2017 Season

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2017 Schedule
7-2-2, 3rd in Spanish Primera División
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8hChris Borg

Man United ready to make third Bale move

Man United have never hidden interest in Gareth Bale. The third time could be a charm for the Real striker. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.

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11hMatt McGinn

First derbi at the Wanda a must-win for both

There are parallels between the disappointing seasons unfolding at Real Madrid and Atletico, making Saturday's derby a must-win for both sides.

Madrid Derby a must-win match for Real (2:40)
Is Neymar using PSG to get to Real Madrid? (2:15)
Zidane: No problems between Ramos and Ronaldo (0:51)
22hDermot Corrigan

Zidane: No rift between Ronaldo, Ramos

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid's La Liga title chances don't depend on victory over local rivals Atletico Madrid in the derby on Saturday.

1dDermot Corrigan

Seasons on the line for Atleti, Real

The mood is gloomy in Madrid ahead of Atletico's derby showdown with Real. Both teams have stumbled, with the match already billed a title eliminator.

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1dESPN staff

Trending: Ronaldo wants seven Ballons d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't want more person accolades, except for seven Ballon d'Or awards; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doesn't travel with Dortmund.

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1dRob Train

Zidane's case to bench Ronaldo, Benzema

Zinedine Zidane won't likely bench Cristiano Ronaldo or Karim Benzema in favour of youth against Atletico Madrid, but he'd be in bounds to do it.

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1dESPN staff

Ronaldo: I want 7 kids and 7 Ballons d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer "worried" about winning individual awards -- but he still wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards to go with seven kids.

Manchester United is Ronaldo's only option (3:04)
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3dMatt McGinn

Madrid begin pivotal stretch with derbi

Real Madrid have started poorly but a matchup with rivals Atletico and a challenging stretch of fixtures to follow could just reignite the champions.

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3dAdriana Garcia

Tebas: Messi a bigger asset than Neymar

La Liga president Javier Tebas acknowledges that Neymar's summer departure from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain has had an effect on La Liga.

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3dRob Train

Odegaard making progress on loan

On loan with Heerenveen, Martin Odegaard saw no favoritism and worked to become a key player, a path that could land him back with Madrid in 2018.

Who has the edge in the Madrid derby? (2:41)
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4dBen Gladwell

Torino chief held talks with Real over Belotti

Torino president Urbano Cairo has revealed that he has discussed Andrea Belotti with his Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez.

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4dMatt McGinn

Madrid's emphasis on teenage talent

In locking up potential stars, like Vinicius Junior, as teens, Madrid keeps their rivals from doing the same. But will the pre-emptive moves pay off?

The Sweeper: Congrats Cristiano (1:12)
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5dDermot Corrigan

Breaking down Bale's injury-hit Madrid career

Gareth Bale has missed a host of game-time and had 19 different injuries since joining Real Madrid. ESPN FC details his fitness woes in each campaign.

RankingsSpanish Primera División

Goal Difference133rd
Goals Scored22Tied-4th
Goals Conceded94th