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  1. Rob Train - Honours even for Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid

    Rob Train

    Spanish Super Cup

    Blog | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  2. Real Madrid have added Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez for 2014-15 La...

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  3. Ronaldo raises curtain in style

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  4. A Decima 12 years in the making

    Rob Train

    There was no greater sign of the magnitude of La Decima than Real Madrid president Florentino Perez leaning across the monarchs of Spain and the current prime minister to clasp hands with former premier Jose Maria Aznar -- the architects of two Spani...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  5. Season Review: Real Madrid

    Rob Train

    What was expected of Real this season? A new manager with a record of success, a new world record-breaking signing, and a squad assembled more expensively than a top Hollywood cast; Florentino Perez will have expected some form of silverware at least...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. Espanyol match a dress rehearsal for Lisbon

    Rob Train

    It is not unfair to say that eyes will hardly be fixated on the Bernabeu this weekend when La Liga draws to a close. It is fair to say that about half of Spain supports Real Madrid in one way or another, either as a chest-beating, tattoo-sporting, fr...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  7. Real bid adieu to league, but bigger goal remains

    Rob Train

    What a time for Charles to find his feet. Celta's Brazilian striker hammered in 32 last season for Almeria in Spain's second division but had failed to set the top division alight since his summer transfer. How Real Madrid might have wished that a...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  8. Real fail to take advantage of title rivals' slip-ups

    Rob Train

    What a weekend. Barcelona seemed to have hammered the final nail into their waning title challenge after relegation-threatened Getafe gained a point at the Camp Nou that was not so unlikely, casting further doubt over Gerardo Martino's future. But th...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  9. Madrid run Bayern out of the ring

    Rob Train

    Finally. After 12 years, 11 managers and an outlay that could have bailed Spain out of its banking crisis several times over, Real Madrid is in the final of the Champions League. The Decima is a single game away. * Hunter: Real's way is pave...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  10. Real efficient in victory ahead of Bayern clash

    Rob Train

    Sometimes in football the calm comes before the storm. Real Madrid's home La Liga fixture was conditioned by an upcoming Champions League second leg semi-final against Bayern Munich, which took preference in view of Los Blancos' league position. The ...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  11. Real counters Bayerns possession ploy

    Rob Train

    There was a time when possession in football was the modus operandi of a serial winner. Pep Guardiola said ahead of Bayern Munich's Champions League semifinal first leg match against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu -- a ground where he had never been in ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  12. Real Madrid enter pivotal week in treble hunt

    Rob Train

    This time exactly two years ago, two things happened to shape Real Madrid's season: On April 21, Jose Mourinho's side traveled to Camp Nou and carved out a 2-1 victory to essentially seal the Liga title. That team would go on to amass 100 points ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  13. Dortmund have mountain to climb even if Ronaldo unfit

    Rob Train

    There are two main definitions of "miracle" in the Oxford English Dictionary: one that is "not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency," and another that covers "a remarkable event or development that b...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Ramos leads Real to Anoeta victory

    Rob Train

    Billed as Real Madrid's toughest fixture in the La Liga title run-in, Saturday's encounter at Real Sociedad's Anoeta stadium eventually turned into a stroll for Carlo Ancelotti's side. A combative first half was not without its share of controversy, ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  15. Real take giant step toward semifinals

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid partially avenged their Champions League dismantling in the Westfalenstadion at the semifinal stage last season by demolishing Borussia Dortmund in the opening leg of the quarterfinal between the Bundesliga's second power and Spain's Euro...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. Is Cristiano Ronaldo selfish?

    Rob Train

    Ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League clash with familiar foe Borussia Dortmund, a lot of attention has landed on the boos directed at Cristiano Ronaldo during Los Blancos' 5-0 La Liga victory over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. A section of the Berna...

    Blog | April 01, 2014