Bale to return against Espanyol, confirms Zidane

Gareth Bale will make his long-awaited return to action against Espanyol, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed. The Wales international has not played since the Champions League win over Sporting CP on November 22, when he suffered an ankle injury. It had been hoped that Bale, who returned to first-team training last weekend, would

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Ramos set for 500th Real Madrid appearance

Sergio Ramos is set to make his 500th appearance for Real Madrid after being named in the starting line-up for Saturday’s clash with Osasuna. The club captain will reach the milestone when he leads out the team for his 350th match for the club in LaLiga. He is 12th on Madrid’s all-time appearances list, seven

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Zidane has Italianised Madrid – Ferrara

Real Madrid’s success under Zinedine Zidane has come because the Frenchman has Italianised the Spanish giants since replacing Rafael Benitez, says former team-mate Ciro Ferrara. During their playing careers Ferrara and Zidane won two Scudetti, the Supercoppa Italiana and UEFA Super Cup at Juventus, before both going into management. In Zidane’s 13 months at Madrid

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