Morata nets winner as Spain top Ukraine in Euro 2016 qualifier

Alvaro Morata scored in his first start for Spain to secure a 1-0 win at home over Ukraine in a European championship qualifier on Friday. Morata's 28th minute goal proved the winner on a night when Spain enjoyed the vast majority of play, but Iker Casillas had to make a number of saves to keep the scores level in the second half. However Spain, who have not lost a competitive match...
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Pepe Reina urges David de Gea to stay at Manchester United

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Pepe Reina has urged David de Gea to ignore interest from Real Madrid and remain at Manchester United. De Gea has been the subject of transfer speculation with his contract set to expire in June 2016. During an interview with talkSPORT, Reina shared his thoughts on the transfer speculation surrounding De Gea, while calling the Spaniard “one of the best...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Navas happy at Real Madrid despite being Casillas' understudy

Keylor Navas insists he is happy at Real Madrid despite his lack of playing time. The 28-year-old goalkeeper has made seven appearances, just three in the Primera Division, since joining the European champions from Levante last summer. The Costa Rica international is a reported target of Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool. "I feel very calm," Navas told Spanish sports newspaper...
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Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas is the best goalkeeper in the world, says Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Iker Casillas is the standard at Real Madrid and has been the best goalkeeper in the world for many years. Pique is currently with the Spanish national team at Las Rozas as they prepare for their upcoming EURO 2016 qualifier against Ukraine. Speaking to the radio program El Larguero, the Barcelona centre-back heaped praise on Casillas,...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

We are beginning to see the FC Barcelona of old

El Clasico provided fans with another match that included masterful skill, precise passing, and beautiful finishing, but mainly from Barcelona. The first half was tight; seven shots for Barcelona to nine for Real Madrid, a borderline 50-50 possession, and a tied score at one a piece. Supporters, including myself, had hopes of a second half that would be one to witness for the ages...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things learned from the UEFA Champions League Round of 16

As hard as David de Gea is working to make sure Manchester United requalifies for the UEFA Champions League, Iker Casillas' continued, yet inexplicable, presence in the Real Madrid goal would appear to be the one big thing liable to hasten the champions' exit from the competition this season. Whether or not de Gea ends up back in Madrid this summer, one thing is for certain: Real...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid players close ranks ahead of El Clasico showdown

Real Madrid have decided to circle the wagons and close ranks after weeks of being battered by the media and their own supporters. The reigning European and world champions have not been able to replicate the form that saw them win 22 straight matches in all competitions prior to the New Year. In recent weeks, Madrid have been leapfrogged in the league standings by Barcelona...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong with Real Madrid?

Yesterday, Real Madrid ended somewhat of a slump that they endured by defeating relegation-threatened Levante 2–0 at the Santiago Bernabéu. No big accomplishment for a side of Real’s standing, but a rut-breaking win nonetheless. And while winning usually cures all ails, the Spanish giants still have plenty of questions to answer. The Madridistas have lost their foothold in...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Analysis: Claudio Bravo vs Iker Casillas

These clubs are accustomed to winning titles. Consequently, those who score the goals and give the assists hog all the attention. Nevertheless, all of that silverware wouldn’t have been possible without great goalies. Nowadays, both teams have experienced keepers ... Read More
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas will start for Real Madrid in El Clasico

Earlier this week, the performance of Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas performance against Schalke 04 came under tremendous scrutiny from fans and the media. The 33-year-old has started 24 of 26 La Liga games this season, while keeping 11 clean sheets. Casillas has remained Real Madrid’s number one despite the club electing to sign the best goalkeeper in La Liga last year...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Schalke and Basel: Out of Europe in Opposite Directions

Unless you were living under a rock this week, Champions League fixtures took over Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. We already covered Real Madrid’s shortcomings in the form of Iker Casillas in what could have been a nightmare ending for the Spanish side, but what can be made of the side that failed to advance? Where can we expect Schalke to go from here in European competition...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain out of top 10 in FIFA rankings for 1st time since 2007

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Spain's fall from the top of the soccer rankings took an even more humbling turn Thursday when the team dropped out of the top 10. The Spanish spent almost six full years at No. 1, winning the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships. But the troubles in the aging team became apparent in the first game of last year's World Cup in Brazil,...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas battling a broken Real Madrid dressing room

Tuesday night at the Santiago Bernabeu wasn’t a pretty scene. What has been building in the Spanish capital for weeks finally reached its boiling point when the final whistle sounded signaling the end of Real Madrid’s 4-3 defeat to Schalke 04. Although they were able to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals, Madrid’s performance reached a new low for the season...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Shut it Down, Iker Casillas

​ You could spend an days on end writing a story about how great Iker Casillas has been over the course of his truly legendary career. He is a legend in every sense of the word, for club and country. However, this is not one of those stories. Look, I respect a player like Casillas more than most people could put into words, but it’s over. It’s time to shut it down. Real...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Casillas: Real has hit 'rock bottom' after latest loss against Schalke

Iker Casillas acknowledged that Real Madrid has hit "rock bottom" following his side's Champions League defeat to Schalke on Tuesday completed a miserable 10 days for Carlo Ancelotti's men. The Blancos lost 4-3 on the night but edged out the Germans 5-4 on aggregate, courtesy of a 2-0 win in the first leg in Gelsenkirchen. The loss means Madrid has now gone three games without a...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos ‘unhappy’ with Ronaldo’s birthday bash following derby defeat

Following his derby defeat to Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo went ahead with plans for a 30th birthday party. While the Ballon d’Or winner is entitled to do as he pleases in his personal life, the timing and publicity of the birthday bash has not impressed some of his teammates. Just hours after Real Madrid’s 4-0 defeat at the Vicente Calderon, photos...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Liga BBVA: Atletico de Madrid sinks Real Madrid in the Vicente Calderon

Atletico de Madrid demolished the confidence of the current league leaders with a 4-0 trouncing Saturday in the Vicente Calderon. Diego Simeone’s clever tactics have become a recurring nightmare for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. The current title holder continues to prove it can still stir the nerves of any top team. And today, the merengues paled in comparison to the confidence...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas opens up about Mourinho, Ronaldo, Messi and Alonso

Iker Casillas opens up about Mourinho, Ronaldo, Messi and Alonso - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Speaking to Marca, Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas stated that he believes Carlo Ancelotti is a better manager than Jose Mourinho. During his time at Madrid, Mourinho fell out with Iker Casillas and in the process, benched him for most parts of the season and went public with...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas shows us what you do when you can't give the shirt off your back

Iker Casillas shows us what you do when you can't give the shirt off your back
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas Sees Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich As Real Madrid’s Main Champions League Threats

During an interview with the Spanish publication AS, Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas said he feels his side’s main rivals in the Champions League are Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Los Blancos head into Tuesday night’s encounter with Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu as group winners and are in the midst of an 18-match winning streak in all competitions. The reigning...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Casillas: This could be the best Real Madrid team I've played in

Iker Casillas is beginning to think that the current Real Madrid team is the finest he has ever played in. The 33-year-old goalkeeper first broke into los Blancos' senior squad as a teenager in 1999 and was a member of the star-studded sides that won Champions League titles in 2000 and 2002. However, with Madrid currently on an 11-game winning streak in all competitions and seemingly...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA 15 Decides Who Wins El Clasico

Look, I’ll admit it, I’m horrible at making predictions. I’m usually wrong, like everyone else, so I decided that I’m passing the buck and letting FIFA 15 decide. We put both teams on the field, let it go to computer vs. computer and we see what happens. Let’s see if FIFA is as accurate as it seems to be. We’ll do this for the top matchup every week. 1st Half 2nd Half...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Iker Casillas Should Not Longer Be Spain’s Number 1

Why Iker Casillas Should Not Longer Be Spain’s Number 1 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The Real Madrid side since the turn of the millenium has seen multiple changes. Big-name managers and players have come and gone, and the glory days have vacillated too. The same can be said for the Spanish national side as well. After being the biggest under-achievers in international...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakia upset defending European champion Spain; Swiss fall to Slovenia

Slovakia stunned Spain 2-1 in European Championship qualifying on Thursday, breaking the run of 14 straight away wins for the titleholder. It was Spain's first away loss in qualifying for the European Championship and the World Cup since 2006. Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas let the opener by him in the 17th minute when he failed to punch out Juraj Kucka's free kick. Paco Alcacer...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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