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 didnai??i??t score again this season.

After notching up a victory against Dinamo Zagreb, Real Madrid travel to Valencia to face Levante. Ronaldo remains doubtful and Mourinho aims for winning in style. TheHardTackle presents the match preview and other details.

In one of the most eagerly awaited clashes of the weekend, Jose Mourinho has to face Racing with 9 of his players unavailable, the most prominent being Cristiano Ronaldo. Can he cope up with this challenge? THT previews the game.

El Clasico : A Battle That Transcends The Game Of Football

In a series of epic battles known as El Clasico, a colossal encounter between two Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, another enthralling battle between the two awaits football fans across the globe this Saturday. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma brings forward the history of the encounter and provides a sneak peek into El Clasico coming this weekend.