Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Champions League final player ratings

Real Madrid Keylor Navas 7/10 Lucky not to be punished by Van Dijk when he missed a corner but one his safer goalkeeping displays. Made a solid and important save from Alexander-Arnold. Dani Carvajal 5/10 Left distraught after being forced out of a second successive final by injury. Had only just returned from a hamstring […]

Real Madrid’s glory interrupted by internal politics with a twist

Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Pérez, said we had heard it all before but we had not, not quite like this. Sergio Ramos had not even collected the European Cup, their third in a row, when Cristiano Ronaldo referred to it in the past – to all of it. “It was nice to be at Madrid,” […]

Real Madrid win Champions League as Cristiano Ronaldo double defeats Juve

It ended, as it so often does, with that familiar smile. Cristiano Ronaldo – gelled hair, dazzling teeth, magic in his boots – will never forget the night he scored the 600th goal of an almost implausible career. It was the moment everyone knew the Champions League trophy was on its way back to the […]

Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid: how they rated in the Champions League final

Juventus 6 Gianluigi Buffon Unlucky with deflections for two of the goals and had similarly scant chance for the others. Champions League success remains elusive. 6 Andrea Barzagli The veteran looked comfortable before the break but became stretched later on and was replaced by Cuadrado as Juve chased the game. 7 Leonardo Bonucci Supreme 60-yard […]

Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid problems won’t affect him for Wales, says Luka Modric

Croatia captain Luka Modric says Gareth Bale’s problems at Real Madrid will not affect him while on international duty for Wales. Bale comes up against his Real team-mate Modric in Osijek on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Football, having suffered a nightmare end to the season at the Bernabeu. The Welshman was dropped from the […]

Marcelo on Romario, Roberto Carlos, Real Madrid and his World Cup mission with Brazil

Writing on The Players’ Tribune, Real Madrid’s Marcelo pays tribute to his childhood heroes, lifts the lid on the Champions League dream that became a reality and reveals his World Cup mission. Where do we begin? I want to tell you about how my grandfather changed my life. But I also want to tell you […]

Where could Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema go next season?

Karim Benzema’s days at Real Madrid look numbered, but where could the striker end up at next season? Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Terry Gibson looks at the various options. LISTEN: La Liga Weekly Jon Driscoll is joined by Terry Gibson to discuss all things Spanish football in the latest podcast Benzema, 30, has been […]

Sergio Ramos asked to leave Real Madrid on free transfer, says Florentino Perez

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos asked to leave the club to join a team in China on a free transfer, president Florentino Perez has revealed. Perez says Ramos and his agent approached the club claiming they had received “a very good offer from China”, but says Madrid had refused the defender’s request. Euro Papers: Real […]

Sergio Ramos says he will see out his Real Madrid contract amid interest from China

Sergio Ramos has announced he intends to see out his Real Madrid contract following transfer interest from China. Ramos, 33, had asked the club to allow him to leave to join a team in China on a free transfer, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday. Calderon: Hazard won’t come cheap Hazard: This is […]

Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois sidelined with hip injury

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has picked up a hip injury which could see him miss vital league games against Real Betis and Sevilla later this month. Real have confirmed Courtois has been diagnosed with a grade one injury, the least severe possible, and he was left out of the squad to face Leganes in […]