After arriving in Miami on Tuesday following the end of his post-World Cup summer holidays, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos joined pre-season training yesterday, and is likely to make his comeback to action against Roma in New Jersey on 8 August. Until then, Real's fitness coaches have a series of double sessions prepared for the Spain skipper...
Lopetegui bins his social-media accounts
Shortly after Real's 2-1 loss to Manchester United in his first game in charge on Tuesday, new head coach Julen Lopetegui raised eyebrows by deciding to delete his accounts on Twitter and Instagram. AS understands that the 51-year-old wants to be completely focused on the team's pre-season preparations and avoid any distractions.
Zico on Vinicius
In an interview with Globoesporte, Brazil legend Zico gave his thoughts on 18-year-old countryman Vinicius, who made his first appearance for Real in the defeat to United. "He needs to improve his shooting a lot," the former midfielder said. "He sidefoots a lot of his shots - his instep isn't his strong point."
Bayern not selling Lewandowski even for 150m euros
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked with Real Madrid, is going nowhere - even if an eye-watering bid were to come in for the striker. "We have no interest in selling him," Rummenigge declared yesterday. "It doesn't matter if someone offers 100 or 150 million."
LaLiga week three kick-off times confirmed
LaLiga has revealed the schedule for week three of the 2018/19 LaLiga season, with Real Madrid to host Leganés on Saturday 1 September at 20:45 CEST.