Real Madrid – Barcelona

Real Madrid is going to play Super Cup finals against Barcelona tonight (22:00h) at Santiago Bernabeu. The next game is going to be played at Camp Nou.

Jose Mourinho has announced a list of 20 players for the first leg of Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona. Granero, Nuri Sahin, Hamit Altintop, Gago, Drenthe, Pedro Leon are not on the list.

Goalkeepers: Casillas, Adan, Jesus
Defenders: Carvalho, Pepe, Marcelo, Coentrao, Varane, Arbeloa, Albiol, Sergio Ramos
Midfielders: Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Callejon, Di Maria, Ozil, Kaka
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuain

Sergio Ramos in the competition for the first “El Classico” of the season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Madrid right back, Sergio Ramos recovered from his back injuries and he is going to compete for a performance in the first “El Classico” new season. Ramos was hurt during Real Madrid’s China tour, which is why, on Wednesday he missed a friendly match in Spain where the team lost 2-1.

Doctors had predicted that Ramos isn’t going to recover in 10 days, but 25-year-old football player on Friday did a full training under the baton of Jose Mourinho and will be available for the Portuguese coach on Sunday when you arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup.

Barcelona have announced that the duel could miss Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique who were injured in the friendly match against Italy.

Spanish Super Cup match is scheduled on 17 August at Camp Nou stadium.

Players have announced the beginning of the strike

 

 

 

 

Spanish football players of the first and second division will enter into a strike during the first two weekends at the beginning of the new season. It was announced from the local football players union (AFE).

“We are behind the whole of Europe on this issue. AFE and players from the first and second division agreed to strike for the first two rounds in the first and second division. Players met with us and agreed that there was a lot of this situation. There will be a priority until they sign a collective agreement.” – said the chairman of AFE, Luis Rubiales.

Otherwise, the start of the La Liga is scheduled for 20. August. In the first round Real Madrid is playing at home against Athletic Bilbao.

Diario de Noticias: Falcao made a deal with Real Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to “Diario de Noticias” Porto striker, Radamel Falcao made a deal with Real Madrid C.F.

Jose Mourinho apparently convinced Falcao to reject the offer from Chelsea (€5,7m per year) and than in 2012 transfers to the Royal Club. Falcao has a contract with Porto until 2015. and his salary is about €2,5m p.y. His buyout clause is €45m.

Pedro: “Real Madrid will be more dangerous this season”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona’s forward Pedro believes that Real Madrid is going to be more dangerous than last years, and that Galacticos showed their strenght in the pre-season where they won all of the games (7).

“Real Madrid will be even more dangerous than last year. Their players are really fired up now and I think that it will be a long and tough season for us. We really want to win the Supercopa. It’s an important objective for us. We travel to Madrid with a title at stake and there will be a lot of tension. It will be a great test for the team.”

“Real Madrid play’s some very good football. They have a lot of fast players and it will be difficult to stop them. We have to be very alert of their counter-attacks.”

Nuri Sahin will miss the start of the season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkish midfielder, Nuri Sahin who moved this summer from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid, will pause longer than expected due to a knee injury. He was injured in Los Angeles (Real Madrid pre-season), and the doctors predicted that Sahin will pause only 2-3 weeks, but he didn’t return to the training.

Spanish daili newspaper “AS” claims that his recovery is going much slower than expected. Because of the injury he is going to miss the Super Cup against Barcelona and the first match in La Liga.

Tianjin Teda 0-6 Real Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Madrid ended their pre-season tour with a big win. Galacticos won all pre-season matches, which is a great result. The squad worked very hard in the US and in China.

In the last match Real Madrid won Tianjin Teda 0-6 Real Madrid. You can see the videos on the page videos.

7′ [0 – 1] Kaka (pen.)
14′ [0 – 2] A.D. Maria
68′ [0 – 3] G. Higuain
74′ [0 – 4] C. Ronaldo
80′ [0 – 5] K. Benzema
82′ [0 – 6] K. Benzema

Picotti: “Gago would love to go to Inter”

 

 

 

 

 

Argentine midfielder Fernando Gago, will leave Real Madrid this summer. Acoording to his agent Simone Picotti his new destination could be Inter Milan.

Gago is a top player and I think he could do well at Inter. It would be like home for him seeing that there are many Argentines there. We have to see what happens with Inter, but we are talking about a club at the top of the list. Gago would like to play there.” – said Picotti.

Guangzhou Evergrande 1-7 Real Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Madrid players have owned in a friendly match with China’s Guangzhou Evergrande. Galacticos won with 7-1. Goals: 0-1, Kedhira (m.7); 0-2, Ozil (m.31); 0-3, Benzema (m.39); 0-4, Benzema (m.49); 0-5, Cristiano (m.55); 0-6, Jesé (m.71), 0-7, Di María (m.84); 1-7, Yang Yihu (m.87). This was yet another successful match for Real Madrid C.F. You can see the goals on the page Videos.