'We're not throwing flowers into the air, we did the job' - Zidane
Real Madrid delivered a winning response to Zinedine Zidane's stinging criticism as Mariano Diaz scored twice in a 3-2 victory over Villarreal on Sunday. An angry Zidane questioned the attitude of his players after last week's 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano and reacted by making more changes, with Luka Modric and Gareth Bale not even…
Zidane begins new Madrid era by dropping 'keeper Courtois
Zinedine Zidane restored old favourites for his first game since being re-appointed coach of Real Madrid as Thibaut Courtois was dropped for Keylor Navas while Isco and Marcelo both returned. Gareth Bale was also named in the starting line-up at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday as Madrid launched their new era under Zidane at home…
Madrid can win fourth straight Champions League, says Courtois
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said on Tuesday that he believes Real Madrid can win a fourth consecutive Champions League title this season. Madrid play Ajax on Wednesday in the first leg of the last 16, hoping to take one step closer to their fifth European triumph in six years. Bayern Munich and Ajax have both won…
Real Madrid jump above Atletico after winning four-goal derby
Thibaut Courtois overcame the jeers and Gareth Bale delivered a timely reminder of his talents as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 in a feisty city derby on Saturday. Real's fifth league win in a row means they sit second for the first time since September, above Atletico, and just five points behind Barcelona. Barca…
Courtois the key as Madrid derby ends goalless
Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois came back to haunt Atletico Madrid as two crunch saves denied Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa on Saturday in a goalless draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Six new signings to watch in La Liga
Spanish football heads into the post-Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta era as the 2018-19 La Liga season begins this weekend. With these two greats of the modern age having moved on, AFP Sport picks out six new signings to watch in the coming campaign. THOMAS LEMAR (ATLETICO MADRID) Age: 22 Position: Attacking midfielder/winger Previous club:…
Courtois, Vinicius in as Real Madrid begin life without Ronaldo against Atletico
New boys, Thibaut Courtois and Vinicius Jr. are in Real Madrid’s squad for tomorrow’s UEFA Super Cup match against neighbours, Atletico Madrid at the Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia. It is Real Madrid’s first competitive game since former talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus.
Family only reason Courtois moved to Real: agent
Thibaut Courtois would probably still be a Chelsea player had his family lived in London and not Madrid his agent told the BBC on Sunday.
Everton busiest Premiership side as transfer window closes in England
Everton signaled their intentions of challenging for a top four position with a flurry of activities on the closing day of the English Premier League’s transfer window.
Real Madrid complete Courtois signing
Real Madrid have completed a move for Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after he passed his medical at the Santiago Bernabeu. Courtois, 26, has signed a six-year deal to join the Champions League champions. Courtois joined Chelsea in 2011 from Genk but was immediately loaned to Atletico Madrid for two seasons, before he returned to Chelsea to…