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Benitez hopeful Bale, James will be fit for Madrid’s derby with Atletico

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez is upbeat that Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez could be fit to face local rivals Atletico Madrid next weekend. Benitez’s squad has been ravaged by early season injuries with Bale, Rodriguez, Danilo and Sergio Ramos all certain to miss out when the league leaders host Malaga on Saturday. However, he is hopeful that some of his...
Via World Soccer Talk
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez expects Gareth Bale to recover in time for Wales

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has said he is optimistic that Welsh star Gareth Bale could just be sidelined for two weeks by an injury to his left calf. Bale hobbled off after just half an hour of Madrid’s 4-0 win over Shakhtar on Tuesday with fears that he could miss the next month of action. That would rule the 26-year-old out of the Madrid derby against Atletico...
Via World Soccer Talk
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid frustrated by newcomers Gijon in La Liga opener

Rafael Benitez endured a difficult Real Madrid debut as his new-look side was held 0-0 by La Liga newcomer Sporting Gijon at El Molinon. The former Napoli boss has the task of building on Carlo Ancelotti's successful tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu, but the Spaniard has work to do on this showing as his revamped forward line failed to break down an organized Sporting side.  In...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Benitez 'clearing up another one of Mourinho's messes', says wife

Rafael Benitez has found himself tasked with clearing up another of Jose Mourinho's "messes" at Real Madrid, according to the Spaniard's wife. Benitez has succeeded Mourinho, with whom he shared a particularly bitter rivalry while manager of Liverpool, as manager at three clubs after his summer appointment at Real Madrid. Mourinho left Inter Milan after winning the treble with the...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Benitez certain United target Ramos will stay at Real Madrid

Rafael Benitez is "100 per cent" sure Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid despite interest from Manchester United. United are willing to exchange goalkeeper David de Gea for Ramos, who is reportedly unhappy about the salary he has been offered as part of a new deal at the Bernabeu. Ramos and Madrid are yet to resolve their differences, but Benitez insists the defender will remain...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Real Madrid boss Benitez wants Chelsea duo Hazard, Costa

Rafael Benitez reportedly wants to make the signing of Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Diego Costa his first act as Real Madrid's new manager. The duo have been vital cogs in the Chelsea side this season as Jose Mourinho's side claimed the Premier League title. But the Sunday Telegraph claims both players are on Benitez's radar after the Spaniard took over at the Bernabeu last week and...
Via Fox Sports
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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