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La Liga News: 7 April 2016; Real Madrid Shocked by Wolfsburg, Karim Benzema Injured in Loss

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Madrid stunned by Wolfsburg's quick start -
Zinédine Zidane's Madrid were on a six-game winning run and duly began in confident mood, Cristiano Ronaldo having an effort chalked out for offside before Karim Benzema burst through in the 14th minute. Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio's outstretched boot came to Wolfsburg's rescue, Gareth Bale slicing the rebound wide.

Zidane: I am responsible for Wolfsburg loss - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane took full responsibility for Wednesday's shock 0-2 defeat at Wolfsburg in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg. Madrid went into the game as huge favourites after Saturday's La Liga Clasico win at Barcelona, but were soon 2-0 down through Ricardo Rodriguez's penalty and Max Arnold's close range strike after a lovely team move ripped open the visiting defence.

Marcelo Wolfsburg chief accuses Real Madrid star of acting | CaughtOffside
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo has been slammed as an ‘actor’ by Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking. peaking to the German media [as reported by Sport], the Wolfsburg manager has criticised the Brazil international following some perceived play acting in Wednesday evening’s Champions League tie between the two sides.

Benzema limps off for Madrid against Wolfsburg -
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could be facing another injury lay-off, as he lasted just 40 minutes of the Blancos' Champions League tie away to Wolfsburg. Benzema went down after a tussle in the penalty area and immediately grabbed his left knee, as Madrid trailed 2-0 to the Bundesliga club.

La Liga report abuse aimed at Cristiano Ronaldo during El Clasico | Sky Sports
La Liga has denounced homophobic abuse directed toward Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo during Saturday's El Clasico at the Nou Camp. The Spanish league announced via a statement it will send a report to the Spanish government's committee against violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance in sport.

Real Madrid's Keylor Navas makes scorpion kick save - ESPN FC
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas produced a stunning tribute to the legendary Rene Higuita by pulling off a textbook version of the Colombian icon's famous "scorpion kick" save during a recent training session.

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