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09.12.2016

Perez decides to sell Ronaldo

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has decided to sell Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite the Portugal international captain new deal, which was signed just last month, Real Madrid president has decided to sell Ronaldo before it's expiry. According to Don Balon, Florentino feels he can still rake in a healthy fee for the No7 from the Chinese Super League. The president, reportedly, want to sell him at the end of season 2017/18.    
08.12.2016

Messi contract talks to start

Lionel Messi's father has arrived in Barcelona to start contract negotiation talks with the club, according to sources in Spain. Jorge Messi, according to Onda Cero, is already in Barcelona in order to initiate lengthy contract negotiations with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. AS reports that Barca want to start negotiations before the end of the year as they know that the discussions will take time. Messi’s current deal expires in 2018 and Barcelona want him to sign on until 2022.
08.12.2016

Suarez close to signing new Barca deal

Barcelona have all but finalised Luis Suarez’s contract renewal, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. When asked about Suarez, Bartomeu told Radio Vision y Cadena Celeste: “The [contract] renewal is already done, it only lacks a few small details. Luis will continue at Barcelona. He is loved by everyone and he is a very good fan of the club. “In the next few days or weeks we will announce it. For the fans he is a very important character, he is part of the spectacular [attacking] trident that we have at the club. He helps the team to function.” Bartomeu says Suarez will be contracted to Barcelona until 2022, while he says he would like to see the former Liverpool man see out his career in Catalonia. He added: “We will extend his contract for as long as the law allows us. But the objective is that Suarez is [with us] until the Qatar World Cup at least. We want it to be more, but for the moment he will sign until 2022. We want Luis Suarez to be at the club for many years. And when he retires, he will always be welcome at Barcelona. We would like Luis Suarez to stay at Barcelona forever.”
08.12.2016

Aubameyang confirms Real Madrid promise

Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has once again revealed he promised his grandfather that he would play for Real Madrid. Aubameyang starred at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night, scoring one goal and setting up another for Marco Reus as Dortmund came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against European champions. Los Blancos are reportedly tracking Aubameyang, while the Gabon forward has never hidden his desire to turn out for them in the future. When asked about playing for Real, he told beIN Sports: “Yes, it’s a promise that I made to my grandfather, but right now I feel very good at Dortmund. In the future we’ll see. We can tell [Real president] Florentino [Perez] already.”
08.12.2016

Premier League trio want to sign Isco

Premier League three clubs want to sign Isco. According to Diario Gol, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City are all hoping to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco The 24-year-old Spain international is contracted to the European champions until the summer of 2018.
08.12.2016

Zidane equals to Beenhakker’s unbeaten record

Real Madrid tied with Borussia Dortmund in the last group stage match in Champions league. The draw was the 34th match in which Zidane's men leave the pitch undefeated. Hence, it's a repetition of the club record. Leo Beenhakker's 1988/89 squad went undefeated from October 2 to April 9, winning 25 and drawing nine of their games just as the 2016 side have done. Now Zidane not only aims to surpass this record but to chase the Spanish record of 39 unbeaten matches which was set by Luis Enrique's Barcelona side.
08.12.2016

Champions League. All teams which made it to Round of 16

Champions League group stage is finished and we know the names of all 16 clubs that will continue their way in the competition. We introduce all the teams which have qualified for the Round of 16. Also, you can find the names of teams which will move to Europa League. Qualified from the first place Arsenal Napoli Barcelona Atletico Madrid Monaco Borussia Dortmund Leicester City Juventus Qualified from the second place Paris Saint-Germain Benfica Manchester City Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen Real Madrid Porto Sevilla Qualified for Europa League Ludogorets Razgrad Besiktas Borussia Monchengladbach Rostov Tottenham Legia Warsaw Copenhagen Olympique Lyonnais The draws for Champions League Round of 16 and Europa League Round of 32 will take place on Monday in Nyon and will start at 12:00 CET.
08.12.2016

Real Madrid eye Borussia midfielder

Real Madrid are eyeing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl. According to Diario Madridista, the 21 year-old is under consideration at Real this season. Weigl featured last night in their Champions League draw.    
08.12.2016

Champions League, Round 6, Day 2. Full highlights

We present the full highlights of all matches that were played in Champions league group stage round 6 yesterday. Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Monaco Tottenham 3-1 CSKA Moscow Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund Legia Warsaw 1-0 Sporting CP Porto 5-0 Leicester City Club Brugge 0-2 Copenhagen Juventus 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb Lyon 0-0 Sevilla
07.12.2016

Who’s the head? Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund. PREVIEW

UEFA Champions League. Group stage. Round 6 (Final Round) Group F. Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund December 7, 20:45 CET Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain Referee: Szymon Marciniak,Poland Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have already solved the biggest issue of CL group stage: they have guaranteed their place in the play-offs and could easily go through the last round game featuring experimental lineups… if not only the prestige and the fear of facing huge grands too early. No team want to play Juventus or Barcelona (Real Madrid can’t play Barcelona, though) in the very first round of the play-offs. However, if we take into account the fact that second position teams count such grands as Manchester City and Bayern Munich (not for Dortmund, obviously), the biggest question still remains the following: WHO IS THE HEAD of GROUP F? The defending champion Real Madrid or revived German grand Borussia Dortmund? Overview on forms Real Madrid seem to be in an unbelievable form. Not only they lead the domestic league with plus 6 over Barcelona, not on they have already guaranteed their place in the Champions League play-offs, but are also on an incredible run of 33 games without a loss in all competitions after escaping from loss in Super Clasico. Moreover, the team’s manager Zinedine Zidane is close to breaking the club’s all time record of 34 games with not a single loss set back in 1989 under Leo Beenhaker. Important to note that the last time Zidane’s side lost was on April 6, 2016 against another German club Wolsburg (2-0).  Will Tuchel’s team become another German nightmare for Real Madrid and end their unbelievable strike? The question asked above has no truth answer yet, but the obvious is the fact that Thomas Tuchel side’s run is much less impressive compared to that of their Spanish opponents. They are now residing in the 6th position of Bundesliga table and are losing 9 points to the leader. Only three out of last five domestic games the team have won, one game was lost and one defeated. If we compare their performance in the national league and the CL, it seems like Thomas Tuchel has certainly set an objective to concentrate on the European arena, and their poor performance in Germany is not a basis for predetermining the winner of the game. Head-to-Head Statistics The latest games between these teams show an absolute equality between them. Two out of last five games were won by Real Madrid, two games brought credit to Dortmund and a draw was observed. Moreover, the draw in the first round of the same Group stage, when Schurrle scored a late equalized to bring a point to his side. Other than this game, all the others went under big domination of one of the teams. It is yet unknown if one of the teams will firmly take the lead or there will be another draw, but we can surely expect more at least two goals (let’s hope to witness beautiful ones) from this game. Missing Players Real Madrid → Gareth Bale (all injured), Mariano Díaz (omitted), Nacho (omitted) Borussia Dortmund → Roman Burki, Neven Subotic, Mario Gotze, Raphael Guerreiro, Nuri Shahin (all injured), Sven Bender (unfit) Probable Lineups Real Madrid (4-3-3) vs Borussia Dortmund (5-2-2-1) Final thoughts The game is surely one of the most intriguing in the last round of the group stage. The game will reveal the head of the table, might equalize Zidane to the greatest (as a coach) and will reward the winner with confidence for the rest of the season. Taking into account the head-to-head statistics an open game is expected, and comparing the injured list length, the German side seem not to be 100% fit for a big clash. But… Those can be invisible factors compared to the passion and effort both teams are expected to put in the soul of the game.
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