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  • Zinedine Zidane

    ‘Zidane was clever to leave when Ronaldo did’

    Real Madrid were ousted from the Champions League by a young Ajax side last night at the Santiago Bernabeu after they had won the trophy for three straight seasons. Zinedine Zidane had been the protagonist of those wins but he left at the beginning of last season and Real have been suffering since then.

  • Zinedine Zidane

    Zidane’s superstition works in Real’s favour

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane wanted everything to be repeated from his team’s trip to the Allianz Arena last year, Marca reports.

  • Gerard Pique

    ‘I’m not going to sleep tonight’, Pique pokes at Zidane

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique pokes fun at Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's comments regarding not giving Barcelona a guard of honour.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real 'ready for PSG'

    Zinedine Zidane declared Real Madrid ready for PSG after his side eased to a 3-1 win over 10-man Getafe on Saturday.

  • Zinedine Zidane

    Real Madrid out of top four as Villarreal win

    Villarreal move above Real Madrid and into the top four in La Liga after a 2-1 win over Levante that puts more pressure on the struggling champions' coach Zinedine Zidane.

  • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane

    Zidane pens new Real Madrid deal until 2020

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirms that he has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the European champions until 2020.

  • Zidane staying upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is still "optimistic" as the Spanish giants look to shrug off a poor run of form in La Liga by securing their place in the Champions League last 16.

  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo

    Misfiring Ronaldo can still make a difference, suggests Ramos

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos suggests that the prolific Cristiano is upset by his lack of La Liga goals but believes that the forward would soon return to the scoresheet.

  • Zidane laments Madrid's home form

    Znedine Zidane laments Real Madrid's home woes as the Spanish and European champions slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Real Betis.

  • 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.

  • League is in our hands: Zidane

    Real Madrid have all they can ask for with just one La Liga game of the season to go and that is the destiny of the title in their own hands, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday.

  • Zidane insists Madrid aren't taking La Liga triumph for granted

    Zinedine Zidane insisted his Real Madrid stars don't feel like champions yet, as his side close in on a potential double.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    ‘He's just got something’

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lauded Cristiano Ronaldo, saying his superstar forward always seemed to deliver in big moments.

  • ‘Real rotation vital but there's no A or B team’

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday he had no A or B side and needed to call on every member of his squad to cope with a gruelling fixture list, as a debate about his team selections was played out in the Spanish media.

  • ‘Real should have been smarter with 10 men’

    Zinedine Zidane criticised his Real Madrid players after their dramatic Clasico defeat to Barcelona, insisting they should have been smarter in the closing stages of their loss.

  • Clasico concern for Bale

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Gareth Bale was withdrawn from the 2-1 win at Bayern Munich due to an injury concern.

  • Zidane defends under-fire goalkeeper Navas

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed goalkeeper Keylor Navas's contribution as the European champions leapfrogged Barcelona into top spot in La Liga despite the latest a series of blunders this season from the Costa Rican on Sunday.

  • Luca Zidane out for three months

    Zinedine Zidane's son Luca, a goalkeeper with Real Madrid's under-19 side, will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury, Spanish daily Marca reported Friday.

  • ‘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.

  • 'Subs changed the game'

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed the impact of Isco and Alvaro Morata off the bench as the European champions came from 2-0 down at Villarreal on Sunday to win 3-2.

  • Zidane warns against complacency after Napoli stroll

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane warned that it was still all to play for in their Champions League last-16 clash against Napoli after the holders strolled to a 3-1 win in the first leg on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • James double helps Real beat Sevilla

    Real Madrid marked Zinedine Zidane's first anniversary as manager with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sevilla in the first leg of their King's Cup last 16 tie at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

  • Zidane celebrates flawless year at Madrid

    The relentless demands for success at Real Madrid have cost many high-profile and heavily experienced coaches their jobs, but Zinedine Zidane has made the move into senior management look serene as he celebrates a year in charge as a European and world champion.

  • Zidane hails Real's fighting spirit

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane paid tribute to his players' spirit after they battled back to beat Deportivo La Coruna 3-2 on Saturday and set a club record 35 games unbeaten in all competitions.

  • Zidane ‘angry’ as Real surrender top spot

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane criticised his players for switching off against Borussia Dortmund and throwing away a two-goal lead that cost the European champions top place in Champions League Group F on Wednesday.

  • Plane tragedy overshadows Club World Cup

    Atletico Nacional will play through their grief over the Chapecoense plane tragedy when they tackle the Club World Cup in Japan -- just days after their Copa Sudamericana final opponents were wiped out.

  • Five things we learned from El Clasico

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos rescued a draw and maintained the European champions' six-point lead at the top of La Liga in a 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Saturday.

  • 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.