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Saturday December 14 2019
Albert Celades hails opposite number Zinedine Zidane

Valencia manager Albert Celades has praised the impact of Zinedine Zidane, during the Frenchman's second spell in charge at Real Madrid.

Celades was speaking ahead of Real Madrid's La Liga trip to the Estadio Mestalla on Sunday night, and he only had praise for his former team mate ahead of the games.

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Saturday December 14 2019
Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno an injury doubt for Real Madrid clash

Valencia face an anxious wait to see if star striker Rodrigo Moreno will be fit in time to face Real Madrid tomorrow.

The Spanish international has been included in the squad by manager Albert Celades to face Los Blancos at the Estadio Mestalla on Sunday night, however according to reports in Marca, he struggling with a injury.

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Saturday December 14 2019
Zinedine Zidane calls on Gareth Bale for Valencia test

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has recalled Gareth Bale for their crunch La Liga clash with Valencia.

Los Blancos head to the Estadio Mestalla tomorrow, knowing that a win will put the top of La Liga ahead of the midweek El Clasico trip to Barcelona.

Bale missed the Champions League clash with Club Brugge due to a minor injury, and Zidane wants to assess the Welsh international's fitness ahead of the Camp Nou tie.

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Saturday December 14 2019
Zinedine Zidane unconcerned by Barcelona's 'extra rest' ahead of El Clasico

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has dismissed concerns about Barcelona having a extra day's rest ahead on Wednesday's El Clasico tie at the Camp Nou.

The Frenchman was asked about the situation, ahead of Los Blancos' La Liga trip to Valencia this weekend, however he was in bullish mood ahead of a crucial week from the club.

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Saturday December 14 2019
Barcelona receive fitness El Clasico fitness boost

Barcelona have been handed a timely injury boost ahead of their crunch El Clasico clash against Real Madrid on December 18.

Defensive pair Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo have both missed over a month of action due to injury, however they have been named in the weekend squad to travel to Real Sociedad.

Ernesto Valverde's side head to the Anoeta looking to get an edge on Real Madrid, who go to Valencia tomorrow.

Valverde also recalls Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique, after the duo were rested for the Champions League clash with Inter Milan in midweek.

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Saturday December 14 2019
Barcelona, Real Madrid battle for Napoli's Fabian Ruiz

Barcelona and Real Madrid have both signalled their intensions to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to in El Mundo Deportivo.

Last month, the same outlet said the Spain international is stalling on contract negotiations with Napoli as he is open to joining the Catalan giants.

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Friday December 13 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

Ahead of a fascinating round of La Liga, Alex Fitzpatrick analyses if Real Madrid and Barcelona can negotiate tough away trips ahead of midweek El Clasico.

Valencia against Real Madrid

Deadlock ahead of El Clasico

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Friday December 13 2019
Real Madrid explore loan exit for Luka Jovic

Real Madrid are evaluating the possibility of loaning out-of-favour striker Luka Jovic in the January transfer window, say reports.

The Serbian international joined the Spanish giants ahead of the start of the season from Eintracht Frankfurt in a €60m deal, however he has struggled to make an impact in the Spanish capital.

Jovic has been a fringe figure to date this campaign, starting just four matches and scoring once - in the 5-0 league victory over Leganes.

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Friday December 13 2019
No Real Madrid move for Exequiel Palacios - River Plate president

Real Madrid have not made an offer River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios, according to the Argentine club’s president Rodolfo D'Onofrio.

César Luis Merlo of TyC Sports has recently claimed the plater will move to the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth €15m.

Strong reports last year had linked the Argentine with a move to Madrid earlier in January, with suggestions that a deal had been done but no move came to fruition.

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Thursday December 12 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Real Madrid Champions League final reunion

Cristiano Ronaldo is dreaming of leading Juventus to a Champions League final victory over Real Madrid this season.

The Portuguese superstar has won the trophy on five occasions and four times with Real Madrid - between 2014 and 2018.

He joined the Bianconeri in a landmark €100m deal 18 months ago and landed the Serie A title last season with the club, who were eliminated by Ajax in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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