Reuters Soccer Blog

Real poised for election fever

January 26, 2009

Potential Real Madrid presidential candidates will be trying to decide whether Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the player most likely to deliver them the majority of votes in this summer’s election campaign.

Robben key to Real revival

January 6, 2009

Real Madrid have suffered a flurry of criticism in recent times for some disappointing, and expensive, forays into the transfer market (Fernando Gago and Rafael van der Vaart to name two).

Guardiola has come a long way in 18 years

December 16, 2008

Eighteen years ago today, on Dec. 16 1990, a 19-year-old midfielder made his debut for Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona dream team in a Primera Liga match against Cadiz.

Real show signs of improvement, but can Barca be caught?

December 15, 2008

Has new Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos picked up where he left off at struggling Tottenham Hotspur?

You can’t beat Barca v Real or Juve against Milan

December 12, 2008

There was a lot of fuss about Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim and Chelsea v Arsenal in the last few weeks but for me this weekend offers the best two games in domestic football.

Real fans glad to see back of Schuster, welcome Ramos

December 10, 2008

Chatting with Real Madrid fans outside the Bernabeu ahead of their Champions League match against Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday, the overwhelming attitude expressed was one of relief that the club was rid of Bernd Schuster.

Ramos replaces Schuster at Real – your views

December 9, 2008

The Bernabeu axe has fallen again with Bernd Schuster sacked as Real Madrid coach and Juande Ramos coming in to replace him.

Impossible is nothing, or so Bernd Schuster hopes

December 8, 2008

Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster is all over the Spanish-speaking web, saying, “It’s impossible to win at the Nou Camp.”

It will take more than Huntelaar to save Real’s season

December 3, 2008

Real Madrid appear to need more than the couple of ‘youngsters with a future’ their president Ramon Calderon has promised for January if their season is not going to drift away from them.

Lippi enters the Respect debate – but is he on the losing side?

November 27, 2008

One of the benefits of being a World Cup-winning manager is that nobody complains if you turn up at a party and start badmouthing the hosts – they’re too grateful you came in the first place.