Villarreal motivated by recent results and ready for Barcelona clash on Wednesday

Villarreal have continued to be one of the more entertaining teams in Spain this season. Following a sixth place finish in 2013-14, second year coach Marcelino has targeted Champions League qualification for the Yellow Submarine, and his side are currently battling it out with Valencia and Sevilla for the coveted fourth position in Spain. While the club is focused on European...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid narrowly escape embarrassment against fiery Villarreal

Every so often teams from La Liga, or even from the Champions League, come to Real Madrid's stadium so awed or so plain fearful they anticipate defeat before kick-off and confine ambitions to escaping without an indecent scoreline. Sometimes, teams even come there with an attitude this is a fixture to sacrifice, to use as a rest day for their stronger players. When Liverpool came...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ronaldo scores 30th league goal as Real Madrid draw Villarreal

Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Villarreal to remain only two points ahead of rivals Barcelona in the Primera Division. Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half penalty looked to have set Madrid on their way to victory. But Villarreal, who impressed for long stretches of the game and whose goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo was outstanding, got their reward with Gerard Moreno's equaliser. Surprisingly...
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1 day 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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas to stay and fight for Real Madrid place

Keylor Navas' father has brushed aside media reports claiming his son will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. The 28-year-old goalkeeper has made six appearances, just two in the league, since joining the European champions from Levante last summer. The Costa Rica international is a reported target of Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool. "Everything that is being...
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19 days ago  |  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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21 days ago  |  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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23 days ago  |  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

Victor Valdes Named La Liga’s All-Time Greatest Goalkeeper

Former Barcelona man Victor Valdes has been named the best goalkeeper in the history of La Liga, according to a study by the Spanish Center of Football History and Statistics (CIHEFE). The study, undertaken by Vidal Vinaras de Blas, analyzed the careers of 790 keepers who have played in the Spanish first division since the beginning of the 1928 league championship. It took into...
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December 11, 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

Slovakia stuns Spain for 1st away loss since 2006

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

Casillas considered leaving Real Madrid but wants to fight for place

Iker Casillas has admitted he considered leaving Real Madrid and believes Arsenal were interested in securing his services before he decided to stay and fight for his place. Goalkeeper Casillas found himself behind Diego Lopez in the pecking order at the Bernabeu, with the Spain international limited to just two league appearances and cup matches last season. Despite his lack of...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid are rolling again, but goalkeeper Iker Casillas is still a worry

Real Madrid chose the season's best weekend yet to hold a general assembly for their socios, the club's members and stakeholders. Less than 24 hours before the gathering, the team had recorded the most handsome winning margin in an away match in La Liga this century, an 8-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna. Four days earlier, they had started their defense of the Champions League with...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Real Madrid Players Under Immense PRESSURE

Iker Casillas San Iker is a living Madrid legend. He’s also the captain and the man who has lifted almost all trophies a player can get, at the club level and international level. Since Mourinho decided to bench ... Read More
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

No room for error as Casillas attempts to prove he's Real's true No. 1

No margin for error. Iker Casillas has won the battle with Diego Lopez at Real Madrid, but the club captain is now faced with a new rival in summer signing Keylor Navas. And following his big-game blunders in recent times, Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup clash vs. Sevilla (live, FOX Sports 1, 2 p.m. ET) could be his last chance to prove he's the club's No. 1. Benched by former Real Madrid...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Arbeloa apologizes to Real Madrid goalkeeper Casillas over retweet

Alvaro Arbeloa has apologised to Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas after the defender retweeted a message criticising the goalkeeper. Arbeloa reposted a link on the social media site to a book that called Casillas "a tumor on Real Madrid". Casillas had previously liked an Instagram post in which a fan had criticised fellow Real goalkeeper Diego Lopez and had also alluded to...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Lopez On the Verge Of A Switch To AC Milan

Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez has agreed to personal terms with Italian giants AC Milan and is scheduled to have a medical on Monday. Lopez’s agent, Manuael Garcia Quillon negotiated the deal last night and finalized it this morning following face-to-face meetings with Milan representatives. Real Madrid have already agreed to let the Italian club have Lopez free of charge...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Lopez Nearing Real Madrid Exit

Diego Lopez Nearing Real Madrid Exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Goalkeeper Diego Lopez is on the verge of quitting Real Madrid, AS has reported. After completing the signing Keylor Navas from Levante, the club have decided that Lopez’s future lies away from the Santiago Bernabeu. Monaco and Napoli are said to be interested in signing the 32 year-old. Lopez still has...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

How Real Madrid Will Line Up This Season With James Rodriguez Added To The Mix

As Real Madrid continue to spend on players that they may or may not need, the issue arises as to who should start, who should sit on the bench, and who should be left out of the game day squad. With certain new transfers having enjoyed a particularly special World Cup, we now look to a potential formation, who will play in it, and who won’t. (This formation assumes the highly...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Goalkeeper Diego Lopez Being Shown The Exit Door From Real Madrid

According to reports coming out of Spain, although Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is satisfied with his current goalkeeper choices of Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez, the club has decided to sign Costa Rican international Keylor Navas after his outstanding performances at the World Cup this summer and for Levante last season. The Spanish newspaper AS is reporting that Madrid...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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