Well, there isn't one. The closest Real Madrid have to a success story is Alvaro Morata's return, and only because the club took advantage of their right to get him back for €30 million, a reasonable discount on his market price. With Morata, the...

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Rodriguez, 25, missed the 1-0 win against Paraguay on Thursday but Colombia coach Nestor Pekerman was hopeful of the Real Madrid man returning for Tuesday's game.

The Bernabéu has hosted the 1964 European Championship final, the 1982 FIFA World Cup final, the 1957, 1969 and 1980 European Cup finals and the 2010 Champions League Final.[104] The stadium has its own Madrid Metro station along the 10 line called Santiago Bernabéu.[105] On 14 November 2007, the Bernabéu has been upgraded to Elite Football Stadium status by UEFA.[106]

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has leapt to the defence of his former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, calling him the "most complete" defender.

In domestic football, the club has won a record 32 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey, nine Supercopa de España, a Copa Eva Duarte, and a Copa de la Liga.[14] In international football, the club has won a record 11 European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles, a joint record three Intercontinental Cups, two UEFA Cups, three UEFA Super Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup.

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Icardi, 23, has now extended his contract with Inter until 2021 but Nara has revealed the full extent of interest in the Nerazzurri captain.

The book White Storm: 100 years of Real Madrid by Phil Ball was the first English-language history of Real Madrid. Published in 2002, it talks about the most successful moments of the club during its first centenary, having been translated into various languages. In late 2011, Real Madrid released a digital music album, entitled Legends, and a remix of the club's anthem, "Himno del Real Madrid," was released as the first single from the album.[172]

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Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Spanish pronunciation: [reˈal maˈðɾið ˈkluβ ðe ˈfuðβol]; Royal Madrid Football Club), commonly known as Real Madrid, or simply as Real outside Spain frontiers,[5] is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.

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Cash balance sits at 211.5 million euros and net debt fell by 108.9 million to reach a figure of -13.1 million euros.

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This is the first time that the striker has hit four goals in a game for Portugal.

Real Madrid, Juventus, Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur all wanted to sign Mauro Icardi last summer, the Inter Milan striker's agent and wife Wanda Nara has said.

The Madrid forward has scored 8 times with his head.

He suffered a calf strain in the warmup before Real's home draw with Eibar at the weekend but has travelled to join the national squad.

In 1929, the first Spanish football league was founded. Real Madrid led the first league season until the last match, a loss to Athletic Bilbao, meant they finished runners-up to Barcelona.[20] Real Madrid won its first League title in the 1931–32 season. Real won the League again the following year, becoming the first team to have won the championship twice.[21]

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On 1 June 2009, Florentino Pérez regained Real Madrid's presidency.[52] Pérez continued with the Galácticos policy pursued in his first term, buying Kaká from Milan for a record-breaking sum of £56 million,[53] and then breaking the record again by purchasing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United for £80 million.[54]

Cristiano Ronaldo was "butchered and battered" during his first couple of years at Manchester United before developing into a player who was "out of this world," according to his former teammate Gary Neville.

Results for the madridistas called up for their national teams

Ramos (3), Bale (2), Pepe, Morata and Asensio have all scored with their head.

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After Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria for £59.7m, Tim Vickery says the Argentine will thrive on being the main attraction.

The defender vowed to silence his critics after the game, and Ancelotti has since come out and backed his ex-Madrid player.

As Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo go head to head at Euro 2016, BBC Sport compares their tournament and careers to date.

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More than a month has passed since the summer transfer window closed, so it's now a good time to evaluate how Real Madrid's activity (or lack thereof) has helped the squad and what their next steps should be once January comes.

Ramos has come in for criticism from sections of the Spanish media after conceding his fourth penalty of the season in Spain's 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Italy on Thursday.

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On the other hand, Real Madrid was widely seen as the embodiment of the sovereign oppressive centralism and the fascist regime at management level and beyond– Santiago Bernabéu, the former club president for whom Real Madrid's stadium is named, fought on the Nationalist side during the Spanish Civil War.[138][139] During the war, however, members of both clubs, such as Josep Sunyol and Rafael Sánchez Guerra, suffered at the hands of Francoists.

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Real Madrid miss the chance to return to the top of La Liga as they are held by Eibar in their fourth successive draw.

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The rivalry first gained international attention in 1959 during the European Cup when the two clubs met in the semi-final. Real won the first leg 2–1 at the Bernabéu while Atlético won 1–0 at the Metropolitano. The tie went to a replay, which Real won 2–1. Atlético, however, gained some revenge when, led by former Real Madrid coach José Villalonga, it defeated its city rivals in two successive Copa del Generalísimo finals in 1960 and 1961.[146]