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  1. Real survive Atletico assault in the Calderon

    Rob Train

    The twists and turns in this season's title race have been played out in microcosm between the two sides from the capital in the running: relentless pressure mixed with a little ill-temper and football in its purest yet most brutal form. Atletico str...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  2. Real Madrid reasserts authority in capital city derby

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid asserted fresh authority over the capital city derby in a crushing 3-0 victory over rivals Atletico Madrid -- "a fist on the table" in the local vernacular. Los Blancos were far from being bullied by Atletico, who had won back-to-back...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  3. Real's forward thinking covers defensive cracks in Vallecas

    Rob Train

    Carlo Ancelotti was not a very happy man after watching his Real Madrid side beat an ambitious Rayo Vallecano 3-2 in the southern capital suburb on Saturday evening. Once again, Real had the game by the scruff of the neck, as it had against Sevilla d...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  4. Forward-line form gives Ancelotti a selection headache

    Rob Train

    Gareth Bale is expected to make his Bernabeu debut Sunday when Getafe pop across town for a capital city derby, guaranteeing more backsides on seats than would otherwise lift themselves off a sofa for a match that should hold very few surprises. La G...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  5. Time for Madrid 20-21?

    Rob Train

    The city of Madrid has had an obsession for more than the past 10 years, and it fell flat on its well-presented face Saturday in Buenos Aires. It's not often you'll find Leo Messi backing something to do with the capital, but sure enough the Barcelon...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  6. Barcelona look vulnerable as it continues to chase Real Madrid --...

    Rob Train

    How vulnerable is Barcelona? Rob Train takes a look at the struggles of the defending champion ahead of the first Clasico of La Liga this season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  7. La Liga -- Previewing the Madrid derby between Real and Atletico-...

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho expects a tense battle with capital rival Atletico on Saturday, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2011
  8. Soccer: Real Madrid isn't about winning with style -- it's about ...

    Rob Train

    Jose Mourinho was hired to break Barca's hegemony and has made broad strokes toward doing so. It isn't always art, but for Real, the ends justify the means, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2011