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Nacho Fernandez: Isco one of the most important players at Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez is convinced Isco remains important to the club and coach Santiago Solari despite a lack of starts in recent months.
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Santiago Solari: I’m not the right man to advise Isco

Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari insists that he cannot offer any advice to Isco in how best to deal with a spell out of the first team.
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Real Madrid’s Isco rules out January exit

Isco has struggled for regular action since Santiago Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui as head coach earlier this season, leading to suggestions that the 26-year-old could leave the Bernabeu.
The Ballon d'Or trophy

Ballon d’Or 2018 – all the nominees

All the nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or, ahead of Monday's ceremony in Paris:

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.

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