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Santiago Solari: Real Madrid will not rush Isco back to action

Real Madrid caretaker coach Santiago Solari labelled Isco "special", but said he was unwilling to rush the midfielder back into the fold before he reached peak fitness.
(BACK L-R) Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos, Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema, (FRONT L-R) Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Isco, Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Lucas Vazquez, Real Madrid's Spanish defender Nacho Fernandez, Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo and Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric pose before the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Real Madrid CF and FC Viktoria Plzen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 23, 2018. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Real Madrid victory buys Julen Lopetegui time but not security

Julen Lopetegui grasped at the hope it could prove a turning point but Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League is unlikely to guarantee his survival.
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui attends a training session at the Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on October 19, 2018. - Real Madrid and Barcelona cannot avoid heading into next week's Clasico under pressure but each have two games to lift the mood at least, ahead of the pivotal clash at the Camp Nou. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Julen Lopetegui ‘calm’ over his Real Madrid future

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said on Friday that he feels "good" and "calm" over his future at the club despite four winless matches.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema sidelined with hamstring injury

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has suffered a hamstring injury which Spanish media have reported could keep the Frenchman out of action for two weeks.
Sergio Ramos said it would be crazy to sack Julen Lopetegui after eight La Liga games but the pressure is mounting on the Real Madrid coach after Saturday's defeat to Alaves.

Five things going wrong at Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos said it would be "crazy" to sack Julen Lopetegui after eight La Liga games but the pressure is mounting on the Real Madrid coach after Saturday's defeat to Alaves.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale fit to play as Real Madrid target win against Alaves

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has confirmed Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play as Real Madrid look to end their goal drought against Alaves on Saturday.

Injured Diego Costa misses out on Spain squad

Diego Costa was left out of the Spain squad announced by coach Luis Enrique on Thursday, ahead of games against Wales and England.
Sergio Ramos has hit back at Diego Maradona. (AFP : Getty Images)

Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos requires rest

Julen Lopetegui has insisted he left Sergio Ramos out of Real Madrid's latest Champions League squad because he needs a rest.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone hails Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real Madrid ahead derby clash

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes Real Madrid have handled the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo very well despite slipping to a 3-0 defeat against Sevilla ahead of the clash with his side.

Real Madrid’s Isco leaves hospital after surgery

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been discharged from hospital after suffering appendicitis, the club have announced.

Real Madrid’s Isco diagnosed with acute appendicitis

The Spain international scored the opening goal in Real's 3-0 win over Roma in the Champions League last week.
Spain's coach Luis Enrique gestures on the touchline the UEFA Nations League football match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium in London on September 8, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Adrian DENNIS -

Luis Enrique hails the perfect start as Spain boss

Luis Enrique described it as the perfect start after Spain backed up their win over England with a 6-0 demolition of Croatia on Tuesday.
Luis Enrique

Optimism for ‘new Spain’ as Luis Enrique opens with win at Wembley

“This is the new Spain”, hailed the country’s top sports daily Marca, after Luis Enrique’s new dawn began with an affirming 2-1 win over England at Wembley on Saturday.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale fill Cristiano Ronaldo’s vacuum in Madrid

Real Madrid appear to have put the Cristiano Ronaldo era in the dustbin of history. While Ronaldo, the former highest goal scorer in Madrid history is struggling to find the net in his new club of Juventus, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are in a free-scoring mode for the Spanish giants.
Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique names youthful Spain squad for Croatia, England games

New Spain coach Luis Enrique announced his first squad on Friday, with Barcelona’s Jordi Alba and Koke of Atletico Madrid the major absentees for their UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and England.

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, Alvaro Morata named in Spain squad to face England

Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Alvaro Morata have been included in Luis Enrique's first Spain squad, with only two Barcelona players, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets, in the 23-man selection.
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Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema in the goals as Real Madrid survive scare

Karim Benzema netted twice and Gareth Bale scored a trademark goal as Real Madrid overcame an early scare at Girona to win 4-1 on Sunday.
(Back L-R) Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos, Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema, Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio, Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Daniel Ceballos, (L-R) Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Isco, Real Madrid's Spanish defender Dani Carvajal, Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo and Real Madrid's Spanish defender Nacho Fernandez pose for a group picture before the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid and Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO

No Cristiano Ronaldo, no Zinedine Zidane, no problem as Real Madrid start Spanish La...

Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane.

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