Benitez insists Ronaldo will continue to take free kicks

In Syria we dreamed of seeing a Real Madrid match, and now that’s going to come true.


Granada were thrashed 9-1 here last season, but the Andalusian side appeared to have learned the lessons from that day and coach Jose Ramon Sandoval employed an intelligent game plan based on deep defending and purposeful counter-attacking. Cristiano Ronaldo has hit his groove this past week.

The statement further added “The father of the Syrian family, who was tripped by a Hungarian journalist, and his sons met (coach) Rafael Benitez, the technical staff and the squad minutes before the final training session ahead of the game against Granada”. “I know we have to win and play well, but when the game doesn’t go as you wish, to win and get the three points is very important”.

Ramos dislocated his left shoulder after a hard foul in the second half, and Bale had to leave the game before halftime because of a right calf injury.

He moved to Real Madrid in 2009 and became the most expensive player in history but has not ruled out a return to Manchester in the future. “I love Real Madrid, they’re my favourite team and my whole family’s too”.

Barca will be back close to full strength as Gerard Pique is available for the first time in La Liga this season after serving a four-game ban, whilst Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez will return after being rested for Sunday’s 4-1 win over Levante.

With James Rodriguez also now out with a thigh muscle injury, Isco could be set for a run of starts in the team.

Atletico Madrid ended Eibar’s unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win the Ipurua Stadium thanks to goals from Angel Correa, who scored his first goal for the club after 62 minutes, and Fernando Torres.

Granada will be without midfielder Ruben Perez after he picked up a knee sprain early in their defeat to Villarreal last weekend, ruling him out for the next two to three weeks.


Wales just need a point to qualify for next year’s European Championship and Bale has been a key component of the national side’s success in Group B. Asked whether Real Madrid could request that Wales avoid from calling him up to play, Benitez said: “That’s hypothetical”.

Cristiano Ronaldo may not have scored his 500th career goal at the weekend but he did walk out at the Bernabeu with the son of the Syrian refugee tripped by a Hungarian journalist. Osama Alabed Al Mohsen and his 7-year-old son Zied