Carlo Ancelotti and his squad continue their fine form after defeating Malaga in a narrow 2-1 victory which sealed the 16th consecutive triumph for Real Madrid and this is a milestone for the Spanish club as it has established a new club record for most successive wins which was set in the 1960-61 season.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has branded Real Madrid as the best team in the world ahead of the Champions League showdown between the two teams at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This is the second meeting between the two teams in the group stages and one that will go a long way into deciding the progress Liverpool have made. The Premier League outfit come to Spain in search of a victory in order to preserve their objective of reaching the next stage of the Champions League. The defeats against FC Basel and Madrid in the previous rounds have put them on the bank of exit.
After several other Manchester United stars, now, Rio Ferdinand has also slammed David Moyes for his 1-year work as manager at Old Trafford.
According to the veteran centre back, Moyes’ mentality was not right. He did not realize how big a club he was in charge of.
In his autobiography which will be out for the public soon, Ferdinand has put a bit of light on that unsuccessful season of United under David Moyes.
A couple of paragraphs of the book were published in one of the English dailies yesterday.
Despite spending more than £ 100 million in new players in the summer, Real Madrid’s poor form continued after the team suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad. This was the second league match of the season and Real Madrid already find themselves trailing rivals Barcelona by three points. Madrid made extensive changes to the Champions League winning team by bringing in the likes of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
The manager of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, has admitted that he has his eyes on the Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, but, he says that he is not going to take any transfer decisions in a hurry as he has got a lot of time.
Talking to a Spanish newspaper the other day, Ancelotti said, “We are not likely to make any signing in the next couple of weeks. It’s only at the end of the World Cup that we would start some sort of activity. There is no need to rush at this point of time.”