 In the second leg of Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Manchester United at Old Trafford, knocking the English team out of the competition.[11] Ronaldo was substituted on 80 minutes and was given a standing ovation from both sets of fans.[11] Madrid was on track ...
SUNNIE SPORT UPDATE: Juventus make £17m Manchester United striker back-up choice Serie 'A' champions Juventus are consideringa £17m bid for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez this summer, according to the Daily Mirror. Reports in Italy claim Juventus have identified the Mexican international as their back-up choice should a deal for Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain fall through. The Argentine forward has been strongly linked with a move to the Juventus Stadium, but the defending Italian champions are preparinga contingency plan to avoid making the same mistakes in the transfer market as last summer. They wanted a big-money striker 12 months ago, but failed to secure their top targets and eventually had to make do with loan moves for the likes of Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner. And Juventus boss Antonio Conte doesn't want to make the same mistake twice, and is looking to strengthen his forward options for next term. Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente is already one confirmed arrival - th ...
World Soccer Home ESM Features 24/7 Columnists Blogs Bet Now Shop Results Magazine Subscribe Jupp Heynkes: going out at the very top Posted 4 days ago HIS CV Born May 9, 1945 (age 68) Now in his third spell in charge of Bayern, Heynckes is due to retire at the end of this season. A former sharpshooting winger or centre-forward with Borussia Monchengladbach, Hanover and West Germany (39 caps), he has been a coach since 1978, holding the reins at Gladbach, Bayern, Athletic Bilbao, Eintracht Frankfurt, Tenerife, Real Madrid, Benfica, Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen. His managerial highlights? The Champions League with Real Madrid in 1997-98, although he was sacked days later after finishing below Barcelona in La Liga, and two Bundesliga titles during his first spell at Bayern (1988-89 and 1989-90). Made a brief return to Bayern in April 2009 to replace the sacked Jurgen Klinsmann. After two years at Leverkusen, he was back at Bayern in 2011 to oversee the passage to last season’s Champions League Final. IN HI ...
FOOTBALL- Spain Under-21 coach Julen Lopetegui has named a star-studded squad to take to the next month's European Championship including players from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. Five players have been called up that were included in the victorious Spain side two years ago, including current captain David De Gea, whose performances in the tournament helped secure a move to Old Trafford in 2011. Barca starlets Thiago, Marc Bartra and Cristian Tello will be fielded alongside Blancos youngsters such as Alvaro Morata and Nacho Fernandez. Malaga attacker Isco will be one to watch at the Under-21 Euros, as will Athletic Bilbao talent Iker Muniain and Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke. GOALKEEPERS: David De Gea (Manchester United) Diego Marino (Villarreal) Joel (Wigan) DEFENDERS: Marc Bartra (Barcelona) Daniel Carvajal (Bayer Leverkusen) Nacho Fernandez (Real Madrid) Alvaro (Zaragoza) Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad) Marc Muniesa (Barcelona) Martin Montoya (Barcelona) Alberto Moreno (Sevilla) MIDFI ...
May 2, 2012 - Real Madrid celebrate the La Liga title after winning away to Athletic Bilbao
TOP 10 TRANSFERS FROM THE SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW : 10. Ekdal from Sampordia to Marseille for £8m 9. Diego Alves from Valencia CF to Borussia Dortmund for £8.5m 8. Lukaku from Chelsea to Athletic Bilbao for £10.5m 7. Dominquez from B Möngladbach to Lyon for £11m 6. Dzeko from Man City to Lyon for £12m 5. de Jong from B Möngladbach to PSG for £13m 4. Varana from Real Madrid to Aston Villa for £14m 3. Kagawa from Man Utd to Real Madrid for £14.5m 2. Neymar from PSG to Aston Villa for £25m 1. Rodrigo from Aston Villa to FC Barcelona for £36.5m
Academy coaches off to French program February 26th, 2013 1:47AM [MLS] Coaches from all 19 MLS clubs, plus representatives of Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer, embarked Monday on a 16-month youth development course developed by the French soccer federation (FFF) to earn its elite formation coaching license. The program, hosted by the FFF at its famed Clairefontaine national training facility, is the same as the one it provides its domestic coaches. France is world famous for its development programs that have produced dozens of stars. The program consists of three parts: -- FFF course: eight weeks (320 hours) of field and classroom instruction. -- European club observations: two weeks of immersion at an international youth academy at two of the following clubs: Paris St. Germain, Lyon, Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and VfB Stuttgart. -- Integration of the program with MLS academy: creation and/or modification of the club’s youth curriculum and evaluation system for the development of players. Fred Lip ...
**News** *Ajax confirm Cuenca loan Ajax have confirmed the signing of Isaac Cuenca on loan from Barcelona for the remainder of the season. Cuenca had yet to play for Barcelona this season after recently returning from a long-term leg injury. However, the Spanish Under-21 international forward signed a new contract with the Catalans at the weekend, committing his future to the Camp Nou until summer 2015. *Messi takes Barcelona goal tally to 301 Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback victory with a double strike at lowly Granada in La Liga taking his tally for the club to 301 goals. It was Barcelona's first win in three away matches. They stayed on course to reclaim the league title and lead Atletico Madrid by 12 points and Real Madrid by 16. Radamel Falcao scored in a 3-0 win at Valladolid, Atletico's first victory in six away matches. Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 win over city rival Rayo Vallecano despite Sergio Ramos' early sending off. Malaga earned a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao to ensure the ...
Higuain to Man Utd or Juve? Gonzalo Higuain could make a move to Manchester United or Juventus at the end of the season, reports in Spain have suggested this morning. Marca claim that the relationship between Jose Mourinho and the Argentine striker has broken down to such a level that the Real Madrid striker is desperate to leave Santiago Bernabeu in the summer. The Madrid-based newspaper believe that the Premier League club are favourites for his signature, but there is also some significant interest from the Italian side as well. The Bianconeri recently agreed to sign Athletic Bilbao goalscorer Fernando Llorente in June on a free transfer, and have also been linked with David Villa. football espana admin andrew
Guardiola era (2008–2012) FC Barcelona B youth manager Pep Guardiola took over Frank Rijkaard's duties at the conclusion of the season.[50] Guardiola brought with him the now famous tiki-taka style of play he had been taught during his time in the Barcelona youth teams. In the process Guardiola sold Ronaldinho and Deco, and started building the Barcelona team around Xavi, Iniesta and Messi. Lionel Messi, four-time FIFA/Ballon d'Or winner, in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and FC Barcelona's top goalscorer in official competitions with 298 goals[51] Barça beat Athletic Bilbao 4–1 in the 2009 Copa Del Rey Final, winning the competition for a record-breaking 25th time. A historic 2–6 victory against Real Madrid followed three days later and ensured that Barcelona became La Liga champions for the 2008–09 season. Barça finished the season by beating the previous year's Champions League winners Manchester United 2–0 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome to win their third Champions League title and completed t ...
It’s all systems go this morning as the month of January is well and truly upon us. We'll start with an interesting one which suggests both City and Chelsea are to be 'offered,' the services of Real Madrid star Fabio Coentrao. "Chelsea and Manchester City could be set to fight it out for unwanted Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, with the Spanish giants keen to offload the player this month," reports The Metro . "Both Chelsea and City were closingin on Coentrao during his time at Portuguese side Benfica, but missed out on the 24-year-old's signature, with Madrid snapping him up for around £27million. "But left-back Coentrao is likely to be on the market again having fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu, with the final straw coming on New Year's Day when the Portuguese international reported late for training. According to The Independent, theBlues look set to lose out on the race to secure Fernando Llorente's signature, with the Athletic Bilbao man likely to end up at Juventus. "Juventus and various ...
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Football Winter Transfer News (Who's in & who's OUT): . Chelsea are set to unveil £7.5million striker Demba Ba as Inter Milan line up a swoop for Frank Lampard. . Joe Cole will get a £4million pay-off from Liverpool to join West Ham for nothing. . Edinson Cavani has put Manchester City on alert after his agent revealed he is likely to leave Napoli in the summer. . AC Milan and Brazil forward Alexandre Pato has moved to Brazilian outfit Corinthians for a fee of €15 million. . Athletic Bilbao have announced that Juventus are to open negotiations with Fernando Llorente over a deal to sign the Spain striker in the summer. . French side Lille want QPR striker Djibril Cisse. . Spurs are also preparing to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and are the latest club to show interest in David Villa.
World Football News Update 1. Defender Ryan Shawcross has agreed a new five and a half year contract at Stoke ending speculaation that he was joining Arsenal 2. Lille defender, Mathieu Debuchy has completed his £5.5million move to Newcastle United. 3. Rio Ferdinand revealed howa gang of hooded Manchester United fans confronted him outside his home in 2004 demanding he signed a new contract 4. Athletic Bilbao have confirmed that Juventus are set to begin negotiations with Fernando Llorente about a move to Italy. 5. Atletico Madrid have no intention of allowing reported Liverpool target Arda Turan to leave during the winter window. 6. Johan Cruyff believes it is a "failure" for Real Madrid to be 16 points adrift of Barcelona at this point in the Liga campaign. 7. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists Daniel Sturridge has the talent to be a star for the club, following his €14.8 million move from Chelsea. 8. AC Milan's mid-season friendly fixture against Pro Patria was abandoned after Kevin-Prince Boat ...
Cristiano Ronaldo SCORES HAT-TRICK AGAINST ATHLETIC BILBAO Real Madrid have continued their near perfect season with the 5-1 demolition of Athletic Bilbao. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged three goals to extend his La Liga goal tally to 14 goals in 12 games. Other goals were scored by Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Ramos. Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal from open play, another from a blasted free-kick and the last from the penalty spot. Real are in European action on Wednesday for their Champions League group match against Ajax. Manager Jose Mourinho may choose to rest players with his side holding a five-point lead in their group.
News La Liga 1) Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas may have been dropped from the starting line-up recently, but the veteran goalkeeper can still look back at 2012 with pride. 2) Defender Dani Alves admits football is of secondary importance while Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova fights a second battle against cancer. 3) Real Mallorca president Jaume Cladera has resigned from his post with the La Liga club. 4) Ex-Barcelona star Johan Cruyff has claimed the 16-point gap between his former club and Real Madrid is dangerous for Spanish football. 5) Malaga are showing interest in Paris Saint-Germain defender Diego Lugano, Le Parisien has reported. 6) Marcelo Bielsa has slammed his Athletic Bilbao side after they were defeated 2-0 by Real Zaragoza in La Liga on Saturday. 7) Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has confirmed Paris Saint-Germain are interested in his services. Source- ESPNStar (gk)
Top 2O football special moments of the year: 2O. Atletico Madrid defeating Athletic Bilbao in all Spanish team final of the Europa League to clinch the title. 19. The top Scottish team, Rangers put into the 3rd division league and the top Spanish team, Villareal getting relegated even though they played Champions League that season. 18. Arsenal are thrashed out of League cup by an underdog. 17. Corinthians beating the European Champions Chelsea to win the FIFA Club World Cup. 16. Radamel Falcao scoring a hattrick against Chelsea to hand Atletico Madrid the UEFA Super Cup trophy. 15. Montpellier won their first Ligue1 title 14. Pep Guardiola stepped down as the Barcelona manager. 13. Celtic beats Barcelona by 2-1 at their home keeping only 16% ball possession. 12. Real Madrid won La Liga title. 11. Spain winning the Euro for the 2nd time in a row 11. Mexico won the Gold Medal in the Olympics Football 1O. Andres Iniesta winning the UEFA Best Player in Europe by beating Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. 9. ...
World Football News Update: 1. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has agreed a £10m deal for 25-year-old Marseille striker Loic Remy - paving the way for Magpies forward Demba Ba, 27, to leave in January. 2. Arsenal and Liverpool target Fernando Llorente is set to meet Juventus officials on Monday in a bid to thrash out a deal that will see the 27-year-old old Spain striker leave Athletic Bilbao. 3. Chelsea have been told to cough up £30m if they want to sign 28-year-old Corinthians striker Paolo Guerrero, who scored the winner against them in the Club World Cup final. 4. Reading are hopeful of beating Arsenal to a deal for highly-rated Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu, 23, from Congolese club TP Mazembe. 5. Journalists, fans and Uefa officials were left stunned after the Champions League last 16 draw produced exactly the same ties in both the rehearsal and the real thing 6. Barcelona have confirmed that Tito Vilanova's surgery has gone according to plan. 7. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a threat ...
Barcelona 5-1 Athletic Bilbao: Record-breaking Blaugrana butcher Basques Sensational performance from the Catalan club, who sealed the best-ever Liga start to a season, with Lionel Messi scoring twice to move towards the cusp of Gerd Muller's record Barcelona made Liga history in the most emphatic fashion on Saturday evening after a Lionel Messi double led them to a scintillating 5-1 triumph overAthletic Bilbao at Camp Nou. The victory sees the Blaugrana make the best- ever start in the Spanish top-flight's 113-year history, surpassing the mark set by Radomir Antic's Real Madrid side of the 1991-92 season, while Messi's exploits, his 83rd and 84th goals in 2012, moved him to within one of Gerd Muller's 85-goal record in a calendar year. The marker was set from the 23rd minute, when Gerard Pique poked home the opener, before Messi and Adriano also struck to send the Blaugrana into a fully deserved three-goal lead at half-time. Cesc Fabregas added a fourth shortly before the hour mark and despite a consola ...
There are quite a few good game on the telly box on Sat. West Ham v Chelsea, Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid v Atl Madrid.
* Mourinho: Nothing wrong between Real Madrid and me * Tevez banned from driving after speeding incident * Watzke: Lewandowski could stay at Borussia Dortmund * Manchester City must pay more than £9m for Halilovic, insists Dinamo Zagreb sporting director * Vilanova: La Liga is not over * Llorente: My future is to continue with Athletic Bilbao * Dempsey enjoying central role for Tottenham * Board of Deputies of British Jews to write to FA over West Ham anti-Semitic chants against Tottenham
Cristiano Ronaldo drew a rare blank but Real Madrid still enjoyed a comprehensive 5-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Primera Division on Saturday night. It was unclear whether Real’s first goal came from Karim Benzema or an own goal … Continue reading →
Cristiano Ronaldo is fully committed to Real Madrid and will return from his eye injury in Saturday evening's Primera Division clash with Athletic Bilbao, according to Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka. - Blog: Internationals at right time Papers in Madrid and Portugal had led Friday morning with stories of the Portuguese attacker's recent "sadness" returning and he was again considering leaving Madrid after a week in which he felt he had not received enough backing from his club following injury against Levante or when being beaten to the LFP player of the year award by nemesis Lionel Messi. Karanka however was quick to dismiss a reporter's question at Friday evening's pre-game press briefing regarding Ronaldo's current state of mind. "Some questions do not even deserve an answer," Karanka said. "Anyone who knows Cristiano knows (the injury) must have been very bad for him to leave the pitch. (On Saturday) he will again show how he gives everything for this team." The former Madrid defender also gave ...
La Liga PREVIEW Real Madrid hope Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Saturday's visit of Athletic Bilbao, which follows Barcelona's clash with Real Zaragoza. Prolific Portuguese forward Ronaldo, who has already scored 19 goals in all competitions for Real this season, suffered a nasty eye injury against Levante in the Primera Division last week. A large cut opened up above the player's eye after he was caught by defender David Navarro's elbow early in the match. He played on after treatment - and scored - inthe 2-1 win but later had headaches and dizzy spells and missed Portugal's midweek friendly in Gabon. Jose Mourinho would not want to be withouthis key forward at the Bernabeu as Real look to keep pace with the top two sides in La Liga. After a slow start, Real have climbed to third after winning their last four matches but still trail leaders Barca by eight points and are fivebehind city rivals Atletico Madrid. Sami Khedira and Karim Benzema are also hoping to prove their fitness after recent injuries. ...
On this day, 13 years ago, Casillas made his debut match with Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao in the San Mames.
Barcelona are meeting Real Madrid for the 220th time in all competitions, with the Catalan giants tallying 86 wins to Madrid's 87. The Blaugrana have lost just once in their last eight meetings with Real in all competitions (W4, D3, L1). Barca have won the last three editions of the Supercopa with victories over Madrid (2011), Sevilla (2010) and Athletic Bilbao (2009), respectively. Lionel Messi has scored 13 goals in 19 Clasico encounters across all competitions. Only Cesar Rodriguez has scored more for Barcelona against Madrid (14). Real Madrid have lost just once under Jose Mourinho in their last four trips to Camp Nou (W1 D2 L1). Mourinho's overall record in El Clasico matches reads W2 D4 L5. Eight of the last 10 red cards in Clasico encounters have been handed to Madrid players. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored six goals in 16 previous meetings with Barca, including his time at Manchester United.
Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao are among the 13 La Liga clubs over TV rights.Barcelona and Real Madrid get far more money than all the other Spanish sides, unlike in the Premier League where all clubs are paid the same amount.Should the Spain TV rights change to how it works in England? Is it fair for the top two clubs to dominate the TV mo...
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Real Madrid throwing everything at closing deal for Tottenham's Modric Real Madrid are pouring all energies into signing Tottenham midfield schemer Luka Modric. Marca says talk of Real moving for Manchester City ace David Silva or Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martinez are wide of the mark, it is Modric who they want. Real are encouraged in negotiations with Spurs over a fee for Modric, with his price already falling from €40 million to €35 million in recent days. Contrary to reports, Real have no concerns over the price for the Croatian, who at 27 is now entering his peak years. The personal demands of Modric also still fall well short of the highest paid at Real.
Some of Real Madrid Facts : Angel Di Maria is the first player to score a goal for Madrid in a red shirt. Cristiano scored Real Madrid's fastest hat- trick when he took just 10 minutes to bag his treble in the 6-2 win at Sevilla in 2011 Ozil tends to choose a girl who is 6 to 8 years older than him. Ozil's grandfather used to work at metals mine after immigrating into Germany from Turkey 40 years ago. Cristiano became Real Madrid captain for the first time was against Kuwait NT. CR7 prefer to be called Cristiano not Ronaldo Iker and his lovley family used to go to the park everyday Iker was a TV addicted he could watch the same movie for 40 times. Iker's parents made balls for him from paper and tape and they bought him many balloons because he broke everything in the house Iker's first kit was one of Athletic Bilbao, the second kit he bought was a goalkeeping one Iker used to sleep in his parents bed till the age 2 As Iker got older,he was happy eating apples,he spent the whole day eating apples, So that ...
═ FOOTBALL ═ [1].Romario: Brazil's Olympic squad is rubbish 2.Thiago Silva: I never thought about leaving AC Milan for Paris Saint-Germain [3].Neymar: I must keep adapting to tighter marking 4.Bayern will not pay €40m for Javi Martinez, says Jupp Heynckes [5].Arsenal must spend to convince Van Persie to stay, says Winterburn 6.Jerome Valcke admits Fifa's rankings system is 'not very logical' [7].Modric agrees terms with Real Madrid 8.De Gea: Casillas is the best goalkeeper in the world, he deserves the Ballon d'Or [9].Gervinho: Senegal shouldn’t be a threat in 2013 Afcon qualifying 10.Leandro Castan announces he will leave Corinthians for Roma [11].Bielsa submits resignation to Athletic Bilbao 12.Gary Neville: ManchesterUnite d must prove empire is not crumbling [13].Van Gaal takes Netherlands job 14.Rio Ferdinand excited by new Manchester United signing Kagawa [15].Verratti: Nothing concrete with Paris Saint-Germain 16.Hulk responds to Romario: I deserve respect [17].Ballon d'Or should go toXavi ...
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho made a direct approach to Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez last season, it is claimed.
For those interested, you can watch the Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid, U17 Club World Cup game live here,
Athletic Bilbao lost 3-0 when Real Madrid won La Liga, 3-0 when Atletico Madrid won Europa League and now 3-0 to Barcelona in Copa Del Rey..
Barcelona won their 26th King's Cup when two goals from Pedro and one from Lionel Messi gave them a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in coach Pep Guardiola's final match in charge on Friday. It was the 14th title of Guardiola's four-year reign and capped a season in which Barca finished second behind arch-rivals Real Madrid in La Liga and lost to Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is now waiting to hear if Guardiola will carry out his promise to take a year out of the game after he indicated he would be open to offers from England.
Spain announces preliminary line-up for Euro Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque announced Tuesday a preliminary line-up for the Euro 2012 but many big names including injured David Villa remain in suspense. Del Bosque has to wait until Barcelona have finished their May 25 domestic King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao before deciding which star players he will pluck for a final list to be released May 27. Chelsea winger Juan Mata and striker Fernando Torres are also off the list until the London club have faced Bayern Munich in their May 19 Champions League final. Real Madrid are available, however, and the league champions' players take a key part in the first list, which decides who will be training on the national team in Schruns, Austria, from May 22-31. Del Bosque has turned to many of the top players available for the two upcoming friendlies against Serbia May 26 and South Korea May 30. From Real Madrid he has taken goalie and Spain captain Iker Casillas, defender Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos and Xab ...
La Liga Team of the Season: Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi & Falcao star in the 2011-12 campaign. We choose the best XI from the Spanish top-flight campaign that came to a conclusion on Sunday, with Real Madrid claiming the title with a record 100 points Real Madrid were crowned champions of Spain on Sunday with a record 100 points, nine clear of fierce rivals Barcelona as coach Pep Guardiola bade a fond farewell to La Liga. And with the campaign concluded, Goal.com looks at the cream of the crop from the Primera Division in 2011-12. Madrid actually conceded three goals more than Barca but Iker Casillas was key once again with a string of vital saves, including one brilliant dive to his right to deny Xavi in the crucial Clasico win at Camp Nou last month and a wonderful reaction stop from Manu del Moral at Sevilla earlier this season. Casillas led by example as Madrid captain and stood tall when it mattered most. Surprisingly out of the team on occasions, criticised and tipped with a summer exit from Camp Nou, ...
Real Madrid seal the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, while Lionel Messi scores a record 68th goal this season for Barcelona.
Real Madrid claimed their first Spanish title in four years, ending the reign of bitter rivals Barcelona to boot, as they beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 on Wednesday for what is their 32nd league crown.. Gonzalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goals to give Jose Mourinho a record-brea...
Fernando Torres TRANSFER RUMOURS "Serie A league leaders Juventus have set their sights on capturing Van Persie to spearhead their attack next season. But the Bianconeri are also keeping tabs on Chelsea's Fernando Torres and Athletic Bilbao's Iker Muniain." Italian giants Juventus are preparing for their return to Champions League football and are eyeing a double summer swoop for Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic, 30, and Chelsea's Fernando Torres, 28.Torres' agent has hinted that the Spanish striker, 28, could be tempted by a move to Serie A side Roma.Three former Chelsea managers are plotting raids on the club. Fernando Torres is a £45m target for Guus Hiddink's Anzhi Makhachkala, Carlo Ancelotti wants Ashley Cole at Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, coached by Jose Mourinho, are eyeing Raul Meireles.Chelsea are lining up a bid for Atletico Madrid's Colombian striker Falcao - and could offer the Spanish club Fernando Torres as part of the deal.Carlo Ancelotti, the Paris Saint-Germain manager, has re ...
Real Madrid celebrated their record 32nd La Liga title at Cibeles a day after beating Athletic Bilbao to seal the title and two weeks after finally beating Barcelona in a league match under Jose Mourinho. Madrid also set a new … Continue reading →
Former Manchester United midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo interrupted his celebrations after Real Madrid's win over Athletic Bilbao that clinched the league title, by making a disrespectful gesture towards Javi Martinez, Bilbao's Spain international who had been sent off during the game.
It's been a while since Cristiano Ronaldo last won a league title - and 1,461 days since Real Madrid last did - so perhaps this explains his inflammatory gesture to Javi Martinez of Athletic Bilbao after Real clinched the prize at San Mames on Wednesday night. With trademark dignity and honour, Ronaldo made sure that his opponent - who had been sent off for the harshest of handballs - knew who was top dog. Martinez gave the Portuguese as good as he got, though, responding: "Don't celebrate too much - I'm a World Cup champion and you're not, clown." HA HA HA HA. PADAN MUKA KAW RONALDO!
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Jose Mourinho has opted to leave Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Sami Khedira out of his Real Madrid matchday squad to face Granada on Saturday evening.Los Blancos were crowned La Liga champions on Wednesday following a 3-0 away win against Athletic Bilbao, leaving the Spanish giants seven points clear of Barcelona with only two games left.
Real Madrid clinched their first Primera Division title since 2008 by beating Athletic Bilbao 3-0. Barcelona's 4-1 win over Malaga earlier in the night meant Madrid had to win at San Mames in the evening's late game to seal a record 32nd La Liga crown, and they did so comfortably despite missing an early penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, who also missed from 12 yards in last week's penalty shoot-out defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final, saw his attempted dink saved by Gorka Iraizoz in the 12th minute, but within eight minutes of that miss Madrid were 2-0 up and well on their way to ending Barca's three-year reign as champions. Gonzalo Higuain opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a superb 18-yard effort into the top corner, before Ozil doubled Madrid's advantage four minutes later with a far-post finish from Ronaldo's brilliant low cross. Ronaldo got on the scoresheet himself five minutes after half-time when he headed home Ozil's corner for his 44th league goal of the ca ...
Real Madrid celebrates 32nd Spanish league title Real Madrid won their 32nd league title by defeating Athletic Bilbao 3-0 at San Mames. This came two weeks before the official end of the competition, where Real Madrid made the standings with 94 points 7 points over the nearest rival Barcelona to settle the contest in his favor this season after missing it for three seasons. Thousands of Real Madrid supporters met at Cibeles to celebrate the league title with the team. Giant screens were installed in the square, music was played and the fans never stopped singing in jubilation. Upon arriving, captain Iker Casillas placed a flag and scarf on the statue amidst a resounding ovation.
Jose Mourinho rewarded for patient approach at Real Madrid.It's the seventh, but it's been the most difficult." If there was a certain inevitability about Real Madrid finally clinching La Liga at Athletic Bilbao last night, Jose Mourinho acknowledged what an enormous effort it has taken.This win is Mourinho's seventh league championship title in 10 seasons, spread across four countries. Only three coaches have pulled the four-country trick before; Ernst Happel, Giovanni Trappattoni and Tomislav Ivic (who won in five different nations). Yet one of Mourinho's most curious characteristics is his capacity for occasional disarming humility. Despite his regular success, few will need reminding how hard he has had to work for this one, in the shadow of Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Barcelona. Mourinho's assistant Aitor Karanka, the camp's spokesman in recent weeks as the boss refused to address the media, summed up the team's progress. "We managed to win the cup last year, which gave us a lot of hope and brough ...
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has stated his side beat one of the best sides in history to win this season's Liga yet could not resist a digat some of his team's critics who believe Barcelona's brand of football as the only styleto exist. Los Blancos' 3-0 away win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday gave the capital club the title with Barca seven points behind with only two games remaining. With their first league trophy since 2008 and Mourinho's first at the club, the Portuguese trainer was keen to talk up his team's achievement by putting their success into context.
Cristiano Ronaldo's goal-scoring exploits may have inspired Real Madrid to Primera Division glory this season, but Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton believes the Portuguese was a better player when he was at Old Trafford.Ronaldo, who moved to the Spanish capital in 2009, netted his 44th goal of the Liga campaign in Wednesday's title-clinching victory over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.
Cristiano Ronaldo was understandably delighted to win his first La Liga title with Real Madrid following their 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday evening.
Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames to celebrate the Spanish league title two games before the end of the Liga campaign
Athletic Bilbao 0-3 Real Madrid: Higuain, Ozil and Ronaldo on target as Mourinho's champions celebrate 32nd Liga title. Los Blancos responded to Barcelona's victory over Malaga to secure a first title in four years, ending Pep Guardiola's domestic dominance with an emphatic win at San Mames. Real Madrid will look to complete a season of records, which has seen Jose Mourinho win his fourth different domestic league following successes with Porto, Chelsea and Inter, and his side could end the campaign with 100 points if they triumph in their two remaining games.
Barcelona are moving to trump Real Madrid for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente. Llorente has long been a favourite of Real president Florentino Perez.
ICYMI: Real Madrid clinched its first La Liga title since 2007 today with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
Pictures of Real Madrid sealing the La Liga title with their 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa has refused to discuss whether Real Madrid are better than rivals Barcelona, but admitted that Jose Mourinho's men have been the best team in La Liga this season and will be worthy champions. The Argentine has a close relationship with Pep Guardiola and is a huge admirer of the Catalans' football philosophy.Bielsa conceded, though, that Barcelona have come off second best to Madrid in Spain this season, as Los Blancos are poised to clinch the title with a vic
La Liga week one was cancelled bcoz of the players' strike and crowbarred in where week 20 would be, with week 20 being squeezed in between weeks 35 and 37. * Confused? Tonight is week 36: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid at 11pm Kenyan Time, do not miss
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Champions League match against Bayern Munich on April 25. Real visit Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday knowing a win would give them their first ‘La Liga’ title in four years.
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Athletic Bilbao forward Iker Muniain is aiming to delay Real Madrid's title celebrations by avoiding defeat against Jose Mourinho's men on Wednesday evening.Los Blancos are currently seven points in front of Barcelona with only three games to go and look certain to win their first league trophy since 2008.
Monday 30. April 2012 - 09:59 Karanka praises Real Madrid players after Sevilla win Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka paid tribute to the players after victory over Sevilla. Real are now a step closer to winning the title as they sit seven points clear of second placed Barcelona. "It's obviously important to win the Spanish league for everything it entails and for how hard we've worked for it. The sooner we win, the better. It would be nice to win ata great venue like San Mames against Athletic Bilbao because they are having a great season. We're all only thinking about winning the game we need to celebrate as soon as possible," said Karanka . "We only have a Plan A here, and we'll stick to it until we take the points we need. We also only had a Plan A last season under different circumstances, so it focused on scoring more goals and helping Cristiano increase his tally." "Winning La Liga is the objective of every team. Winning such a demanding league championship, which has so many games, is more ...
HERE COMES THE El Clasico OF THE Europa League. Athletic Bilbao have done it again.They are in another cup final this season.They have risen from nowhere,and right now,they are everywhere. A tough match against sporting lisbon looked destined for extra - time,but out of nowhere a stunning Fernando Llorente strike breaks portuguese hearts in the 87th minute. Athletic "Mini - Barcelona" Bilbao are in stunning form, they are,surely, the team to beat in Europe at the moment. In the other semi - final, Atletico Madrid have done what close rivals Real Madrid were not able to do in the last three seasons,that is entering a cup final in Europe.Atletico progressed by dominating valencia over the two legs. Lets hope for an amazing final in store,with spain's top talents on display,when these two teams take the field in next months final of the Europa League.
The Best team in the world Real Madrid, Borrusia Dortmund, Arsenal, and Athletic Bilbao!
Real Madrid are ready to buy 19 year old midfielder Ruben Pardo from Real Zaragoza and offer him to Athletic Bilbao to obtain Javi Martinez.
Real Madrid's win piled the pressure on Barcelona, but they responded in kind with a 2-0 success over Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou.
Barcelona kept within six points of La Liga pacesetters Real Madrid with a 2-0 home victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao field approaches from Man City, Real Madrid, & others for Javi Martinez.
Athletic Bilbao is one of only 3 clubs which never been relegated from La Liga, the others being Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Nahun Fuenmayor Moran ha escrito: Barcelona next week will be receiving in the Camp Nou to Athletic Bilbao, while Real Madrid has a strong
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