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Author Archive for Sid Lowe in Madrid

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Gareth Bale and that ‘Wales, golf, Madrid’ flag: Real are not amused

The banner is a laugh. And yet, importantly, the Welshman surely knows that most in Madrid won’t find it funnyIt was Pedja Mijatovic who started it. One night on the radio, the former Real Madrid player and sporting director said he hadn’t spoken to Ga…

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How Luis Enrique’s Spain return turned from a fiesta into a crisis | Sid Lowe

Robert Moreno always said he would willing step aside for Luis Enrique to retake the reins but something changed and Spain were caught completely off-guardIt should have been the best of news, something to celebrate; instead, the Spanish football feder…

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How Luis Enrique’s Spain return turned from a fiesta into a crisis | Sid Lowe

Robert Moreno always said he would willing step aside for Luis Enrique to retake the reins but something changed and Spain were caught completely off-guardIt should have been the best of news, something to celebrate; instead, the Spanish football feder…

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Kieran Trippier: ‘Everywhere I go they shout Rooney at me. Everyone’

The defender on how Diego Costa created his nickname at Atlético Madrid, what went wrong at Tottenham and missing the dartsFor one brief moment Kieran Trippier sounds worried. The England defender is talking about how his Atlético Madrid teammate Diego…

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Toni Duggan: ‘I wanted the ground to suck me in, for the game just to end’

The Atlético Madrid forward discusses last year’s Champions League final, Twitter rumours and why she left Barcelona“It hurt,” Toni Duggan says, “it hurt a lot.” It remains raw, and serves as inspiration. All that time, all that effort, the expectation…

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Rodri: ‘Klopp’s teams go at you like animals. They’re like a knife’

Manchester City’s record signing on his fear of tattoos, still being at university and where he and his teammates need to improve“You can pretend a couple of times, play a role a bit, but in the end you are what you are,” Rodrigo Hernández says, and he…

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Barcelona v Real Madrid called off following unrest in Catalonia

• First clásico of the season had been set for 26 October• New date for game will have to be agreed by MondayReal Madrid and Barcelona will not meet on 26 October after the first clásico of the Spanish league season was postponed, just eight days befor…

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Antoine Griezmann and the question of where he fits in at Barcelona | Sid Lowe

The Frenchman has initially had to play on the left and when Messi, Suárez and Dembélé were all available he was on the bench. He is too good not to integrate but it may take timeAntoine Griezmann responded to the question but he was not daft enough to…

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Real Madrid and evasive Zidane fail to convince after Bernabéu horror show | Sid Lowe

Recovering to draw 2-2 with Club Brugge keeps them alive but the 13-time European champions have problems stacking up, with Thibaut Courtois the latest player under the microscopeZinedine Zidane said the two goals that Real Madrid conceded against Club…

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Barcelona’s Ansu Fati cleared to play for Spain after being granted passport

16-year-old could have played for Guinea-Bissau or PortugalExpected to travel with Spain to Under-17 World Cup in BrazilThe Barcelona forward Ansu Fati has been cleared to play for the Spanish national team after he was granted a passport on Friday, wi…

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Kieran Trippier delivering for Atlético Madrid and relishing new 100mph life | Sid Lowe

The right-back set up the equaliser against Juventus and says the atmosphere was unlike anything he had experiencedKieran Trippier took a step back, avoiding the red and white flowers at the south-east corner of the ground, laid there by Margarita Luen…

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Valencia’s response to the crisis? A statement that infuriates fans more | Sid Lowe

Replacing Marcelino García Toral with Albert Celades has caused confusion before the Champions League trip to ChelseaThe only man who spoke after Valencia’s 5-2 defeat at Barcelona on Saturday was the man who had been there only three days and had noth…

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A mess in Málaga: how Shinji Okazaki signing ended up being a mirage | Sid Lowe

The club that reached the 2013 Champions League quarter-finals are in such a shambolic state that they had to release the Japanese forward before he played a competitive game“I’ll never forget Málaga,” Shinji Okazaki said, and that much at least was tr…

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Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach due to personal reasons

Forty-nine-year-old leaves post after 11 months in jobAssistant Roberto Moreno takes over national teamLuis Enrique has stepped down as coach of the Spanish national team for personal reasons, leaving his assistant Robert Moreno in charge until Euro 20…

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Eden Hazard fulfils his dream of a lifetime with Real Madrid move | Sid Lowe

The boy from Belgium is now the man in Madrid after being presented to fans following €150m transfer from ChelseaThe Garden of Eden moved to the Bernabéu. Eden Hazard took a stroll around the grass at his new home, kicking gold and white footballs into…

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Denis Suárez on his time at Arsenal: ‘From day 16 I wasn’t even at 50%’

• I trained with medication but didn’t feel right, midfielder says• Suárez wants to leave Barcelona but return to La LigaDenis Suárez has described 2018-2019 as a year “to forget” and said he was only ever half-fit at Arsenal due to a pelvic injury. Th…

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Eden Hazard to Real Madrid: a transfer almost 10 years in the making | Sid Lowe

Zinedine Zidane identified the Belgian in 2010. Finally he has his man and Hazard will start despite the heftiest competition“I would take Eden Hazard with my eyes closed.” Zinedine Zidane’s words are not from this week or last; they’re not from last y…

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Valladolid v Valencia on final day of La Liga ‘was fixed’, says judge

• El Mundo says up to seven Valladolid players were involved• No suggestion that Valencia players were awareThe final-day victory against Valladolid that secured Valencia’s place in the Champions League was prearranged by a criminal gang and up to seve…

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Champions League final: your guide to the Wanda Metropolitano

Atlético’s stadium is 15km from their old one and will offer a different experience for the Liverpool v Tottenham gameA Stadium Called Wanda, named after the Chinese company that became a shareholder and made construction possible. Only it is not calle…

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Champions League final: your guide to the Wanda Metropolitano

Atlético’s stadium is 15km from their old one and will offer a different experience for the Liverpool v Tottenham gameA Stadium Called Wanda, named after the Chinese company that became a shareholder and made construction possible. Only it is not calle…