DEL BOSQUE RULES OUT PRESIDENCY

Spanish national team manager Vicente del Bosque has ruled out the possibility of becoming the next Real Madrid president. There have been recent reports suggesting that Real Madrid would be willing to have Vicente del Bosque as the next president.

Jesus Navas is the surprise hero

Ahead of this game, Croatia had dropped striker Nikica Jelavic which left Mario Mandzukic isolated up front and that seemed to underline a declaration of intent as the game went on. After a frantic opening, the match settled into a pattern whereby Croatia looked to absorb Spanish pressure while hoping to nick anything they could on the counter attack.

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RONALDO WANTS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he wants to lift the 10th Champions League title for the club next season. Real Madrid are the most successful club in the history of European football having won the European Cup/Champions League an incredible nine times in their history.

REAL KEEN ON VIDAL

Spanish club Real Madrid have been showing a lot of interest in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, but the Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has said that the player is not available for sale.

The Chilean joined Juventus only last season four £ 8.5 million, but it is thought that the Real Madrid are willing to pay up to at least £ 30 million for the player, who has been instrumental in Juventus closing in on the title this season. Juventus are only two victories away from sealing the title, which will be the first since the famous match fixing scandal in 2006.

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SANCHEZ WANTED DROGBA

Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez has said that he wanted Real Madrid to sign current Chelsea striker Didier Drogba more than 10 years ago.

Hugo Sanchez is one of the best players for Real Madrid over the years and he seemed to have identified the fact that Didier Drogba had all it took to become one of the best players in the world.

13 POINTS

A Cristiano Ronaldo double helped Real Madrid secure a 13 point advantage in the Spanish la Liga.

Real Madrid were coming into the match against Real Betis knowing that a victory could send them 13 points clear at the top of the table, as Barcelona were not playing until Sunday.

THE STRONGEST SQUAD

Real Madrid's director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has said that this is by far the strongest squad Real Madrid have had in their history.

This comes as a major statement just ahead of the Champions League encounter with CSKA Moscow for Real Madrid.

REAL READY FOR CSKA

Real Madrid are ready to face CSKA Moscow in the last 16 of the Champions League according to their manager José Mourinho.

Real Madrid come into the match after having kept their lead intact in the Spanish domestic league.

CITY CHASING ALBIOL

Manchester City are interested in signing Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol in the summer transfer window. Raul Albiol was signed by the previous Real Madrid manager from Valencia in a £ 24 million deal.

However, he has been largely marginalised from the first team since the arrival of José Mourinho from Inter Milan.

RONALDO HAILS LA LIGA

Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has said that the La Liga is the best league in the world right now.

The Portuguese winger has said that La Liga is the best league in the world because it allows its players to express themselves. The English Premier League was regarded as one of the best in the world, but the dominance of Barcelona in the European Champions League has changed the opinions of people a lot.

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