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  • Bale & Ramos ruled out of Real Madri...

    Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale will not feature in Real Madrid's match against Malaga on Saturday despite returning to training. Ramos, who suffered a broken nose in the draw against Atletico Madrid, took part in Madrid's Friday session wearing a protective mask but has not been i...

    Bale & Ramos ruled out of Real Madrid's clash with Malaga

    Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale will not feature in Real Madrid's match against Malaga on Saturday despite returning to training. Ramos, who suffered a broken nose in the draw against Atletico Madrid, took part in Madrid's Friday session wearing a protective mask but has not been included on Zinedine Zidane's squad list. Ronaldo 6/4 first goalscorer And Bale will be given more time to return to match fitness having made his comeback to training on the same day after a thigh injury. Zidane has Keylor Navas and Mateo Kovacic at his disposal, though, after the goalkeeper and midfielder recovered from groin injuries. Marco Asensio will not be risked due to a minor problem and Madrid will also be without the suspended Nacho. Bale has made just five appearances in La Liga this season having suffered his thigh injury shortly after recovering from a calf ailment that kept him out for approximately six weeks. "We know what [Bale] can give us," Zidane told the media on Friday. "He’s very strong, powerful and technically good. "He’s worked hard and has done very well in the matches he has played with this club. There's a lot of talk that he's injured, that he has spent a lot of time out, playing three games and then missing one. "But he’s very important for us. He knows that, I know it and everyone else does. "I don’t know when he’ll play. Today he's trained with us, he's in fine shape physically and not in pain. We'll see when he's going to play." He added: "I prefer to have Gareth available, obviously. He can give us his strength, he’s very good, fast, he's a crosser and works hard. He brings a lot to the team. "The important thing for everyone and for his mood is that he is with us and that he starts playing. That can take away the negative things that could be around him." Madrid are 10 points behind league leaders Barcelona and six behind second-place Valencia, who meet at Mestalla on Sunday. This is our 19-man squad for Saturday's LaLiga match against @MalagaCF_en. #RMLiga | #RMMovistar pic.twitter.com/lrxYtYXPPH — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 24, 2017 That will give the defending champions a chance to make up ground on at least one of the teams above them if they can win against 18th-place Malaga. "One of the two will drop points," Zidane said of the Valencia-Barcelona match. "I’m interested in our match, get the three points and then see what happens on Sunday in that game. "Something will happen for sure. I didn’t imagine being 10 points behind. Every match is decisive. We're on the right track, we have a lot of energy and we’re positive. "We have a disadvantage, but these games are going to be important."

  • Madrid target Icardi could stay at Inter...

    Luciano Spalletti is hopeful Mauro Icardi will never leave Inter, despite reported interest from Real Madrid. Icardi has been in sparkling form again this season, scoring 13 goals in as many Serie A games as the Nerazzurri lie second in Serie A heading into Saturday's away clash...

    Madrid target Icardi could stay at Inter forever, says Spalletti

    Luciano Spalletti is hopeful Mauro Icardi will never leave Inter, despite reported interest from Real Madrid. Icardi has been in sparkling form again this season, scoring 13 goals in as many Serie A games as the Nerazzurri lie second in Serie A heading into Saturday's away clash with Cagliari. Inter 12/1 to win Scudetto That scoring streak has unsurprisingly seen the 24-year-old linked with a big-money move to European champions Madrid, but Spalletti has confidence his captain is happy at San Siro. When rumours of Madrid's interest were put to Spalletti in his pre-match news conference, the Inter boss replied: "Who does not want Icardi? "I love him at Inter and when I talk to him I can sense that the city, his team-mates, the club, the fans are all things to which he is strongly attached. "I am convinced he can stay at Inter forever." Inter are two points behind Napoli at the top of the table and two ahead of champions Juventus, with Spalletti stressing the importance of continued hard work if his players are to ensure they remain in the title race. "For now there is not [a gap to the top teams] anymore, but we have to carry on what we have done," he said. "Every match, we have to start from scratch and put our quality on the field. We must play without respite - that is our motto."

  • Zidane will not blame injuries for Real ...

    Zinedine Zidane is refusing to blame injuries for Real Madrid falling 10 points behind Barcelona at the summit of La Liga.  Gareth Bale has missed almost two months with calf and adductor injuries, while Keylor Navas and Mateo Kovacic have both endured spells on the sidelines in...

    Zidane will not blame injuries for Real Madrid's La Liga gap to Barcelona

    Zinedine Zidane is refusing to blame injuries for Real Madrid falling 10 points behind Barcelona at the summit of La Liga.  Gareth Bale has missed almost two months with calf and adductor injuries, while Keylor Navas and Mateo Kovacic have both endured spells on the sidelines in recent months.   Madrid 4/1 for La Liga title Sergio Ramos could join all three in missing Saturday's clash with Malaga after suffering a broken nose in last weekend's draw with Atletico Madrid and the club confirmed on Friday that midfielder Marco Asensio had sustained an obturator injury.  Zidane, though, admits that there are a number of factors behind his side's struggles this season and the gap between themselves and Ernesto Valverde's side cannot solely be attributed to a lengthy injury list.  "I am not going to look for excuses," he said. "The 10 points are not due to injuries – that can happen in football.  @SergioRamos The Captain behind The Mask: Work hard, dream big!#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/vYKosUmLv5 — Real Madrid C.F.

  • Zidane reiterates Bale importance to Mad...

    Zinedine Zidane has talked up Gareth Bale's importance to Real Madrid amid transfer links with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United. Newspaper reports have consistently suggested the Welshman could move to Old Trafford in the future, while Arsene Wenger's Gunners have also...

    Zidane reiterates Bale importance to Madrid amid Arsenal & Man Utd links

    Zinedine Zidane has talked up Gareth Bale's importance to Real Madrid amid transfer links with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United. Newspaper reports have consistently suggested the Welshman could move to Old Trafford in the future, while Arsene Wenger's Gunners have also popped up as a potentially interested part in recent days. Real 4/5 to beat Malaga to nil The 28-year-old has not played since limping out of Madrid's 3-1 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund at the end of September with a calf injury, with a strained adductor muscle in his left leg having further delayed his comeback. Los Blancos host Malaga on Saturday and while the game will likely come too soon for Bale, Zidane hopes to be able to bring him back soon and reiterated he is important to the Liga giants. "We know what Gareth can give us. He's a very strong player, technically good and works a lot," said Zidane. "He's an important player for us and he knows that. The important thing is that we have to get him back into shape and ready to play. "What he can give us is strength. He's fast; he can open things up for us and can give us a lot of things. "I don't know when he is going to play. He hasn't had any trouble today, but we'll see when he can play. Bale missed three months of the 2016-17 campaign with a serious ankle injury and Zidane was keen to point out that the former Tottenham star will be out for a shorter period this time. He added: "I think it's going to take less time to get back – the injury this time will not be for such a long time. "We're in the same situation – we need him back 100 per cent but I don't think it will be as long as last time. "He's already back in training and he's in decent shape." Madrid can cut the gap to leaders Barcelona to seven points with a win over Malaga, with Ernesto Valverde's side not facing Valencia until Sunday. 

  • Ronaldo will step up when needed for Mad...

    Xabi Alonso believes Cristiano Ronaldo will deliver when Real Madrid need him and the former midfielder feels the LaLiga title race is not yet over. Ronaldo has managed just one league goal in eight matches this season, with Madrid slipping 10 points behind rivals and leaders Ba...

    Ronaldo will step up when needed for Madrid – Alonso

    Xabi Alonso believes Cristiano Ronaldo will deliver when Real Madrid need him and the former midfielder feels the LaLiga title race is not yet over. Ronaldo has managed just one league goal in eight matches this season, with Madrid slipping 10 points behind rivals and leaders Barcelona. Ronaldo 6/4 to score first vs. Malaga Former Madrid and Spain midfielder Alonso backed the Portugal international despite his below-par campaign so far, saying Ronaldo would step up when required. "I have no doubt that in the crucial moments of the season, Ronaldo will be there," Alonso said. "He was amazing at the end of last season and when the team needed him he was decisive. "He's as competitive and as motivated to be the best as he has always been." Ronaldo and Madrid's struggles come as Barca cruise at the top with 11 wins from 12 league games, while scoring 33 goals and conceding just four. Alonso, who won a LaLiga and Champions League crown with Madrid, said Zinedine Zidane's men still had an opportunity. "There's much time left for LaLiga to end and the standings can change really fast," he said. "Right now, it's true that the distance between Barca and Real Madrid is big but Barca has difficult games ahead. "They have to come to [the Santiago] Bernabeu and everything can change really fast. "We have to stay positive, the team is really good and everything can happen."

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