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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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Report: Barcelona Could Be Left With Gaping Hole In Their Defence Next Season

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 17: Head coach Luis Enrique of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF at Camp Nou on April 17, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Reports have emerged that former Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano could be about to leave Barcelona in favour of a move to Italian champions Juventus. As reported in the Mirror, the Argentinian has grown concerned at reports his club are looking to sign a top central defender this summer to play alongside Gerrard Pique, making him surplus to requirements. Barcelona outlet SPORT however …

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How Unai Emery And Sevilla Made European Football History

BASEL, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18: Team captain Jose Antonio Reyes of Sevilla poses for photograhs with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League Final match between Liverpool and Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on May 18, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

They’ve done it again. For the fifth time in 10 years and the third year in succession, Sevilla FC are UEFA Europa League champions – and the cup specialists could still win a third Copa del Rey in the same golden period when they face Barcelona on Sunday. The reward of Champion’s League qualification for the Europa League winners has …

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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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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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