Latest Real Madrid News

Bale energized for World Cup after feeling the love in LA

Sep. 21, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

During his difficult final years at Real Madrid, Gareth Bale only truly found happiness on a soccer field when he linked up with Wales for matches with his national team. Now, after moving to the United States, he is feeling the love at club level, too. Bale joined Los...

By dancing, Rodrygo and Vinícius make stance against racism

Sep. 19, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — With a goal and a dance, Real Madrid’s young Brazilian forwards made a statement against racism in soccer this weekend. With their samba-like moves after a goal in the derby against Atlético Madrid on Sunday, Rodrygo and Vinícius Júnior made it clear they are not...

Real Madrid closes 2021-22 season with profit of 13M euros

Sep. 12, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid closed the 2021-22 season with a profit of 13 million euros ($13.2 million) and a cash balance of 425 million euros ($430.3 million). The club said on Monday the loss of income because of the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020 reached nearly 400 million...

Mbappé, Haaland shine in Champions League, Benzema injured

Sep. 06, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland took their high-flying scoring acts into Europe as the Champions League returned on Tuesday, while last season's standout star Karim Benzema limped off with an injury after less than 30 minutes. Mbappé and Haaland both netted two goals as their...

Wild soccer mom back in Spain near her beloved Real Madrid

Sep. 06, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — They call her the wildest soccer mom. And now she’s back where it all began. After two decades in the United States building a family and a career, one of Real Madrid’s most hardcore fans has returned to Spain to be near the club she adores. María...

Barcelona gets tough Champs League group with Bayern, Inter

Aug. 25, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

Even when it still had Lionel Messi, Barcelona took an epic 8-2 beating from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals two years ago. And Bayern won 3-0 home and away against Barcelona in the group stage last season as the Spanish giant without Messi had its worse European...

Source: CBS extends Champions League deal for $250M a year

Aug. 19, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Champions League is staying on CBS in the United States for an additional six years with parent company Paramount paying $250 million a year to renew its prime European soccer rights through 2030, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Friday. ...

Madrid starts Spanish league defense aiming for title sweep

Aug. 11, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid starts the Spanish league season overflowing with confidence that it can retain the domestic title despite Barcelona spending big to add top talent to its team. Barcelona hosts Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, a day before Madrid visits the newly...

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

Chiellini, Bale get LAFC home debuts in 2-1 win over Seattle

Jul. 30, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kwadwo Opoku and Carlos Vela scored in the first half, and Los Angeles FC beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 Friday night in the home debuts of European superstars Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale. Major League Soccer-leading LAFC (15-4-3) earned its season-best...