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Real Madrid goalkeeper emerges as a target for Manchester City

Blame me, says Mourinho as 10-man Real get whistled off...

Real Madrid 2 Real Zaragoza 3: Another home defeat and red card, but the controversial coach plays a different tune

Messi's moment of beauty seals Barça victory on an ugly night

Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 2

Sporting end Mourinho's home record

Real Madrid endured some terrible preparation for tomorrow's Champions League quarter-final first-leg visit of Tottenham Hotspur when they went down to a shock 1-0 home defeat to Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

Iker Casillas urges Real Madrid to focus on Tottenham following shock defeat

Real Madrid must quickly forget their shock La Liga defeat to Sporting Gijon and focus on Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Tottenham Hotspur, captain Iker Casillas said.

Mourinho's nine-year unbeaten run finally ends

Real Madrid 0 Sporting Gijon 1

Benzema fires hard-fought Real victory while Eto'o inspires Inter

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid survived a scare to win 3-1 at Racing Santander last night to move seven points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Benzema gives Real advantage despite Lyons' late equaliser

Lyons 1 Real Madrid 1

Real Madrid hoping hostile Mourinho helps catch Barca

With half a season still to go in the Spanish league, Real Madrid may well be counting on coach Jose Mourinho's hostile personality to give it the push it needs to overcome leader Barcelona.

Ronaldo’s hat-trick lifts Real as Barca trio wait on Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo got a hat-trick as Real Madrid came from behind last night to beat Villarreal 4-2 at the Bernabeu and stay two points behind leaders Barcelona in La Liga.

Mourinho banned for two games over red card ruse

Jose Mourinho was last night handed a two-match touchline ban and a ¤40,000 (£34,000) fine by Uefa for instructing two of his Real Madrid players to get themselves sent off against Ajax in the Champions League eight days ago.

Jose Mourinho handed one-match ban

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has escaped with a one-match Champions League ban and a fine after UEFA found him guilty of improper conduct relating to the recent dismissals of players Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos.

Mourinho seeks first victory in heat of the Nou Camp cauldron

Real coach in for hostile reception at former club in tonight's much-anticipated El Clasico

Real Madrid slam Uefa charges

Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano has accused UEFA of singling out the Spanish giants after European football's governing body launched an investigation into Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso's red cards in Tuesday's Champions League match with Ajax.

Mourinho faces European ban over late red cards controversy

Jose Mourinho and four of his Real Madrid players are facing the threat of suspension from the last-16 round of the Champions League following seemingly coordinated red cards in Real's 4-0 win over Ajax on Tuesday. Mourinho, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek have all been charged by Uefa with unsporting conduct and will face Uefa's control and disciplinary body on Tuesday.

Uefa charge Real Madrid over 'deliberate' red cards

UEFA have charged Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho after launching an investigation into whether Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso deliberately incurred red cards during Tuesday's Champions League match with Ajax.

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