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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez re-elected as Real Madrid president for four more years

Florentino Perez, a man famed for his 'Galacticos' approach to transfer business, has been re-elected as Real Madrid president and will remain at the Blancos helm for another four years.
Super Eagles striker Simy Nwankwo scored his fourth league goal of the season for Italian Crotone on Saturday.

Simy Nwankwo equals George Weah’s Serie A record

Crotone striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo equaled an Italian Serie A record in his team’s 4-3 loss to Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Saturday afternoon.
Real Madrid produced a routine performance to see off La Liga relegation strugglers Eibar 2-0, moving to within three points of leaders Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid keep pressure on Atletico with win vs Eibar

Real Madrid produced a routine performance to see off La Liga relegation strugglers Eibar 2-0, moving to within three points of leaders Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema (2L) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group B football match between Real Madrid and Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, northeast of Madrid, on December 9, 2020. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Crunch fortnight leaves creaking Real Madrid little margin for error

Real Madrid play Eibar on Saturday at the start of a definitive fortnight in their season that will stretch a creaking squad and test Zinedine Zidane’s dependence on his ageing stars.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo gives condition to stay at Juventus

Despite the recent statements by the executives, Cristiano Ronaldo will make a decision about his future only at the end of the season. He is open to staying at Juventus, but he wants a more competitive squad. The star and the management will have a summit to take stock of the situation in May, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Roberto Carlos: Mo Salah would not go close to Sergio Ramos

Legendary Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos joked Mohamed Salah would not go anywhere close to where Sergio Ramos, when Liverpool face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised an evergreen Luka Modric after the 35-year-old midfielder produced a majestic display in a comfortable 3-1 win over Atalanta on Tuesday as the Spanish side reached the Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid boss: Luka Modric doesn’t look 35 on the pitch

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised an evergreen Luka Modric after the 35-year-old midfielder produced a majestic display in a comfortable 3-1 win over Atalanta on Tuesday as the Spanish side reached the Champions League quarterfinals
Manchester City and Real Madrid coasted into the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Manchester City, Real Madrid coast to UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

Manchester City and Real Madrid coasted into the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Real Madrid at home to Huesca on Saturday afternoon in a game that Los Blancos went on to win 4-1.

Real Madrid boss admits worry over Eden Hazard’s fitness problems

Zinedine Zidane admitted Real Madrid are struggling to explain Eden Hazard’s fitness problems after the club confirmed the Belgian is injured again ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Atalanta.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Ramon Calderon: Real Madrid want Mo Salah but can’t afford him

Real Madrid are interested in signing Mohamed Salah, but would struggle to afford a deal for the Liverpool attacker, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

Real Madrid without Karim Benzema for Atalanta clash

Real Madrid will be without Karim Benzema for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg against Atalanta.
Real Madrid have a serious problem with injuries and they want to find the solution now. 'ABC' reports that the club have asked for an internal report to study the cause of so many injuries and Zidane has asked his footballers not to rush back before they are ready.

Real Madrid ask for internal report after latest injuries

Real Madrid have a serious problem with injuries and they want to find the solution now. 'ABC' reports that the club have asked for an internal report to study the cause of so many injuries and Zidane has asked his footballers not to rush back before they are ready.
AC Milan are willing to pay as much as €30 million (£26m-$36m) to land Real Madrid forward Brahim Diaz, with the 21-year-old having made a positive impact during his loan spell with the Serie A side.

AC Milan ready to pay €30 million for Real Madrid’s Brahim Diaz

AC Milan are willing to pay as much as €30 million (£26m/$36m) to land Real Madrid forward Brahim Diaz, with the 21-year-old having made a positive impact during his loan spell with the Serie A side.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has taken full responsibility for Thursday’s early exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Spanish third division side Alcoyano but says the upset is “not a disgrace.”

Real Madrid boss defends Cops del Rey exit

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has taken full responsibility for Thursday’s early exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Spanish third division side Alcoyano but says the upset is “not a disgrace.”
Manchester City are more than a match for Real Madrid but they must be wary of Karim Benzema's threat in the final third, says Joleon Lescott.

Didier Deschamps: I will never forget Karim Benzema’s racism accusations

The following month, he was arrested by French police following an investigation into an attempt to blackmail international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. It was confirmed this month that the 33-year-old will stand trial on charges related to the plot, though he denies any wrongdoing.
Luka Jović is set to rejoin Eintracht Frankfurt on loan for the rest of the 2020-21 season, according to reports in Serbia.

Real Madrid striker Luka Jović set for Bundesliga return

Serbian newspaper outlet Republika are reporting that the Bundesliga club and Real Madrid have come to an agreement for the striker to return to his former club on a six-month deal.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

FFF presidential candidate vows to bring Karim Benzema back into France fold

A candidate for the presidency of the French Football Federation (FFF) says he would demand the recall of Karim Benzema to the national team, despite the Real Madrid striker facing trial over a blackmail case involving a former France team-mate.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

Real Madrid boss backs Karim Benzema following sex tape case

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has backed forward Karim Benzema after he was charged by French prosecutors with being complicit in a conspiracy to blackmail his former France team mate Matthieu Valbuena in a case linked to a sex tape.
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Kareem Benzema to stand trial over sex tape scandal

Real Madrid star striker Karim Benzema will face trial for his alleged involvement in blackmailing former France team-mate Matthieu Valbuena in a sex tape scandal, the Versailles prosecutors office has said.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

Jean-Pierre Papin: Karim Benzema is the best striker of his generation

The Frenchman has found the net 261 times in 531 appearances for the Blancos, winning 18 trophies including three La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.
The criticism being aimed at Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane this season has been “unfair”, says Iker Casillas, with the Blancos considered to have “a very good coach” doing a “great job”.

Iker Casillas: Criticism of Zinedina Zidane at Real Madrid is unfair

The criticism being aimed at Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane this season has been “unfair”, says Iker Casillas, with the Blancos considered to have “a very good coach” doing a “great job”.

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Actions ultimately speak louder than words, and Neymar showed his class on Tuesday night after Paris Saint-Germain progressed to the Champions League semi-finals at Bayern Munich’s expense.

Neymar opens up on controversial celebration

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