Real Madrid Comment: Ronaldo flops as Real Madrid pay the price for Benitez conservatism - Goal.com
Another derby, another disappointing result for Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo. Los Blancos beat Atletico only once in eight meetings last season and, stifled by a defensive game plan from coach Rafa Benitez, were frustated again this time around.
Real Madrid confirm Dani Carvajal right ankle injury - ESPN FC
Spain right-back Dani Carvajal has been diagnosed with an injury to the peroneal tendon of his right ankle, Real Madrid said on Monday. His club did not say for how long the player would be out, but Spanish newspaper AS has estimated two to three weeks.
BBC Sport - Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward named Welsh player of the year
Bale won the award for a record fifth time and also won the players' player and fans' player of the year awards. The 26-year-old had a difficult second season in Spain as Real Madrid lost their Champions League crown this year. But his six goals in Euro 2016 qualifying have put Wales on the brink of their first major finals since 1958.
'Terrific' Karim Benzema key Real Madrid threat as Cristiano Ronaldo toils | Sky Sports
Karim Benzema outshone Cristiano Ronaldo in the Madrid derby - and the Frenchman is proving a potent attacking force this season, says Spanish football expert Terry Gibson. That was one of the topics of conversation in this week's edition of La Liga Weekly, as Gibson and Jon Driscoll looked back on the weekend's action in the Primera Division, including Sunday's Madrid derby.
Karim Benzema working to avoid substitutions - Goal.com
Karim Benzema did not hide his disappointment after being replaced in Real Madrid's derby draw with Atletico Madrid on Sunday. The Frenchman, who has now been substituted in six of his eight appearances under Rafael Benitez in all competitions this season, made way for Mateo Kovacic in the 77th minute at the Vicente Calderon despite heading his team into the lead.
Keylor Navas plays down save in Real Madrid derby draw - ESPN FC
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has played down his heroics in Sunday's 1-1 La Liga draw at city rivals Atletico. The Costa Rica international produced an excellent save from Antoine Griezmann's penalty to ensure his team went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
Iker Casillas impressed by 'fantastic' Keylor Navas - Goal.com
Iker Casillas has praised the form of Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas and hopes the Costa Rican can help the Blancos progress. Casillas accumulated 725 appearances for Real in a glittering 16-year career at the Santiago Bernabeu, before he moved to Porto in the offseason. The Spain captain has been impressed by Navas, who has conceded just twice in his first seven La Liga outings this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo relentless in training - Deco - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo's pursuit of perfection is what makes him a world-class footballer, according to his former Portugal teammate Deco. Former Barcelona playmaker Deco played alongside Real Madrid's Ronaldo, 30, at international level for the Seleccao.
Valencia back for Biglia? | Football Espana
It’s claimed Valencia could look to resurrect a move for Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia when the winter transfer window opens. Super Deporte cite reports from Italian outlet Il Tempo that say Los Che are one of a number of European teams watching the Argentina international, with his contract due to expire in 2018.
Great weekend for Andalucia but Moyes’ time in Spain up? | Eurosport
It’s true he inherited a side devoid of fitness and confidence last season so was given a free pass by the fans who only wanted him to guide them to safety and nothing more, which he did. The problem is that after being given over £17m to spend this summer the football on display isn’t much better and the fans had outside hopes of challenging for the European slots yet find themselves closer to the relegation zone.