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  • Real Madrid star James wants to stay put...

    James Rodriguez is happy at Real Madrid and wants to remain in the Spanish capital, according to the midfielder's wife Daniela Ospina. Manchester United and Chelsea have emerged as possible destinations for James, who has found regular minutes hard to come by under Madrid head c...

    Real Madrid star James wants to stay put despite reported Premier League interest, says wife

    James Rodriguez is happy at Real Madrid and wants to remain in the Spanish capital, according to the midfielder's wife Daniela Ospina. Manchester United and Chelsea have emerged as possible destinations for James, who has found regular minutes hard to come by under Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane. James - who came off the bench and netted the equaliser in Sunday's Clasico only for Barcelona's Lionel Messi score an injury-time winner - has made 17 LaLiga appearances this season but only nine have been as a starter, adding to the 25-year-old's frustrations at the Santiago Bernabeu. Man United star Herrera as good as Kante Despite the situation, James is keen to continue at the Champions League titleholders. "James is very focused, it is a very personal decision," Ospina said via AS Diario and Marca. "He is happy, but when he has to make the decision, he will do so. "I cannot promise anything, but James wants to continue with Real Madrid and I love Madrid too, I am really happy in Spain and I want to stay here. "He is super happy, always working and trying to improve himself, to do what he has to do. "Obviously I want him to play more, to say that wouldn't be a lie." James and Madrid are away to Deportivo La Coruna on Wednesday as they look to wrestle top spot back from bitter rivals Barca.

  • Ronaldo left out of Real Madrid squad fo...

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for their La Liga game with Deportivo La Coruna. Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has named his 19-man panel for the game, with Gareth Bale also ruled out due to injury. Real can't wait for Messi to retire Bale picked...

    Ronaldo left out of Real Madrid squad for Deportivo clash

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for their La Liga game with Deportivo La Coruna. Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has named his 19-man panel for the game, with Gareth Bale also ruled out due to injury. Real can't wait for Messi to retire Bale picked up a calf injury at the weekend, lasting just 35 minutes of the defeat to Barcelona, and has been sidelined for three weeks. With both Ronaldo and Bale absent, Zidane will likely call upon Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata to provide firepower up front. Sergio Ramos misses out due to his red card against rivals Barcelona on Sunday. The defender was sent off as Barcelona won El Clasico 3-2 in stoppage time thanks to Lionel Messi's 500th competitive goal for the Catalan side. Ramos is likely to return on Saturday as Real Madrid host Valencia after being handed just a one-match suspension for his challenge on Messi during El Clasico. Capello slams Ramos tackle Barcelona currently sit at the top of the table, level on 75 points with Madrid, but Zidane's side have a game-in-hand over their title rivals. Luis Enrique's team host Osasuna on Wednesday, with the match finishing before Real's away game with Deportivo kicks off.

  • Madrid skipper Ramos receives one-match ...

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has received a one-match ban after being sent off for a lunge on Lionel Messi in Sunday's El Clasico defeat to Barcelona. Messi went on to score the winner in a 3-2 win for Barca following Ramos' dismissal, with the defender having exchanged word...

    Madrid skipper Ramos receives one-match ban for Messi foul in El Clasico

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has received a one-match ban after being sent off for a lunge on Lionel Messi in Sunday's El Clasico defeat to Barcelona. Messi went on to score the winner in a 3-2 win for Barca following Ramos' dismissal, with the defender having exchanged words with fellow Spain international Gerard Pique on his way from the field. 'Real always want to hurt Messi' Ramos also applauded as he departed the Santiago Bernabeu pitch, with Madrid's appeal against the dismissal having been rejected by the competition committee of the RFEF, which described the foul on Messi as a "violent act" in its ruling. Neymar was banned for the Clasico after sarcastically clapping the match officials following his red card in a defeat at Malaga, which earned the Brazilian a two-game extension to his one-match ban. Ramos sends Pique message after red But Ramos avoided any further punishment for his red card as the referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez made no mention of his clash with Pique or the Madrid skipper's applauding on his departure in his report. Barcelona's Clasico victory sent them top of La Liga via their superior head-to-head record against Madrid, with both teams in league action on Wednesday as Barca host Osasuna and Madrid travel to Deportivo La Coruna.

  • ‘I would not change anything’ - Zidane d...

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he would not change his approach to the Clasico following a 3-2 defeat to Barcelona that dealt their title hopes a blow. Madrid's home loss to Barca at the Santiago Bernabeu saw them leapfrogged at the top by their arch-rivals, who now l...

    ‘I would not change anything’ - Zidane denies Real Madrid botched Clasico tactics

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he would not change his approach to the Clasico following a 3-2 defeat to Barcelona that dealt their title hopes a blow. Madrid's home loss to Barca at the Santiago Bernabeu saw them leapfrogged at the top by their arch-rivals, who now lead the way courtesy of a superior head-to-head record. Despite letting the chance to build a six-point lead pass them, Madrid still have a game in hand with which to make amends. Bale's Madrid career more Kaka than Ronaldo And, asked what he would alter from the game, Zidane said: "I would not change anything. We played a great game. "We made mistakes, but we all do. But I would not change anything. We accept the risk of what we did. "I do not like to lose, but I would not change anything." Zidane accepts the criticism Madrid have received in the wake of the result, adding: "Everyone talks. People are saying Barca will win La Liga, Madrid are worth nothing. But I know perfectly it is not like that. "When we lose we have to know how to accept the criticism. Sometimes that can motivate you even more, and we will try and do that." Ronaldo bans girlfriend from house parties Madrid could welcome back Raphael Varane for Wednesday's meeting with Deportivo La Coruna, the France centre-back seemingly fit to return having not played since April 2 because of a thigh injury. "He will be with us, he is good, physically very good has trained normally," added Zidane. "But you will see the XI tomorrow [Wednesday]."

  • Bale ruled out of Champions League semi-...

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of their upcoming Champions League semi-finals against Atletico Madrid, suggesting their decision to rush him back against Barcelona has backfired. Man City put off Mbappe price The Blancos have confirmed that he will be out fo...

    Bale ruled out of Champions League semi-finals as Clasico start backfires on Real Madrid

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of their upcoming Champions League semi-finals against Atletico Madrid, suggesting their decision to rush him back against Barcelona has backfired. Man City put off Mbappe price The Blancos have confirmed that he will be out for at least three weeks with a calf muscle issue, which would see him return to fitness in the middle of May. And therefore Bale, 27, will be absent in both legs of Madrid's last four clash against fierce rivals Atletico, in what is a bitter blow after a difficult weekend for Zinedine Zidane's men following their narrow 3-2 defeat against title rivals Barcelona. A statement on Madrid's website read: “Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Sanitas Medical Services, the player has been diagnosed with a grade 2 injury in his left calf. “His recovery will continue to be assessed.” Ronaldo bans parties after Clasico Bale was handed a starting berth by Zidane in Sunday's Clasico but was replaced by Marco Asensio in the first half after sustaining the problem. However, speaking to the media ahead of Wednesday's clash with Deportivo La Coruna, Zidane defended his decision. "Bale was 100 per cent,” said Zidane. “He told me he was at 100 per cent, that the two training sessions before the game were perfect. We cannot avoid this happening. "Injuries happen, it is part of a player’s life, nobody can do anything about that. "I hope he is back before the end of the season. It's grade two [the severity of the injury], yes. But the doctors tell me it's a small thing. I trust the staff here." The injury comes as the latest setback in a campaign blighted by fitness issues for Bale, with the Wales star having missed a large chunk of winter period with an ankle problem. He returned in March but was soon out of action after being sent off in Madrid's heated 3-3 draw with Las Palmas in La Liga. Bale will also miss Madrid's Liga clashes against Valencia, Granada, Sevilla and Malaga with his latest knock.

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