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Real loss puts Schuster in hot water

Bring back Fabio Capello – all is forgiven. The Madrid sports press hounded the current England manager out of Real last season because his title-winning football wasn't pretty enough, but after their eighth defeat this year, 1-0 at Deportivo La Coruña, they were labelling Bernd Schuster's team the worst Madrid side this century.

Champions' League round-up: Real Madrid left in ruins by Roma triumph

For the fourth year in a row Real Madrid, the most decorated club in the competition's history, went out of the Champions League at the first knockout stage, beaten 2-1 by Roma at the Bernabeu to exit 4-2 on aggregate.

Almeria 2 Real Madrid 0: Schuster puts on brave face after Real humbled

Is there ever such a thing as a welcome defeat? Bernd Schuster was doing his best to argue that case after Real Madrid were taken apart by top-flight new boys Almeria at the weekend.

Atletico Madrid 0, Real Madrid 2: Raul prolongs Atletico derby misery

Expectations were higher than at any point in the nine years since Atletico had last beaten their neighbours but the poorer, least successful club in the Spanish capital have a long history of letting down their vociferous fans.

Aguero certain of breaching Real's defences in derby

"¡No pasaran!", the cry on Madrid's barricades in the Spanish Civil War, could serve as a slogan for Real Madrid's defence at present were it not so politically inappropriate, Real being aligned, in the public mind, with the forces of General Franco rather than the left-wing Republic.

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Why reservoirs cannot supply southern England's water

Real destruction by Deportivo marred by racism

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Beckham's sublime touch inspires Real

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Ronaldo double destroys Atletico

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Beckham and Owen shine as Real run riot

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Beckham hit by virus as Real decline accelerates

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