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.

Marca: Mourinho already knows line-up for Barcelona







According to the spanish newspaper “Marca” Jose Mourinho already know Real Madrid’s line-up against Barcelona. Place on the goal is reserved for Iker Casillas, the defensive four are reserved for Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho and Marcelo, the two defensive midfielders will be Xabi Alonso and Khedira, in front of them are Ronaldo, Coentrao and Ozil, and the only classical attacker Karim Benzema.

This should be the team with which Mourinho will try to beat Barcelona. Angel Di Maria is on an extended vacation for his performance in Copa America, while Nuri Sahin is injured.

Cristiano Ronaldo the highest paid football player in the world








Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid football player in the world, according to the portugese media. CR7 receives 12€ milions per year, which is a whopping 33 000€ per day. The second highest paid footballer is Lionel Messi, whose salaries are 10.5€ milions  per year. Fernando Torres is at the third place with 10€ milions per year, same as Yaya Toure in Manchester City.

Ricardo Kaka is on the 6. place with 9€ milions per year.