August 29, 2009
Real Madrid is entering the season with super transfers.Real Madrid transfered several world-stars for the second Galacticos project. Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest transfer of this summer (96.000.000£).He will be a big part of the team.Real Madrid also transferred Kaka who is one of the best players in the world,Lyon's striker Karim Benzema,Xabi Alonso from Liverpool,Raul Albiol....
Real Madrid has big targets this year again.We all want to win La Liga title and Champions League trophy very much.
Hope to have a great season with the second Galacticos.
August 28, 2009
Real Madrid will face AC Milan, Olympique Marseille and FC Zurich in Group C of the 2009/10 Champions League.
Real Madrid and Milan have won a total of 16 European Cups (9 and 7, respectively), making them the two most-heralded teams in Europe.
The pairing will be a special occasion for Kaka, who will play against a side he called home for the last six years. Former Madridistas Clarence Seedorf and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will also have a chance to face their former side. The former played for Real Madrid four seasons and won one European Cup.
The last time the two teams met at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was on 12 March 2003, when the Madridistas won 3-1 in the second stage of the Champions League.
A classic French side, Marseille are currently coached by Didier Deschamps. They were runners up in the French league last season and, with the help of former Madridistas Fernando Morientes and Gabriel Heinze, they will try to win their first title since 1992 this campaign. Throughout its 110-year history, the club has won eight league titles, ten Cups of France, one Intertoto Cup and one European Cup (in 1993 against Milan). This is the third straight year for Marseille in the Champions League.
Zurich had their best years during the 1960s and 1970s and regularly played in European championships. They faced Real Madrid for the first and only time in 1964 in the semis of the European Cup, but failed to defeat them. Zurich won the Swiss Super League last year by defeating eternal foe Grassoers 2-0 in the final week of the championship.
August 27, 2009
Karim Benzema told L'Equipe that he is amazed by the Madridistas' passion at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The player also said he feels comfortable on the team.
"Not being the best player in the world means you still have to make progress. We all have a personal goal in life. Mine is to be the best player in the world."
"Discovering the passion exuded at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has changed my life. We have to give spectacle for the fans. There is so much passion here! It's crazy!"
"Lass has helped me to adapt to the team. I feel comfortable playing with Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul and Kaka. I know I had a good preseason."
August 26, 2009
Before kick-off, the fans welcomed Garay, Granero, Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso, and also gave a heartfelt farewell to Michel Salgado, who will play for Blackburn Rovers the following season. Marta Dominguez, winner of the Gold Medal in the 3,000 metre race in the Athletics World Cup had the honour of kicking-off the match.
Ruud van Nistelrooy and Mahamadou Diarra made their long-awaited return in the 75th minute and received and incredible ovation from the stands. Real Madrid kept dominating the game with them on the pitch and eventually won the Bernabeu Trophy thanks to a 4-0 victory.