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Real Madrid

 By Rob Train

Bale winner saves Real Madrid and Ronaldo sees red

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno recaps a physical game between Cordoba and Real Madrid.

Real Madrid maintained their lead at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 victory over an inspired Cordoba side that deserved at least a point from a tetchy encounter at the Nuevo Arcangel.

Carlo Ancelotti insisted before the match that he does not need to rotate his team but performances so far in 2015 present compelling evidence that the Italian should reconsider his stance, especially with sterner examinations against Sevilla and Atletico on the horizon.

Real Madrid were disjointed and jaded and Cordoba...

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Ancelotti disappointed despite Real win

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he was left frustrated after his side's 2-1 win over Cordoba.


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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to learn red-card sanction on Wednesday

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the latest action throughout La Liga, where Real Madrid remain atop the league but may be without Cristiano Ronaldo in the Madrid derby following his red card against Cordoba.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will learn his fate on Wednesday following his red card for violent conduct against Cordoba's Edimar.

La Liga's Competition Committee meets on Wednesday and will decide the sanction, which is expected to be a ban of between one and four games, according to AS.

If it decides to apply the minimum punishment then Ronaldo, 29, will only miss next Saturday's match against Real Sociedad, while if it is two then he will also be out for the Sevilla game on Feb. 4. If...

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Report: FIFA probes Real Madrid over transfers of young players

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti explains Real Madrid's recent acquisition of 21-year-old midfielder Lucas Silva is great business as he compares the youngster's midfield abilities to that of Xabi Alonso.
Real Madrid have completed the signing of midfield Lucas Silva from Brazilian champions Cruzeiro.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says he won't rush new teenage sensation Martin Odegaard into the first team.

Real Madrid are being investigated by FIFA as it tries to determine whether the Champions League winners have followed rules relating to the transfer of young players, Spanish newspaper AS has reported.

Officials at world football's governing body want to establish whether Real have breached article 19 of its regulations on the transfer of players.

The article prohibits the transfer of players under the age of 18 except in certain predetermined situations.

AS reported that it has seen confidential...

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#FCtalkingpoints: Cup upsets, Messi and Neymar, Ronaldo, money league

Bradford came back from two goals down to win 4-2 to send the Blues out of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.

Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar.

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Manchester United dominated possession but could manage only a goalless FA Cup draw with Cambridge United. Chelsea and Manchester City also endured embarrassing defeats in their FA Cup matches, while Arsenal survived a scare of their own vs. Brighton Hove and Albion.

What was the most surprising FA Cup result this weekend?

Financial advisors Deloitte released...