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Carlo Ancelotti Slams Real Madrid Attitude After Derby Loss

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has criticised his team after their 1-0 derby loss to Atletico Madrid on Saturday night. Real were outclassed and outfought by their city rivals who sealed another famous win at the Santiago Bernabeu courtesy of Diego Costa’s 11th minute goal. Speaking after the game Ancelotti pinpointed some of his sides’ failings before stressing the need to drastically improve. “We were slow in attack. We didn’t have a good game. We have to recover and ... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Amazing Cristiano Ronaldo Hits Another Hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick as Real Madrid thumped Galatasary 6-1 in their opening Group B Champions League clash in Istanbul. Ronaldo, who extended his contract with Los Blancos until 2018 earlier in the week, scored with his left foot, his right foot, before firing home with aplomb after producing a mazy run preluded by an exquisite step-over. The treble was the 21st time in his career that ‘CR7’ had bagged a hat-trick, again in truly mesmeric fashion as Carlo Ancelotti’s men made a ... Continue Reading →
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UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 Preview

In The Stands’ European expert Rolly Pelovangu looks ahead to another season of the UEFA Champions League. The middle of September usually means one thing for a number of Europe’s biggest clubs. The return of the UEFA Champions League! The fanfare, the now infamous theme song preluding all matches, those wonderfully packed out stadiums coupled with the most watched players on the continent are just some of the archetypal features prevalent in Europe’s elite club competition. And if events of ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Vilarreal 2-2 Real Madrid (Bale Scores On Debut)

Gareth Bale marked his Real Madrid debut with a goal as Real drew 2-2 away to Villarreal in a thrilling La Liga tie. The world’s most expensive player was named in the starting line-up at El Madrigal and proved his worth six minutes before half-time after he raced into the box and slid home Dani Carvajal’s cut-back from the right. He was then substituted after 61 minutes before the hosts grabbed an equaliser through the explosive Giovanni dos Santos. Catch highlights of the match below… Tweet Continue Reading →
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The Four-Four-Two Greatest Club Side Ever List

Our friends over at Four-Four-Two have drawn up list of what they believe to be the top 20 greatest club sides of all time. In the list includes the usual suspects and elites of world football from South America to Europe’s finest and the years in which they excelled enough to allow them to considered in Four-Four-Two’s honoured list. Most of them we at In The Stands are sure you’d agree upon, perhaps you’d place them higher up, maybe even lower down. Likewise, there are others in the list ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Gareth Bale’s Official Real Madrid Presentation

Gareth Bale has been presented to thousands of Real Madrid fans at the Bernabeu stadium following his record £85m transfer from Tottenham Hotspur. The Welsh winger was greeted by thousands of adoring Real fans keen to catch a first glimpse of their latest summer recruit after his World Record move from Tottenham Hotspurs. Bale was introduced as “an exceptional footballer” by Real President Florentino Perez before thanking his new club and giving a neatly worded message in Spanish; “Hello, ... Continue Reading →

Arsenal Sign Mesut Ozil From Real Madrid

Arsenal have signed German playmaker Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for a reported £43million. Ozil becomes Arsene Wenger’s first major summer signing this season with the transfer from Real Madrid being confirmed just hours before the summer transfer window closed. The deal sees the Gunners smash their previous transfer record fee in order to secure Ozil’s services with 24-year-old being given the number 11 shirt. Ozil fell out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu following the arrival of new coach ... Continue Reading →
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Mesut Ozil Angry After Being Substituted Yet Again (Granada 0-1 Real Madrid)

Manchester United target Mesut Ozil was not best pleased after being substituted yet again during Real Madrid’s narrow 1-0 win over Granada on Monday night. The real question here is whether or not a move to United is drawing ever closer after Ozil’s latest show of petulance and frustration? Time will tell… Tweet Continue Reading →
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Gareth Bale Set For £86m Move To Real Madrid

Real Madrid are ready to announce the signing of Gareth Bale for a world record €100 million (£86million) deal. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy finally accepted Real Madrid’s £86million offer on Sunday night following talks with directors in the White Hart Lane boardroom. An official club confirmation of the transfer is expected to be made imminently with both Spurs and Madrid settling on a straight cash deal to be paid over three installments. PFA Player of The Year Bale will fly out to the ... Continue Reading →
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Highlights: Real Madrid 3-1 Chelsea (Ronaldo Kills Mourinho’s Men!)

Cristiano Ronaldo put in a stellar display as his two goals helped Real Madrid to an impressive 3-1 win over Chelsea. The Portuguese superstar curled home a stunning 31st minute freekick before thumping in a bullet-like header in the second half to seal the win in the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup in Miami. He even had time to taunt Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho when, after scoring his superbly taken freekick, cocky Ronaldo turned towards Mourinho and pointed at his chest in a kind ... Continue Reading →
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Gareth Bale In A Real Madrid Shirt

As Real Madrid move ever closer to signing Gareth Bale from Spurs we at In The Stands decided to jump the gun and post exclusive pictures of Bale donning the famous white of Real. Both clubs have reached a principle agreement which will see Bale move to the Spanish capital for a world record £87million but not before Spurs seal the signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia. Sorry Tottenham fans, reality bites! Tweet Continue Reading →
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Gareth Bale (& Real Madrid) vs Daniel Levy To Get Ugly?

Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy remains adamant that Gareth Bale will not be sold this summer despite fresh claims that Real Madrid are ready to make a world record offer. Bale’s future at White Hart Lane remains in doubt with speculation linking the Welsh winger with a move to the Spanish capital reaching fever pitch. Real President Florentino Perez has vowed to do all he can to land Tottenham’s star player and according to Spanish sports daily Marca, is prepared to break the transfer ... Continue Reading →