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3 Real Madrid 22 10 6 76
4 Valencia 22 7 9 73
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Real Madrid's Keylor Navas: Julen Lopetegui tried to sign me for Porto

An emotional Julen Lopetegui discusses the pain of his sacking as Spain manager and the pride he has in accepting the Real Madrid job.
The FC crew react to Real Madrid's appointment of Julen Lopetegui as manager, questioning the timing as he prepares to lead Spain at the World Cup.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses the tricky situation Julen Lopetegui finds himself in as he coaches Spain before taking over at Real Madrid.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has said new coach Julen Lopetegui once tried to sign him for Porto.

Costa Rica international Navas, 31, has been the subject of speculation about his future despite winning the Champions League in each of the last three seasons.

Madrid are reported to be interested in signing Roma's Alisson, Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois or Manchester United's David De Gea in the summer.

But Costa Rica international Navas told La Nacion he had no fear of competition and said he...

Gareth Bale's Real Madrid future about winning Ballon d'Or, not money - agent

The guys respond to your tweets about how Real Madrid could get Lewandowski, Iniesta's importance to Spain and their bold World Cup picks.
The FC panel react to reports that Man United are lodging a €100m bid for Gareth Bale and question whether the Welshman even fits the Jose Mourinho mould.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley explains why Gareth Bale should sit tight and bide his time at Real Madrid before moving elsewhere.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale is motivated by an ambition to win the Ballon d'Or and can only do so if he plays more under new coach Julen Lopetegui, according to his agent, Jonathan Barnett.

Bale, 28, said immediately after the Champions League final victory over Liverpool that he was frustrated by having lost his starting place for the biggest games under then-coach Zinedine Zidane.

The change in coaches may boost to Bale's optimism, but Barnett told Sky Sports that a player such as Bale should not...

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Real Madrid's deals for Julen Lopetegui, Raul de Tomas symbolic of new club direction

The ESPN FC crew assess the timing of Real Madrid's first news conference unveiling new coach Julen Lopetegui after his sacking.
An emotional Julen Lopetegui discusses the pain of his sacking as Spain manager and the pride he has in accepting the Real Madrid job.

When Raul de Tomas hangs up his boots, he wants to be a boxer. He loves the physical aspect of the sport and says he uses it to blow off steam. Before he steps into the ring, though, he has a dream that is more pressing.

"Every night, I go to sleep thinking about being a Real Madrid player," he told Diario AS.

He has a fighting chance to do just that after signing a five-year deal with the club on the back of a stellar campaign with Rayo Vallecano. He scored 24 goals in 32 games, which saw Real...


Cristiano Ronaldo records: Real Madrid and Portugal legend by the numbers

World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo (4') Portugal 1-0 Morocco
After two very different opening World Cup matches, the FC guys talk about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's differing roles for their national teams.

Cristiano Ronaldo's astonishing career reached new highs on Wednesday with his goal against Morocco at the World Cup.

Ronaldo's early opener made it 85 goals for Portugal, making him the top scoring European in the history of football. 

Here's a look at the other records the Real Madrid legend has and remember -- he's only 25 goals behind Ali Daei (109) as the top scoring footballer ever in internationals. 

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