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La Liga sides must re-strategize ahead of next season’s UCL

The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League has reached its quarterfinal stage and the going can only get tough for the sides that have made it thus far in the competition. However, one country, whose clubs have been mainstays in this stage of the competition saw the majority of their clubs fall short this season and it may just be a one-off, hopefully so. La Liga clubs have been dominant in the UCL in the past decade but the ongoing season has seen them flatter to deceive, with just one club making it past the round of 16 stage. Real Madrid will be the only club representing Spain any further in the competition and if the La Liga is to have any hopes of boasting of their clubs' triumph in the competition, then all hope lies on Los Blancos. READ: Silva – Partey is the type of player that...
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Conte’s Inter Milan ready for final against Real Madrid

Real Madrid will be facing an Inter Milan side who'll consider the fixture as final when they meet in the UEFA Champions League at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on Wednesday night. Both sides occupy the bottom two positions in their group with Real Madrid on 4 points and Inter Milan on 2 points with 3 games played. The Los Blancos won the first leg between the two sides 3:2 and it was a hard-fought one as the La Liga champions lost a 2 goal lead in the game at the Bernabeu before Rodrygo scored the winner. Inter Milan are yet to win in this season's UCL competition and need a win on Wednesday to give themselves a fighting chance and keep themselves in good stead to qualify to the next round of the competition. Therefore, ahead of the game against a Real Madrid side that ha...
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Real Madrid ready to listen to offers for Jovic

Real Madrid are ready to listen to offers for Luka Jovic in the upcoming transfer window with the striker set to leave the club based on reports in Spain. The Serbia international moved to the Bernabeu from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer in a deal worth €60million after an impressive season in the Bundesliga. However, he has struggled to establish himself as a regular under Frenchman Zinedine Zidane. The Serbian has played just 770 minutes thus far and has made 16 appearances for Los Blancos in La Liga. According to a report by Marca on Wednesday, Real Madrid have put Jovic up for sale. The Serbian has scored just 2 goals for the La Liga giants and this is very poor in comparison to his tally of 27 for Eintracht Frankfurt last season. READ: The nerves were on as Chelsea moved ...
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We have an eventful La Liga title race in our hands

The Spanish La Liga has been eventful thus far in the ongoing 2019/20 season and has produced a competitive title race where the contenders are at the necks of each other for the trophy. This hasn't been the case for a while now and is a welcome development. Although the title race is unsurprisingly between the two top dogs in Spanish club football, namely Real Madrid and Barcelona, the race is getting fiercer, even after the game's return from lockdown. The two sides are showing stuff of champions and are grinding out the needed results even when their performances have not been top-notch. Quique Setien's Barcelona currently lead La Liga with 3 points after grinding out a 1 nil result against Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp on Tuesday. However, Real Madrid have a game in hand aga...
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James Rodriguez offered to Man United in a cut-price deal

Manchester United have been handed a chance to sign Colombia international James Rodriguez from Real Madrid in a cut-price deal according to a report by The Sun. Rodriguez appears to be surplus to requirements at Santiago Bernabeu in recent times and Los Blancos are eager to permanently sell him this summer to raise funds for their targets. James Rodriguez has made just 4 La Liga starts under Zinedine Zidane this season after his return from a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich last summer. The Bundesliga giants are beginning to take advantage of this kind of deal as Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho is currently on a season-long loan at the Allianz Arena, amid uncertainty whether he will be signed permanently or not. READ: Here are the top 10 richest active footballers in the wo...
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AC Milan interested in signing Luka Jovic

Reports suggest that AC Milan is interested in securing a deal for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic. The Serie A outfit need an offensive player and have identified the Serbian as a target. Luka Jovic's Real Madrid career hasn't gone off yet as expected with the 22-year-old seeing limited minutes and is behind Karim Benzema in the pecking order. Meanwhile, the striker has been the subject of weird news reports in recent times. He reportedly broke his heel after falling off a wall in Belgrade and this resulted in him being diagnosed with an extra-articular fracture in the calcaneus bone of his right foot. “He’s somewhat depressed and afraid,” Jovic’s father said after the incident which affected the player mentally. READ: Aliadiere warns Guendouzi over his conduct at Arsenal Ho...
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Reinier Jesus to leave Madrid on loan next season

Reinier Jesus was the latest young prodigy to make a move to the Bernabeu in the winter transfer window. The 18-year-old signed a seven-year deal with the Los Blancos intending to utilize the first six months to adapt to the new environment and garner knowledge on what it means to represent Real Madrid on the pitch. READ: Coutinho undergoes minor surgery on his right ankle A report by Marca suggested that the player and the club had an agreement when the deal was signed. The agreement was that Reinier would leave on loan the following season after his initial six months. A loan move within the La Liga would ensure that the player gets the needed minutes for his improvement. Reinier has played three games for the Castilla and has impressed massively. It can be recalled that he feat...
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Roberto Martinez says Hazard has recovered from surgery

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has disclosed that Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has recovered well from ankle surgery. He made this known on Sunday but didn't point out the time frame for his return to action. Hazard underwent the operation in Dallas last month after fracturing his ankle. It seemed like the 29-year-old would go on another lengthy spell on the sidelines but the break due to the coronavirus pandemic means that he might feature this season depending on when La Liga resumes. READ: Moise Kean linked with a return to the Serie A “I know he is recovering well. He is not far from running again and there are no complications,” Martinez said in a chat with some Belgian media outlets. “Everything went well with the operation, but you also hope that everything goes well...
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Real Madrid set to offload Bale and James Rodriguez

Real Madrid are set to let go of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez as both stars have failed to live up to the billing this season. The duo are reportedly free to seek moves elsewhere and may have played their last game for Los Blancos due to the coronavirus lockdown. According to Marca, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to offload the two players and will not hinder their moves away from the club. The report also noted that the duo may leave the club through the backdoor if the La Liga doesn't resume due to the ongoing worldwide health emergency. Both players have not been impressive as expected in recent times although they've not been allowed to leave the Bernabeu in the past. Gareth Bale last featured for Real Madrid in the 2 all draw with Celta Vigo. His performance in the ga...
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Karius reveals death threats after costly UCL final errors

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has revealed that he received death threats after making costly mistakes in the Reds' 3:1 defeat to Real Madrid in the final of the 2018 UEFA Champions League. The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Besiktas until the end of the season. It must be noted that he has not played a competitive match for Liverpool since the UCL final although he's contracted to Liverpool until 2022. The German said he received death threats after gifting crucial goals to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. It was later revealed that he had suffered a concussion after a clash with Sergio Ramos. "I should have been more aggressive about this in public," Karius told Sport Bild. READ: Man United dealt blow in chase for Federico Chiesa "I was just delighted that I ...