Real Madrid 2015-2016 Football Season in Review

Real Madrid made a big effort to stay on top of the La Liga title race this 2015-2016 season. With 12 straight wins from March to May, they came very close – sadly, not close enough. Barcelona defended their championship title and once again claimed first place on the Primera Division ladder.

The Battle to Second Place

It was a tough season for Real Madrid. Their first defeat came last November in a 2-3 match against Sevilla. This defeat at the hands of the Andalusians was quickly followed by a 4-0 loss to Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

After this humiliating loss against Barca, Real Madrid turned the tides before 2015 ended with a 10-2 win against Rayo Vallecano – a match that was a particular highlight this La Liga season. When the New Year rolled in, a disappointing 2-2 draw with Valencia say Florentino Perez finally bring the curtain down on Rafael Benitez’s short-lived coaching career. Benitez was heavily criticized for his contribution (or lack of) to Real’s season, particularly the 4-0 defeat to Barca.

After Benitez was sacked, Zinedine Zidane was brought on board. Zizou’s coaching was key to Real’s improved performance, with 23 goals scored in the first half dozen games alone.

Unfortunately, two more draws against Real Betis and Malaga, and a loss to Atletico Madrid would prove to be damaging to Real’s hope for the first place title. With Barcelona playing with full force, Real Madrid was left without silverware once more.

Now, fans await to see Real face off against Atletico in the UEFA Champions League Final. For a shot at the Championship title and top football stats, Real has to bring nothing less than its A-game.

Player of the Year

For the 2015-2016 football season, an obvious choice for Player of the Year would be Cristiano Ronaldo with 35 La Liga goals and 16 UEFA goals thus far. Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema also certainly deserve a mention, with 19 La Liga goals and 24 La Liga goals respectively.

Real Sociedad 0 – 1 Real Madrid

3 points were a must for Real Madrid who couldn’t afford a slip up on the tricky ground of San Sebastian. Real Sociedad was playing for pride and had a small chance to win.

Real Madrid went into the match just a point behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid knowing that a win would take them to the top of the table. If you’re interested in betting, you should also check out best Australian casino bonuses.

With Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema injured and one eye on the match against Manchester City in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg, Galacticos struggled to break down a resilient Sociedad side who beat Barca three weeks ago.

Bale missed three clear chances, while Jese Rodriguez was also thwarted by goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli and a stubborn home defence.

But the Welshman, whose late goal secured the 3-2 comeback with over Rayo Vallecano last week, scored a powerful header in the 80th minute to salvage a win which piles pressure back on Barca and Atletico.

Despite the tough match, Real Madrid managed to keep the pressure on Barca and Atletico Madrid and can now turn their focus on their meeting with City.

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Get your videos onto social media websites. Social sites like YouTube and Facebook help create a buzz about your video. Use videos of customers’ testimonials and success stories, in our case videos of satisfied punters and winners. These demonstrate that your system works.

 

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The most popular Real Madrid bets for 2016

2015/16 has been a dramatic season in European and Spanish football. A lot of surprises, a lot of interesting matches and a lot of great goals. As we all know the season didn’t start terribly well for Real Madrid. After not winning a single trophy in 2014/15 Ancelotti was sacked and Rafa Benitez was hired. Some people were sceptical from the very beginning. It is difficult to predict how well a manager may or may not be. Choosing a manager is a bit of a gamble. Fans and players often have a say in whether a manager is good and wanted or not, just like when it comes to online gaming apps. A vast majority of casino fans are favouring NetEnt apps over others. You could also visit http://www.goldenrivieracasino.com/, where you’ll find a range of high-quality casino games.

Fiasco under Rafa

Fans of Real Madrid are always hoping for a successful season, regardless of who the manager is. A successful season for Real is winning at least one major title, i.e. either La Liga or Champions League. Of course, being better than Barcelona is an absolute priority. This was clearly not going to happen with Rafa in charge and there are several reasons why the team lacked success under his leadership. After the terrible defeat in El Classico, at Bernabeu it was just a matter of time when Florentino Pérez would give him the boot. And so he did and things started to seem slightly better under Zizou. The team scored 5 or more goals in 3 of their 4 matches with Zidane on the bench, but many felt that it is too late for anything to change in La Liga.

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Real are still in the game

In April, as you probably know, Los Blancos managed to defeat their fierce rivals at their home ground and thus lower the gap. Barcelona suffered a minor crisis and now Real are just one point behind Barcelona and their city rivals Atletico. Furthermore, they reached the semi-final of the Champions League and they are serious contenders for an 11th glorious victory in the most prestigious club competition. Seeing how well they play many are willing to bet that Real can win at least one of the competitions, if not both of them. In fact, you can get very fine odds of 15.00 if you bet that The Whites are going to win both the domestic league and the European Champions League.

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They have a fair chance of winning the Champions League

If you like to bet on both competitions individually, the odds for La Liga may vary, but you can get odds as high as 5.50 for Real Madrid to come on top. Whereas the odds for the Champions League are quite lower, set at less than 3.00. The odds that Real Madrid will manage to qualify for the Final are only about 1.35. Obviously Real Madrid are the favourite when for winning the Champions League and this is the most popular bet. If you browse through online betting sites you may get odds at 3.00, which is pretty fair, considering the current form of the team.

 

The Most popular gambling movies

Gambling themed movies are some of the highest grossing films in the movie industry! This is maybe due to the gambling thrills that are conveyed in the films. Take time to read through this article as I go through some of the most popular gambling movies ever made.

Let me start by making mention of the classics. I will break down that list into two groups, pre-90’s classics and 90’s classics.

Pre-90’s classics include movies like The Sting, a revenge based movie involving a horse betting con. The story also has several scenes in which characters play roulette and blackjack. The Cincinnati Kid, The gambler, Rain Man, The Hustler and its sequel The Colour of Money are other great titles from that period.

Great gambling movie titles of the 90’s include Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels, Rounders, Hard Eight and Casino. Casino is a film about an Italian Mafia owned casino being run by Ace played by Robert De Niro. Sharon Stone stars as his love interest. The turn of the century came with it great movies. Croupier, The Cooler and Owning Mahoney to mention just a few.

More recent casino and gambling hits include The Gambler by Mark Wahlberg and the star studded Ocean’s Trilogy. The blockbuster Will Smith movie Focus has a great sports betting scene. In the movie Smith plays a conman using confidence tricks to swindle unsuspecting victims of large amounts of cash. Casino Royale is arguably one of the most popular gambling movies of the 21st century and Daniel Craig gives a superb performance saving the world as Bond, James Bond. Visit Online Casino Crazy Vegas™ | Get $500 Free for popular online slots based on gambling movies.

Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

Last night, Real Madrid gave all their best to beat Borussia Dortmund with 3-0 but sadly, they were short for only one goal, even they had lots of chances.

In the first 20 minutes, the Galacticos took control over the ball, and created several goal chances, but they didn’t use them. Borussia threatened Madrid’s goal mostly by counter-attacks. In the last 10 minutes, the Galacticos started to play harder than ever, and their persistance finally paid off. Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos scored goals for Real Madrid, in “the late minutes” of the match. Sadly, the Galacticos weren’t able to crush Borussia’s dreams with a third goal. You can read online sportsbook reviews, to check out the upcoming matches, and also you can read about sports betting options on TopBettingReviews.com.

After one of the hardest matches for Real Madrid, almost immediatly, the press started rumours about Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho leaving Real Madrid. That’s not impossible but, let’s hope it isn’t going to happen.

Despite the loss, the Galacticos showed the World that they shouldn’t be forgotten this season, despite the losses in UCL and La Liga. The only thing Real Madrid will probably focus on is the Copa del Rey, which they will play against Atletico Madrid on the 18th of May.

As a possible replacement for Mourinho (if he leaves) the press are mentioning Jurgen Klopp and Jupp Heynckes. These 2 coaches would “make” a new Real Madrid which would again, be one of the best in the World.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid is hoping for a “huge” victory over Borussia Dortmund tomorrow at Santiago Bernabeu, to secure their pass to the UCL Finals. Will the Galacticos be able to do that? We’ll find that out tomorrow.

In the first match, Borussia crashed Real Madrid with 4-1 on Signal-Iduna-Park. Most of the job to help Borussia win did Robert Lewandowski, the Polish international player. One thing we all know is that the match tomorrow will be very interesting, and exciting to watch, you can visit Carbon Sportsbook to predict the result.

Real Madrid will probably start the match with their best possible line-up; Di Maria, Ronaldo, Ozil and Higuain will be the 4 biggest threats for Borussia Dortmund’s goal. While they (BD) will probably play easy, and wait for their chances.

Many people already consider Borussia Dortmund the UCL finalist, but nothing is over till the last whistle on Bernabeu. One thing we all know for sure is that the Galacticos will give their best, to qualify for the finals, and play against Bayern or Barcelona.

It’s not the first time that Real Madrid found themselves in a difficult situation in the semi-finals. In the first match they would loose 3-0 or 4-1 (just like the situation here) and still managed to turn the result over in their favor. Is that really going to happen again tomorrow? I can’t claim that’s going to happen but, I can make you sure, that Mourinho is got something up his sleeves, that will “boost” Real Madrid, to take a 3-0 or even a bigger victory over the Germans.

CDL: Valencia vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid will be facing Valencia again, tomorrow at 21:30 on Mestalla. In the first leg, Los Blancos achieved their victory against Valencia (2-0). Five days later in a La Liga match, Ronaldo and the others crushed “The bats” with 5-0 for Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho called all first team members, and a youngster – Mejias. This game is probably going to be more interesting then the last two, because Valencia has got nothing to loose this time. Real Madrid, is probably going to start the match with the best players, and try to score a goal as soon as possible. If that suceeds, Mourinho will probably “bring in” some other players, and “save” the first team members, for the upcoming matches.

However, this time Valencia will attack Real Madrid with all of their forces, because they’ve got nothing to loose, as I said before. The biggest threat for the Galacticos will be their ex player, Roberto Soldado, now the captain of  “The bats”. Jonas and A. Costa were also causing the most problems to Real M. in the last 2 matches. This makes the game more even more interesting for betting, because it’s really hard to predict, but you can try to do that on sports betting sites.

Real Madrid players completed their last training session before the match against Valencia today. It took place at Real Madrid Football City. They trained in 3 separate groups. In the first grup were the players who played against Valencia on Sunday, in the second one, there were Real Madrid’s goalkeepers, and in the third group, the rest of the players, who didn’t play in the last game.

 

Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid

The Supercup shall be decided at the Santiago Bernabeu. Next Wednesday, the Madrid fans will witness how the first title of the season is decided after an entertaining first leg of the Supercup. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the first Madrid player to score for the fourth game in a row at the Camp Nou, put the team ahead with a header in minute 55. One minute later, Pedro, who was offside, equalised. Messi, who scored from a penalty resulting from a foul committed by Ramos on Iniesta, and Xavi made the match difficult for Real Madrid, but this team never surrenders; it comes with putting on the Madrid shirt and is part of its philosophy and with five minutes remaining in the clash Casillas and Di María played an important part in the final result. A lesson on how to react on in one-on-one situations by the goalkeeper against Messi and then the Argentine’s persistence and the serious mistake by the Barcelona goalkeeper did the rest. ‘El Fideo’ picked Valdes’ pocket, who was attempting to beat the Argentine, leaving the first title of the season to be decided in Madrid.

Real Madrid demonstrated in the first half that it is able to adapt to all types of situations. Barcelona, the home team, dominated possession and the Whites, well aware of the fact that they likely have the best counterattack in the world, pressuring the home team’s passing and awaiting their opportunity. The first fifteen minutes of the match passed with no apparent danger, with both teams making their intentions known.

The first chance fell to Barcelona, although they had to wait 28 minutes; a through ball from Alves to Messi, two metres from the penalty spot, who shot wide from in front of goal. The Argentine could have put his team ahead again ten minutes later, but his solo effort ended in the same fashion as his previous shot, wide of the goal protected by Casillas.

Real Madrid demonstrated maturity and defensive solidity. Their display on the turf at the Camp Nou saw reward at the half-hour mark when a counterattack started by Cristiano Ronaldo, continued by Özil and then Callejón was almost completed by Benzema whose through ball was cleared by Mascherano for a corner when CR7 was waiting to finish the move. Two shots from the home side from the edge of the area, one of which was on target, the first in the game, brought the first half to an end. There had been few chances for both teams, two yellow cards for Real Madrid (Alonso and Arbeloa) and one for the home side (Mascherano).

Five goals in a crazy second half and several chances for both teams
The match did not take long to change entirely. Ten minutes was all Cristiano Ronaldo required to make the most of an Özil corner and put his team ahead with a header. The Portuguese player stole into the box to get ahead of Busquets and scored, ecstatic to be scoring once again at theCamp Nou. By scoring the goal, CR7 becomes the only player in the club’s history to score for the fourth game in a row against Barcelona.

The away side’s joy was short-lived. A long pass from Mascherano from the halfway line was met by Pedro, who beat Casillas with a shot across goal. The goal, which was scored from an offside position, equalised a clash that was starting to liven up due to the clear opportunities created by both sides. Mourinho, aware of the impact of the goal, wanted to give his team more speed and cutting edge up front. Higuaín replaced Benzema, exhausted from all his work, in minute 60. Four minutes later, the Argentine’s move arrived at the feet of Callejón, who shot wide from the edge of the area. The Real Madrid youth team player was replaced by Di María in minute 65’.

The match was wide open, entertaining, but the balance was tipped in Barcelona’s favour with the penalty awarded to Barcelona for the foul committed by Ramos on Iniesta in minute 69. Messi took the penalty and put his team ahead, and eight minutes later they scored the third in a move started by Iniesta and finished Xavi, beating Casillas in a one-on-one.

It appeared that the match was drawing to a close, but this Real Madrid team never surrenders; it comes with putting on the Madrid shirt and is part of its philosophy and with five minutes remaining in the clash Casillas and Di María played an important part in the final result. An unbelievable stop by the Real Madrid captain in a one-on-one with Messi and Adriano beat Di María in the counterattack, passed the ball to Valdés in the home side’s goal and in an attempt to dribble past the Argentine, lost the ball to Di María, who slotted the ball into the goal calmly to silence the Camp Nou. 3-2 was the final result and leaves the title to be decided at the Santiago Bernabeu. Next Wednesday, the Madrid fans will witness how the first title of the season is decided. (source: realmadrid.com – Alberto Navarro)

55′ [0 – 1] C. Ronaldo
56′ [1 – 1] P. Rodriguez
70′ [2 – 1] L. Messi (pen.)
77′ [3 – 1] X. Hernandez
85′ [3 – 2] A.D. Maria

Clash against Real Oviedo

Vacation time for Real Madrid is about to end tonight. At 19:45 the season will begin in Oviedo, where Real Madrid will play against the local club. Although many first team players are still on vacation, Mourinho has called up youngsters from the youth sections. He invited the following players:

Goalkeepers
Adan, Jesus and Pacheco
Defenders
Varane, Fabinho, Nacho, Mateos, Casado, Rios e Ivan
Midfielders
Granero, Lass, Mosquera, Alex, Juanfran, Denis, Lucas, Callejon, Alvaro Lopez and Di Maria
Forwards
Higuain and Morata

After this friendly match they will go to the United States where they will play a tournament against LA Galaxy and AC Milan.

There haven’t been any transfers in so far this summer, but it is expected that Tottenham’s midfielder Luka Modric is on the verge of signing. Also, they have shown interest in Lucas Moura, the Brazilian wunderkind.