"No one player is as good as the sum of the team." -- Alfredo Di Stéfano

Levante 0-5 Real Madrid (October 18, 2014) | La Liga, MD8

  • Ronaldo - 13’ p | 61’ (Isco assist)
  • Chicharito - 38’ (James assist)
  • James - 66’ (Kroos assist)
  • Isco - 82’ (Chicharito assist)

Match report | Highlights | ICYMI

Quotes: Ancelotti || Isco || Chicharito, Marcelo || Medrán

News 

- Injury updates: Bale (glute) will reportedly be out for ~ 2 weeks so will miss Liverpool and Barcelona ; Modrić picked up a knock to his ankle, so his condition is being monitored.

- Ronaldo 1st player to score 15 goals in opening 8 match days

- 30 goals in 8 match days, not done in La Liga since RM did it in ‘87

- 1500+ fans travel to Valencia for the game.

- Isco notches 50 wins with the club.

- 200 goals under Ancelotti; 17 league goals in first 4 away games

Next training: Monday

Next match: UCL, Liverpool (A) Wednesday at 8:45 pm CEST | 2:45 pm EDT

Levante vs Real Madrid (October 18, 2014) | Ronaldo 61’

Levante vs Real Madrid (October 18, 2014) | Ronaldo 13’ p [HD]

Levante vs Real Madrid (October 18, 2014) | Ronaldo 61’ [HD]

Levante vs Real Madrid (October 18, 2014) | Ronaldo 13’ p

Training | October 17, 2014

13/14 LFP Awards Nominees | October 17, 2014 

Best Breakthrough Player- Jesé Rodríguez

Best Forward - Cristiano Ronaldo

Best Midfielder - Luka Modrić

Best Defender - Sergio Ramos

Best Goalkeeper - Keylor Navas (Levante)

The LFP Awards Gala takes place on October 27 at 10:30pm on La Sexta.

Update (October 20) - Jesé included

Real Madrid National Team - Celebrations | October 2014 

  • Chicharito vs Honduras - 21’ (October 9)
  • Benzema vs Portugal - 3’ (October 11) 
  • Modrić vs Azerbaijan - 56’ p (October 13)
  • Ronaldo vs Denmark (October 14)
  • Kroos vs Ireland (October 14)
  • James vs Canada (October 14)

Real Madrid National Team - Goals | October 2014 

  • Chicharito vs Honduras - 21’ (October 9)
  • Benzema vs Portugal - 3’ (October 11) 
  • Modrić vs Azerbaijan - 56’ p (October 13)
  • Ronaldo vs Denmark - 90 + 5’ (October 14)
  • Kroos vs Ireland - 71’ (October 14)
  • James vs Canada - 74’ (October 14)

Real Madrid News Roundup (October FIFA Break 2014)

Injury updates

  • Ramos (calf) - goal to be fit for Liverpool on Oct 22 but ultimately vs Barça on Oct 25
  • Ronaldo (knee) - finished friendly vs France with iced knee but doesn’t appear to be a reoccurrence of his tendinosis; 3rd party doctor believes there should be no cause for concern
  • Benzema (foot) - had minor hip discomfort earlier in the week but a bruised foot kept him from starting vs Armenia; was a late substitution (87’)
  • Coentrão (knee) - had his first group training since September
  • Jesé (knee) - in the final stages of recovery and should be training with the team shortly and is expected to be match fit in early November
  • Khedira (thigh) - granted permission to do some recovery work with Nike at St. George’s Park; set to gradually begin group training

News

- Why new UEFA Financial Fair Play debt threshold won’t impact Real Madrid

Ronaldo’s Real Madrid goalscoring record in numbers

- Zidane facing 3-month ban but reportedly still has club’s backing 

- Kroos’ Die Welt interview: Spanish punctuality, learning the language, team spirit; doesn’t like being compared to Xabi Alonso

- Ancelotti’s COPE interview: ex-players, GK debate, Zizou’s badges, tricks

- Navas (Best GK) and Ramos (Best Defender) nominated for LFP awards for 13/14; Ramos won the last two years.

- Bale named FA Wales Player of the Year

- Ronaldo reaches 100 million Facebook fans, the 1st athlete to do so and only 2nd person (after Shakira) to achieve that milestone

- Casillas is most influential Spanish athlete in the world, according to Celebrity DBI

- Navas for UNICEF: setting an example for children, his football beginnings, the importance of family

- Club World Cup dates confirmed

- Casillas’ Canal Plus interview

Real Madrid 5-0 Athletic Club (October 5, 2014) | La Liga, MD7

  • Ronaldo - 2’ (Bale assist) | 55’ (Bale assist) | 88’ (Pepe assist)
  • Benzema - 41’ (Modrić assist) | 69’ (Ronaldo assist)

Match report | Highlights

Quotes: Ancelotti || Casillas, James || Ronaldo, Carvajal

News 

- Ronaldo’s hat trick brings him level with Zarra and Di Stéfano.

- Benzema hits 75 league goals.

- 25 goals in 7 league games; 13 from Ronaldo

- Kroos is best passer in La Liga (92.6 completion rate)

- Goal average of 3.57/game - the most in Europe’s top 5 leagues

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club (October 5, 2014) | Ronaldo 88’

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