Author Archives: Pedro Cordero Álvarez

Freelance marketer and football lover with a passion for writing. Local from the beautiful city of Madrid. After finishing university in England, Pedro set up his freelance business. Real Madrid is his religion and his daily bread. Besides football, he enjoys fitness, travel and nutrition. He believes the three best inventions of manking to be room service, air-con and the bikini.

Zidane: A fresh breath of air for Real Madrid

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Football legend Zinedine Zidane debuted as Real Madrid’s boss on Saturday with a sweeping victory over Deportivo at the Santiago Bernabéu. Nevertheless, the question remains over the flamant new manager: will the Galáctico prove to be as successful as a coach as he was a player? Or will Pérez continue with his ruthless manager policy and sack the Frenchman in ... Read More »

Pedro’s weekly review of La Liga: matchday 10

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Real Madrid travelled down south to Andalucía to face Granada after humiliating Barça during the Clásico on the previous weekend. Coach Carlo ‘I do what I want’ Ancelotti decided to line up Casillas, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Modric, James Rodríguez, Isco, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. It was only 1 minute before Ronaldo got a goal for ‘Los ... Read More »

Match Preview: El Clásico

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This Saturday 25th of October, Spanish giants Real Madrid are set to receive Luis Enrique’s Barcelona at the legendary Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid. The single match will bring together the world’s two best players, four of the five most expensive players of this generation and the possible debut of one of the world’s most controversial players, Luis Suarez. The ... Read More »

Pedro’s weekly review of La Liga: matchday 8

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Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid travelled to Valencia to face the always physically tough Levante. Carletto opted for a starting XI consisting of Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Nacho Fernández, Marcelo, James Rodríguez, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Chicharito Hernández and Cristiano ‘Cry haters, cry’ Ronaldo. The game started with a quick goal in the 13th minute by Ronaldo, who netted a penalty after Juanfran clipped down Chicharito inside the box. The Mexican striker would then ... Read More »

Pedro’s weekly review of La Liga: matchday 7

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The first big game of the weekend was the highly anticipated Valencia-Atlético match. Both teams arrived at the clash with 14 points in hand, although Valencia were above on the league table as they had a better goal-average. Atlético’s coach, ‘El Cholo’ Simeone, opted for a starting XI with Moyá, Jesús Gámez, Miranda, Godín, Siqueira, Arda, Tiago, Gabi, Koke, Griezmann and ... Read More »

Match Review: PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 1 – 2 Real Madrid

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The current winners of the Champions League Real Madrid travelled to Sofia to face Dermendzhiev’s Ludogorets Razgrad. The coach from Reggiolo decided to rest Benzema and Toni Kroos and opted for starting XI comprised of: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Varane, Arbeloa, Illarramendi, Modric, Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Chicharito Hernández. His counterpart,  Dermendzhiev, decided to play with Stoyanov, Paula Junior, Aleksandrov, Moti, Minev, Aleksandrov, Dyakov, Marcelinho, Gomes Fonseca, Abalo Paulos and Bezjak. ... Read More »

Pedro’s weekly review of La Liga: matchday 6

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The weekend went underway with Real Madrid travelling to Castellón to face García Toral’s Villarreal. Carlo Ancelotti decided to play a 4-3-3 formation with the following players: Casillas, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Carvajal, Ronaldo, Bale, Modric, Toni Kroos, Rodríguez and Karim Benzema. In the first half, Villarreal had threatened to go up front first as the Nigerian striker Uche’s low shot from inside the box was saved by Casillas. The attacker Vietto ... Read More »

Pedro’s weekly review of La Liga: matchday 5

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Real Madrid received Fran Escribá’s Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium after thrashing Deportivo La Coruña 8-2 the previous weekend. Carlo Ancelotti opted for a starting XI consisting of Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, James Rodríguez, Isco, Illarramendi, Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Keylor Navas, who was making his debut for Real Madrid. Elche went up 1-0 in the 14th minute after Clós Gomez called a non-existant penalty by Ronaldo ... Read More »

Pedro’s weekly review of La Liga: matchday 4

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The fourth matchday of La Liga went underway on Friday with Elche receiving Eibar at the stadium Martínez Valero. Eibar won with two first half goals by Dani García and Raul Albentosa. Victor Fernandez’s Deportivo La Coruña received Real Madrid at Riazor stadium after these had suffered two back-to-back defeats in La Liga, at hands of Real Sociedad and Atlético ... Read More »

Pedro’s weekly review of La Liga: Matchday 3

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The third matchday of La Liga went underway on Friday as Almería received Córdoba at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos. Edgar Mendez scored the first goal for the locals in the first half and Fede Cartabia levelled the game shortly after. Málaga and Levante drew 0-0 at La Roselada in a game with more yawns than chances or even, ... Read More »

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