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7 hrs ago | The Standard

It's the Real thing

Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema's first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Soccer Players, Pepe

Wed Apr 23, 2014

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Champions League - Real Madrid v Bayern Munich: LIVE

GOAL! Madrid lead. Coentrao leads the charge with a counter attack and lays the ball across goal for Benzema, who makes no mistake from inside the six-yard box.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich, Karim Benzema, Soccer Players, Angel Di Maria, Pepe

Goal.com

The Angel's reincarnation: How Di Maria has rescued his Madrid career

Angel Di Maria, the man who had proven such a key man on the right-hand side for Real Madrid over the previous three seasons, would be the fall guy.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Angel Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jesus, Mesut Ozil

Tue Apr 22, 2014

BleacherReport

How Real Madrid Will Line Up Against Bayern Munich

The fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale is the major doubt for Carlo Ancelotti in deciding how Real Madrid will line up against Bayern Munich on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Pepe, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Maria

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Business News

Arsenal linked with blockbuster move for long-term striker target - three questions and reaction

Reports today suggest that Real Madrid will move to offload Karim Benzema - with Arsenal the team most strongly linked with a move.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Soccer Players, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil

BleacherReport

Why It's Now or Never for Atletico as They Target La Liga and Champions League

When Liverpool finished four points off Manchester United in the 2008/09 English Premier League season, many thought it would be the start of numerous title challenges for Rafael Benitez's side.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, Manchester United, More Sports, Soccer Players

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Goal.com

Bale's brilliance crowns Real Madrid kings of Spain

The winger struck late in the day to capture a 19th Copa del Rey title for his side, a stupendous solo goal which left Neymar - another high-profile signing - in the shade COMMENT By Peter Staunton As the rest withered it was Gareth Bale who bloomed late.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Angel Di Maria, Iker Casillas, Fabio Coentrao

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Goal.com

Ancelotti has been unfair on Isco, says Antic

The Shandong Luneng coach has hit out at the Italian over his attitude toward the young playmaker and has voiced his surprise with Iker Casillas' role in the side EXCLUSIVE By Alberto Pinero Former Real Madrid coach Radomir Antic has criticised Carlo Ancelotti for his treatment of attacking midfielder Isco as he feels the youngster did not deserve ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Isco, Iker Casillas, Real Madrid, World Soccer, More Sports, Angel Di Maria

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Daily Mail

EUROVIEW: Creaking Clasico rivals Madrid and Barca need a Copa del Rey of sunshine

The last time that the Copa del Rey Final featured Real Madrid and Barcelona, there was so much 'white noise' surrounding the fact that Jose Mourinho was waging war on Pep Guardiola, plus the fact that the two clubs were in the midst of a 'world series' of Clasicos , that the individual significance of the match was slightly overlooked.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Marcelo, Pepe, Sami Khedira

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Ex-Real boss Schuster slams dreary Bayern

Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has branded holders Bayern Munich "uninspired and dreary" ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash with the Spanish giants in late April.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Sporting News

Cristiano Ronaldo not ruled out of Copa del Rey final, says Real Madrid coach

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has refused to rule Cristiano Ronaldo out of Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona but says he won't take any risks with his star player.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Borussia Dortmund, Real Sociedad, Asier Illarramendi, Cristiano

Goal.com

Bayern favourites, Real Madrid outsiders - Goal ranks the Champions League semi-finalists

Until recent weeks, Bayern Munich have looked about as dominant as any side has in the modern era, sweeping to the Bundesliga title by mid-March and easily side-stepping most opponents in their bid to win back-to-back Champions League finals.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Opinion

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Digital Game Developer

Manchester United vs. Real Madrid Tickets: Manchester United vs. Real ...

Ticket Down is a reputable source of authentic tickets for Manchester United vs. Real Madrid at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao, Pepe

Goal.com

Mourinho the man to beat and five things to expect from Champions League semi-finals

The final four have now been decided for Friday's draw - but what can we hope to see from the remaining sides fighting for Europe's top prize? Jose Mourinho has no equal in adapting tactics depending on the opponent.

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Related Topix: Sports, John Terry, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Opinion

Wed Apr 09, 2014

BleacherReport

Robert Lewandowski Underlines Real Madrid Issue with Mobile, Physical Forward

It was the semi-final of the Champions League, and the Polish striker scored all four of his side's goals in a 4-1 win at the that day.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Pepe, Real Madrid, World Soccer, More Sports, Sergio Ramos

BleacherReport

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and 5 Other Players Who Love Jose Mourinho

The Special One masterminded Chelsea's comeback against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, with much praise being heaped on him for his tactics.

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Related Topix: Sports, Didier Drogba, Soccer Players, Michael Essien, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Examiner.com

Real Madrid eliminate Borussia Dortmund in Champions League

Today, Spanish Football's Real Madrid lost to Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie at Signal-Iduna-Park, yet eliminated the Germans by a 3-2 aggregate score.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Fabio Coentrao, Pepe

Bradenton.com

Spain looking for another title in Brazil

Four years after winning its first world title, Spain is not as feared as before, but coach Vicente del Bosque still has the luxury of enough talent and experience to field two teams.

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Related Topix: Spain World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Isco, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Juan Mata, Real Madrid, World Soccer, More Sports

Sat Apr 05, 2014

BleacherReport

Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid: La Liga Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo, keeping pace in the La Liga title race with a 4-0 victory at Real opened the scoring for Madrid, tapping in a rebound just before half-time.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Angel Di Maria, Pepe, Sergio Ramos

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Gareth Bale set to trouser 2.5 million for missing World Cup

Gareth Bale is set to pick up an extra A 2.5 million this summer despite being one of the few Real Madrid stars to miss out on the World Cup finals.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Gareth Bale, Real Madrid, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tottenham

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