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August 2014
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Training | August 20-21, 2014 

- Wednesday: nine of the starters against Atleti stayed indoors; Pepe split time exercising on the pitch alone and then in the gym.

- Thursday: Ronaldo (thigh) trained normally; Jesé continued his recovery.  || more training videos: {1} {2} {3}

Squad list | Absences: Jesé (injury)

Ancelotti press conference

- No starting XI given but Ronaldo could start

- The preferred midfield will be 3 CM.

- Di María and Khedira rejected new deals, but Di María also wants to leave; Khedira has not asked.

News

- Kroos talked to Sport Bild about punctuality, communication, and pressure at RM.

Kickoff vs Atleti is Friday, 10:30 pm CEST | 4:30 pm EDT.

August 2014
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Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (August 19, 2014) | Supercopa, 1st leg

  • James - 80’ (Benzema assist) 

Match report | Highlights

Quotes: Ancelotti || Ramos, James || Alonso || Pepe

News

- James becomes the 1st Colombian to score for Real Madrid in club history.

- Real Madrid is the 1st club to score in 13 consecutive home Supecopa matches.

- In 15 of the last 20 Supercopa matches, the team that scores 1st wins the title.

- watch: RM’s 35 goals in the Supercopa

- Ronaldo was subbed off for a thigh injury. It was later confirmed by Ancelotti not to be serious. (He trained normally on Thursday and made the squad list for the return leg.)

Next training: Wednesday and Thursday 

Next match: Supercopa vs Atleti (2nd leg away) Friday, 10:30 pm CEST | 4:30 pm EDT

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Via   •   Source

Sergio Ramos: Here goes my #IceBucketChallenge. I nominate Antonio Banderas @Torres and “Carlos” (as I call him) @MrAncelotti

August 2014
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Here goes my #IceBucketChallenge. I nominate Antonio Banderas @Torres and “Carlos” (as I call him) @MrAncelotti

August 2014
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Re: Cristiano Ronaldo’s early sub vs Atleti | August 19, 2014

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo’s early sub vs Atleti | August 19, 2014

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Via   •   Source
According to El Partido de las 12, Cristiano was subbed off for James for the second half because he went to the locker room at half time with an injury. 

Edit: Marca is reporting that Cristiano had discomfort in his left leg. 

August 2014
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Training | August 18, 2014 

The team completed the final practice ahead of the Supercopa first leg against Atleti. Jesé was the only player absent from the session. They’ll resume training Wednesday morning to prep for the second leg.

Squad list | Absences: Jesé (injury) | Match preview | Concentración

Ancelotti press conference 

- Casillas was the only starter confirmed for the 1st leg because he hasn’t told the players yet; Navas hasn’t been ruled out to play on Friday.

- The system won’t change much this season; if there are, they will be for specific aspects in an individual game.

- López decided to leave; it wasn’t the club who forced him out, so it wasn’t a sporting decision of which GK to keep.

- Di María’s situation isn’t similar to Özil’s and won’t be discussed any further as focus will be lost on the task at hand.

News

- A detailed matchday itinerary

Ronaldo on a three-game scoring streak in the Supercopa

- Quest for the 10th Supercopa [pics of previous nine]

- watch the last Supercopa (2012): [1st leg] [2nd leg]


The new animation section of the Bernabéu will be unveiled tomorrow; seats in the 3rd and 4th amphitheater of the fondo sur have been removed so fans can stand. It’s been named Grada93 as a nod to Ramos’ goal in May’s UCL final.

The section’s capacity will be increased from 800 to 2000 seats and will house some of the bigger peñas (fan clubs) and other club members. The lower section of the fondo sur, formerly occupied by the Ultras Sur and Grada Joven, will be converted into regular seats.


Kickoff vs Atleti is Tuesday at 11 pm CEST | 5 pm EDT.
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Flipping the bird [11:23] | August 18, 2014

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Training | August 17, 2014 

The team followed up their friendly loss to Fiorentina with a recovery session Sunday afternoon. A handful of players did not step out on the pitch — Benzema, Di María, Jesé, Ronaldo, and Varane.

Players with slight injury concerns — Modrić and Bale (back) and Pepe (calf), resumed normal training this afternoon. Luka had remained in Madrid, while Gareth and Pepe didn’t feature in Saturday’s friendly.

News

- Isco’s teammates greeted him with applause after the arrival of his newborn son.

- Marcelo and Ronaldo accepted their Ice Bucket Challenge nominations, which are part of a viral campaign aimed to spread ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) awareness.

- articles worth a read: Can Real Madrid keep stars happy? (by Andy West), LFP president wants La Liga to overtake the EPL for American audiences’ interest (by Jamie Jackson)

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Real Madrid 1-2 Fiorentina | August 16, 2014 

  • Ronaldo - 4’ (Di María assist)

Match report | Highlights | Quotes: Navas

News

- Illarra had a 100% pass completion rate (33 of his 61 came in the which in the opposite half).

Next training: Sunday, 5 pm CEST | 11 am EDT

Next game: Supercopa vs Atleti (1st leg home) - Tuesday, 11 pm CEST | 5 pm EDT

August 2014
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Real Madrid vs Fiorentina (August 16, 2014) | Ronaldo 4’ [HD]

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Training [+] [+] | August 15, 2014 

Jesé continued his recovery, and Modrić stayed indoors because of back pain. Pepe trained alone, and Bale finished the session on his own.

Squad list | Warsaw arrival

Absences: Jesé, Modrić (injury) || Isco (expecting child’s birth)

Ancelotti and Navas press conference | August 16, 2014

- CA: Navas to start; players who returned late (Khedira, Marcelo, Di María) will get some minutes to improve fitness; Ronaldo may play a half; Bale (back) and Pepe (calf) won’t be risked today

- Nothing’s changed in regards to Khedira and Di María statuses; no more signings to be made this window

- Decision not made for which GK will start the Supercopa

KN: teammates treating him well, although he’s closest to James because they’re staying in the same hotel

- After winning one title, he wants more.

- He’s at the coach’s disposal and is learning from Casillas to improve as a player.

News

- Assistant coach Clement tells Talk Sport he doesn’t think there will be much movement in the roster before the transfer window closes because the squad isn’t large (20 outfield, 3 keepers).

- Sales for this season’s away shirts have exceeded expectations; the women’s shirts are completely sold out at the El Carmen official store.

Kickoff vs Fiorentina is Saturday, 8:45 pm CEST | 2:45 pm EDT.

August 2014
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Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla (August 12, 2014) | UEFA Super Cup

  • Ronaldo - 30’ (Bale assist) | 49’ (Benzema assist)

Match report | Highlights | Locker room celebrations

Quotes: Ancelotti [+] || Ronaldo [+] [+] || Benzema [+] || Coentrão || James, Carvajal [+] [+] || Ramos [+] || Bale, Pepe [+] [+] || Pérez

News

- Only AC Milan (20) has more international titles than Real Madrid; both clubs are tied at 14 for most European titles

Debuts for James and Kroos

- Kroos’ passing masterclass (96%)

- News reports from around the globe

- Behind the scenes: Casillas gives away glove; universal appeal in Cardiff

- Casillas has lifted 9 trophies as captain of Real Madrid

Ronaldo reaches 70 goals in club European competition — 2nd highest after Raúl (77)

- He has scored in all 4 of RM’s one-game finals (5 times)

- Benzema leads current RM players with assists to Ronaldo (23) in all competitions

- Ronaldo takes home MOTM honors [+]

Ancelotti is 2nd coach to win 3 European Super Cups (once as a player)

- The UEFA Super Cup trophy is on display at the Bernabéu

- The prize for winning the Super Cup is reportedly €3 million.

Next training: Thursday and Friday

Next match: Friendly vs Fiorentina - Saturday, 8:45 pm CEST | 2:45 pm EDT

August 2014
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Via   •   Source

Interviewer: Thank you, Sir Alex, would you like to say maybe a couple of words as someone who’s seen Cristiano grow and mature as a player and a person?

Sir Alex Ferguson: Well, he made it easy for me tonight. Normally in a Cup final it’s always difficult to choose a Man of the Match, there are so many good players on the field, but Cristiano tonight made it easy for me. Thank you

[After Cristiano is interviewed by a Portuguese journalist]
Interviewer: Cristiano, as we don’t have any Portuguese translation, could you shorten your response so everybody can understand it? Summarize maybe.

Cristiano: *laughs* Is that my new job? Translator? Well, basically, he asked me about the integration of Kroos and James and I said of course they did well, they played good and that they are fantastic players. I said thank you to Sir Alex Ferguson for giving me this trophy. For me it means a lot because he was the coach who, you know, teached me many things when I was in Manchester at 18 years of age so I appreciate (that) and thank you for giving me this trophy. And the other thing, it was… he asked me what I said to Beto at the end of the game. I said I didn’t say anything special, we just spoke about something, about our private life. Beto’s a very good friend of mine and he’s a fantastic teammate, so I said I scored two goals (against him) today and I won fairly.

Interviewer:Thank you, you’re not only an outstanding player but also an outstanding translator.

Cristiano:A new job! Translator!

[Cristiano Ronaldo is given the MoM award by Sir Alex Ferguson and thinks about venturing into a new career (X)]

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