Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, has done some great things for the club.
Sacking Carlo Ancelotti clearly does not fall into that category.
Carlos Ancelottis Win-Rate says everything:
The three-times Champions League winner Ancelotti had his best performance with Real Madrid, winning 74% of all games played. Nevertheless he is not good enough for Florentino Pérez…..
Real Madrid fans can’t await the arrival of the Brazilian international Danilo. In his last game for FC Porto he scored the second goal in the 2-0 win against FC Penafiel.
0-1 Cristiano Ronaldo 59′, 1-1 Stuani 73′, 1-2 Marcelo 79′, 1-3 Cristiano Ronaldo 83′, 1-4 Cristiano Ronaldo 90′
Real Madrid did win 4-1 at Espanyol, but Barcelona’s victory at the Estadio Vincente Calderón against Atletico put an end to the hopes of the Merengues.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored another hat-trick.
0-1 Alcacer 20′, 0-2 Fuego 26′, 1-2 Pepe 56′, 2-2 Isco 84′
Real Madrid left themselves some work to do in their UEFA Champions League semifinal with Juventus Torino after falling 2-1 in the first leg as you can see in our highlights video above.
Real Coach Carlo Ancelotti once again went with Sergio Ramos alongside Toni Kroos in central midfield in Turin, but this time it didn’t come off and one might wonder why Lucas Silva and Asier Illarramendi never get a chance.
At least Cristiano Ronaldos goal, which could well be a goalden goal in the end, maintained Real Madrid’s hopes of progressing to the final in Berlin alive and kicking. To return this result over “the Bernabeu hast tor roar and we have to go for a kill” as James Rodriguez said in an interview post match.
Italian champions Juventus host Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. Juve is looking to reach their first final since 2003 while Real Madrid tries to become the first team with back to back titles!
- Match: Juventus Torino v Real Madrid
- Date: 5. May 2015
- Kick-off: 20:45
- Venue: Juventus Stadium
- Referee: Martin Atkinson (UK)
Juve scecured its fourth straight Scudetto last weekend and will be full of confidence when hosting the Merengues.
Massimiliano Allegris team overcome AS Monaco with a single goal. The old lady won at Juventus Stadium 1 – 0. In Monaco they reduced their efforts to defend a goalless draw.
The Italian side will build on its fantastic home form. They are unbeaten in 12 home matches in all UEFA competitions.
The hosts will be without midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been sidelined since March with a hamstring injury.
Last matches Juventus:
Sat 18/04/15 SEA Juventus 2 – 0 Lazio
Wed 22/04/15 UCL Monaco 0 – 0 Juventus
Sun 26/04/15 SEA Torino 2 – 1 Juventus
Wed 29/04/15 SEA Juventus 3 – 2 Fiorentina
Sat 02/05/15 SEA Sampdoria 0 – 1 Juventus
Real Madrid facts:
Iker Casillas & Co. have not conceded an away goal in 444 minutes in this season’s UEFA Champions League.
Los Merengues have won 8 of their last 11 away games in the competition. During the group stage Real has won all three away matches.
Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrão and world champion Toni Kroos will incur a suspension with their next booking.
Brazilian full back Marcelo makes his return, after serving a one-match ban against Atletico Madrid.
Last matches Real Madrid:
Sat 18/04/15 PRD Real Madrid 3 – 1 Malaga
Wed 22/04/15 UCL Real Madrid 1 – 0 Atletico Madrid
Sun 26/04/15 PRD Celta Vigo 2 – 4 Real Madrid
Wed 29/04/15 PRD Real Madrid 3 – 0 Almería
Sat 02/05/15 PRD Sevilla 2 – 3 Real Madrid
Prediction Juventus vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid has the more talented side while Juventus has the advantage of playing at home. Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. will be a permanent threat for Juves defence. Thus the Italians will have problems during the build up play and it’s talented attack around Carlos Tevez will suffer.
As first leg games are traditionally more cagey affairs our prediction here is a draw.
Draw 9/4 @ bet365
0-1 Cristiano Ronaldo (36.), 0-2 Cristiano Ronaldo (37.), 1-2 Carlos Bacca, Elf. (45.), 1-3 Cristiano Ronaldo (69.), 2-3 Vidente Iborra (79.)
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 5th hat-trick against Sevilla!
1-0 James Rodriguez (45.), 2-0 Mauro Dos Santos, ET. (49.), 3-0 Alvaro Arbeloa (84.)
A stunning volley from James Rodriguez pathed the way for Real Madrids 3-0 victory over Almeria in La Liga.
Los Merengues didn’t convince their supporters in first half. But the superb volley from the colombian international did wake up his side and the second half started more entertaining.
It took Real only three minutes to make it 2-0. It was Cristiano Ronaldo who found the back of the net for the first time since the Málaga win on April 18th. Although the goal later was ruled as an own goal from Mauro Dos Santos.
Afterwards it took some time and some missed chances. In the 84th minute Arbeloa pushed a Chicharito cross passed Almerias goalkeeper and made it 3-0.
Javier Hernandez scored an impressive double in Real Madrids 4-2 win at Celta de Vigo.
- Real Madrid XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Illarramendi, Isco, Rodriguez, Hernandez, Ronaldo
- Celta Vigo XI: Sergio, Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Fontas, Jonny, Augusto, Krohn-Dehli, Orellana, Santi Mina, Nolito, Larrivey
Nolito scored the opener for Celta after just nine minutes which was cancled out by the german world champion Toni Kross just 7 minutes later.
Another 8 minutes into the game and it was Chicarito Hernandez first strike. Santi Mina then made it 2-2. Seconds before halftime James Rodrigues put los Merengues in the lead.
After 69 minutes Javier Hernandez found the back of the net for the second time!
Real Madrid are through to Champions League semi-finals as Javier Hernandez breaks Atletico hearts in the 88th minute with a fantastic goal!
The Rojiblancos had Arda Turan sent off for a second yellow card with 14 minutes left to play. But the visitors were not able to hold on to the pressure of los Merengues!!!
1-0 Chicharito 88′