Real Madrid coach

‘Real top because of performances, not referees’

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane launched a passionate defence of his team on Tuesday amid accusations the La Liga leaders have benefited from favourable refereeing decisions this season following their 3-2 win at Villarreal on Sunday.

June 4, 2017
June 4, 2017

Zidane back among the immortals

Feted as one of the finest talents of his generation, Zinedine Zidane makes the transition to management so smoothly that he has already eclipsed some of the game's most hallowed names just 17 months into his spell as Real Madrid boss.

March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017

‘Real top because of performances, not referees’

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane launched a passionate defence of his team on Tuesday amid accusations the La Liga leaders have benefited from favourable refereeing decisions this season following their 3-2 win at Villarreal on Sunday.

February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Real stage dramatic come-from-behind win

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

January 30, 2017
January 30, 2017

No rush for Bale return, insists Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes he has no need to rush Gareth Bale back from a long-term ankle injury as the European champions extended their lead at the top of La Liga on Sunday.

January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017

Ramos sees reverse in fortunes as Real's record run ends

Sergio Ramos has so often been Real Madrid's man of the moment but the captain saw the tables turn as his own goal helped his former club Sevilla to a 2-1 win over the La Liga leaders on Sunday, ending a record-breaking 40-game unbeaten run.

November 20, 2016
November 20, 2016

Ballon d'Or just reward for hat-trick hero Ronaldo

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted he has no doubt Cristiano Ronaldo will be the deserving winner of a fourth Ballon d'Or come January, but his hat-trick in a 3-0 defeat of Atletico Madrid on Saturday may convince others.

November 7, 2016
November 7, 2016

Zizou urges Ronaldo to retire at Real

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has called on Cristiano Ronaldo to follow in his footsteps by retiring at the Santiago Bernabeu with the Portuguese the latest Real star set to sign a new contract.

September 27, 2016
September 27, 2016

Kroos plays down Ronaldo rage rumours

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos plays down any notion of a rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and head coach Zinedine Zidane.

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

They deserved to win: Zidane

Zinedine Zidane admits Barcelona deserved to win La Liga despite Real Madrid's late charge to the title.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

Why Spanish clubs are ruling Europe

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid's passage to the Champions League final and Sevilla qualifying for the Europa League equivalent for a third straight year has underlined Spain's dominance of European soccer.