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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Madrid left with list of 'what ifs' after Clasico

    Nicholas Rigg

    Carlo Ancelotti was left with a list of what ifs after suffering a 2-1 defeat against Barcelona in his first Clasico as Real Madrid manager. Goals from Neymar and Alexis Sanchez gave Barca all three points at the Camp Nou as the Catalans stretched...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  4. Ballon d'Or battle adds heat to Clasico frying pan

    Nicholas Rigg

    No explanation is needed when discussing just what is at stake when Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns. The first Clasico of the season takes place at the Camp Nou on Saturday night, and pride, politics, bragging rights and three crucial points ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  5. Carletto's El Clasico debut in late October

    Nicholas Rigg

    Sunday Oct. 27 and Sunday March 24 -- dates that can be penned straight into the diary for football fans, not just of Real Madrid and La Liga, but across the world, after the fixtures for the forthcoming Spanish season were unveiled Tuesday. No pr...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  6. Stars rested as Real complete Clasico double

    Nicholas Rigg

    Things are clicking at just the right time for Real Madrid. In the middle of a season-defining week of matches, it's so far, so good, with a 2-1 victory over Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu making it back-to-back Clasico wins against their old foe...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  7. A low-stakes Clasico before high-stakes trip

    Nicholas Rigg

    Question: When is a Clasico not a Clasico? Answer: When Madrid have thrown the towel in on La Liga and a crucial Champions League clash with Manchester United awaits just three days later. Rarely can you describe a Clasico -- the match the world ...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  8. Varane rises to the top in Clasico

    Nicholas Rigg

    Arise, Sir Raphael. A new star was born at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night as Real Madrid drew 1-1 with Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal clash. Not a 'new Ronaldo' or a 'new Messi', but a defensive rock who stole the sho...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  9. 'What-ifs' for Madrid, but draw will do

    Nicholas Rigg

    So after all the talk of the Liga title being on the line in the first Clasico meeting of the season, it's "as you were" after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo -- or should that be Barcelona and Real Madrid? -- shared the points in a four-goal thri...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  10. Madrid's positive problems for Clasico clash

    Nicholas Rigg

    Two holding midfielders or three? Luka Modric, Mesut Ozil or Kaka? How about two of them? Would Madrid dare to play all three? Los Blancos travel to the Camp Nou on Sunday night for their first La Liga clash of the season against old foes Barcelona. ...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  11. Stick or twist as Madrid head to Ajax

    Nicholas Rigg

    Stick or twist? That's the question Jose Mourinho will face ahead of Real Madrid's Group D game in Amsterdam against Dutch Eredivisie champions Ajax on Wednesday night. It's a question regularly posed to Europe's so-called "big guns," even in what...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  12. Supercopa win gives Blancos big boost

    Nicholas Rigg

    Jose Mourinho, the Real Madrid manager, and Tito Vilanova, the Barcelona manager, both played the Supercopa Clasico clash between the sides down before the first leg at the Camp Nou last week. Last on the pecking order they said, with La Liga and the...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  13. Stick or twist? Madrid's Barca dilemma

    Nicholas Rigg

    Did you know there's an El Clasico this weekend? Of course you did, and it's a pretty big one as it goes. When is a Clasico never a big one? Just the La Liga title pretty much riding on this one, just to add to that usual Barcelona-Real Madrid riv...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  14. Hard hats at the ready - the Copa Clasico is upon us

    Nicholas Rigg

    Deep breaths, freeing up of the midweek diary and hard hats at the ready - the next El Clasico instalment is less than a week away. While we all expected to have to wait until late April for the next clash between Madrid and Barcelona, the football G...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  15. El Clįsico - The final pre-match say

    Nicholas Rigg

    I couldn't resist going on the Barcelona website just now to see their perspective of tomorrow's Clasico. If my internet had hands, I'd make sure they were washed twice over, don't worry about that. On a serious note, clicking on the 'El Clasico' sec...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  16. El Clįsico - My Madrid starting XI

    Nicholas Rigg

    El Clasico is just a few days away and, with Barcelona and Madrid having now played their respective Champions League midweek games, it's a fair time to look at just who will be lining up for both sides come 10pm at the Bernabeu this Saturday night. ...

    Blog | December 08, 2011