Marcelo Makes A Shocking Claim About Real Madrid


"We did everything we could, we had plenty of chances, but the ball just didn't go in". The club has finished first or second in La Liga every year since 2005 except one, when Atletico Madrid rose up and won the title in 2014. "I can not explain why", he said.

Real are fourth in the Liga standings and only one point ahead of Villarreal, while runaway leaders Barcelona could stride a remarkable 19 points clear of Zinedine Zidane's side if they beat Real Sociedad on Sunday. Sport focused on the troubles in front of goal of Ronaldo, who missed numerous chances at the Santiago Bernabeu before Pablo Fornals' magnificent late victor for Villarreal, its first victory there.

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be keen on leaving Real Madrid and rejoining Manchester United after "feeling betrayed" by club president Florentino Perez over a broken promises of a pay rise.

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Real fired off almost 30 shots but their accuracy was wayward, with Cristiano Ronaldo among the worst culprits in front of goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was also jeered, hit the crossbar from a free kick in the first half after the ball deflected off the wall.

Madrid also had a penalty appeal waved away when visiting defender Alvaro Gonzalez appeared to block a shot from Bale with his arm, while Asenjo made his best save of an outstanding overall display by thwarting Ronaldo from close range on the stroke of halftime.

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The last time Real played a league match at the Santiago Bernabeu, Barcelona won El Clasico 3-0. Fornals picked up the loose ball just outside the area and chipped it over the goalkeeper for the stunning victor.

Kenyan striker Michael Olunga had a day to remember on Saturday as he came off the bench to score a hat-trick in Girona's historic 6-0 win over struggling Las Palmas.

Hosting Villarreal at the Bernabeu was never going to be an easy match.

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Spain global Rodrigo Moreno struck the second in the 64th with the help of a huge deflection off Depor defender Pablo Mosquera. Raphael Varane, who disgustedly remonstrated after failing to check back and cover Fornals in time, provided a fairly fantastic summation of Real Madrid's season.