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Real Madrid players take voluntary pay cut to protect non-footballing staff

Football and basketball teams will lose up to 20% of wagesToni Kroos had said pay cuts ‘like empty donation to club’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageReal Madrid have become the latest Spanish club to apply pay cuts to allevia…

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Real Madrid’s stadium to be used in fight against coronavirus

Santiago Bernabéu to store medical materialBarcelona players reject first pay cut proposalCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Santiago Bernabéu will be turned into a storage and distribution centre for medical material do…

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When Raúl moved to the Bundesliga and charmed a nation of football fans

Raúl was 33 when he left Real Madrid for Schalke but he had not lost his competitive streak or his goalscoring touchBy Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheIn the closing minutes of Schalke’s pre-season friendly against Qatari club Al Sadd, a 13-year-old…

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Marco Asensio wins Fifa tournament for Real Madrid, watched by 170,000 fans

Madrid forward has been out all season with knee injuryCompetition raises £129,000 to fight coronavirusReal Madrid’s forward Marco Asensio has missed the entire season with a serious knee injury but the time away from the pitch paid unexpected dividend…

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Lorenzo Sanz: the man who recovered the European Cup for Real Madrid

The former president, who died of coronavirus at the weekend, said he would always have that night in Amsterdam in 1998 but two years later he was outNot long after the 1998 European Cup final, Real Madrid’s president Lorenzo Sanz took a copy of the sp…

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Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dies of coronavirus

76-year-old Sanz was president from 1995 to 2000La Liga and son Lorenzo Jr pay tributeThe former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has died of coronavirus aged 76, La Liga has announced. Sanz, Real’s president from 1995 to 2000, had been admitted to h…

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Football quiz: La Liga in the 1990s

How much do you remember about a time when Ronaldo, Romário, Rivaldo and Bebeto graced La Liga?Which side broke the duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid by winning the title in 1995-96?ValenciaDeportivo La Coruña Atlético Madrid Real SociedadHow many c…

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Real Madrid players in quarantine and La Liga suspended due to coronavirus

Champions League tie with Manchester City in doubtBasketball player had tested positive for coronavirusReal Madrid have gone into quarantine after one of the players in their basketball team tested positive for the coronavirus, leaving all activity at …

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Rubi’s Real Betis melodrama keeps rolling after victory over Real Madrid | Sid Lowe

The Betis manager endured an emotional rollercoaster on the way to a sensational win that eases pressure on himThere’s something brilliantly bonkers about Betis, the football club that melodrama makes its own, and Sunday night that was them distilled i…

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Champions League elite have got fat on easy dominance and quality has suffered | Jonathan Wilson

Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Juve and others have become short-termist as domestic success has bred complacencyJust wait for the knockout phase of the Champions League. That’s when the season really gets going, that’s when the real football begins. Tha…

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The Copa del Rey has been revamped and revitalised this season

Spain’s cup competition has become less bloated and less predictable this season. Other countries should take noteBy Mark Sochon for These Football TimesThe widely accepted narrative seems to be that domestic cup competitions are in the doldrums. Many …

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The Copa del Rey has been revamped and revitalised this season

Spain’s cup competition has become less bloated and less predictable this season. Other countries should take noteBy Mark Sochon for These Football TimesThe widely accepted narrative seems to be that domestic cup competitions are in the doldrums. Many …

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Vinícius silences the ridicule to spark Madrid storm and blow Barça away | Sid Lowe

The dazzling but flawed Brazilian teenager ended his latest goal drought to resurrect Real Madrid and blow Barça awayFirst Casemiro told Vinícius Júnior where to go, then Toni Kroos showed him. And so, as it turned out, did Gerard Piqué although that w…

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Vinícius silences the ridicule to spark Madrid storm and blow Barça away | Sid Lowe

The dazzling but flawed Brazilian teenager ended his latest goal drought to resurrect Real Madrid and blow Barça awayFirst Casemiro told Vinícius Júnior where to go, then Toni Kroos showed him. And so, as it turned out, did Gerard Piqué although that w…

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Vinícius Júnior and Mariano put Real Madrid top with Barcelona win

Almost 2,000 days – 1,954 to be precise – since they had last managed it, the Santiago Bernabéu saw their team beat Barcelona. Through the rain they watched as Vinícius Júnior scored the goal that changed everything: a night that had begun nervously, w…

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Real Madrid v Barcelona: La Liga – live!

Minute-by-minute clásico updates from the action at the BernabéuReal can go top of La Liga by beating Barcelona in 8pm GMT kick offShare your thoughts with Rob via email 7.20pm GMT Great #ElClásico G?ALS #2: Diego Maradona!! pic.twitter.com/rQ2OaZdBoj …

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Real Madrid face ‘hour of truth’ in clásico after Manchester City defeat | Sid Lowe

Zinedine Zidane knows his side must improve after a poor league run and European loss but nor are Barcelona in great fettlerThe Manchester City fans high in the north-east stand of the Bernabéu who belted out Blue Moon weren’t the only ones who had enj…

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Real Madrid’s reputation for dramatic comebacks is more myth than reality

The remontada has long been part of Real’s identity but recent second-leg Champions League trips suggest it is mere folklore“If there is a team anywhere that can turn this around, it’s them,” Pep Guardiola said. And so, it seemed, did almost everyone e…

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Manchester City showed ‘personality’ lacking all season, says Rodri

Rodri sees win at Real Madrid as psychological turning pointMidfielder admits City have lacked strength in tough momentsRodri has described Manchester City’s Champions League victory at Real Madrid as a psychological turning point for his club’s season…

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Guardiola dips into his bible to find tactical blueprint for win in Madrid | Jonathan Wilson

Manchester City manager reverted to principles he wrote on his whiteboard in 2015 to beat a deeply ordinary Real Madrid Revel in the irony: of course it would be just as the great rupture comes that Manchester City at last produce a great European perf…