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

Training | October 20, 2014 

The team held one final session before traveling to Liverpool. They will train at Anfield Tuesday evening (8 pm CEST).


- Arbeloa’s UEFA interview

- Ancelotti’s The Sun interview {1} {2} {3}

- Cornellá-RM will be played at Espanyol’s stadium at Cornellá’s request.

Injury updates

- Bale, Coentrão, and Ramos will not travel to Liverpool.

Bale: a doctor’s description of his injury

- Ramos: targeted return vs Barcelona (October 25)

Training | October 4, 2014 

Ancelotti press conference Match preview Squad list

Absences: Coentrão, Jesé, Khedira (injury)


- Breathing techniques to regulate oxygen intake

- Updates on Coentrão’s and Khedira’s injuries

Kickoff vs Athletic Club (H) is Sunday at 9 pm CEST | 3 pm EDT.

aarbeloa17: Listos para recibir al Athletic! Grandes jamesdrodriguez IllarraOfficial y el bichito JeseRodriguez10! #HalaMadrid

Training | October 2-3, 2014 

Thursday: recovery session; Chicharito and Illarra trained separately on the pitch; Ronaldo worked with the physios.

Friday: Ronaldo ran alone on the pitch; Coentrão and Bale stayed in the gym.


- RMTV interviews Arbeloa for his 200th club appearance.

- Ancelotti in So Foot issue #120

- MD12 kickoff confirmed

- Ronaldo named ESPN FC’s Player of the Month for September

Arbeloa uses vanishing spray on Nacho and Illarra | September 27, 2014

Team photo shoot 14/15 | September 25, 2014

Team photo shoot 14/15 | September 25, 2014

Real Madrid 5-1 Elche (September 23, 2014) | La Liga, MD5 

Match report | Highlights | ICYMI

Quotes: Ancelotti || Ronaldo [+] || Arbeloa, Navas || Illarra


- Navas debuts on the same day Di Stéfano did in 1953.

- Bale scores the club’s 3000th league goal at the Bernabéu.

- Ronaldo moves to 3rd on club’s all-time scoring list (186); he is also the 1st RM player to score in 13 straight home league games. 

Next training: Thursday

Next match: La Liga, vs Villarreal (A) Saturday, 4pm CEST | 10 am EDT

Deportivo 2-8 Real Madrid (September 20, 2014) | La Liga, MD4 

  • Ronaldo - 29’ (Arbeloa assist) | 41’ (Benzema assist) | 78’ (James assist)
  • James - 36’ (Benzema assist)
  • Bale - 66’ (Marcelo assist) | 74’ (Isco assist)
  • Chicharito - 88’ (Isco assist) | 90’ +2 (Marcelo assist)

Match report | Highlights | ICYMI

Quotes: Ancelotti || Ramos, Arbeloa || Marcelo || Chicharito


- Ancelotti earns 50th competitive W with RM; he has a 73.5% winning percentage.

- Ronaldo is the 3rd player in league history to score 20+ hat tricks.

- RM score 8 away goals for the 1st time in league history.

- Casillas picks up 312th league victory, only behind Zubizarreta (333) and Raúl (327)

- RM have scored 13 goals in 100 hours, which hasn’t been done since 1964.

Next training: Sunday | Monday

Next match: La Liga, vs Elche (H) Tuesday, 8 pm CEST | 2 pm EDT

Deportivo vs Real Madrid (September 20, 2014) | Ronaldo 29’

Deportivo vs Real Madrid (September 20, 2014) | Ronaldo 29’ [HD]

Training | September 12, 2014 

Just before the start of the final practice ahead of the Madrid derby, Casillas was congratulated for the 15-year anniversary of his league debut.

Squad list | Match preview | Concentración (itinerary)

Absences: Carvajal, Jesé, Khedira (injury)

Ancelotti press conference 

- “Football isn’t a game for girls; it’s a game for men.”

- The starting XI wasn’t revealed.

- The defeat at Anoeta was a lesson; everyone is aware of the individual and collective mistakes made.

- Ronaldo is back and in top condition; his knee problem isn’t chronic.

Kickoff vs Atleti is Saturday at 8 pm CEST | 2 pm EDT.

Training | September 2-5, 2014 

Tuesday: Chicharito trained at RM City for the 1st time.

- Wednesday: The non-international players held the 1st practice of the week. Ancelotti wasn’t present because he was at a UEFA coaching forum in Nyon.

- Thursday: After warming up together, the outfielders trained separately from the keepers.

- Friday: The squad had their last session of the week.

It’s a long post so everything else is (club’s financials, Pérez’s remarks about Di María, Alonso, Khedira, etc.) under the cut. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo trains solo | July 27, 2014 

The player worked with fitness coach Santi Lozano while the rest of the squad had a recovery session. Álvaro Arbeloa returned to the group after having sat out previously for back pain.

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