Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale react after Luis Suarez scored the fourth goal for Barcelona on Saturday. Paul Hanna/Reuters

The clasico started with Sergio Busquets producing a drag-back that left Gareth Bale going past him like a cartoon character off a cliff after four se(...)

‘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(...)

Robbie Brady could be used at left back against Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Play-off spot sealed. Automatic qualification still a possibility. After beating the reigning world champions, our greatest achievement in many years,(...)

Shane Long scores the decisive goal for  Ireland in Thursday’s  European Championship qualifying match in the Aviva Stadium against Germany. Photograph:  Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

We all know Ireland’s history in international football is one of the longest hard- luck stories in sport, but there had always been peaks. England be(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus (right) has returned to the Germany squad following injury. Photograph: Getty Images.

Euro 2016 qualification - Group D Republic of Ireland v Germany Aviva Stadium, Thursday, 7.45pm Germany coach Joachim Löw says that he and his team (...)

Real Madrid have announced Sergio Ramos has agreed a new deal with the club - ending a summer of speculation that the defender was set to leave the Bernabeu. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA 1:11

Sergio Ramos has ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-year deal at Real Madrid, insisting he never wanted to leave the club. The 29(...)

Fabiam Delph’s Manchester City debut lasted less than 20 minutes after he injured a hamstring during his side’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City. Photograph: Reuters

Fabian Delph’s Manchester City debut ended with a suspected hamstring injury as Real Madrid claimed a 4-1 victory in the International Champions Cu(...)

A dejected Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo head back to the centre circle after Juventus score during the  Champions League semi-final first leg  in Turin. Photograph:   Michael Regan/Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at Gareth Bale’s agent for accusing Real Madrid’s players of not passing to him, insisting: “It would have been better if(...)

 A camera operator at the  La Liga match between Real Madrid  and Valencia  at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The players union have called an indefinite strike on May 16th over disagreements on how revenue from a proposed new law will be divided amongst top teams and lower leagues in Spain. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s hopes of overhauling La Liga leaders Barcelona suffered a stinging blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia on Saturd(...)