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Luka Modric Calls Cristiano Ronaldo “Past, Present, and Future” of Real Madrid

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is "the past, present and future" of Real Madrid, teammate Luka Modric said Monday. "There are so many great players who have been active with continue reading »

Barça’s Carles Puyol Returns to Practice With Team

FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was back practicing Friday with the full squad, although the defenseman only participated in some of the drills. Puyol, who last played in the round of 16 of the Champions League against A.C. Milan in March, is in the final stage of his recovery from a right-knee injury that required surgery to remove a cyst. continue reading »

Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti Confirms Lopez to Start Next Match

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Diego Lopez would be his starting goalkeeper for Sunday's Spanish league home match against Athletic Bilbao, although he said captain Iker Casillas would get the chance to play in the near future. continue reading »

Neymar Will Thrive in Barcelona, Says Messi

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said he was convinced the club's big offseason acquisition, Brazilian phenom Neymar, would fit in well amid a locker room of "good guys" and foresaw no problems playing with the fellow striker on the field. continue reading »

Real Madrid Presents New Manager Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid presented new manager Carlo Ancelotti to the fans and the media during an event on Wednesday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. continue reading »

Real Madrid President Pleads for Unity Amongst Coaches, Players

The president of Real Madrid soccer club appealed for unity Monday amid public squabbling between players and the coaching staff. Florentino Perez took the opportunity of a previously scheduled event at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium to send a message to manager Jose Mourinho, his assistants and the players. continue reading »

Real Madrid Fails to Qualify for Champions League Finals

Real Madrid scored twice in the last eight minutes of regulation Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund, but it wasn't enough to erase the 4-1 advantage the visitors racked up in last week's first leg in Germany. continue reading »

Angel di Maria Reunites with Real Madrid Following Birth of Child

Angel di Maria has rejoined his Real Madrid teammates, who are taking on Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League semifinals match on Wednesday night. continue reading »

Barça Falls to Bayern Munuch 4-0

Bayern Munich displayed surgical precision Tuesday as it demolished visiting FC Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Barça super striker Lionel Messi, continue reading »

Ronaldo: Lionel Messi World’s Best Soccer Player

Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player, retired Brazilian great Ronaldo said here Tuesday, ranking FC Barcelona's Argentine forward "a little above" Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who is from Portugal. continue reading »

Tests Confirm Messi’s Injury Has Not Worsened

The tests performed on FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi on Thursday morning confirmed that the player has not suffered "any worsening or change" and his recovery is continuing. continue reading »

For 24th Time, Real Madrid Advances to Champions League Semifinals

Real Madrid is headed to the Champions League semifinals for the third straight year - and the 24th time overall - after surviving a second half surge by Galatasaray in Tuesday's quarterfinal second leg to advance 5-3 on aggregate. continue reading »

Will Messi Return for Match with Paris Saint-Germain?

Striker Lionel Messi worked out Monday at FC Barcelona's practice facility, but the club remained mum on whether the Argentine phenom will be a starter or a substitute for this week's Champions League continue reading »

Lionel Messi to Miss Next Barça Match Following Injury

Lionel Messi will miss FC Barcelona's next Spanish-league match against RCD Mallorca, but the club said Wednesday that he has not been ruled out for Barça's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg versus Paris Saint-Germain. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho Offers PSG Advice on How to Defeat Barcelona

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is advising Paris Saint-Germain on how to beat FC Barcelona in the clubs' upcoming Champions League quarterfinal clash, French sports daily L'Equipe suggested on Friday. continue reading »

Liverpool Says Not Interested in Selling Suarez

Liverpool has no interest in selling Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, the Premier League club's managing director said Thursday. "Last summer he signed a new four-year contract and we have no desire to sell continue reading »

Malaga Advances to Champions League Quarterfinals

Malaga will be playing in its first Champions League quarterfinals after a 2-0 win Wednesday over Porto in the second leg of their elimination contest. continue reading »

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013: Real Madrid Beats Man U, Move on to Quarters

Goals by Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League knockout clash, allowing the Blancos to advance 3-2 on aggregate. continue reading »

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on Tuesday to lead Real Madrid to a resounding 3-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona and a berth in the Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013: Porto Defeats Malago 1-0

A goal in the 56th minute by midfielder Joao Moutinho was enough to give Porto a 1-0 win over visiting Malaga in the first leg of their confrontation in the Champions League knockout stage. continue reading »