James Milner of Liverpool is fouled  by Casemiro of Real Madrid during the  Champions League quarter-final, second leg at Anfield. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 0 (Real win 3-1 on agg) The Anfield factor was not the vital ingredient that Liverpool ultimately missed most in their attemp(...)

Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi during their Spanish League match against Getafe on October 17th. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué has torn into the club over their handling of the Lionel Messi contract situation, which resulted in the forward attem(...)

Real Madrid players celebrate after going 1-0 up during their Copa Del Rey win over Melilla. Photo: Jose Manuel Vida/EPA

Melilla 0 Real Madrid 4 Real Madrid began life after Julen Lopetegui with a comfortable 4-0 win at Melilla on the African coast in the first leg of t(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo:   he scored 450 goals in 438 appearances for Real Madrid.  Photograph: Getty Images

On the day back in 2009 when Real Madrid unveiled their new world record signing Cristiano Ronaldo, an estimated 80,000 turned up at the Bernabeu Stad(...)