Serie A matches to start late in show of support for Parma players

The Italian Players Association has announced that all squads will go out onto the pitch 15 minutes late in the upcoming Serie A round in a show of solidarity for crisis-hit Parma. Last weekend's home match against Udinese was postponed indefinitely because Parma couldn't afford to pay for security and electricity, and it remains uncertain if the last-place club will be able to travel...
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From Spain: Liverpool ready to negotiate deal to sign Real Madrid winger

From Spain: Liverpool ready to negotiate deal to sign Real Madrid winger - originally posted on Liverpool are plotting a summer move for Real Madrid winger Lucas Vázquez, who is currently plying his trade with Espanyol on loan.  The 23-year-old plays as a right winger has never made any senior Real Madrid appearances after graduating through their academy. He has...
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Luka Modric may be included in Real Madrid squad against Villarreal this Sunday

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is contemplating the re-introduction of Luka Modric into his match day squad on Sunday, when his team hosts sixth-place Villarreal. Modric has been sidelined since November after picking up a hip injury on international duty with Croatia. The playmaker recently returned to full training, with the goal of a steady re-introduction to Ancelotti...
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Real Madrid midfielder Isco flourishing during Luka Modric absence

Real Madrid supporters collectively held their breath when midfielder Luka Modric was ruled out for three to four months after suffering a hip injury on international duty in November. The Croatian was vital to manager Carlo Ancelotti’s side, providing a creative playmaking presence and tactical awareness in the center of the pitch for a team which would go on to win a Copa del...
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Real Madrid finding their feet and grinding out results following derby defeat

Real Madrid continued with their recent trend of grinding out results following the 4-0 derby day defeat to Atletico Madrid. Leading up to the match against their city rivals, the reigning European and world champions’ performances were dealing with adversity and had been less than convincing. Shortly after the start of the New Year, Real saw their 22-match winning streak snapped...
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Real Madrid coach expects title race to go down to the wire

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes the Spanish title race will not be decided until the final day of the season. Ancelotti's side won 2-0 at Elche on Sunday to move four points clear at the top of the Primera Division standings after nearest rivals Barcelona lost 1-0 at home to Malaga. Defending champions Atletico Madrid are third, just three points adrift of Barca. "It was...
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Real Madrid bolster La Liga lead with win vs. Elche

Goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo saw Real Madrid move four points clear at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 win over Elche. Carlo Ancelotti celebrated his 100th game in charge of Real Madrid by moving four points clear at La Liga's summit courtesy of a 2-0 win at Elche. Barcelona's surprise 1-0 home reverse at the hands of Malaga on Saturday gave Real the chance to extend...
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Carlo Ancelotti not concerned by Real Madrid’s failure to renew his contract

In recent weeks, much has been made about Real Madrid’s failure to extend manager Carlo Ancelotti’s contract past June 2016. Stories have surfaced in the Spanish press stating that the second year boss will not be offered an extension if the club does not win La Liga or a Champions League title. It has been reported that club president Florentino Perez is unhappy with the team’s...
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Martin Odegaard scores first goal for Real Madrid in Castilla victory

Martin Odegaard scored his first goal for Real Madrid during the club’s B side victory over Barakaldo. The Norwegian wonderkid, who signed in January after a tremendous tug-of-war with numerous European clubs, has trained with both the senior squad and the reserves since his arrival in Spain. The 16-year-old has now made three appearances for Real Madrid Castilla, but has yet...
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Carlo Ancelotti targets March return for midfielder Luka Modric

Speaking ahead of his side’s encounter with Almeria on Sunday, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti informed the media he is targeting a March return for midfielder Luka Modric. The Croatia international returned to first-team training this week after being sidelined since November with a hip injury suffered during his country Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy. Ancelotti has not...
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Real Madrid star’s frustration pushing him closer to Manchester United and Chelsea?

Real Madrid star’s frustration pushing him closer to Manchester United and Chelsea? - originally posted on Real Madrid star Raphael Varane’s frustrations with being largely overlooked in Carlo Ancelotti’s side has prompted an angry response that he is still happy at the Spanish giants. However, it remains to be seen how long the French defender will put up with...
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Ancelotti praises Cristiano Ronaldo after Real's win over Schalke

Carlo Ancelotti has stated that "Cristiano Ronaldo is back" after the Ballon d'Or holder ended his goal drought in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Schalke on Tuesday. The Portugal international has been under unfamiliar negative spotlight in recent weeks, having missed two Blancos matches with a petulant Liga suspension and having not scored since Jan. 18. However, a header in the first...
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Real Madrid target urged to snub Man Utd for Chelsea…but will it happen?

Real Madrid target urged to snub Man Utd for Chelsea…but will it happen? - originally posted on Real Madrid target Paul Pogba has been urged by former Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka to snub a return to Manchester United in favour of a move to Chelsea – but will it realistically happen? The Juventus midfielder has been a revelation since his switch to Serie A in...
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Carlo Ancelotti confident Real Madrid will return to previous heights

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes his team needs to start playing well again and is confident they will take steps towards improving recent performances this evening against Schalke 04. The Italian boss was speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Gelsenkirchen. Ancelotti is trying to remain upbeat despite his squad’s recent lackluster...
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Martin Odegaard omitted from Real Madrid’s Champions League squad

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has selected his 20-man squad which will travel to Gelsenkirchen for the Champions League Round of 16 first-leg match against Schalke 04, and a surprise omission from the team is Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard. Odegaard was a major transfer target this winter, with all of Europe’s top clubs attempting to persuade the 16-year-old to join...
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Reasons why Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is the best in the world

Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and Carlo Ancelotti are considered to be some of the best managers in the world. At the Ballon D’or this year, Joachim Loew won the Coach of the Year Award after leading Germany to the World Cup title. Yet, despite this, it must be remembered that these managers are in control of some of Europe’s top clubs with resources available to compete at...
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Bayern Munich surpass Real Madrid as Champions League favorites

Before the start of the season, Real Madrid were joint-favorites with Bayern Munich to win the Champions League. Once the competition began, Carlo Ancelotti’s side attempted to prove to the bookmakers that they were the clear favorites by sweeping through the group stages and reaching the Round of 16 undefeated – while winning 22 straight matches in all competitions. After...
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Lucas Silva and Martin Odegaard preparing to make Real Madrid debuts

Lucas Silva and Martin Odegaard are set to make their Real Madrid debuts during the club’s next two matches against Deportivo La Coruna and FC Shalke 04, respectively. The two midfielders were both signed during the January transfer window but neither have featured for the first team. While Odegaard has appeared for the club’s reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla; Silva has...
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Carlo Ancelotti insists Cristiano Ronaldo party not an issue

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that he does not have any problems with Cristiano Ronaldo 's decision to go ahead with his birthday party after his side's 4-0 derby defeat against Atletico Madrid last weekend. The Portugal international was heavily criticized for not postponing celebrations following Madrid's thrashing at the hands of their city rivals, while...
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Carlo Ancelotti refuses to be drawn into Ronaldo birthday party debate

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match against Deportivo La Coruna, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has refused to be drawn into the debate surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s 30th birthday party following last weekend’s 4-0 derby defeat to Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo has faced backlash from supporters (with some showing up at training to voice their displeasure), as well as a stern...
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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hails unique Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has not had the best of months with Real Madrid but club coach Carlo Ancelotti would not trade him for anyone. Ronaldo, who was banned for two Primera Division games after an unsavoury incident with Cordoba's Jose Crespo, was last week castigated in Spain for a sub-par performance in a 4-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid on his return to action. But Ancelotti still rates...
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Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas set to be dropped against Deportivo La Coruna

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is set to be dropped from this weekend’s starting eleven against Deportivo La Coruna. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has been training with Keylor Navas in front of goal this week, and it’s clear that the Costa Rican international is tipped to start at the Bernabeu on Saturday. Navas last league start was in November against Rayo Vallecano. Since...
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Real Madrid have lost their hunger and are searching for answers

Those who have followed Real Madrid this season have seen trouble brewing since the club returned from its winter break. In their first match of the new year, Carlo Ancelotti’s side saw their 22-match winning streak snapped by a resurgent Valencia. That was immediately followed by a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid during the first leg of their Copa del Rey Round...
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Ancelotti blasts Real Madrid players following thrashing vs. Atletico

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti was critical of his side's attitude after they were thrashed 4-0 by city rivals Atletico, claiming they 'failed at everything'. Goals from Tiago and Saul Niguez gave the hosts a commanding half-time lead before Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic rounded off a famous victory. Madrid have now failed to beat Atletico in six meetings this season...
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No complaints when Atletico, Real Madrid renew their hostilities

MADRID --   The fifth Madrid derby, Atletico versus Real Madrid, arrives this weekend (live, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET) with a clash of cymbals, a roll of drums at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. Familiarity does not stagnate this particular confrontation. Nor does the fact that it has been coming around so often in recent months devalue its status. The champions of Europe go to the home...
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