Real Madrid’s  Alvaro Arbeloa  gets a touch before Ronaldo to score his side’s  third goal in the    La Liga match against  Almeria at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid 3 Almeria 0Real Madrid kept alive their hopes of overhauling La Liga leaders Barcelona when a James Rodriguez stunner set them on their wa(...)

Javier Hernandez’s late goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Atletico and sent them through to the last four of the Champions League. Photograph: Reuters

Real Madrid 1 (1) Atletico Madrid 0 (0) Madrid’s derby may have been Atlético’s this season, but Europe still belongs to Real. Atlético were do(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo  training ahead of his side’s quarter-final second leg against Atlético Madrid. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The first man down was Gareth Bale, holding his calf. Next came Luka Modric, rubbing his knee. And yesterday morning it was confirmed that Karim Benz(...)

Karim Benzema will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against city rivals Atletico. Photograph: Reuters

Real Madrid will be without their striker Karim Benzema for the Champions League quarter-final return against their fierce city rivals Atlético on Wed(...)

Gareth Bale is set to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico. Photograph: Afp

Gareth Bale looks set to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg match against Atletico Madrid with a calf injury.The Welsh forwa(...)

Iker Casillas hugs team mate Sergio Ramos after the Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s full-back Dani Carvajal was lucky to escape a red card after he threw a punch at the Atlético Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday’(...)

Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates his goal with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema during the 9-1 win over Granada FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Photp: gerard Julien/AFP

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has a foot problem and could miss Wednesday’s La Liga game at Rayo Vallecano when Real will look to keep up the pressur(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates one of his five  goals in the La Liga Primera Division match   against Granada  at Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Real Madrid 9 Granada 1Cristiano Ronaldo struck the quickest hat-trick of his career on his way to netting five goals in Real Madrid’s drubbing of sec(...)

France’s captain Karim Benzema reacts during their international friendly soccer match against Brazil at the Stade de France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France (...)

Gareth Bale celebrates ending his goal drought against Levante. Rarely has a celebration caused such a fallout. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Rarely has a goal celebration been scrutinised so closely. Last Sunday, Real Madrid laboured to a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Levante in La Lig(...)