Thứ Ba, 15 tháng 11, 2016
Thứ Ba, 27 tháng 9, 2016
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Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez might still end up leaving Real Madrid even though the club has already rejected a loan offer from English Premier League club Chelsea. It is believed that Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is open to a deal only if it is permanent, and not a loan arrangement.
Just days before the summer transfer window closes on Aug. 31, The Mirror reports that Chelsea and Real Madrid failed to come to an agreement on James Rodriguez. Chelsea reportedly proposed to sign the midfielder on a loan deal, but the European Champions are only keen on a high-stakes deal. The club needs to recover the £65 million that they spent on James, following a stellar performance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Speculations about a move to other clubs started to increase after James appeared to have fallen out of favor at the Santiago Bernabeu. He barely started in the 2015/16 La Liga season. Thanks to several injuries at the start of the new season, he managed to clock in some minutes in the past month. He played in the UEFA Super Cup victory against Sevilla and also managed to appear in the team’s first two La Liga matches. However, it is still way below the expectations brought about by the hype that came with his arrival two years ago.
Nevertheless, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane assures fans that he is trying to treat James fairly, along with the other players. “He is a Real player and he is under contract. It’s true that he has played less minutes and that can be a problem. I always try to make every player feel important. James is the same as the others.”
With a team that has an abundant number of highly rated players, elbowing for position has been a constant struggle. James Rodriguez could potentially get more playing time in a different club, but it remains to be seen if any last-minute deal could be reached. Apart from Chelsea, Italian champions Juventus are reportedly interested.
Thứ Ba, 19 tháng 7, 2016
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Chủ Nhật, 8 tháng 5, 2016
The star forward bagged a brace and Karim Benzema score the crucial third to ensure La Liga's title race goes to the final day
A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a 3-2 win over Valencia that ensures they go into the final day of the Liga season as Barcelona's only challengers for the title.
Ronaldo's 48th and 49th goals of another prolific season, which sandwiched a Karim Benzema strike, earned Zinedine Zidane's side an 11th-straight league win to keep them within a point of champions Barca, who hammered Espanyol 5-0.
Victory moves Madrid above neighbours and Champions League final opponents Atletico, who lost 2-1 at already-relegated Levante to drop out of the title race, and means they visit Deportivo La Coruna next weekend knowing that a 12th win on the spin could see them overhaul Luis Enrique's team in the most dramatic of circumstances.
Madrid were comfortable for much of Sunday's game at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Valencia indebted to goalkeeper Diego Alves for restricting Ronaldo and co to three goals.
Ronaldo opened the scoring with an excellent finish midway through the first half, before Benzema added a second shortly before the interval.
Valencia reduced the arrears early in the second half through Rodrigo - who was later sent off - but Ronaldo's 33rd Liga goal of the campaign just before the hour sealed the points, although Madrid did endure a nervy final eight minutes thanks to Andre Gomes' late goal.
Ronaldo struggled to get involved in the early stages, but he was on hand to break the deadlock in the 26th minute.
Just seconds after forcing Alves into a good save low to his right, Ronaldo collected Marcelo's pass and shot unerringly back across the keeper from 20 yards.
The out-of-favour James Rodriguez played as if he had a point to prove after being recalled to Zidane's starting XI, and an excellent free-kick delivery from the Colombian almost provided Madrid with a second soon after Ronaldo's opener, only for Sergio Ramos to nod wide.
Valencia should have been level when Joao Cancelo tamely side-footed over when it seemed easier to score, and the Portuguese's misery was compounded when he inadvertently set up Benzema for Madrid's second three minutes before the break.
Alves initially made a superb save from Benzema's flicked effort, before the ball rebounded off Cancelo and back to the Frenchman, who swivelled and tucked past Alves at his near post.
Madrid sought to put the game beyond doubt early in the second half but they were frustrated by Alves, who made a brilliant reaction stop from Benzema's powerful header.
However, Valencia skipper Dani Parejo served a warning when he clipped the crossbar with a free-kick that had Kiko Casilla well beaten, before the visitors pulled a goal back in the 55th minute.
Raphael Varane failed to clear a low cross from the left properly, and Rodrigo side-footed home from 18 yards.
But Madrid restored their two-goal lead just four minutes later and, somewhat inevitably, it was Ronaldo who got the goal, as he latched onto a slide-rule pass from the impressive James and fired high past Alves with his left foot.
Ronaldo was then withdrawn for Alvaro Arbeloa, making his final Madrid appearance at the Bernabeu, before Gomes pulled one back and Rodrigo saw red for dissent in an eventful ending to an entertaining match.