Barcelona maintain lead over Madrid

Barcelona raced to their ninth consecutive victory last night with a comfortable 4-0 home victory against Andalucian strugglers Almeria. Almost inevitably Lionel Messi was on the scoresheet as he curled in his 33rd goal of the season in the 33rd minute but although Barca dominated the half they couldn’t add to the scoreline and led by the solitary goal at …

Real Madrid ease past Granada but Barca squeeze past Celta

Real Madrid won in a canter at the Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon against a struggling Granada side. In a surprisingly open first 25 minutes which saw good chances spurned by both teams, Madrid finally opened their account when Gareth Bale rounded the keeper and tapped into an empty net. What happened next unsurprisingly involved a certain Cristiano Ronaldo who fired …

Real Madrid are Club World Cup champions

Real Madrid won their fourth trophy of 2014 by defeating Argentina’s South American champions San Lorenzo 2-0 in the Club World Cup final in Morocco.

Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona

Real Madrid move to within one point of Barcelona after a 3-1 victory in ‘El Clasico’ on Saturday evening.

Rodriguez completes move to Real Madrid

Real Madrid have completed the signing of 23-year-old Colombian forward James Rodriguez, winner of the Golden Boot for his six goals at the 2014 World Cup.

Real Madrid punished for racist fans

Real Madrid have been ordered to close part of the Bernabeu stadium during their next European match as punishment for racist behaviour by their fans.

Real Madrid 3-0 Borussia Dortmund

A goal from Bale after just three minutes, two more from Isco and Ronaldo and a clean sheet at home have put Real Madrid firmly in the driving seat in their Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund. The only slight concern is that Ronaldo limped off injured.

Asier Illarramendi moves to Madrid

New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has made his fourth summer purchase after agreeing to meet the €39 million buy-out clause for Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi. His other signings have been Isco from Málaga (€23 million), Dani Carvajal from Bayer Leverkusen and Casemiro’s from Sao Paulo.

Messi 2-2 Ronaldo

Honours even in the first clasico of the season at the Camp Nou, a better result for Barcelona as they maintain their eight point gap over their fierce rivals. However, it is the first time this season they have not won. Two goals from Messi and two from Ronaldo, as one might expect, so honours even on all counts.