Madrid edge City to set date with Liverpool

Manchester City suffered one of the most remarkable Champions League collapses as Real Madrid came back from the abyss to set up a final showdown with Liverpool. City were two goals ahead on aggregate going into the 90th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s strike had added to their 4-3 first-leg win last week. And then Rodrygo happened. The Brazilian substitute turned…

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Real Madrid agree deal for Rudiger

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger when his contract expires at the end of the season, says Guillem Balague. On Sunday, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said Rudiger had failed to agree a new deal with the European champions. Rudiger, who has also spoken to Bayern Munich, was offered a contract worth more than £200,000 to stay…

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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 beat Barcelona to make it to Spanish Super Cup final

Real Madrid are through to the Spanish Super Cup final after beating rivals Barcelona in extra-time. Federico Valverde slotted in the winner after Ansu Fati’s late equaliser forced extra time in Saudi Arabia. In a thrilling El Clasico clash, Real took the lead three times, with Barca coming back twice before Valverde eventually made it 3-2. Real striker Karim Benzema…

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