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The Dallas Cowboys have overtaken Real Madrid as the world’s most valuable sports team. It’s the first time a non-soccer club has risen to top spot since Forbes Magazine created its ranking in 2011.
The 57-year-old has coached some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Chelsea and AC Milan. Speaking at his official introduction, Ancelotti said winning the Champions League won’t be easy.
Their way to the semifinals may not have been scintillating, but on Wednesday the Portugese rediscovered their scoring boots. A 2-0 win over Wales means they can now take the title that eluded them 12 years ago.
Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will get all the focus ahead of Wednesday’s Euro 2016 semifinal, but Portugal against Wales is about so much more than the two La Liga superstars.
Many teams at Euro 2016 have shown that the value of unity can outshine the quality of individuals, as Jonathan Harding in Paris explains.
Fresh from their Champions League victory in Milan, Real Madrid returned to Spain where the festivities commenced immediately. They celebrated their record 11th top European title with their fans in the Plaza de Cibeles.
They may share a city but Saturday’s Champions League finalists don’t have much in common. DW’s Matt Pearson says Real’s win was an all-too-familiar triumph of deep pockets and short-termism over teamwork and stability.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty kick secured another European Cup for Real Madrid who defeated Atletico for the second time in three seasons. Zinedine Zidane joins an elite band to win the trophy as a player and manager.
The race for the Spanish championship will go right to the last weekend with Barcelona and Real Madrid duking it out. Atletico Madrid won’t be in contention after going down 2-1 at relegated Levante.
The Champions league final will be an all-Spanish affair and a repeat of the 2014 title match. That’s after Real Madrid disposed of Manchester City in a semifinal that set an unofficial record for footballing tedium.
Will Real Madrid reach another final or can Manchester City make more history by reaching their first? Boosted by Ronaldo’s return and Bale’s form, Real Madrid are the favorites to be in Milan at the end of May.
Atlético Madrid defeated fellow La Liga team FC Barcelona in Champions League competition yesterday, expelling Barça from competition.
Despite many predicting a Barcelona win, late goals from Benzema and Ronaldo claimed all three points for Real Madrid. Barcelona’s lead at the top of the table has now been cut to six points.
The win advanced AS Roma to third position on the table with 47 points, 10 behind Juventus which tops the table with 57 points after defeating SSC Napoli 1-0 in the same round, taking the lead
The draw puts Real Madrid in third position in the league, with 44 points, just four points behind its two biggest rivals; Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona.
After posting a picture of himself with his new Porsche, the top player made a formidable performance
The hashtag #Zidane was used by millions of users spreading the news online and commenting on the sacking of Rafael “Rafa” Benitez.
This decision made Rafa Benitez the sixth manager to be sacked this season in Spanish la Liga and the tenth head coach at Florentino Perez.
He made these comments when the Santiago Bernabeu crowd whistled at him as he missed a penalty in Madrid’s 3-1 wins over Real Sociedad Wednesday.
Suarez leads Barcelona to victory, and Benzema at his worst
Inevitably, the mass exodus of refugees from conflict areas was going to provoke the spilling into Europe of multiple disputes in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Spanish football is the first to feel the weight of the baggage that has turned vast numbers into destitute refugees. Kurdish rebels have accused a Syrian coach …
Ronaldo won the award for the first time in 2008, when it was only held by FIFA, also against Lionel Messi
The team reaped its fourth title this year, the first time in its history.
The financial integrity laws came into force in 2011 through the beginning of the 2014 season, the goal of which is for club expenditures to reach a point where profits and losses are equal.
Chelsea and Real Madrid continue on while Bayern Munich and Juventus had an early end
Champions League semi-final draw sets up possibility of all Spanish or all German final