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Asensio comes to lethargic Madrid’s rescue in late win over Leganes

Following a Spanish media report saying the majority of Real Madrid supporters want Ronaldo to leave the club, Gab Marcotti and the FC panel dive into the implications. Real Madrid take a one-goal advantage back to the Bernabeu for the second leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinal tie against Leganes courtesy of Marco Asensio’s 88th-minute winner, but the visitors scarcely deserved more than a 0-0 draw. That Lega, in the last eight for the first time in their 89-year history, did not go for the jugular of a struggling Madrid was a surprise, but neither side evoked the magic of the cup in a game that will not linger long in the memory. Positives Other than Asensio’s well-taken volley, none. Madrid were lethargic, disjointed and looked barely bothered to even acknowledge the motion...

Transfer Rater: Neymar in, Benzema and Bale out at Madrid?

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale rested for Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey game

Zinedine Zidane says Cristiano Ronaldo is where he belongs at Real Madrid amid rumours of an exit. Mark Ogden and Rob Dawson explain why Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to swap Real Madrid for Manchester United. The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on the reports from Spain stating that Cristiano Ronaldo wants out of Madrid. The FC crew cast doubt on Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United, despite his recent dip in form and reports of tension at Real Madrid. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested by coach Zinedine Zidane for Thursday evening’s Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg at Leganes, with Gareth Bale and Marcelo the other first-teamers excused from the short trip. Ronaldo’s future at the Bernabeu remains unclear with the player himself pushing fo...

Will Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid? Which club could he join?

The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on the reports from Spain stating that Cristiano Ronaldo wants out of Madrid. The FC crew cast doubt on Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United, despite his recent dip in form and reports of tension at Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane backs Cristiano Ronaldo to avoid his first three-match goalless drought for Real Madrid since April 2017 with a goal against Villarreal. With speculation once again rife that Cristiano Ronaldo is seeking an exit from Real Madrid, we asked writers from around the world for their thoughts on what lies ahead for the Ballon d’Or holder. What is Madrid’s attitude toward him with regard to the future? There is increasing consensus around Real Madrid that, if Ronaldo really wants to leave, then he can go this s...

Real Madrid could rue not beating Man City in building a global club network

Zinedine Zidane says he is trying to identify the problems Real Madrid are facing, but admits some mistakes are hard to comprehend. After Real Madrid’s draw at Celta Vigo, the FC crew identify the issues that have seen the reigning La Liga winners fall 16 points off the top. Zinedine Zidane says he’s happy with his Real Madrid squad and isn’t looking to bring in any players in January. “If I had pitched the idea to Real Madrid, the answer would have been: ‘you’re crazy’,” said Ferran Soriano, the Chief Executive Officer of Manchester City. In July 2017 City Football Group (CFG) — Manchester City’s parent company — bought a 44.3 percent stake in Spanish club Girona. An agency owned by Pere Guardiola — brother of Pep ...

Are Real Madrid in need of an overhaul?

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Zinedine Zidane: I cannot imagine Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid

The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on the reports from Spain stating that Cristiano Ronaldo wants out of Madrid. The FC crew cast doubt on Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United, despite his recent dip in form and reports of tension at Real Madrid. Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane cannot explain his team’s struggles in front of goal following their shock defeat to Villarreal. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he cannot imagine Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club next summer but will stay out of any contract negotiations between the player and club president Florentino Perez. Ronaldo has let it be known that he has decided to leave the Bernabeu next summer. He has grown tired of a lack of progress during talks with Perez in which he is asking for a hefty pay-rise ...

As Real’s slide continues, Perez should be wary of drastic changes

The FC crew break down Real Madrid’s latest setback, a home loss to Villarreal, and examine the persisting struggles of Cristiano Ronaldo. “I believe we need a change of direction,” said Florentino Perez in February 2006 when announcing his resignation as president of Real Madrid. At that stage of the 2005-06 season, Madrid were lagging behind Barcelona in La Liga after being beaten by Mallorca — a more considerable force in Spain then than now — and had just been knocked out of the Copa del Rey at the semifinal stage despite rallying to win 4-0 at home after a 6-1 first-leg thrashing at the hands of Zaragoza in La Romareda. “Something has been going wrong and everyone could see that against Mallorca,” Perez continued as he prepared to fall on his ...

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Real Madrid exit over new contract delay – source

Cristiano Ronaldo is tired of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's procrastination over a new contract and wants out of the Bernabeu, a source close to

Cristiano Ronaldo to Man United: Has Real Madrid star cried wolf too many times?

The FC crew cast doubt on Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United, despite his recent dip in form and reports of tension at Real Madrid. ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes tackle the latest transfer rumours surrounding N'Golo Kante, Andy Carroll, Cristiano Ronaldo and more. Christian Pulisic reveals his admiration for Lionel Messi, saying he has always been his favourite player. The FC crew break down Real Madrid's latest setback, a home loss to Villarreal, and examine the persisting struggles of Cristiano Ronaldo. Zinedine Zidane backs Cristiano Ronaldo to avoid his first three-match goalless drought for Real Madrid since April 2017 with a goal against Villarreal. Manchester United are understandably wary about Cristiano Ronaldo's camp once again claiming...

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Real Madrid player award amid uncertainty

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as Real Madrid's player of the month for December amid increasing uncertainty over his future at the Bernabeu. A