Real Madrid's Gareth Bale back in training ahead of Wales' China Cup trip

Zinedine Zidane explains how lucky Real Madrid are to be able to count on Cristiano Ronaldo, who he feels is "from another galaxy." Real Madrid's Gareth Bale has returned to full training with the team ahead of Sunday's La Liga game at home to Girona and of Wales' trip to the China Cup next week. Bale did not take part in the group sessions at Valdebebas on Wednesday or Thursday...
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Wales boss Ryan Giggs wants to get Gareth Bale minutes in China Cup

Gareth Bale will be a full participant in Wales' trip to China for a friendly cup competition. Gareth Bale is set to play a full part in Wales' China Cup campaign, despite the competition's conclusion being little more than a week before Real Madrid resume their Champions League defence. New Wales manager Ryan Giggs has confirmed his star man will be involved in both of Wales' two...
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Netflix & Europe: Chiellini, The Defining Touch & Building UCL History

Johan Cruyff’s description of Italian football was inevitably tossed around on Twitter following Juventus advancing to the quarterfinals of the Champions League following a 2-1 win over Tottenham in the second leg of their tie. Lacking any solid attribution but appropriate for the moment, his saying goes something to the effect of Italian sides not beating you, but you losing to...
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Bale Bonds: Why Real Madrid needs to send Gareth back home

It’s been five years since winger Gareth Bale arrived at Madrid from Tottenham at the age of 24. The Galacticos paid a transfer fee of $122 million, which in the pre-Neymar transfer days was considered an exorbitant sum of money — even for Real Madrid.While Bale sustained a few injuries in his career with Southampton and Spurs, it was felt that he would develop into Cristiano Ronaldo...
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Top four storylines to watch in El Clasico

In the first of two La Liga matches this season, Barcelona FC will travel to Madrid to battle Los Galacticos in a crucial match for both teams.  Although the season is not even halfway complete, Real Madrid trail Barcelona by 11 points (although Real Madrid has played one less game), which is important, as Los Galacticos have never won a La Liga title when trailing by eight or more...
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December 22, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gareth Bale's beautiful volley for goal give Real Madrid lead over Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid have been underwhelming in La Liga play thus far this season, but they showed up in Tuesday’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund in a big way.Gareth Bale opened the scoring in the 18th minute of the match with a beautiful volley that he banged home with authority. He received a great ball in just inside the top of the box and sent a firecracker into the net...
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September 26, 2017  |  Discuss

La Liga title race far from over as Barcelona and Real Madrid battle it out

Looking at the current La Liga table, most of the names in the top half of the table are recognizable. Barcelona holds the top spot after five games, and Atletico Madrid is in third place. The second spot, however, is currently held by Sevilla FC. One would expect Real Madrid to be in one of the top two spots, but Los Galacticos are currently mired in eighth place, looking up at...
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September 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Match Control, Full Concentration And English Teams Breaking Through

It was appropriate for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to defend the lack of Premier League success in the Champions League by explaining how English sides prioritize the domestic game. As his side failed to make it out of the group led by Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen last season, Pochettino could only hold onto the 62,000 supporters who showed up to Wembley in the final match...
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September 17, 2017  |  Discuss

What does retaining Gareth Bale mean for Real Madrid?

Gareth Bale has seen his name in the transfer news many times this summer. It is reported that Manchester United and Real Madrid agreed to a deal that would have seen Gareth Bale moved to the Old Trafford, however, Bale refused to sign with the Red Devils. Bale, who has won three Champions League trophies during his time in Spain, is desperate to stay at Real. With Ronaldo turning...
September 04, 2017  |  Discuss

The Post-30 Stars Aging And Regenerating In La Liga

With the amount of attention paid to Real Madrid’s dominance under Zinedine Zidane and Barcelona’s over-reliance on their front attacking three, last season’s La Liga title race wasn’t officially clinched until the second to final match day weekend. Barcelona had snuck into first place as late as March, which in a recurring theme in analyzing the side this season, over flattered...
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August 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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