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Real Madrid: Fascinating Stats Point To Ronaldo’s Decline And Bale’s Upward Trajectory

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid run during a Real Madrid training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Bernie Uche from Under The Cosh Blog takes a look at the contrasting performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale over the last few seasons, predicting that Real Madrid are shifting to a more Bale-centric side. Three years ago Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record £85.1 million. Real Madrid fans were upset because his signing came at …

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Manchester United Dealt Major Blow In Pursuit Of £54 Million Spaniard

Manchester United

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are busy planning for the new campaign with rumours abound of incomings and outgoings at Old Trafford this summer. Reports, however, have emerged from Spain that rumoured £54 million transfer target Saul Niguez has pledged his immediate future to his current club, Atletico Madrid. He told AS, as reported in The Manchester Evening News: “I’m fine in …

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How Diego Simeone Brought Atletico Madrid Back Into The Spotlight

Arsenal / Simeone

People have raved about Leicester City’s title-winning exploits this season and rightly so. Perhaps, as a result, what Atletico Madrid have achieved has languished in obscurity somewhat, but then with Atletico this is a common occurrence. When Diego Simeone arrived to manage a team he had played for and recognised as a footballing home of sorts in December 2009, he …

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Statistically Comparing The 2014 And 2016 Champions League Finalists

This years Champions League season has, to a large extent, mirrored that of 2013/2014. Despite another poor showing, an English team progressed as far as the semi-finals. Arsenal lost their nerve in the first leg, yet produced a brave, albeit fruitless, second leg against a European giant. Atletico Madrid under Diego Simeone knocked out a fancied Barcelona side. Two teams from Spain faced …

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Statistically Comparing Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Gareth Bale (R) listen to Zinedine Zidane manager of Real Madrid during a Real Madrid training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

The last five times that the world football transfer record has been broken, it has been done so by Real Madrid. In 2000 they took Luis Figo from Barcelona for €62 million. A year later current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane arrived from Juventus for €75 million. In 2009 Madrid broke the record twice in one year with the arrival of …

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Stunning Statistic Shows The Dominance Of Spanish Clubs In Europe

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images )

The final whistle in the Santiago Bernebeu stadium on Wednesday confirmed another all-Madrid final of Europe’s top competition.  Real Madrid stuttered past a lacklustre Manchester City, thanks to a fortunate Gareth Bale strike, or unfortunate Fernando deflection, depending on which team you support. The Madrid defence lived up to its austere reputation as they kept yet another clean sheet. The …

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Liverpool vs Villarreal: Here’s What’s In Store For The Reds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s reward for getting past Borussia Dortmund in the last eight is a semi-final encounter with high flying Spanish outfit Villarreal. Liverpool will enter the tie as favourites to secure a final berth, possibly against a Sevilla side looking for an impressive third Europa League triumph in a row. Villarreal are currently fourth in La Liga on 61 points, four ahead …

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