He enjoyed an impressive debut season with Los Blancos, scoring 13 goals in 29 LaLiga appearances, though he fell out of favour when Zidane took charge and signed for Bayern – then coached by Ancelotti – on a two-year loan in 2017.
Hakimi was coming back from a loan with Borussia Dortmund. Young Japan forward Takefusa Kubo also was on a loan, with Mallorca, and this season was sent to Villarreal. Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola returned to Paris Saint-Germain after a stint with Madrid. Reinier will play on a loan with Dortmund, as will Brahim Diaz with AC […]
Upon his return to the Bernabeu, James could only make 8 appearances in an injury ravaged season in which he was mostly sidelined because of a knee injury. The player made a total of 125 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 37 goals and providing 42 assists. In terms of silverware, James won two La Liga’s […]
After winning last year’s La Liga title with a relentless final sprint, Real Madrid are betting on practically the same group of players as they seek to successfully defend a domestic crown for the first time since 2008. With their finances squeezed by the Covid-19 pandemic and their squad already well rounded, Real have had […]
Barca’s unexpected loss handed Real the chance to move three points clear at the top of the table but the European champions were outclassed by a rampant Sevilla, who scored all their goals in a livewire first half to inflict a first league defeat on Real under coach Julen Lopetegui.
The Andalusians have also lost on each of their last eight LaLiga visits to the Bernabeu. The 2018-19 LaLiga campaign has, however, taught us to expect the unexpected and more twists and turns are almost certain when two of the competition’s big guns meet on Saturday.
“I’ve come here to try to improve, to get better. I’ve also come here to help the team to win, to play good football — entertaining football. I’m convinced, with Carlo and his technical staff, we can achieve big things and one of the big reasons I signed was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti,” he […]
The 29-year-old right winger rarely appeared with the La Liga champions during last season and was mostly a bit-part player, starting only 8 games during the whole tournament. However, he scored two goals and made two assists. As his contract with the Spanish club is set to expire within one year, Madrid could reportedly let […]
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Even for Chelsea, letting over $100 million walk out the door is wild, and for all Hazard’s won with Chelsea there’s also been consternation under several managers and a more than occasional habit of disappointing on the table.