Scandal or no scandal - why Real Madrid and Ronaldo need Benzema - Goal.com
Benzema has been sidelined since October 8 when he picked up an injury in a friendly against Armenia and in his absence, the Portuguese attacker has struggled for goals. Having hit 10 in nine games earlier in the season, Ronaldo has managed only three in five fixtures since the striker strained his thigh playing for France.
Benitez rubbishes mutiny talk | Football Espana
Rafa Benitez has rubbished talk that a group of senior Real Madrid players recently confronted him over his perceived defensive tactics. Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo were reportedly the three men in question as Los Blancos’ style of play this season continues to find itself under scrutiny, but the Coach insists such a claim could not be any wider from the mark.
Atletico Madrid join Arsenal in race to sign Marseille talisman Michy Batshuayi | Daily Star
According to Sky Sports via Italian publication Calciomercato, the La Liga outfit are prepared to meet Marseille's £35m asking-price to secure his services. The 22-year-old has been prolific form this season - netting nine goals in 16 fixtures with a further three assists to boot.
Fernando Torres must deliver for Atletico Madrid - ESPN FC
Having snatched a last-ditch win just before the international break courtesy of Antoine Griezmann's stooping header, Atletico Madrid put themselves back into third place in La Liga, within a point of second-place neighbours Real and just four off the top spot.
‘Mustafi affected by Paris attacks’ | Football Espana
Nuno Santo has admitted that Shkodran Mustafi remains "very affected" by the recent attacks in Paris ahead of Valencia’s match against Las Palmas on Saturday. The defender was part of the Germany team who lost 2-0 to France at Stade de France on November 13, amid a wave of attacks outside the stadium, which killed 137 people, and the Coach sympathised with the player.
Victor Valdes not coming to Espanyol - Pau Lopez - ESPN FC
Espanyol's current No. 1 Pau Lopez has dismissed rumours the Barcelona-city club are interested in signing former Barca goalkeeper and current Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes. Valdes is sure to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window, with his relationship with United manager Louis van Gaal having deteriorated completely.
Eusebio wants attacking La Real | Football Espana
Eusebio Sacristan has made it clear that he wants more attacking intent from Real Sociedad ahead of his debut at the helm against Sevilla on Saturday. The former Barcelona B boss replaced David Moyes before the international break, and he is hoping to build on the Scot’s work in strengthening La Real’s defence with more flair going forward.