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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Madrid's triple boost for Villarreal

    Nicholas Rigg

    Despite a slight concern over Cristiano Ronaldo, who will miss Portugal's friendly against Brazil in Boston on Tuesday but should be okay to feature for Real Madrid at the weekend, Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti should have a welcome selection head...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  4. Callejon gives Mourinho selection headache

    Nicholas Rigg

    Jose Maria Callejon is a player who just gets on with things. There are no airs and graces, relatively speaking in the football world. He is, seemingly, as down to earth as they come -- or at least as down to earth as they come when you're pulling on...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  5. Mourinho faces different kind of selection headache

    Nicholas Rigg

    This is where a manager earns his corn. It's where he earns his plaudits, wins admirers and loses doubters. It's where he truly becomes 'Special'. Without wanting to open the can of worms that is 'How special is the Special One?', Real Madrid mana...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  6. Benzema/Higuain and a look to Malaga

    Nicholas Rigg

    Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho will go into to Saturday's Primera Division encounter at Malaga - arguably their toughest test yet this term - with a welcome selection headache in his striking department. So will hat-trick hero Gonzalo Higuain get the...

    Blog | October 21, 2011