REAL MADRID DEFEAT LEGANES 4-1

La Liga side Real Madrid got their third win in as many game this term. The club seems to be doing well post Cristiano Ronaldo, and it is even the forward that is struggling to cope post Madrid. The Welshman gave the Champions League defending champs the lead with an acrobatic volley but Leganes equalized from the spot to go 1-1 at half time. Casemiro had fouled Eraso so the ref pointed to the spot. Guido Carrillo made no mistake from that spot.

KarimBenzema continued his fine goalscoring run, netting twice. Marco Asensio sent a fine cross and the Frenchman connected to it but the ref waived it aside. After consulting VAR, it was awarded. The team worked together for the second goal, starting from Luka Modric. Benzema could have done a hat trick when Asensio was fouled but skipper Sergio Ramos stepped up to convert the second spot kick in as many games.
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HOW WILL MADRID COPE WITHOUT RONALDO?

Real Madrid are already working on playing without their star man Cristiano Ronaldo after almost a decade. The Spanish side is expected to struggle a bit but it would be nice to see how they setup when the season resumes later this month.

They recently won their third straight Champions League in May. While they were still celebrating Coach Zinedine Zidane quit the team. Bale and Ronaldo made ‘heavy’ comments but it was Ronaldo that acted on it to leave the club after four Champions League titles and two league titles. He is the leading scorer for the club at 451 goals in 438 games. It would be hard for the club to cope without such a monumental player but Madrid must.
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Heynckes Backs Madrid To Defeat PSG

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes is backing European champs Real Madrid to see off threat from Paris St Germain when both sides clash in the Round of 16 in the Champions League next week. After back to back Champions League successes in addition to winning the La Liga title last season, Madrid are having an underwhelming season.

With PSG led by former Barcelona star Neymar Jr., the French giants are expected to possibly see off a weak Madrid side. However, Heynckes has warned against such thoughts, expecting the champs to still defeat PSG. Continue reading

UNITED LINKED TO GRIEZMANN AND BALE

Manchester United have done top business these past seasons but they remain linked with top stars Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann.


Despite the arrivals this summer, more big names could join next season, especially if certain targets are met this term.

Atletico Madrid are set to buy back Chelsea reject Diego Costa. This would free up Griezmann to make the move, especially as Atletico have capable players in attack. The French man was linked to Old Trafford but the deal later broke down as the La Liga side lost their appeal to a transfer ban.

With Bale getting booed at and struggling to match expectations at Real Madrid, there continues to be a link away from the Bernabeu. The Welshman has been linked to United for years. While Bale insists on remaining in Spain, the situation might force him to return back to England. Continue reading

BALE’S AGENT RUBBISHES EXIT RUMOURS

Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has rubbished reports that the Welshman could exit Real Madrid anytime soon.


There are speculations that that Bale could return to the Premier League in light of Madrid’ chase of teenage sensation KylianMbappe.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also fueled this rumours when he claim the ‘BBC’ might split this summer. The Frenchman cannot guarantee that Cristiano Ronaldo, KarimBenzema and Bale would remain together in the forthcoming season.

All these have prompted talks that Bale might exit the La Liga with a likely return to the Premier League. However, Barnett dismisses all this talk.“It’s a ridiculous, stupid story,” he said.

Unlike his the previous season Bale’s contribution to Los Blancos was limited last term. He lost his starting role in the setup to Isco, who took the opportunity with both hands to develop his skillset. Continue reading

ALLEN: WE CAN COPE WITHOUT BALE

Welsh star Joe Allen has said that the national team can cope without star forward Gareth Bale as they play a crucial World Cup qualifier against Serbia on Sunday.


The Real Madrid star would miss the game as he is on suspension.

Serbia demolished Wales 6-1 in 2012 with Allen describing that night as his “worst night in a Welsh shirt.” He adds that he believes the memories of that day would help the team mentally as they face the Serbs.

Wales are four points behind them in Group D. Republic of Ireland are ahead of them as well so a victory is needed for their World Cup hopes to remain intact. After their strong display at Euro 2016 the team slumped into poor form which they are trying hard to make up for. Bale’s second yellow card in March against Rep of Ireland means they would not have their playmaker. Continue reading

GARETH BALE MAKES CONTACT WITH MOURINHO

Gareth Bale has reportedly reached out to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinhoover the English club’s long time interest in him.


The Welsh star moved to Spanish giant Real Madrid in a £86million record transfer deal from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.

Bale was signed by the club chief Florentino Perez. However Spanish source DiarioGol claims that he is now ready to plan his exit from the side as he has continually lived in the shadows of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Manchester United have always wanted the player at the club. They were hugely interested when Bale was ready to exit Spurs but he opted to leave England altogether. Mourinho is hunting for a game changer as United struggle to reach expected heights this term.

Another source Don Balon claims that Mourinho wants Bale on his shortlist and he would be delighted to sign another top star.

There are reports in Spain that Bale wants the spotlight now so he is putting pressure on the management to make him the number one player or lose him to Man United. Continue reading

BALE SET TO RETURN TO TRAINING THIS WEEK

The football community is delighted that former most expensive player Gareth Bale is set to return to training this week.


It has been tough for the community after Ryan Mason was operated on after he fractured his skull whilst in action for Hull City against Chelsea this past week.

The Real Madrid player who is just coming out of his own suffering took to his Twitter handle to support Mason.

“Get well soon Mase!! Thoughts are with you and your family, stay strong!!! @RyanMason,” he tweeted.

The Welsh player is not expected to return to competitive football anytime soon but he would train with his teammates this week, reports say.

The player picked up an ankle injury that has almost killed the season for him after he struggled with top form at the start of the season. He is set to leave rehab and start his recovery since the incident in November. The 2016/17 season has been completely different for the player compared to his 2015/16 season. Continue reading

BALE SUPPORTS THE SPORT REMEMBERS CAMPAIGN

Wales football superstar Gareth Bale supports the Royal British Legion’s sport Remembers campaign in a bid to commemorate sportsmen who serve the country.


The Real Madrid forward joined Wales national team boss Chris Coleman and Wales senior team captain Ashley Williams on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The trio were pictured holding a picture of Leigh Roose – a former Wales shot stopper.

Roose was instrumental in the change of football laws before he lost his life whilst in active service in World War One. Roose had a lot of influence and he joined the 9th Royal Fusiliers in the summer of 1916 aged 38. He was serving at the Battle of Somme where he died on October 7, 1916.

The late goalkeeper, of Wrexham nativity, is one of the first celebrity footballers. He had a habit of bouncing the ball with his hands up as far as the halfway line. It used to infuriate the Football Association. The laws were changed because of him in 1912, making it legitimate for goalkeepers. Continue reading

Steve Bruce re-admits Agbonlahor to first team

Aston Villa recently appointed Steve Bruce as manager after sacking former coach Roberto Di Matteo.


One of the first moves Bruce made was to allow the club’s former captain Gabriel Agbonlahor train with the first team after a long time out. Bruce made his first appearance as the new Aston Villa boss on Thursday where he revealed his plan for the club.

The 55-year old coach described the task of helping Aston Villa return to the Premier League, as soon as possible, as the most daunting challenge of his career. He added that he knows he is capable, having helped teams get promotions four times from the second tier. He said his passion for the side will propel him to achieve his vision.

“One of the hardest parts of management is trying to bring a club back after it’s been relegated because there is a lot of doom and gloom around, especially among supporters,” Bruce said. The former Hull City boss appointed his former help Steven Clemence as the first team coach. Clemence worked in the same capacity at Hull.
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