Not many people took note of what happened to Julen Lopetegui after he was unceremoniously kicked out of coaching duties at Real Madrid early last season. On Sunday night, the disgraced coach, who is now at the helm of Sevilla FC, will have a big chance to redeem himself as his side hosts his former team at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.It may be remembered that Lopetegui was sacked from the Spanish National Team on the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after it was revealed that he had accepted a job with Real Madrid. The Spaniard's woes continued after he was also sacked by Real Madrid just two months into the 2018/19 season. He was axed after only managing to take the team to 9th position on the league table, and after suffering a 5-1 defeat at El Clasico.Needless to say, his reputation was in shambles. On Sunday, Lopetegui has the opportunity to redeem himself in front of the same people who almost ruined him. His current team, Sevilla FC, will be playing against Zinedine Zidane's … [Read more...] about Sevilla vs. Real Madrid: Julen Lopetegui out for revenge?
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Real Madrid CF will start their UEFA Champions League campaign against Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. Two seasons ago, these two sides collided in the UCL round of 16, which saw Los Blancos emerge as the winners. In terms of club spending, both these teams are considered heavyweights. This match may be either side's toughest group match this season and it may very well be a battle to claim the top group spot.Since 2015, this is the first instance where Real Madrid will start their UCL campaign without being the defending champions. The Spanish giants have remained unbeaten so far in their La Liga campaign. However, with seven of their first-team members missing, the Spaniards may face a tremendous challenge in Paris. Both teams are filled with stars worth millions of Euros in wages. Parc des Princes in Paris is all set to witness a remarkable clash between these two high net worth European clubs. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will suffer headaches, given that … [Read more...] about UEFA Champions League: PSG vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Real Madrid CF returned to winning ways as they beat Sevilla FC at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium last night, 1-0. Karim Benzema's lone goal helped Los Blancos climb back to second position in this season's La Liga standings. They stand level with Athletic Bilbao at 11 points. Bilbao sits on the top spot based on goal difference. As of now, Real are still unbeaten in La Liga this year. They won 3 games and drew 2.Madrid had an early chance of scoring, when their summer signing Eden Hazard almost created panic in the opponent's box. However, Sevilla goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik denied the Belgian's attempt. The hosts also had a chance later in the match, when Javier Hernandez put the ball into the net. However, his attempt was disallowed because he was offside.In the end, It was Benzema's goal in the 64th minute that proved to be the decider of the match. It also helped Los Blancos to maintain their unbeaten La Liga run.Throughout the match, the hosts maintained a higher ball possession … [Read more...] about Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Benzema eases pressure for Los Blancos
Football fans from around the world keep waiting for the blockbuster clash between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona. This season's first El Classico will be held at Camp Nou on 26th October, Saturday. Real Madrid CF will travel to Barcelona to face the home team in a match that will kick off at 13:00.Although several publications have announced the time set for this season's first El Classico, La Liga authorities are yet to officially confirm the final schedule of the match.Right after the match schedule was disclosed, many fans criticised the schedule. Local fans are not happy with the odd timing of the most awaited La Liga game of the season. In contrast, fans in Asia are rejoicing. If the announcements are true, fans in the Far East will be able to watch the match during the early evening primetime hours.This is not the first instance that such a high voltage match has been scheduled for a Saturday afternoon lunchtime spot. During the 2017-18 season, Santiago Bernabeu hosted the El … [Read more...] about Barcelona vs Real Madrid: El Clasico date and time announced
Zinedine Zidane used to don the Real Madrid CF jersey between 2001 and 2006. Undoubtedly, Zizou established himself as one of the greatest playmakers of all time. His excellence showed even when he took on the responsibility as Madrid manager in January 2016. In his two-and-a-half-year run, Zidane added many feathers to his coaching crown. However, since he came back earlier this year for his second stint as coach, things have not been going according to plan.His win percentage is significantly low, with figures not even reaching 50%. This particular statistic is raising eyebrows in the Spanish and European football fraternity. Madrid's inconsistency this season is a worrying sign for Zizou's bosses. If the club wants to bring back their UEFA Champions League crown, a special tactical mastery needs to be injected into the way the team is approaching the sport right now. With a loss in their opening UCL encounter against Paris Saint-Germain, things are about to get tougher for the team … [Read more...] about Is Zinedine Zidane struggling as a manager at Real Madrid?