A resurgent Real Madrid host Athletic Bilbao tonight and will look to continue their good form by getting all three points and keep the pressure on rivals Atletico and Barcelona.
Ten time European champions Real Madrid will look to translate their domestic form on to the European stage when they take on German club Wolfsburg in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final.
Real Madrid needed a stoppage time winner from Brazilian midfielder Casemiro to move back within 12 points of La Liga leaders Barcelona with an unconvincing 2-1 win at Las Palmas on Sunday.
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Real Madrid bought back Casemiro after the midfielder’s loan spell at FC Porto came to an end. Casemiro went on a season-long loan to FC Porto and put in some impressive displays for the Portuguese club. Porto decided to keep hold of Casemiro by exercising the chance to buy the Brazilian for €15 million. However, Real Madrid triggered a clause in his contract which allowed them to buy back the midfielder after paying €7.5 million to Porto before 5th June. The 23-year old was impressive in his season-long spell with the Portuguese giants in which he made 41 appearances and scored four goals for the club. Real Madrid released an official statement announcing the midfielder’s return to the club. The statement on the club’s website read: “Real Madrid C. F. has exercised the option to salvage federative rights on the player Casemiro, after FC Porto stated that his buy back clause had been activated.” Casemiro joined Real Madrid in January […]
Real Madrid’s midfield has looked desperately short of ideas in 2015 and their struggles have had a huge negative impact on the fortunes of the club in the new year. The club authorities are ready to change the looks of its midfield this summer and the player who is on top of president Florentino Perez’s wish list is not Paul Pogba, but their own Casemiro.
Arsenal FC and Inter Milan are competing for the signature of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro in the summer.