Real Madrid got off to the perfect start under new manager Zinedine Zidane with a 5-0 thumping of Deportivo de La Coruña on Saturday, with Gareth Bale scoring a hat-trick     Gareth Bale started life under Zidane in the best manner possible, scoring a hat-trick in a resounding 5-0 victory, before being substituted to a standing ovation in the second half. However, Cristiano Ronaldo surprisingly failed to get his name on the scoresheet, and fans on Twitter were quick to react to the Portuguese’s expression as Bale scored his third goal. There was also plenty of praise for the Welshman, who has now scored more headed goals in the top 5 European leagues than any other player this season, as well as for Zidane, whose arrival seems to have brought with it optimism and hope for the season ahead. The win keeps Los Blancos close to FC Barcelona, who won their game 4-0 against Granada thanks to a hat-trick […]

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reserved praise for hat-trick hero Gareth Bale, with the Welshman making the perfect first impression on his new manager amidst increasing speculation of  a transfer back to the Premier League in the summer   Zinedine Zidane could not have asked for a better start to life as Real Madrid manager, with Los Blancos thrashing Deportivo de La Coruña 5-0 in front of an expectant Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday evening. Gareth Bale — the player reportedly most disappointed with the exit of Rafael Benítez — scored a hat-trick,  while Karim Benzema grabbed a brace in what was a very comfortable evening for the hosts. Zidane heaps praise on hat-trick hero Bale Gareth Bale’s performance on Saturday was the perfect way to silence those questioning his place at Real Madrid under new boss Zinedine Zidane, while the Frenchman himself had words of praise for the former Tottenham Hotspur superstar, praising his defensive work-rate as well as his goals. Zidane […]

Real Madrid CF V Deportivo La Coruña Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid 9th January 2016, 1930 GMT ***** A new era is set to dawn at Real Madrid with the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the manager to replace Rafael Benitez — a move that Florentino Perez will be hoping pays off as much as FC Barcelona’s decision to appoint Pep Guardiola did. There has been much fanfare around the decision to sack Rafa Benitez, and a lot of the speculation has said that Zidane’s appointment is nothing but a publicity stunt, seeing that the former World Cup winner is a fan favourite at the Santiago Bernabeu. Either way, it would be interesting to see an absolute legend of the game taking charge of one of the biggest teams in world football. Team News & Tactical Brief Real Madrid CF It is quite unlikely that Zidane will make any wholesale changes to the starting XI, considering the fact that we are in the middle […]

Amidst growing interest from Manchester United, manager Zinedine Zidane claimed that James Rodriguez remained an a importantai??i?? player at Real Madrid. The Colombian shared a fractious relationship with Rafael Benitez as reports emerging from England claimed that Louis van Gaal was interested in acquiring his services in the January transfer window. Manchester United are rumoured . to be interesting in signing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. Despite providing the goods on the pitch, the former Monaco star shared a troubled relationship with Benitez as he made his way in and out of the starting eleven. James and Isco are phenomenal players However, the Colombian international is expected to retain his place in the first team with Zinedine Zidane replacing Benitez in the dug-out. As reported by Managing Madrid, the Frenchman underlined Rodriguezai??i??s importance in the squad. a All the players will be important. James and Isco are phenomenal players and therefore they will be important as well,a he said. Rodriguezai??i??s […]