How do you replace someone who’s averaged 50 goals a year over nine seasons? Back in 2009, when Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid, Manchester United learned how hard it can be when they slumped to second place after three league titles in a row.
Percy Tau is likely to break the national transfer record, but Mamelodi Sundowns should feel aggrieved by losing Khama Billiat to Kaizer Chiefs on a free, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Real Madrid have progressed to the Champions League final after a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the semi-final second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu saw them through with a 4-3 aggregate victory, writes DEAN WORKMAN.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to pass up the chance of a hat-trick and let Karim Benzema complete the 4-0 win over Alaves drew praise from Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
Zinedine Zidane says Mohamed Salah is a player he rates highly amid rumours linking Real Madrid with the Liverpool star.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says he is disappointed for his players but remains satisfied with their efforts following the 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Karim Benzema has no interest in leaving Real Madrid because he considers Los Blancos to be ‘the best club in the world’.
Zinedine Zidane hopes Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all remain at Real Madrid, while the coach confirmed the club are ‘working on things’ in the transfer market, amid persistent links with Kylian Mbappe.
French forward Karim Benzema believes racism is the reason he has been omitted from the nation’s 23-man Euro 2016 squad.