A first half stunner from James Rodriguez and a late winner from Alvaro Arbeloa helped Real Madrid to keep the pressure on FC Barcelona as they moved back to within two points of the La Liga leaders with a 3-0 victory over Almeria at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score against Almeria, which was his third consecutive game without a goal. But coach Carlo Ancelotti defended his star attacker by claiming that he had be happy even if Ronaldo didn’t score again this season.

Real Madrid v Almeria Saturday, 29th April, 2015 Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid *** Real Madrid face Almeria at home after Barcelona beat Getafe to move five points ahead of the second-placed side. It seems like the race for La Liga title will be stretched right till the very end as Real Madrid face Almeria looking to close in on league leaders Barcelona. Barcelona’s win on Getafe, has helped them stay on top of the table and they have extended their lead to 5 points. Real Madrid must win against lowly Almeria on Wednesday in order to remain in contention of finishing at the top of the league. Meanwhile, Almeria need to fight hard to remain in the first division and avoid relegation. The Andalusian outfit is only two points ahead of the relegation zone and a defeat on Wednesday threatens to put them behind 18th placed Deportivo. Team News and Tactics Real Madrid The upcoming games for Real Madrid are truly […]

With just 5 more La Liga games remaining in the season, Real Madrid have to win every single one of them to keep fighting till the end in the league. Real Madrid face Almeria at the Bernabeu as they head into the business end of the season. Carlo Ancelotti’s side is second in the league, just two points behind Barcelona and are trying to defend their status as European champions after making it to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Speaking to the press, ahead of the game, Ancelotti insisted that Real Madrid will have to approach every game with a do or die mentality and also said that Almeria are going to be tricky opponents. Ancelotti said: “All the games are a matter of life and death now. We will approach this match with that mentality. This is going to be an important fixture. A tricky and challenging game. We are entering into a stage of the season in […]

Real Madrid v UD Almeria Santiago Bernabue, Madrid Saturday, 12 April, 20:00 GMT *** A David vs Goliath battle awaits us this weekend in the La Liga as Real Madrid host relegation-bound Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fourth time in a row! However, instead of celebrating ‘Los Blancos’ should contemplate that horrible 2-0 defeat at the Signal Iduna Park which almost saw them out of the Champions League. They were weak at the back and were not very convincing with their attacks and almost saw themselves losing a mighty 3-0 first leg lead. With the Copa Del Rey final coming up in less than a week, Real Madrid need to buck up and get back to winning ways. A slip-up in the Liga will mean that ‘Los Blancos’ bid adieu to the league title which was theirs for the taking before the infamous 4-3 defeat in the […]