Gareth Bale scored twice as Real won a home league game for the first time since early December with a 7-1 demolition of Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu.
The Welsh star netted twice, one a beautiful curled effort and the other a header, and received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Bernabeu for his efforts. His goals came in the 42nd and 58th minutes of the game.
Bale played 82 minutes of the game before being replaced by Lucas Vazquez.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo also scored twice in this game, a rare achievement for him in a season where he has struggled in front of goal.
Real Madrid become the first team to win back to back Club World Cup titles after beating Gremio 1-0 in the final at Abu Dhabi. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the winner for Real, with 41,094 fans in attendance for the final clash.
Gareth Bale, scorer of the winner that saw Real edge Al Jazira in the semifinals, came off the bench in the 79th minute as a substitute for Karim Benzema. Lucas coming on for Isco was the other sub employed by Real manager Zinedine Zidane, who adds another trophy to his burgeoning cabinet. Continue reading
Gareth Bale scored the winner for Real Madrid as they beat Al Jazira in their Club World Cup semifinal at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The home side lead 1-0 thanks to Romarinho’s 41st minute effort, but second half strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo (53) and Bale (81) sealed Real’s spot in the final.
Check out Marcelo’s beautiful pass in the leadup to the goal- a classy one from one of the world’s best left backs Continue reading
A mouth watering tie awaits football enthusiasts, with Real Madrid drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Round of 16. Real finished second behind Tottenham Hotspur in their group, while PSG sailed through theirs, and even an MD6 loss at the hands of Bayern did not prevent the Parisians from topping their group ahead of the Bavarian giants.
The other two Spanish sides left in the Round of 16- Sevilla and Barcelona, have both drawn English opposition, with the duo set to face Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. Continue reading