Lucas Silva thrilled by 'dream' move to Real Madrid

New Real Madrid signing Lucas Silva expects to make a seamless transition to Spanish football from Brazil. The Brazilian Under-21 midfielder completed his permanent transfer to the European champions from Cruzeiro on Monday. Silva, 21, has signed a contract with Real until the end of June 2020 and was unveiled to the media on Monday at a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu...
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Real Madrid reportedly agree deal to sign Cruzeiro star Lucas Silva

Real Madrid have won the race to sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro, according to reports in the Spanish press. The European champions, who on Wednesday announced they had reached an agreement with Stromsgodset to acquire 16-year-old Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard, are also on the verge of completing a move for Silva. Spanish sports newspaper Marca claimed on...
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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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top Goals of the Midweek of 12/11

5. Davy Klaassen vs APOEL Nicosia What else would you expect from an Ajax player? Total football is in their blood. Ricardo Kishna’s dribbling to set up this goal is simply magnificent and makes the APOEL Nicosia defenders look like fools.   4. Maurice Kuhn vs FC Iserlohn Who said there weren’t any beautiful goals to be had in the lower leagues. This one comes courtesy of...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Xabi Alonso’s GOALAZO levels it with Man City

Manchester City had it all going for them. Playing at home, Aguero putting his team up 1-0 on a penalty kick and Bayern Munich being down to 10 men. Someone forgot to tell Pep Guardiola’s Munich side thought. Instead of packing it in and hoping to escape with a late point, his side went on the attack and it paid off in a big way. Former Liverpool and Barcelona star Xabi Alonso...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid target Liverpool’s “new Xabi Alonso”

Real Madrid target Liverpool’s “new Xabi Alonso” - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid are targeting Liverpool youngster Pedro Chirivella, a player being widely dubbed as “the new Xabi Alonso”. Reports in England say Madrid are keen on the 17 year-old Chirivella, who has been part of Liverpool’s UEFA Youth League squads. Chirivella is also the Spain Under...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich came from behind to beat a tormented Dortmund side – reactions

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund Coach Bayern Guardiola reacts: “We’re obviously very pleased. We played superb football in the second half. All credit to my team! Franck Ribéry really helped us after coming on. The plan was for him to go at Subotic and use his strength in the one-on-one situations. They man-marked Xabi Alonso in the first half but we found...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top 5 Goals of the Week 10/19/2014

1) Xabi Alonso vs. Werder Bremen Probably 95% of free kick goals are a result of someone shooting the ball over the wall and into the goal. This free kick defied logic and Xabi Alonso decided to go under the wall to trick everyone and get the goal. Bayern Munich went on to defeat Werder Bremen 6-0. 2) Oscar vs. Crystal Palace This is the normal free kick goal that we’re used to...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top 5 Goals of the Week 10/19/2014

1) Xabi Alonso vs. Werder Bremen Probably 95% of free kick goals are a result of someone shooting the ball over the wall and into the goal. This free kick defied logic and Xabi Alonso decided to go under the wall to trick everyone and get the goal. Bayern Munich went on to defeat Werder Bremen 6-0. 2) Oscar vs. Crystal Palace This is the normal free kick goal that we’re used to...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern move gave my career a fresh start – Alonso

​Xabi Alonso has revealed that he chose to leave Real Madrid for Bayern Munich to give his career a fresh […]
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rummenigge hails Alonso impact at Bayern

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes Xabi Alonso’s personality has helped him settle in at Bayern Munich as much as his playing capabilities. […]
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich sporting director explains Xabi Alonso signing

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer believes Xabi Alonso is just the type of player the club needed. The German champions recruited the former Spain international from Real Madrid on a two-year contract last month. The 32-year-old midfielder has slotted straight into Bayern's starting line-up, and Sammer believes that it was a good move to recruit the two-time Champions...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Toni Kroos Settles Into ‘Xabi Alonso’ Role And Real Madrid Are Flourishing

Real Madrid were facing questions from fans and the media after the club stumbled at the start of the 2014-15 La Liga season. Carlo Ancelotti’s side had lost the Spanish Supercopa to city rivals, Atletico Madrid. Shortly thereafter the club dropped a league match to Real Sociedad, a contest which saw Real storm out of the starting gates to take a 2-0 lead, only to concede...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso wants more from Bayern Munich despite win over Stuttgart

It was a case of points over performance for Bayern Munich on Saturday as they returned to winning ways ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game against Manchester City with a 2-0 win over Stuttgart. Bayern were not at their best but never looked under any real pressure at the Allianz Arena and did enough to ease to victory. Coach Pep Guardiola predicted before the campaign started...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

France friendly first step as Spain rebuilds

PARIS (AP) Filling the midfield void left by the international retirements of Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso is one of the big challenges facing Spain as it seeks to rebuild following a shambolic World Cup performance. With nearly 250 international appearances between them, the duo played a crucial role in a sustained period of success which saw Spain win two European Championships...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid Transfer Deadline Recap : Xabi Alonso and Chicharito

Bayern Munich completed the signing of 32-year-old Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso for 10 million euro. The Spaniard spurred interest from several clubs this summer, but in the end decided to join Bayern Munich. Alonso has played a total of 158 ... Read More
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Alonso targets Seedorf´s Champions League record

Xabi Alonso has targeted winning the UEFA Champions League with a third different club – a feat only previously managed […]
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso Leaves Real Madrid: Thoughts and Repercussions

Every Madridista remembers the awkward period between Claude Makélélé and Xabi Alonso. When the Frenchman was sold in 2003, Los Blancos struggled for more than half a decade to replace him. Gravesen, Gago, Emerson and M. Diarra are just some ... Read More
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid; Demetriou joins Swansea

FC Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid CF on a two-year deal. The Spain […]
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Alonso: Kroos arrival not a factor

Xabi Alonso insists his departure for Bayern Munich has nothing to do with Toni Kroos’ close-season arrival at Real Madrid. […]
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich sign midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid

Xabi Alonso has signed a two-year deal with Bayern Munich and revealed choosing to leave Real Madrid was the toughest decision of his life. The former Spain midfielder, who announced his international retirement earlier this week, has also now called time on his five years at the Bernabeu to join German giants Bayern in a transfer reportedly worth 10 million euros ($13.28million...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Alonso finalises move to Bayern Munich

Xabi Alonso has finalised his move from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich. The German champions announced on Thursday that, following […]
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern completes transfer for Xabi Alonso

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid says it has completed the sale of midfielder Xabi Alonso to German champion Bayern Munich. Bayern had said on Thursday it was close to inking the deal for the former Spanish international. The 32-year-old Alonso will help fill the void left by the injury to fellow Spaniard Javi Martinez. Alonso joined Madrid from Liverpool in 2009 and helped it win the Champions...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

DONE DEAL:Manchester United and Liverpool target joins new club

DONE DEAL:Manchester United and Liverpool target joins new club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid have agreed a deal in principle with Bayern Munich for the sale of their midfielder Xabi Alonso to the Allianz Arena. A report from the Daily Star suggested that Premier League giants Manchester United and the midfielder’s former club Liverpool. However, the 32-year...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich agree deal to sign Real Madrid midfielder Alonso

Bayern Munich are on the brink of signing Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid, according to the Bundesliga club's financial director Jan-Christian Dreesen. Dreesen said an agreement had been struck "in principle" with the Spanish club, with the 2010 World Cup winner due in Munich later on Thursday for a medical and to discuss terms. The 32-year-old would become the fifth Spanish player...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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