Real Madrid edge Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea’s hold on the Champions League hangs precariously after Karim Benzema’s hat-trick put Real Madrid in a position of power following the quarter-final first leg at Stamford Bridge. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti made a winning return to the club where he won the Premier League and FA Cup double after veteran France striker Benzema delivered his latest masterclass. Benzema, 34…

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Real Madrid edge Celta Vigo to boost title chances

Karim Benzema scored two penalties and had another saved as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo to go 12 points clear at the top of La Liga. Benzema gave Real the lead after Nolito clipped Eder Militao before Celta’s Thiago Galhardo had a goal disallowed. Nolito levelled from close range but Real won another penalty when Jeison Murillo fouled Rodrygo –…

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Real Madrid edge Mallorca to move 10 points clear

Real Madrid moved 10 points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to a comfortable away victory at Mallorca. Following a goalless first half, Vinicius Jr scored 10 minutes after the restart, converting a pass from Karim Benzema to put Real ahead. Benzema, who scored a hat-trick as Real beat Paris St-Germain 3-1 to seal a 3-2 aggregate win…

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Real Madrid moves seven points clear with win over Athletic Bilbao

Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points. The Carlo Ancelotti coached side won 1-0 against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night. Karim Benzema scored his 17th goal of the season when he diverted home Luka Modric’s wayward shot five minutes before half-time. The visitors…

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Martin Odegaard confirms Arsenal exit

Martin Odegaard has said an emotional goodbye to Arsenal, after returning to Real Madrid. The Norwegian spent the second half of last season on loan in North London from the Spanish giants. Mikel Arteta hoped to keep the attacking midfielder at Emirates Stadium for a further campaign. But Martin Odegaard appears to have signalled his intention to stay at Madrid – by saying a final…

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