Real Madrid  president Florentino Perez:  “All this stuff people say in the media is just to destabilise us. And it’s every day.” Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Florentino Pérez has given Rafael Benítez a public vote of confidence following Real Madrid’s 4-0 home defeat to Barcelona, claiming the manager has t(...)

Lionel Messi: returned to action as a substitute against Real Madrid following his injury-enforced absence. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFPGetty Images

Holders Barcelona are highly unlikely to have centre back Javier Mascherano available for tonight’s tie at home to AS Roma, coach Luis Enrique said ye(...)

Perez on Benitez: “We are convinced that we have a great squad that will give much happiness to a fanbase that deserves everything. Rafael Benitez is the chosen one to bring success to this squad.”

Real Madrid have given under-fire coach Rafael Benitez a vote of confidence and said he will remain in charge of the team. Club president Florentino P(...)

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(...)

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has called a press conference as speculation grows over the future of manager Rafael Benítez. Photograph: Reuters

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez will speak at a press conference on Monday evening as speculation grows about the future of manager Rafael Bení(...)

‘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 (...)

Eden Hazard of Chelsea and Youssouf Mulumbu of Norwich City in action  during the  Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty

Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0 There was something novel about Eden Hazard being able to leave this arena with a smile of satisfaction plastered acr(...)

Rafael Benítez has been instructed by the club president Florentino Pérez  to keep Gareth Bale centre stage at Real Madrid. Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

They have turned on Rafa Benítez with indecent haste. No one said it would be easy managing Real Madrid, but the speed at which critics have rounde(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo looks despondent as his side slumped to a defeat against Sevilla on Sunday night. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

A flash of brilliance from Neymar helped Barcelona pull three points clear at the top of the Primera Division on Sunday. The Brazilian striker had al(...)

“If Ronaldo has cut himself off from the world, it’s because the rest of us have given him no choice.” Photograph:  Juan Medina/Livepic/Reuters. 2:07

Today a new documentary film about Cristiano Ronaldo gets its worldwide release. Directed by Anthony Wonke and executive-produced by Asif Kapadia, who(...)