Gareth Bale wheels away after scoring the first goal of his hat-trick in Real Madrid’s  Primera Division win over Deportivo La Coruna at the  Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph:  Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid 5 Deportivo La Coruna 0 Zinedine Zidane got off to a flying start as Real Madrid coach when Gareth Bale hit a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over(...)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane with  Cristiano Ronaldo during a Real Madrid training session at the Valdebebas training ground. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane has admitted that the pressure is already on to win an 11th European Cup as he faced the press for the first time since taking over fr(...)

Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates with teammates after scoring during against Rayo Vallecano. Photograph: Getty Images

Real Madrid 10 Rayo Vallecano 2 Gareth Bale doubled his Primera Division tally for the season in one afternoon, scoring four goals as Real Madrid rut(...)

‘Marca’ accused Rafa Benítez of playing his cards so close to his chest that in the end even he couldn’t see what was on them. Photograph: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo

The day after a massive Real Madrid defeat is always the best time to consult the pro-Real Madrid Spanish press. “The Bernabéu demands heads” was the (...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance against Paris St-Germain in their Champions League encounter. Photo: Thibault Camus/PA

PSG 0 Real Madrid 0 Real Madrid took a big step towards finishing top of Champions League Group A when they held Paris St Germain to a 0-0 draw(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo broke yet another record when he netted his 324th Real Madrid goal to become the club’s all-time top scorer. Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Reuters

Real Madrid 3 Levante 0 Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s leadership qualities after the striker helped an injury-ravaged Re(...)

Gareth Bale scores their Real Madrid’s  fifth goal during the La Liga match between against Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez had two goals each as Real Madrid claimed a comfortable 5-0 victory over Real Betis in a high-tempo Primera Division m(...)

 Stephanie Roche in action for Ireland against the US in a friendly in San Jose in May, a match the home side won 3-0. Photograph: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Upstairs in the clubhouse named after Bob Paisley, Sunderland Ladies football team are tucking into post-match chicken and steamed veg. There is a col(...)

Argentina beat Colombia 5-4 on penalties to reach the Copa America semi-finals. Photograph: Afp

Argentina 0 Colombia 0 (Argentina win 5-4 on penalties) Substitute Carlos Tevez scored the decisive spot kick as Argentina earned a penalty shootout v(...)

Hosts Chile have never won it, but finished unbeaten and top of Group A. Photograph: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

The most successful team in the history of the Copa America take on the most impressive side from the first round when Uruguay face Chile in the first(...)