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Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid under fire after defeat

The Spanish press did not hold back in their criticism of a “shattered” Real Madrid, a team “in crisis” after their 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Villarreal in La Liga.

Real Madrid lose at home again to pile pressure on Zinedine Zidane

Villarreal piled the pressure on under-fire Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane as they snatched a 1-0 win over the struggling La Liga champions at the Bernabeu.

Only Lionel Messi should be worth more than €100m – Voller

Lionel Messi is the only player in the world game who should be worth a transfer fee of more than €100 million, Germany legend Rudi Voller has argued.

We have done everything but it’s not happening for Real Madrid – Marcelo

Defending champions Real Madrid stuttered to another draw, a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo to fall 16 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona and full-back Marcelo has admitted they cannot do anything else to get a win and rescue their season.

I don’t want any January signings – Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he does not want to sign new players this month, instead challenging his current squad to return to their best form now that they have "no room left for error" this season.

Real Madrid spot on while Barcelona held to Cup draw

Two penalties helped Real Madrid to a healthy 3-0 win in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey tie with second-tier Numancia on Thursday, while Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw as the La Liga giants rested their stars.

Harry Kane to Real Madrid possible only on one condition – Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham have a long history of players’ sales to Real Madrid and the club will consider selling top striker Harry Kane to the Spanish giants only if he asked to leave, just like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale before him, the club manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

‘Anything can happen’ in January transfer window – Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he held talks with club president Florentino Perez regarding the possibility of making new signings in the January transfer window, although he does not want any players to depart.

Harry Kane would have no problem playing for Real Madrid – Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero doesn't believe that Tottenham forward Harry Kane would have any problems fitting in at Real Madrid.

Talk of Real Madrid sacking Zinedine Zidane is ‘comical’ – Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry has called talk of Real Madrid sacking manager Zinedine Zidane due to the team's current form this season "comical."

Five conclusions from Barcelona’s El Clasico cruise

Barcelona further tightened their vice-like grip on the La Liga title by sweeping aside eternal rivals Real Madrid 3-0 on Saturday to leave the European champions 14 points adrift down in fourth place.

Five keys to Real Madrid v Barcelona

Real Madrid realistically need to end Barcelona's 24-match unbeaten run to maintain hopes of retaining their La Liga title when Spanish football's two behemoths meet in El Clasico on Saturday (1200GMT).

Kylian Mbappe should replace Gareth Bale at Real Madrid – Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona has told Real Madrid they should offload Gareth Bale and replace him with Kylian Mbappe.

Gareth Bale rescues Real Madrid in FIFA Club World Cup

Substitute Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid’s winner as the European champions survived a scare to beat local side Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday and reach the Club World Cup final.

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