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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 3-7 highlights, goals

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 3-7 highlights, goals
Real Madrid suffered a heavy preseason humiliating defeat to Atletico Madrid. Diego Costa scored four times before he was sent off with Dani Canvajal in the 65th minute.

The Madrid derby comes to New Jersey as fierce city rivals Real and Atletico meet in the the International Champions Cup.

Real’s pre-season started with a 3-1 defeat to the Bundesliga champions and looked to be heading for another against Arsenal, but Zinedine Zidane’s side rallied to draw 2-2 with the Gunners before winning the penalty shootout 3-2.

As for Diego Simeone’s Atletico, they are sought a statement result as they face a transition season without Antoine Griezmann leading the attack.

Here is the Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 3-7 highlights, goals

 

 

 

 

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Breaking: Real Madrid gets new coach

Real Madrid have announced that Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will coach the La Liga side after the World Cup.

Lopetegui, 51, is currently the coach of the Spanish national team due to feature at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

]The former goalkeeper fill the vacant seat at the Santiago Bernabeu after Zinedane Zidane resigned weeks ago.

Lopetegui’s contract with Spain ran till 2020 after he signed a contract to extend his stay as the Spain Coach by two years.

A statement from Real Madrid said: “Julen Lopetegui will be the coach of Real Madrid after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“Real Madrid CF announces that Julen Lopetegui will coach the first team for the next three seasons.

“Julen Lopetegui will join the club after the participation of the Spanish team in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team.”

Lopetegui played for Real Madrid as a player once before he left the club. He also played for rivals Barcelona during his active playing career. He coached Madrid’s feeder club Castilla in 2008/09 before he moved to coach the Spanish youth teams. Lopetegui coached Spain’s U19, U20 and U21 before he joined Porto in 2014.

The timing of the announcement has been questioned as there are fears it could distract the Spanish national team at the World Cup but it is reported that Lopetgui requested the announcement himself to prevent unrest.

Lopetgui has a tough job of matching his predecessors record of three consecutive Champions League titles and a La Liga title. His first task will be to lead the UEFA Champions League winners to the FIFA World Club Cup in December.

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5 contenders to be the next Real Madrid manager

Club president Florentino Perez admitted Zinedine Zidane’s departure came as a surprise with no successor lined up.

Real Madrid are on the hunt for a new manager after Zinedine Zidane announced he would leave the club.

The Frenchman won the Champions League for a third successive season as his side beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev on Saturday but he has decided to step down.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at a quintet of early candidates in the frame to take on the challenge of replacing Zidane.

Antonio Conte

A title winner in Italy and England, the 48-year-old Chelsea boss is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge over the summer following a disappointing 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

A chance to move to a club with the stature of Real would suit the former Italy boss, while Chelsea could escape having to pay a severance package to remove Conte from his position.

Conte has the character to deal with the pressure at the Bernabeu and is one of the early front-runners with the bookmakers following Zidane’s announcement.

Arsene Wenger

The Frenchman ended his 22-year tenure as Arsenal boss at the end of the season and is a long-term target of Real president Florentino Perez.

The 68-year-old has claimed for years that he turned down every big club in the world to stay loyal to the Gunners but now has the freedom to listen to such offers.

He has struggled to compete at the business-end of the Premier League and in Europe in recent years but could be seen as an ideal short-term solution.

Guti

A true Real Madrid man, the former playmaker won five La Liga titles and three Champions League during a career which included almost 550 appearances for Los Merengues.

The 41-year-old now coaches the youth teams at the club and, like Zidane, could be promoted from within to arguably the biggest job in world football.

He would be a favourable appointment with Real supporters even if he lacks big-game experience as a boss.

Massimiliano Allegri

The 50-year-old Italian has the credentials to replace Zidane having won four successive league and cup doubles at Juventus.

Allegri was strongly linked with the vacant post at Arsenal when Wenger’s departure was first announced but ended speculation by saying he wants to continue at Juve.

That stance could change if Madrid come calling – although he has no European success on his CV, the closest he has come being a 4-1 Champions League final defeat to Zidane’s side in 2017.

Mauricio Pochettino

The Argentinian has been linked with the Real top job for some time but has recently signed a new deal at Tottenham.

Pochettino is yet to win a major trophy which could work against him but the former Espanyol boss has been praised for his approach and for promoting young talent.

He made suggestions towards the end of the season that he could depart Tottenham but his fresh five-year deal makes that unlikely given just how much compensation Real would have to pay.

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Champions League: Atletico not looking for revenge against Real – Simeone

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has insisted that his team is not obsessed with revenge against rivals Real Madrid, who they have been drawn to face in the Champions League semi-finals .
Simeone’s men have been beaten by their rivals in each of their last three Europea campaigns, including twice in the final.
“The goal is to reach the final and, for this, you have to beat the opponent you play,” he told a pre-match news conference ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture against Espanyol.
“Whoever the rival, it would be the same goal and the same reason to win.
“I’m thinking of Espanyol, it’s a tremendous week to look for third place. I do not think of anything else.
“The players have looked at the rival we will play in the Champions League, but the league does not allow you to be distracted.”
Atleti are three points clear of fourth-placed Sevilla heading into the weekend.900056_370730-620x400

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I HAVE WON 3 BALON D’ORS – CRISTIANO RONALDO HITS BACK AT XAVI

Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez after the former Barcelona player said the Real Madrid/Portugal star was unlucky to be playing in the same generation as Lionel Messi.

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Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser earlier in the week, Xavi had said:
“Ronaldo is a player of his time. The problem is that there is another who has been pretty much the best player in history. Ronaldo is extraordinary but compared to Messi, for me and for everyone who likes football, there are no comparisons.

“Messi will be number one until he wants [to stop]. He’s superior to everyone and is the best in the world, unless you are Real Madrid.”
‘Only a fool could have played football and not recognize Cristiano is an elite footballer. But he just has had bad luck to be around at the same time as Leo.’

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On Saturday evening, Ronaldo who scored on his Madrid comeback after months of being injured stunningly reacted to the former Barcelona captain’s comments.

‘The most searched for player on the Internet is me. Those that want to appear on front covers [of newspapers] or promote things speak about me.

‘What does it matter to me what Xavi says? He plays where? In Qatar or [somewhere], I don’t know. He’s won everything but he’s never won a Ballon d’Or. I have three.’

Ronaldo also claimed that if he were Florentino Perez, Real Madrid’s president, he would issue himself with a new mega-deal as his current deal is set to end in 2018.

‘If I were the president of Real Madrid, I would give myself a 10-year contract. Right now I’m not thinking about anything else in my career, all I want is to retire at Real. This is the biggest club in the world and it should have the best players.’