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  1. Decima quest resumes in unfriendly territory

    Rob Train

    Any and all mentions of Real Madrid traveling to Germany for a European tie have to be made in the same breath as "the curse." The numbers are certainly imposing: 25 matches on German soil, 18 defeats, six draws and just the one win, against Bayer Le...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  2. Elche in the way before Real's big tests

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid may be looking slightly ahead to a Champions League last-16 tie in Gelsenkirchen, a third clash with city rivals Atletico in the space of a few weeks and at least two Clasicos, but before the main courses for Carlo Ancelotti's treble-chas...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  3. Curse of set-piece offers Atletico route to final chance

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid's 1-1 tie in Cornella-El Prat against Espanyol handed the title to Barcelona with three weeks of the season remaining, but it was in essence merely a case of Jose Mourinho's side popping a cyanide pill before facing the firing squad. ...

    Blog | May 12, 2013
  4. Low-key Mourinho tries out for Man United job

    Rob Train

    It was on the turf of the Theatre of Dreams that Jose Mourinho exploded into the English consciousness. The hitherto largely unknown coach of Porto had travelled to Old Trafford with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg of the Champions League tie in h...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  5. Aces in Real's hand in King's Cup tie

    Rob Train

    An open game at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night essentially closed the door on Valencia's chance of causing up a cup upset as Real Madrid sealed a 2-0 win. Jose Mourinho's side is now 90 minutes away from a probable semifinal clasico -- unless Malaga h...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  6. No worries for Mourinho about knockout foes

    Rob Train

    It wasn't the prettiest performance Real Madrid has come up with this season, but the team's 1-1 tie at Manchester City Wednesday night was enough to secure second place in Group D and a berth in the Champions League knockout phase. The result cou...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  7. Where would Jose Mourinho go if he left Real Madrid? -- Rob Train...

    Rob Train

    With rumors swirling that Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, Rob Train handicaps where the Special One will land.

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  8. Does Barcelona's current team compare to the original Dream Team?...

    Rob Train

    Barcelona has won La Liga for the third consecutive season. Does this side compare to the original Dream Team?

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  9. Soccer: Real Madrid's win against Lyon was seven years in the mak...

    Rob Train

    After a seven-year wait, Real Madrid is back in the Champions League quarterfinals after defeating Lyon on Wednesday.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  10. La Liga: Second acts in Spain's La Liga

    Rob Train

    We look back at a few happy -- and not so happy -- sporting reunions in La Liga between club and manager, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011