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  1. Bale crowned 'Prince of Wales' with stunning Copa winner

    Nicholas Rigg

    Few will be convinced that a footballer is worth almost 100 million pounds, but Gareth Bale went some way to proving just why Real Madrid shelled out a huge transfer fee for his services with a decisive goal that saw Los Blancos lift the Copa del Rey...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Bale obligated to rise to occasion in Ronaldo's absence

    Nicholas Rigg

    Real Madrid could be without their lead actor for Wednesday's star-studded Copa del Rey final against Barcelona, but in Gareth Bale, Los Blancos have a supporting actor who will relish taking temporary top-dog status if Cristiano Ronaldo's knee injur...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. Madrid out to serve their finest dish to Munich

    Nicholas Rigg

    They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and for Real Madrid, the chance to oust title holders Bayern Munich in the semifinals of the Champions League could well be the tastiest dish Los Blancos have served for some time. The draw took place F...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. More questions than answers after Madrid's slender progression

    Nicholas Rigg

    It was supposed to be so easy. Three goals to the good, no away goals conceded, against a side blighted by injuries and not exactly setting the Bundesliga alight. For many, Real Madrid were shoo-ins for a place in the semifinals of the Champions Leag...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  5. Madrid gamble on Ronaldo absence

    Nicholas Rigg

    The analysis of Carlo Ancelotti's team selections and tactics in his first season with Real Madrid has been plentiful, but the Italian's joint decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of what is arguably his side's toughest La Liga fixture until the e...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. Ronaldo whistles not overly concerning for Madrid

    Nicholas Rigg

    The Santiago Bernabeu can be one of, if not the, most thrilling places for a footballer to strut his stuff. But history shows that it can also be one of the most unforgiving -- even if you're wearing the all-white of Real Madrid. When things are g...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  7. Ancelotti's midfield dilemma for Rayo visit

    Nicholas Rigg

    On Saturday night, Real Madrid host a team that may be battling bravely against relegation this season, but one that can control possession as well as many in Europe, in Rayo Vallecano. That means manager Carlo Ancelotti's midfield selection is a cru...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  8. Madrid's La Liga shower turns to downpour at Sevilla

    Nicholas Rigg

    It never rains, but it pours, and Real Madrid's El Clasico shower from Sunday has quickly turned into a downpour thanks to a 2-1 defeat at Sevilla that's turned them from La Liga favourites to outsiders in the space of just four days. Wednesday ni...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  9. Madrid minds on Clasico ahead of Schalke clash

    Nicholas Rigg

    Rarely has a Champions League last 16 tie, especially one involving Real Madrid, been so low-key in its build up, but that's exactly the way Los Blancos will like it when Schalke arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night needing a minor miracl...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  10. Points over performance for Madrid in Malaga

    Nicholas Rigg

    At this stage of the season, points are more important than performances and it was a case of "job done" for Real Madrid at La Rosaleda. Los Blancos ensured top spot in La Liga for another week at least with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Malaga. ...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  11. Real Madrid hammer home advantage

    Nicholas Rigg

    If Real Madrid were not clear favourites to win La Liga before this weekend, they certainly are now. After Barcelona suffered a shocking defeat at Real Valladolid on Saturday and Carlo Ancelotti's side comfortably beat Levante 3-0 at the Bernabeu ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  12. Madrid's 'BBC' keep foot on the gas in internationals

    Nicholas Rigg

    International friendly matches are not exactly at the top of a footballer's list of priorities at the start of the season, but there was no sign of any let up from Real Madrid's attacking trio this week. Madrid's "BBC" of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzem...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  13. Magnificent Madrid knock German curse for six

    Nicholas Rigg

    Germany has not been Real Madrid's friend in the Champions League. A 4-1 semifinal defeat at Borussia Dortmund in last season's competition all but ended Madrid's hopes of La Decima for another year and made it just one win in 25 trips to face Bundes...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  14. Valdano criticism the perfect pep talk for Bale

    Nicholas Rigg

    Nine goals in 13 La Liga starts. Two goals in three Champions League starts. Nine assists to go along with those nine league goals, too. A role in one of the world's most formidable attacks and a player who is looking to help win every trophy possibl...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  15. Varane return a cause for celebration at Madrid

    Nicholas Rigg

    Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Real Madrid's starting lineup for the Copa del Rey semifinal second leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, but his name will not be the only one to stir up some excitement in the Los Blancos starting 11 at the ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  16. Another weekend of progress for Ronaldo-less Madrid

    Nicholas Rigg

    For a while it looked like Real Madrid could top La Liga at the end of Jornada for the first time this season, and in the end it still wasn't so bad. The roar was not just constrained to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium when Alberto Moreno fired ...

    Blog | February 09, 2014