REAL MADRID NEWS

According to reports in Spain, Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez finished fourth in the voting for the 2012 Ballon d’Or, whilst Radamel Falcao polled fifth.
Michael Essien is recovering to full fitness for Real Madrid, having returned to Chelsea to overcome his latest issue.
Real Madrid youngster Jose Rodriguez is speculated as being included in the squad to face Atletico Madrid this weekend.
Paco Herrera was left concerned by the physical state of his Celta Vigo side after Thursday’s Cup match, but was delighted to have won through.
Cristiano Ronaldo has promised Real Madrid’s supporters that the team intend to end the calendar year and season ‘in the best way possible’.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago has admitted that Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is 'the best in the world'.
Johan Cruyff believes Spain should be proud to have three tacticians in the running for FIFA Coach of the Year.
Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa believes Atletico Madrid are one of the best teams in Europe, ahead of their clash this Saturday.
Atletico Madrid legend Adelardo Rodriguez believes that his former side have the ability this weekend to win away to Real Madrid.
Thibaut Courtois has handed Atletico Madrid a boost ahead of the derby with Real Madrid by returning to full training.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Radamel Falcao have been nominated for the 2012 FIFA FIFPro World XI.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been announced as the final three who will compete for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or.
Radamel Falcao has commented once more on his Atletico Madrid future and also on why he doesn’t necessarily like being praised as ‘the world’s best No 9’.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari owners have reportedly denied contact with Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho has taken place.
Chelsea could make a January move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to reports in the Spanish Press.
Iker Casillas has asked the Real Madrid fans to remember the good that Jose Mourinho has done for the club, in preparing for a crucial derby.
Atletico Madrid could be without first choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for their trip to city rivals Real Madrid this weekend.
Jose Mourinho has told Portuguese television that he is still attached to former club Inter and explained why he left them for Real Madrid in 2010.
Michel Platini has admitted that UEFA are currently considering reformatting the structure of the Champions League.
Fabio Cannavaro would not vote for Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in this year’s Ballon d’Or, instead opting for Andres Iniesta and Andrea Pirlo.
The American Major League Soccer anticipate another big name arrival in the League next season, similar to David Beckham.
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has chatted Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo and advised Neymar on why Europe is in his future.
Marca believe that Paris Saint-Germain are considering taking advantage of Jose Mourinho’s difficult moment at Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho is the highest paid Coach in world football today, pulling in almost €2m a year more than his nearest rival, but only before tax.
Alcoyano Coach Asier Garitano believes that the 3-0 defeat Copa defeat was not a fair reflection of their showing against Real Madrid.
Aitor Karanka has defended Jose Mourinho in the face of a mixed reception received by the Santiago Bernabeu crowd.
Alcoyano Coach Asier Garitano sees overturning a 4-1 deficit away to Real Madrid tonight as an impossible task.
Gonzalo Higuain has not ruled Real Madrid out of the title race, despite their 11-point gap to League leaders Barcelona.
As promised, Jose Mourinho has named a host of Real Madrid Castilla players in the senior squad for tonight’s Copa del Rey clash.
Radamel Falcao has reiterated that Atletico Madrid’s mindset for the weekend derby with Real Madrid is to look for the win.
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